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 for their troop treasury, two dollars for troop treasury if they complete the online program, and ten percent of gross sales for all magazines sold online.
- 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 recognitions.
- 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.