Quick, easy, and fun, the Fall Product Program is a great opportunity for troops to earn money for activities during the Girl Scout year. Girls sell items to friends and family such as nuts, candy, magazines, and—new in 2023—a Girl Scout-themed Mini BarkBox for the dogs in our lives!
Through the program, girls learn five essential entrepreneurial skills, just as they do in the Girl Scout Cookie® Program: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
Girls will also be encouraged to participate in a council-wide community service project, Operation Care to Share, that benefits the San Antonio Food Bank, USO, Fisher House, and Ronald McDonald House.
Complete the Fall Product Program Girl Permission Slip (online form) to begin your journey!
|Troop Nut Manager (TNM) training available on gsLearn
|Monday, August 7-Wednesday, November 1
|Order taking begins
|Friday, September 1
|Parent/caregiver paper order entry ends
|11:59 p.m. Thursday, October 5
|TNM paper order entry ends
|11:59 p.m. Saturday, October 7
|Community Nut Manager (CNM) paper order entry and online girl delivery ends
|11:59 p.m. Sunday, October 8
|Online shipped, donation, and magazine orders ends
|11:59 p.m. Monday, October 30
|Reward selections due by girls in M2
|Tuesday, October 31
|Rewards delivered to CNM
|Week of November 27
Own Your Magic—Monday, August 7-Wednesday, August 16
To earn $50 Nut Bucks for your troop and Volunteer Patch for you if you/your troop complete the following by Aug. 16:
NEW—Troop Care to Share
To help start the celebrating Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas’ 100th Anniversary in 2024, troops that reach $100 in Gift of Caring donations (20 units) for the 2023 Fall Product Program will receive tickets to attend a 100th Anniversary Kickoff Event (invites for Girl Scouts with any sales and two adults).
Troop Nut Managers (TNMs)
Community Nut Managers (CNMs)
Note: All webinars will be listed in gsLearn Live Events and webinar recordings above will be available within 24-48 hours.
Videos for Parents/Caregivers
Videos for TNMs
Do new Girl Scouts have to wait until October 1 to begin selling?
No. If girls are registered for the 2023-2024 Girl Scout Membership Year, they can participate in the Fall Product Program beginning September 1.
When do we take orders?
Girls can begin taking orders on Friday, September 1. Girl orders can be entered and updated online between then and Sunday, October 8. M2 will close 10:59 p.m. October 8 to Troop Nut Managers.
No late orders will be accepted online. Please email our Customer Care team firstname.lastname@example.org if you missed the order deadline.
Can girls sell candy and nuts on the Internet?
Yes. Nuts, candies, and even magazines can be sold through the girl’s virtual storefront. Have the participating girl and her guardian visit www.girlscoutmagazines.com/gsswtx on or after Friday, September 1, to set up her virtual storefront.
What do I do if a parent places an order after the order deadline?
All troop orders are due online by 10:59 p.m. Sunday, October 8. Late orders will not be accepted.
Unlike the Girl Scout Cookie program, extra product is not available to fill late orders or re-orders.
Can we hold a booth sale?
No. Booth sales are not part of the Fall Product Program.
When will we get our product?
Products will be delivered to your Community Nut Manager (CNM) Fri., Oct. 20 or Sat., Oct. 21. Check with your CNM to schedule your pick-up time.
Can any product be returned to my CNM or to GSSWT?
No. Nut and candy orders are not returnable.
What do I do if our product is delivered damaged or melted?
Contact the Product Program Department immediately. Usually, damaged products can be exchanged but only until Tuesday, October 24.
What if a parent/caregiver does not pick up their order?
All products should be picked up by Monday, October 23. Any products that are not picked up should be sold or redistributed to girls in your troop(s). If you need additional assistance, make plans early to reach out to your Community Nut Manager and GSSWT; we cannot help you at the end of the program, and we do not recommend you wait for parents/caregivers who do not meet your deadlines.
Are credit cards accepted?
