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Fall Product Program

Everyone knows we sell cookies in the winter, but did you know we also sell goodies in the fall? Our Fall Product Program gives troops a chance to earn startup funds without having to wait until cookie time in the winter. They can use the money they earn to enjoy new and exciting opportunities right away!

Girls also learn goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics through their participation in our product programs.


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Resources for Families

The GSWO Fall Product Program gives girls the opportunity to raise proceeds that help fund their troop's next big adventure. By participating in the program, girls also learn important life skills like goal setting and money management, and they can earn fun rewards, too! Girls can safely participate online by creating their own M2 digital strorefront where she can upload photos, video and even create her very own custom avatar! The Fall Product Program is safe, easy, and FUN! 

To sign your Girl Scout up for the Fall Product Program, check in with your troop leaders first to be sure your troop is participating and then complete the online  Caregiver Agreement Form or print the downloadable form and return to your fall product manager. The program officially begins then October 1, with product delivery happening in November. 

Action Steps Before the Program Begins
  • Connect with your troop fall product manager to verify that your troop is particpating in the 2021 Fall Product Program. If not, contact Customer Care at 888.350.5090 to learn more about how your Girl Scout can participate on her own.
  • Complete the online¬†Caregiver Agreement Form¬†to approve your Girl Scout's participation in the program or download the form here to print and return to your troop fall product manager.
  • Obtain fall program materials, including the paper order card and printed Guide for Families, from your troop fall product manager. If you need additional order cards, download and print below!
  • Review the products and rewards with your Girl Scout.
  • Set goals: which reward level does she want to earn?
  • Review this webpage for more details, tutorials, and downloadables.
  • Get ready for the fun on October 1, 2021!
Important Dates

September - Sign Caregiver Agreement to allow permission for your Girl Scout to participate in the Fall Product Program! 

October 1 - Order taking begins! Set up your M2 Digital Storefront and send emails to customers today. Sending just 18 emails earns a reward! 

October 22 - Deadline to enter orders from the paper order card in the M2 online system

October 26 - Last day customers can order nut and candy items for girl delivery

Early November  - Fall product delivery, troop manangers will communicate with you for your product pick up

November 7 - Last day customers can order magazines or nut and candy items to be directly shipped

Late November - Payment due to your troop fall manager, they will let you know the specific deadline for your funds to be turned in

December - Rewards will begin shipping, your troop fall manager will connect with you once they are ready to distribute to the girls

Guide for Families

Help your Girl Scout make the most of this opportunity with the 2021 Fall Product Program Guide for Families!

Connect with your troop fall product manager for materials or download and print the paper order card below. Be sure to follow all order deadline dates set by your troop manager. 

 

Looking for even more family fun during the Fall Product Program? Check out the fall program activities. You can even learn to draw your own paper penquin friend!

M2 Digital Storefront
If you would like to help your Girl Scout set up her M2 online storefront, you can do so starting October 1 at gsnutsandmags.com/gswo .

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Fall Product Assortment

The Fall Product Program consists of delicious nut and candy items, as well as magazine subscriptions that can be purchased online. All items will arrive in the middle of November and make great gifts for family, friends and co-workers. Check out the assortment this year.


2021 Fall Product Assortment

For customers that purchase through the digital storefront and choose to have items shipped directly to their home, they will also be able to choose from several additional items that Trophy Nut has to offer direct from their warehouse!

Fall Product Rewards

The theme for the 2021 Fall Product Program is "Rise Up" and our mascot is the Emperor Penguin! Check out the awesome rewards line up that girls can earn by participating in the program!

For an even more detailed view and description of the rewards, flip through our new Fall Product Rewards Look Book below. 

Win the Giant Penguin Plush!

One lucky participating Girl Scout will have the opportunity to win Flipper, our council's one and only giant stuffed penguin mascot. Flipper is over 40 inches tall!

To be entered, girl's participating in the Fall Product Program must complete the following:

  • Set up M2 digital storefront
  • Create her avatar
  • Sent 18+ emails
  • Sell $25 in products and for every additional $25 in total sales, she'll continue to earn more entries with no limit on total number of entries!¬† Regardless of how the sales are processed, either online, paper order or magazines, she will automatically be entered to win.¬†
M2 Digital Storefront & Social Graphics

If you would like to help your Girl Scout set up her M2 online storefront, you can do so starting October 1, 2021 by visiting gsnutsandmags.com/gswo.

