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GoNuts Fall Product Program

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GSCCS’s GoNuts Fall Product Program Begins October 1, 2020 through December 1, 2020

What is the GoNuts Fall Product Program?

The GoNuts Fall Product Program is comprised of Nuts & Candies, Magazines. All components have an online option to purchase products. The Nuts & Candies can also be are pre-ordered on an order card for the girl to deliver. Troops and girls can choose to participate in the sale via order card, online or both.

Why do we do a GoNuts Fall Product Program?

The GoNuts Fall Product Program helps new troops with start-up funds, and existing troops to fund additional programming. Troops can purchase crafts and programming supplies and older girl troops can make needed deposits for their big summer outings and travel. The GoNuts Fall Product Program enables troops to get an early start on reaching their goals. The GoNuts Fall Product Program is the beginning platform for the Girl Scout entrepreneurial program. Girls learn how to set a goal, budget the costs, create a marketing plan and then go out and make it happen. The GoNuts Fall Product Program teaches girls valuable life-lessons and to believe in themselves. With the help of their leaders and parents/guardians, girls learn that they can do anything they set their minds to.

If you have any questions please contact us at customercare@girlscoutsccs.org or at 800-490-8653.

Five skills girls learn through the programs:

  • Goal Setting
  • Decision Making
  • Money Management
  • People Skills
  • Business Ethics

In addition to these important business and life skills, girls will also learn philanthropy through the Care to Share program.

Check out the Financial Literacy Flyer and Goal Chart here.

Ways To Participate

There are 3 ways to participate… choose them all or just the ones you want!

1) In-Person Sales

Girls receive an order card with pictures, descriptions, cost per item, and information; such as gluten-free products, kosher, etc. for nuts and candies available.

How to Use the Order Card

Record items that customers wish to order. Explain that products will be delivered by the Girl Scout in November. Be sure to fill out the order card completely. Payment may be collected at the time of order (whenever possible) or at the time of delivery.

2) Online Store Orders

The online platform used for the GoNuts Fall Product Program is called M2 Media Group. This platform allows girls to enter products ordered on the order card, set up a store, track online orders, and more. To take orders online a girl must set up her own personalized online M2 store. All orders and payments online will be automatically credited to the girl.

For magazines, a customer can only order and pay through the girl's online M2 store. Magazine orders will be delivered directly to the customer. A customer orders renew and pay for a subscription in the online store.

For nuts and candies with the direct delivery option, the customer orders pay and the product is shipped directly to the customer.

For nuts and candies with the girl delivery option, the customer orders pays online and the product is delivered by girls. New this year, online girl delivery orders are automatically added to a girl’s order in M2 and delivered with order card orders to her Service Unit Director.

3) Boothing and Lemonade Stands

A booth takes place in from of a business and requires two Girl Scouts and two unrelated adults; both background checked and at least one registered with GSCCS. If two males volunteer a booth and a girl is present who is not related to at least one of the males, a third background checked, adult female, must be present.

Troops will need to secure their own booth locations, Council does not secure booths for Fall Product. DriveThru boothing is permitted, however, only adults may approach vehicles. Boothing may not take place in the streets or medians. Consent is required by the property owner/manager. All booths must be marked with girl Scout signage. If a location request a COI, please contact customercare@girlscoutsccs.org 

A Lemonade Stand is an individual stand located on residential property that is owned by the parent/ guardian or by someone they know. Individual Girl Scout and Juliettes may host lemonade stands with adult supervision at all times. 

Meet the Products

The GoNuts Fall Product Program is comprised of two components: Nuts & Candies and Magazines. Both components have an ONLINE option for purchasing products that must be accessed through a Girl Scout and directly benefits the girl. Select Nuts & Candies can also be pre-ordered on an Order Card for girl delivery

Nuts and Candies

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Magazines

Choose between 600+ magazines available for subscriptions and renewal and almost 200 digital titles. Every magazine benefits a girl. 

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Online Program

Nuts & Magazines Rolled Into One!

Girl Scouts have the opportunity to send emails to family and friends, inviting them to support their GoNuts Fall Product sales efforts by purchasing a wide variety of products (beyond those on the order card) -- nuts, chocolates, and magazines online!

Manage online store at her virtual office

Build their own avatar, with a cool new feature this year!

Girls can earn a patch of their customized avatar!

Customers can have products shipped or delivered

1. Begin selling on or after October 1, 2020.

2. Log on at www.gsnutsandmags.com/gsccs to get started

3. Enter 15+ email addresses inviting family and friends to order magazines, nuts, and candy to receive the Bravely Be You, Patch

4. Text and Share your online site to invite friends & family to support you!

5. Create your personalized M2 avatar

6. You will receive rewards and your troop will receive proceeds for every order placed online by December 1, 2020

Care to Share Donation Program

Care to Share Donation Program

Customers not wishing to purchase products have the option to donate $5.00 toward Care To Share. The girl will receive credit for the donation and the Council will donate the products to local charities. Always collect the care to share donation payment at the time of order. This option is also available online.

The Care to Share Patch is rewarded when a Girl Scout receives a combined total of five Care to Shares donations. Combined totals include online and in-person nut card orders. The Care to Share Donation Program benefits local charities. 

 

Care to Share Patch

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Recognition and Proceeds

GoNuts Fall Product Program Proceeds (Service Unit, Troop, and In-Lieu of Recognitions)

 

GoNuts Fall Product Program Recognitions 
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Win A Giant Sloth

GoNuts Fall Product Program Bonus Award. Win the Giant Grandma Sloth, download click here for details.

