While all of these options have a free version, please note you may be prompted to consider their upgraded versions for a subscription fee.
The Girl Scouts of Colorado Fall Product Program is a great way for troops (both new and existing) to earn startup money Girl Scout activities throughout the year or to get one step closer to reaching their next goal. All troops receive 13% of their magazine orders as troop proceeds, plus $1/per item for nuts and chocolates sold.
Girls sell to family and friends. They can do the entire program online or in-person using the order card and following safety guidelines. There is no physical inventory for troops and families to manage during the Fall Product Program. Service unit volunteers will distribute nuts and candy items to girls and caregivers after the program, for girl delivery to customers, along with girl rewards.
Many troop volunteers, caregivers, and Girl Scouts find that Fall Product Program is straightforward and participating can serve as practice for success during the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
The Fall Product Program also helps girls learn the 5 Skills: goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. In addition to these important business and life skills, girls will also learn about philanthropy through the Care to Share option.
The 2020 Fall Product Program starts Saturday, September 12 and runs until Monday, October 26.
Service Unit Volunteers
At the end of August, live webinars for all service unit fall product managers (SUFPMs) will be available, along with online training in gsLearn and videos on the GSCO Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
Download, save and read the guides below. They walk you through all you need to know in managing the Fall Product Program for your area!
Troop fall product managers can complete Fall Product Program training online in gsLearn and on the M2OS dashboard. Some service units may offer in person training at service unit meetings, depending on Covid-19 guidelines for the region and/or state. Check with your SUFPM. Also look for “how to” videos on the GSCO Facebook page and YouTube channel posted throughout the program.
TFPMs will present Fall Product Program training to girls and families. A video and slide deck will be shared with you by your SUFPM. During the family meeting/training, distribute program materials to girls/families (or coordinate material pick up) and encourage girls/families to participate. Make sure you collect signed permission slips too!
Download, save and read the guides below. They walk you through all you need to know in managing the Fall Product Program for your troop!
Girl Scout Families
Be sure to watch the training video on the M2 dashboard when you log in! The training video for families will be posted in September on the GSCO Facebook page and YouTube channel too. The video will walk you through how to do everything in the M2 operating system!
Your troop fall product manager may present training at a troop family meeting as well. The TFPM will also have an order card, permission form, and other resources to give you and can answer your questions at the meeting and throughout the program.
Download, save, and read the guides below. They walk you through all you need to know to help your Girl Scout succeed during the Fall Product Program!
Resources to Meet Virtually
Whether you’re looking for tips on how to structure your virtual meetings or want to find out more about adapting current Girl Scout activities, dig into these helpful, one-of-a-kind resources, including:
- How to plan a virtual meeting
- Virtual meeting icebreakers
- How-to videos on ways to adapt steps from specific badges and journeys
- Articles in our Tips for Troop Leaders hub, including first-person accounts of successful virtual meetings
- Tips on making virtual meetings inclusive
Below is a list of free and low-cost tools troops and service units in other councils are using for virtual meetings. While we cannot endorse or support specific online meeting tools, we encourage you to look at these and alternative options and discuss with parents and girls to determine what the best solution is for your troop or service unit needs.
Video and Audio-Conferencing Tools
Chat and Collaboration Tools
Additional Low-Cost Tools
- ACH Form
- TFPM Form
- M2OS Log in and Storefront Set Up Instructions
- Permission Form
- Juliette Deposit Instructions
- Fall Product Program Rally Guide
- Rally Flier Template
- Virtual Rally/Activity Guide
Did you attend a Fall Product Program rally? Be sure to complete the form to request your cool rally patch! Rally patches will be distributed to service units along with girl rewards.
Girls can set up and run their own online storefront through the M2 Operating System. It's simple! Go to www.gsnutsandmags.com/GSCO to get started.
Girl Scouts can create their own avatars, set goals, and optimize their digital storefront, then send emails to friends and family asking them to purchase nuts, candy, magazine subscriptions to support their individual and troop goals.
Customers can purchase nuts to be donated to the U.S. Military as part of the "Care to Share" program.
View and download the 2020 Fall Product Program order card.
Giant Sloth Drawing Giant Sloth Contest
Form closes December 11, 2020
Three ways to enter the drawing
- Girls who renew their membership by Sept. 30, 2020 and who participate in the Fall Product Program - one drawing entry.
- Girls who sell 15+ magazine subscriptions - two drawing entries.
- Girls who reach the level of $650+ in combined sales (online and/or in-person) - 3 drawing entries.
Girls MUST complete the sloth contest form, but they only need to do it once. Each criterion met could mean up to 6 total entries to the drawing!
Magazine Subscription Contest
- The first 50 girls* who sell 15 or more magazine subscriptions and complete the magazine contest form, will receive a cool camp hammock!
*Based on the date that the contest form is submitted, and the verified number of magazine subscriptions sold.
- As soon as a girl has sold 15 or more magazine subscriptions, she should complete the form to qualify to receive a hammock.
Girls can earn rewards for different aspects and levels of the Fall Product Program. All rewards are cumulative. Note: Rewards are subject to change.
All participating troops receive 13% of their magazine orders, plus $1/per item for nuts and chocolates sold. Troops must have a troop fall product manager (TFPM) with a current GSCO membership and who has completed a TFPM agreement form and been approved by GSCO.