Girl Scouts choose to participate in the Fall Product Sales Program because they:
- Get a head start on funding troop activities. Ten percent of gross sales from both paper and online sales for their troop treasury and $2.00 credit for each girl who sends at least 12 emails.
- Help their Service Unit earn a gift card that pays for activities such as lock-ins and camporees. Troops who sell at least $100 in product earn ten dollars for their Service Unit treasury.
- Give back to their community through the Food Pantry Project by collecting money that purchases product delivered directly to local food banks.
Earn cool rewards.
- Begin to learn the five skills of goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
- Goal Setting: Discovering what the troop/group; would like to accomplish with funds earned from selling nuts/candy and magazines and making a list of these suggestions.
- Decision Making: Taking the list of suggestions and narrowing it down to two or three goals that everyone can agree on. Discussing these two or three and narrowing the goal to a common one that everyone agrees on.
- Money Management: Discussing good practices for handling customer payments.
- People Skills: Learning to present yourself in a way that makes your customer want to buy products from you and support your troop and council.
- Business Ethics: Learning good business ethics for situations that may arise during the product sale so that the customer is left with a good impression of you and the Girl Scouts.