Be sure to check out our 2021 Fall Product Program for Families playlist on YouTube for more M2 tips and tutorials. 

Consider using some of the graphics below to help promote your Girl Scout's participation on your private social media pages! Just click on the thumbnail and download to save. 

Caption Sample
No need to leave the house to purchase your favorite sweet treats! I'm participating in the Fall Product Program to help my troop earn funds and you can support the comfort of home. We can convenietly porch drop them or you can have the yummy items shipped right to your doorstep! Shop my online store to check out all of the items available! (insert M2 link)

Tutorials

Introducing Tidbit Tutorials! These are short and sweet demo videos to walk you thru certain topics. The screen recordings will provide you with how-to guides for just the right information you need, when you need it! 

Setting up an M2 Account
How to Create Your Avatar
Recording a Message for your Avatar
Entering and Adding Email Addresses
How to Enter Paper Card Orders in M2
Selecting Rewards
Personalized Avatar Patch

GSWO CookieCast Podcast
Our GSWO CookieCast podcast is the perfect way to stay informed while on the go! Be sure to follow our podcast and tune in to hear more about rewards, details on the program, and even some tips and best practices to help your troop hit their goals!. Each episode is roughly 20 minutes long, perfect for that morning commute, and focused on the various phases from both the Fall Product Program and of course, our Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Cookie Program! 

Fall Program Activities for Girls

Join us for Penguin Palooza LIVE on our Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Facebook Page the week of September 27 - October 1. Each evening at 7 p.m., girls can tune in and follow along to participate in various virtual activities including a penguin interview, crafts, recipes, and rewards and fall product previews! This is the perfect way to kick-off the program and prepare for your fall product business. Check out the schedule and tune in each evening at 7pm!

Monday, Sept. 27: Meet the Penguins
Tune in for a fun penguin interview with the experts from the Toledo Zoo.

Tuesday, Sept. 28: Product Review
Join Girl Scout Layken as she shows and tells you more about the brand new products being offered this year. 

Wedneday, Sept. 29: Penguin Party
Make sure your happy feet are ready to learn the perfect penguin dance.

Thursday, Sept. 30: Snowball Ice Cream
Gather the supplies listed below and follow along to make your own sweet penguin treat.

  • Snowball Ice Cream flier (found in the activities booklet below)
  • 1/4 cup of half and half
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 sandwich bag
  • 1 gallon-sized bag
  • Salt
  • Gloves
  • Sweetened coconut flakes (optional)¬†
  • Favorite ice cream toppings (optional)¬†

Friday, October 1: Rewards Rally
It's the offical start of the Fall Product Program and we're kicking it off with a detailed look at this year's rewards lineup. Tune in and learn more about your favorite rewards.
 

Looking for even more family fun? Check out the fun 2021 Fall Product Program Activities booklet. You can even learn to draw your very own penquin pal!

Care to Share Donation Program

For those customers who may not want to purchase nuts or candy for themselves, the Care to Share donation program is a perfect solution! Customers simply pay $6 and GSWO will donate an item to a local food bank. Last year, our council donated more than 8,000 items to local food pantries throughout western Ohio! 

To partcipate, a customer simply pays the funds and marks "Care to Share" on the order card or in the online storefront.

When a girl collects five (5) donations, she'll earn the Care to Share patch!

Clover Go Credit Card Processing

Clover Go is a credit card processing app available for girls to process credit card payments for their fall products upon delivery. Connect with your troop fall product manager about getting set up with Clover Go today!


Resources for Troop Volunteers

The GSWO Fall Product Program gives troops the opportunity to offer candy, nuts, and magazines to raise proceeds that help fund their next adventure. Girls also learn important life skills like goal setting and money management, and they can earn fun rewards too! Girls can sell in person to their friends or family or ask through the M2 secure online system for the program. The Fall Product Program is safe, easy, and FUN! 

Be sure that your troop has a designated troop fall product manager! This person will be the volunteer in chage of the program for the girls. They need to be registered as a Troop Assistant - Fall Product Manager and complete the online agreement form. This agreement form must be completed before access can be granted to M2, the online system needed to properly manage the Fall Product Program.