Training & M2 Resources

Training 

Service Unit GoNuts Fall Product Program Training 

  • Training now available on GS Learn, access through your MYGS portal

Troop Coordinator GoNuts Fall Product Program Training 

  • Training now available on GS Learn, access through your MYGS portal

Parent GoNuts Fall Product Program Training

  • View the training here (Revised 10/1/2020)
  • Download the PDF presentation here (Revised 10/1/2020)

M2 Guides

M2 Resource Videos

Troop Dashboard

Service Unit Dashboard

 

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Dates to Remember

September

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020, @ 6:30 pm—Service Unit GoNuts Fall Product Program Training
  • Thursday, September 17, 2020, @ 6:30 pm—Troop Coordinator GoNuts Product Program Training

October 2020

  • Thursday, October 1, 2020 - GoNuts Fall Product Program Begins (order cards & online)
  • Sunday, October 25, 2020 - Bank Account Information in M2
  • Sunday, October 25, 2020 - Order Cards Ends & Online Sales Continue
  • Monday, October 26, 2020, @ 8:59 pm - Parent Order Entry Ends in M2
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020, @ 8:59 pm - Troop Order Entry Ends in M2
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020, @ 8:59 pm - SU Order Entry Ends in M2
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - Girl Delivery Option Ends & Online Orders Continue

November 2020

  • Sunday, November 1, 2020 - SU Delivery Station Due in M2 System
  • Week of November 13-18, 2020 - Product delivered to Service Units
  • Wednesday, November 18-Dec 1 Boothing/Lemonades Stands Begin

December 2020

  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020- GoNuts Fall Product Ends
  • Friday, December 4, 2020 - Parent Delinquency Reports Due 
  • Saturday, December 5, 2020, @ 8:59 pm - Troop Coordinators Order Entry Ends in M2
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020, @ 8:59 pm - Service Unit Directors Order Entry Ends in M2
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - FINAL ACH DUE (100%)

January 2021

Recognitions Delivered to Service Unit Directors

Guides, Forms & Activities
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PARENTS AND GUARDIANS OF GIRL SCOUTS SELLING: Please complete the Parent/Guardian Product Program(s) Participation and Financial Agreement Form.

PARENT AND GUARDIANS OF GIRL SCOUTS SELLING (EN ESPAÑOL): Por favor complete el formulario de acuerdo financiero y de participación en los programas de productos para padres / tutores

TROOP COORDINATORS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRODUCT PROGRAM: Please complete the Troop Coordinator Participation and Financial Agreement 2020/2021 Form

SERVICE UNIT DIRECTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRODUCT PROGRAM: Please complete the Service Unit Director Participation and Financial Agreement 2020/2021 Form

If you have any questions regarding these forms, please contact us at customercare@girlscoutsccs.org or at 800-490-8653.

FAQs

What is the THEME and MASCOT? - This year’s theme is “Bravely Be You”. The mascot is the three-toed pygmy sloth.


What do TROOPS need to participate? - Troops must complete the following in order to participate in the 2020 Girl Scout Fall
Product Program:
GoNuts Troop Coordinator needs to be background checked, GSCCS registered member for 2020-2021 membership year

  • GoNuts Troop Coordinator and Troop Owe No Money to Council
  • Ensure Troop Financials for 2019-2020 have been turned in if the troop was active for any time from June 1, 2019 to May 31,
    2020 (Submit Form HERE
  • Have a completed Troop Coordinator Participation and Financial Agreement Form for the 2020-2021
  • year
  • Provide Troop Bank account and routing number for ACH withdrawal
  • Girl Scouts wishing to participate must be registered for the 2021 membership year and have a signed parent permission form
    on file

My TROOP IS NOT PARTICIPATING, Can my GIRL SCOUT PARTICIPATE? – YES, Your girl can participate as a "Juliette", and will work
directly with Council. Must meet the participation requirement as a Juliette.

  • Be a GSCCS registered member for 2020-2021 membership year
  • Owe NO money to Council
  • Have a completed Parent/Guardian Participation and Financial Agreement Form

Is GIRL participation required? – No, girls participation always voluntary.


Is TROOP participation required? - No, participation is voluntary however Troops who participate in both product programs are
eligible to host additional fundraising activities throughout the year.


I started late, can I still PARTICIPATE?
Your Girl Scout can set up her online store and sell products online until December 1st.


What do GIRLS need to turn in to their Troop Coordinator?
Check with your troop coordinator to see if you need to turn in your order card. Girls need to turn in all monies due.


Can a troop do BOOTH SALES? - Yes, however, there is NO boothing lottery by Council and troops need to secure their own boothing locations. Also, there are no cupboards so troops will need to order “extra” product for their boothing activities. If a COI is requested contact Customer Care. Boothing starts November 18 - December 1.


Are DRIVE-THRU BOOTH allowed? - Yes, Drive-thru is permitted however ONLY ADULTS may approach vehicles. May not take place
in the streets or medians. Consent is required by the property owner/manager. All booths to have Girl Scout signage.


Vendor and Products


What is the M2 system? What happened to UNIFY? Why don’t I see any “And More” items (tumblers, candles, etc.)?

We are excited to announce that GSCCS will be partnering with M2 as our magazine vendor, simplified participation, and improved customer service. Our council previously partnered with QSP as our vendor for magazines and the “And More” items. Due to that change, the fall product program will no longer offer the “And More” items.

What is the M2 WEBSITE? www.gsnutsandmags.com/gsccs