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, and 13% the new Mini BarkBox and Tervis tumbler orders as troop proceeds, plus $1.05/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.
Read the BarkBox/Tervis FAQs here.
Service Unit Volunteers
In-person SUFPM required training will be offered on the following dates:
Tuesday, Aug. 29 – GSCO Loveland office
Wednesday, Aug. 30 - GSCO Colorado Springs office,
Thursday, Aug. 31 - GSCO Dream Lab.
All trainings are from 6 – 8 p.m. Check with your regional product program specialist (PPS) to register.
An online SUFPM training option will be made available after in-person training has been offered. Check with your PPS for more information.
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 must complete required Fall Product Program training online, or, some service unit fall product managers (SUFPMs) may offer in-person training at a service unit meeting. Check with your SUFPM. Whether you take training online or in-person, all TFPMs are required complete training.
TFPMs can present Fall Product Program training to girls and families during a troop meeting. Use the family guides (on this page under "Girl Scout families") to share an overview of the program, important dates, and actions. Parents/caregivers can also download the guides to refer to during the program. Sharing the family guides will help to answer questions they may have and serve as a reminder of important dates and actions needed.
During the family meeting/training, also distribute order cards and the flier to girls/families and encourage girls/families to participate. Make sure you collect required, signed program permission forms too! (See permission forms under "Additional Resources").
milies to participate. Make sure you collect signed permission slips too!If there is a fall rally happening in your area, make a plan for your Girl Scouts to attend! Ask your service unit fall product manager (SUFPM) about events and reach out to them with any other questions too.
The troop guides below outline deadline dates and the essential information you need to know as you manage the Fall Product Program for your troop. Read and refer back to them as needed, before, during, and after the program.
New to using M2? Watch these short demo videos!
Girl Scout Families
Be sure to watch the training video on the M2 dashboard when you log in and watch the short “how-to” videos linked below too. Your troop fall product manager (TFPM) may present training at a troop family meeting as well.
The TFPM will also have an order card, family flier, and other resources to give you. They can answer your questions and assist you during and after the program too. Before your Girl Scout participates in the Fall Product Program, you must complete a digital or printed program permission form.
The “How to Get Started” quick guide will walk you through the steps of helping your Girl Scout set up her online storefront. Click on the links to the program guide and M2OS guide below and read through them. They will explain all you need to know to help your Girl Scout succeed during the Fall Product Program!
New to using M2? Watch these short demo videos!
Juliette caregivers act as Fall Product Program managers for their Girl Scout Juliettes. Caregivers/parents help their Girl Scouts to set-up their online storefront in M2 and/or help them share the nut/candy order card with family and friends. Service unit fall product managers (SUFPMs) are key volunteers that will communicate with Juliette caregivers and are available to answer questions and offer support.
Below is a Juliette Caregiver Program Guide with important dates, steps to take before, during, and after the program, and tips for success! Also included are Juliette deposit instructions and best practices for taking in-person orders and making nut and candy deliveries.
The Juliette Caregiver M2OS Guide will walk you through how to use M2 to help your Girl Scout Juliette customize and manage her online storefront, enter order card orders, and select rewards.
Watch the training video in M2. It's an overview of the Fall Product Program and how to navigate the M2 operating system. There are also short "how-to videos linked below that are helpful too!
New to using M2? Watch these short demo videos :
Find videos to help your Girl Scout set up her M2 site under the Girl Scout Families drop down menu.
Week of August 22 – Service Unit Fall Product Managers (SUFPMs will receive Fall Product Program materials to share
Aug. 29 - Service unit fall product manager (SUFPM) required training – Loveland
Aug. 30 – SUFPM required training - Colorado Springs
Aug. 31 – SUFPM required training, Denver.
All trainings are from 6 – 8 p.m.
Sept. 2: Volunteers will receive email with link and information to log into M2. Contact GSCO customer care firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Sept. 9: Troop Fall Product Manager (TFPM) training available online in M2. TFPMs must log into the M2 platform to watch training video. Training is required.
Sept. 9: Program Begins. TFPMs must send the M2 Parent/Adult email campaign (PAEC) to the families in their troop. The PAEC email is the log-in email for parents/caregivers and includes the link to access M2 plus instructions on how to get started.
Girls/troops can participate in Fall Product Program after the start date.
Sept. 9: Magazine contest and giant Ocelot drawing contest forms open. For magazine contest, Girl Scouts must complete the form as soon as they sell 15+ magazine subscriptions. The form will close once 50 valid submissions have been received.
Oct. 8: Last day families can enter paper order card (Nut Promise), girl delivery orders.
Oct. 8: Families turn in order money collected to TFPM, OR, payment for ALL girl delivery orders can be entered through M2 online storefront by 8 p.m.
Oct. 10: Last day for TFPM to enter order card orders. Deadline 8 p.m.
Oct. 11: Last day for SUFPM to enter any remaining order card orders or make changes. Deadline 8 p.m.
Oct. 11: Last day for customers to order nut/candy items for girl delivery through online storefront only by 8 p.m. No late orders will be accepted.
Oct. 11-23: Online nut and candy shipped orders, Care to Share (donate) orders and magazines continue.
Oct. 23: Program ends. Girl M2OS online storefronts close at 8 p.m.
Oct. 25: Girl Reward selections are due in M2 by 8 p.m.
Week of Oct. 30: Fall product starts to be delivered to SUFPM. SUFPMs will coordinate product pick-ups with TFPMs and Juliette caregivers. Products should be distributed to Girl Scouts/families as soon as possible. Girl deliveries to customers should start right after products are distributed.
Nov. 1: Fall Product Program ACH debit.
Week of Nov. 6: After TFPMs pick-up and distribute products, Girl Scouts start delivering products to customers. Girls should communicate with customers to coordinate deliveries.
Nov. 17: Last Day to report fall product damages or shortages. SUFPMS and TFPMs – please check products for damages/shortages right away and report any issues immediately!
Week of Nov. 27: Fall Product Program girl rewards start to be delivered to SUFPM. SUFPMs will coordinate reward pick-ups with TFPMs and Juliette Caregivers. Rewards should be distributed to Girl Scouts/families as soon as possible.
Dec. 8: Deadline to complete giant Ocelot contest drawing form.
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.
Girls can earn rewards for different aspects and levels of the Fall Product Program. All rewards are cumulative. Note: Rewards are subject to change.
Download this flyer for details about how Girl Scouts can earn a personalized patch, become part of the Smores Club, and enter Fall Product Program contests.
All troops receive 13% of their magazine orders, and 13% the new Mini BarkBox and Tervis tumbler orders as troop proceeds, plus $1.05/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.
Download this flyer to see full details on Troop Smores Club criteria and rewards, and TFPM personaized patch criteria.
A customer can donate to Care to Share and treats will be distributed to the military. Troops earn $1.05 for each Care to Share donation, which count toward the individual girls’ rewards. Girls can earn a special “Care to Share” patch if they have ten or more Care to Share donations.
Get full details about rewards and criteria on the S’mores club page.
Download this flyer for details about how Girl Scouts can earn a personalized patch, become part of the Smores Club and enter Fall Product Program contests.
Download this flyer for details on Troop Smores Club criteria and rewards, and TFPM personaized patch criteria.