Connect with your service unit fall product coordinator to pick up your program materials prior to the start of the program in October.

Visit the calendar section for more important dates and deadlines. 

Action Steps Before the Program Begins
  • Renew or register your membership and add the Troop Assistant - Fall Manager role to your name through your MyGS.
  • Ensure that all Troop Finanical forms have been completed including the Bank Info Form.¬†
  • Sign the Troop Product Manager Agreement form.¬†
  • Attend your Fall Product Program service unit training meeting to get additional information and to pick up a Fall Program packet!
  • Watch¬†Fall Product Program Training for Experienced Volunteers¬†- Coming soon!
  • If you are a new fall manager, register for the Fall Product Program Rookie webinar for the 2021 Program
  • Review the materials, products, and rewards with girls.
  • Hand out the Guide for Families and paper order cards to girls and caregivers.
  • Collect Caregiver Agreement forms online or download and print here.¬†
  • When you receive access, set up your M2 account to manage your troop's program.
  • Review all important dates and deadlines.
  • Review schedule for the available pick up dates, times, and locations, if applicable.¬†
    • Cincinnati Fall Delivery Schedule¬†- Coming soon!
    • Dayton Fall Delivery Schedule¬†- Coming soon!
    • Lima Fall Delivery Schedule¬†- Coming soon!
    • Toledo Fall Delivery Schedule¬†- Coming soon!
Important Dates & Deadlines

September 1 - Online training for experienced volunteers opens.

September 23 - Rookie Troop Manager Webinar at 7 p.m. - Watch the Replay!

October 1 - Order taking begins for all troops. 

October 25 - Troop orders are due.

November 4 - 7 - Fall product is delivered.

December 1 - Money due in troop bank accounts.

December 3 - Due date for Unpaid Funds Collection Assistance Form or Check Recovery Form, if needed.

December 10 - ACH withdrawal of balance due to council.

Early December - Rewards begin shipping to service unit fall product coordinators.

Fall Product Troop Manual & Order Cards

 

In need of more paper order cards? Connect with your service unit fall product coordinator or download and print here!

 

While the Caregiver Agreement has moved to an online document, should you wish to download and print a paper version for your caregivers, you may do so below. 

Manual para Tropas
Fall Product Assortment

The Fall Product Program consists of delicious nut and candy items, as well as magazine subscriptions that can be purchased online. All items will arrive in the middle of November and make great gifts for family, friends and co-workers. Check out the assortment this year.


2021 Fall Product Assortment

For customers that purchase through the digital storefront and choose to have items shipped directly to their home, they will also be able to choose from several additional items that Trophy Nut has to offer direct from their warehouse!

Fall Product Rewards

The theme for the 2021 Fall Product Program is "Rise Up" and our mascot is the Emperor Penguin! Check out the awesome rewards line up that girls can earn by participating in the program!

For an even more detailed view and description of the rewards, flip through our new Fall Product Rewards Look Book below. 

Fall Program Activities for Troops

Join us for Penguin Palooza LIVE on our Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Facebook Page the week of September 27 - October 1. Each evening at 7pm, girls can tune in and follow along to participate in various virtual activities including a penguin interview, crafts, recipies, and rewards and fall product previews! This is the perfect way to kick-off the program and prepare for your fall product business. 

Looking for even more fun for your troop? Check out the fun Fall Product Program Activities booklet. Girls can even learn to draw their very own penquin pal!

Trainings & Webinars

Virtual Learning Opportunities
While it is important to connect with your service unit fall coordinator, we also offer some great virtual training opportunities for both new and experienced troop fall product managers!

Introducing our new Tidbit Tutorials! These are short and sweet demo videos to walk you thru certain topics. The screen recordings will provide you with how-to guides for just the right information you need, when you need it! 

How to Send Parent/Guardian Emails
Entering your Troop's Paper Card Orders
How to Choose Pickup Time for Product Delivery
Rewards Selection
Delivery Tickets

M2 Digital Storefront

As troop fall product manager, you will get access to M2 to manage your troop's program once your Troop Product Manager Agreement Form has been completed and the program is ready to begin. Caregivers and girls can set up their M2 online storefront starting October 1, 2021 by visiting gsnutsandmags.com/gswo.

Be sure to check out the Trainings & Webinars section for more tutorials to help you navigate through using the M2 system. 

