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2015 Fall Product Sale

October 9 –  November 1

2015 Four Main Patches

What can a girl do? With your help, a girl can do anything! Participating in Girl Scout Product Sale activities is a great way to build leadership skills that will last a lifetime. The Girl Scout Product Sales Programs are the largest girl-led business in the world. We recognize girls as one of our nation’s greatest assets and have made it our mission to develop girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.


Top 3 Reasons for Your Troop to Participate


1. Earn Start-up Funds!
Whether you are volunteering as a troop leader or service unit manager, this is a great way for you to earn start-up funds for the upcoming Girl Scout year! The opportunities are endless on how to use Troop Proceeds:

  • Purchase Girl Uniforms
  • Plan a Troop or Service Unit Event/Program
  • Purchase Great Start Kits, Journey Books or any additional Girl Scout Materials


2. Sales Made Easy!
Three easy ways for girls and troops to participate:

  • Online Sales
  • Traditional Magazine, Nut and Candy Sales
  • Reach Out Address Booklet

Girls can participate in one or all parts of the sale, making it adaptable for troops and independent girls.

3. Teach Girls Valuable Lessons!
Great 5 Skills for Girl programming –  easy to use materials provided for your 1st couple troop meetings!
To learn more about the five skills learned through product sales, check out our 5 Skills Guide.

Getting Started

Step 1: Attend a Fall Sale Volunteer Training

Step 2: Watch the Training Video

Step 3: Attend a Facts & Snacks Session

Once you have attended a training, you can pick up sale information and materials from your Troop Leader or Fall Sale Coordinator. Not sure who to contact? Please contact your local GSDH office at 800-666-2141.


Fall Sale Volunteer Rookie Training
Thank you to everyone who attended.


Get registered for the 2015 Fall Sale Rookie Training! All Fall Sale volunteers are welcome to attend this detailed training session of the GSDH Fall Sale Program. Learn sales tactics, sales logistics, Nut-E and of course sample the delicious varieties of nuts & candy!

Fall Sale Volunteer Guru Training
Thank you to everyone who attended.


Get registered for the 2015 Fall Sale Program Guru Training! This training is  a 1 hr high-level session of the GSDH Fall Sale Program. We ask only the experienced Fall Sale volunteers to attend this session (3+ years of volunteer experience). Learn what is in store for the 2015 Fall Sale Program & of course sample the delicious varieties of nuts and candy!




It’s Easy to Participate

Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons knows how important and limited TIME is to girls, volunteers and their families. Our Fall Product Sale offers LOTS of flexible sales options – girls, parents and troops can choose how they want to participate:

  1. Online
    Customers can order online for Nuts, Candy, Magazines and Photo Products
  2. In Person
    Visit with family and friends to place orders for Nuts, Candy, Magazines and Photo Products
  3. Fill out Reach Out Booklets
    Complete the Reach Out Booklet (postcards to friends and family). Turn into your service unit and QSP takes care of the rest!

Girl Scouts can choose any combination of these ways to sell – they can sell all products at all sales options or they can just do one or two. The options and combinations are completely up to the girls!

Troop Proceeds

Troops earn funds which should be used to support your Troops Girl Scout year! Have your Girl Scouts and Parents vote on how they want to use their funds earned for the year—after all the sale is for the Girls: purchase new uniforms, go to camp or purchase Journey Books for all the Girls are some examples. There are a million ways to use your funds earned by participating in the Fall Product Sale. Girls learn skills along the way and have a ton of fun too!

Troops Earn
$.75 per nut/candy item sold
$2.25 per magazine/photo item sold
$3.00 per reach out booklet filled out (1 book per girl)
Service Units Earn
Service Units also earn proceeds from all Troops who participate.
SU Proceed Policy/Guidelines
Individual Girl Scouts earn proceeds based on a sales range
Individual Girl Scouts – not associated with a Troop.
Fall Sale Individual Girl Proceeds

NEW! Product Sales Program Financial Process

Automated Clearing House (ACH)

ACH stands for Automated Clearing House and refers to an electronic banking network used for direct deposit and electronic bill payment. EXAMPLE: If your paycheck is direct deposited into your bank account then you are using the ACH system.

Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons (GSDH) Implementing ACH

GSDH will be implementing the ACH process starting in October 2015, which kicks off our Fall Product Sale Program, and will continue as our financial process going forward for all product sale programs.

 How Does ACH Work?

Troops will simply deposit all money collected from a product sale program into their troop bank account (this includes ALL customers’ checks and cash). GSDH will set withdrawal dates throughout the sale and a percent of sales will be taken out of the troop’s bank account. These dates and dollar amounts will be communicated to each troop prior to each withdrawal.

 What are the Benefits of ACH?

  • Less work & time for the Troop Volunteers, Service Unit Volunteers and GSDH Staff.
  • No more copies of money tracking forms, certified mailing of checks, tape totals, reconciliation of money, etc.
  • It’s GREEN! Less paperwork = better for the environment.


Fall Product Sale Troop/Service Unit ACH Requirements

  1. Each troop is required to have an authorized and active troop bank account with 2 approved signers.
  2. Troop completes and signs the ACH Authorization Form – include voided check from troop bank account and return to GSDH no later than October 19, 2015.

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