Yes. Credits cards can be used if an order is placed online on the girl’s virtual storefront or if the troop utilizes the Square device.
Please note: Fees must NOT be passed onto the customer.
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We know that girls aren’t going door-to-door as much as they used to and that social media, email, texting, and neighborhood groups are today’s online version of that. With the use of these sites and apps to market and reach supporters, you and your Girl Scout must remember that this is a girl-led program and follow all Product Program online safety guidelines.
Girls and adults:
Example ideal post:
My Girl Scout in Troop 662 is selling yummy chocolate, nuts, magazines, and more on her online site! Her troop is raising money for their trip to Savannah, Georgia, (the birthplace of Girl Scouts) in the spring. DM me if you are interested in supporting her troop! 😊
Important reminder for adults: While your Girl Scout needs approval and supervision to utilize these marketing tools, it is important to remember that this is a girl-led program. We encourage you to encourage and allow your Girl Scout(s) to learn by doing and lead her own participation in the program.
Girls cannot post to:
Girls may only post about their participation in Girl Scouts’ Product Programs on social media sites that allow them to restrict access to family and friends only.
Remember: Troops without a bank account are still able to participate in the Fall Product Program if they submit an Agreement to Deposit form (email our Customer Care team at email@example.com to request one). Without a bank account, this agreement is a requirement to receive M2 access or program materials.
All troops will receive 18% proceeds based on the total amount of product sold.
To calculate troop proceeds:
Eligible troops can earn an additional 7% bonus by meeting ALL of the following criteria in their entirety:
Your Community Nut Manager (CNM) will be provided with a list of troops earning the 7% bonus.
Please note that independently registered girls are not eligible for this bonus.
Note: If believe your troop should be receiving the Ultimate Early Bird bonus percentage, contact the Product Program department before Frida, October 6, at firstname.lastname@example.org. No changes will be made after that date.
Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador troops can earn an additional 7% bonus by opting out of rewards and meeting the following criteria:
Note: If believe your troop should be receiving the opt-out of rewards bonus percentage, contact the Product Program department before Tuesday, October 31, at email@example.com. No changes will be made after that date.
Any registered Girl Scout can participate in the Fall Product Program without a troop. Instead, she can participate as an independently registered girl (IRG)! She is able to run her Fall Product business just as if she were in a troop. We only require that her parent/caregiver complete the online Troop Nut Manager (TNM) training and agreement, and that they assist in her girl-led adventure!
IRGs receive awards just as they would in a troop and have access to the program proceeds via an IRG Fund that can be applied to Girl Scout events, Girl Scout Shop purchases, and camps. Help your Girl Scout by giving her the opportunity to learn five essential skills for success today and in her future: Goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
How to participate as an IRG:
If you have any questions, please reach out to the Product Program team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls participating in the Fall Product Program earn proceeds based on program criteria. Girls can utilize these funds for Girl Scout programs, events, and activities throughout the year. Funds are not allocated directly to individual girls based on their sales due to the IRS Tax Exemption requirements stating that no individual can receive a personal benefit from a fundraiser held by an organization with a non-profit status.
All IRG proceeds will be pooled at the council and tracked by the Product Program Department.
They funds cannot be transferred to another Girl Scout or council and cannot be exchanged for cash.
At the end of the program, IRGs will be notified via email if they qualify to apply for IRG funds and will receive the application form.
Girls may apply to use the IRG Fund to purchase merchandise in the Girl Scout Shop that will help her in her leadership experience.
This can include:
The IRG Funds Committee will consider applications for use of funds until the IRG Fund pool is depleted or until the funds for the membership year have expired. (For example, individual girl proceeds from the 2023 Fall Product Program will expire December 1, 2024).
Current funds still available:
The Product Program Department will email IRGs who qualify to apply for IRG Funds quarterly updates on the IRG Funds pool and how much time they have left to apply.
Funds left over in the IRG Funds pool will be used by GSSWT for council-sponsored activities and scholarships.