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CEO Blog - September


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I hope that everyone is settling in back at school – and that it’s a successful school year for everyone!  With the launch of back to school and Girl Scouting comes the Fall Product Program!

This year, you’ll see many exciting changes to the Fall Product Sale - higher proceeds for troops, troop incentives, new product offerings, and more. The Fall Product Program is an opportunity for troops to hit the ground running, and earn funds to support their Girl Scout experience.  This year, proceeds for troops will increase to 15% across the board for all, and we’ve eliminated the Older Girl Proceeds form so there’s less paperwork for girls to participate.

We’ve also introduced several new product options for your customers including tumblers, water bottles, and organic veggies.  The incentives and rewards include a plush stuffed animal for selling 18 items and new incentives for girls who sell online.  Girls can earn the MyPatchCreation customizable patch at $175 in online sales, and a customized shirt for $250 in online sales.  As a troop volunteer reward, we’ve added a Cookie Biz Bundle for troops selling a combined total of $1200. The Bundle includes document holders, note pads, HUGE promo cookie boxes, 2 cookie aprons, and a bundle of 25 thank you bags.

Finally, in an effort to help troops with paperwork, we’re introducing a joint permission slip that parents can sign for participation in both the Fall Product and Cookie Programs, allowing girls to participate in both sales without the fuss of two permission slips.

Girls build tremendous confidence by participating in the Fall Product and Cookie Program.  The recent Girl Scout Impact Study showed that Girl Scouts are twice as likely as non-Girl Scouts to participate in activities that shape their character and open up new worlds to them.  Product Program also helps girls develop financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills; only 36% of non-Girl Scouts have the opportunity to participate in financial activities that compare.  The Fall Product Program is an opportunity for girls to set goals, build their voices of confidence and assertion and learn new skills – all the while earning funds to support their Girl Scout experience.  Thanks to everyone who supports our girls in the Fall Product Program!