Care to Share Donation Program

For those customers who may not want to purchase nuts or candy for themselves, the Care to Share donation program is a perfect solution! Customers simply pay $6 and GSWO will donate an item to a local food bank. Council handles all of the logistics and delivery. Last year, our council donated more than 8,000 items to local food pantries throughout western Ohio! 

To partcipate, a customer simply pays the funds and they will either select that option online or mark "Care to Share" on the order card.

When girls collect five (5) donations each, they'll earn the Care to Share patch!

ACH Processing & Financial Forms

In the event that a caregiver does not turn in their balance due after several attempts at collection, complete the Unpaid Funds Collection Assistance Form by the required deadline for council to step in and assist your troop with this debt. 

If your troop collects a check for payment that later bounces or is returned and debited from your troop bank account for insufficient funds, complete the Check Recovery Form for financial assistance from council. 

ACH Processing
Taking care of finances is easier than ever as everything is now handled through Automated Clearing House (ACH) withdrawals. Troops will no longer have to deposit funds into our council bank account using deposits that can be time consuming and hard to track. Now, you deposit all your fall product funds into the troop account, and the council will withdraw what you owe. In an increasingly paperless world, this means that girls, families, and troops will be able to cut down on the deposits, receipts, cash, and checks!

The GSWO Bank Information Form is required for all troops. Troops must also submit their form before gaining access to Clover Go, which will allow your troop and girls to accept credit card payments on the go! And the best part? GSWO is covering all of the fees!

1 | Complete the Bank Information Form*
Have your troop bank account information handy, you’ll need your Routing and Account numbers!
*this is required for every troop to participate in the Product Programs. Not submitting this form will result in product being withheld at delivery.

2 | Watch the brief Clover Go recorded training
In your confirmation email after completing the Bank Information form, you will receive a link to watch a short video explaining Clover Go.

3 | Set up your Clover Go Account!
Once you have watched the training, set up your Clover Go account so that your troop can accept credit card payments any time, anywhere! If you already have an existing Clover account from previous years, as long as there are no changes to your bank info, then you're all set to use that account again!

Ready to go? Complete your Bank Information Form now and set up your Clover Go account (set up should be done from a desktop, while the Clover Go app can be used on your mobile device to process transactions on the go). 

GSWO will perform one ACH (Automatic Clearing House) withdrawal at the end of the Fall Product Program on December 10, 2021.

Clover Go Credit Card Processing

Clover Go is a credit card processing app available for all of our troops and all of our girls! This means troops and girls will be able accept credit cards for a contact-free form of payment when delivering fall product to customers. All funds are directly deposited into the troop banking account making it fast, easy, and efficient to accept credit cards!

And the best part? Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is covering all of the processing fees!

If your troop has used the Clover Go app already, then no need to set up a new account! As long as your information is correct, then you're all set up to use during the Fall Product Program.

 

Handouts:

Clover Go Introduction
This Clover Go handout gives a quick overview of Clover Go and some of the FAQ's. 

Clover Go Troop Boarding
This Clover Go handout shows the step by step Troop Boarding process. This is the process that verifies Troop Product Manager membership and connects to their troop to Girl Scouts of Western Ohio in the Clover system. This is a very important step so that you are connect properly!

Clover Go Troop Set Up
These Clover Go instructions provide screenshots and tips for navigating the Clover Go app in order to process transactions. Recommended for anyone using the Clover Go app, troop leaders, product managers, and caregivers using the app with their Girl Scout.

Clover Go App Instructions
These Clover Go instructions provide screenshots and tips for navigating the Clover Go app in order to process transactions. Recommended for anyone using the Clover Go app, troop leaders, product managers, and caregivers using the app with their Girl Scout.

Clover Go Reporting
Use this Clover Go guide for help in understanding the reporting features in Clover Go. This will help the Troop Product Manager reconcile finances at the end of the program. 

Clover Go Troubleshooting
This Clover Go guide will help with some of the more common errors that could be experience while using Clover Go. If experiencing technical difficulties not addressed here please contact the Clover support team 24/7 at 855-276-5008.

Clover Go Complete Product Manager Training
This Clover Go training is a compilation of all the individual guides and handouts. Containing everything a Troop ProductManager would need to know about Clover Go.