Fall sale FAQs
What is the Fall Sale Program? Why should my girl/troop participate?
The Girl Scouts of Colorado Fall Sale Program is a great way for troops (both new and existing) to earn startup money for the year or get one step closer to reaching their next goal. It is less involved than the Girl Scout Cookie Program because girls can choose to do the entire sale online or go door-to-door and there is no inventory during the sale to manage. All troops receive 13% of their magazine orders as troop proceeds, plus $1/item for nuts and chocolates. Most importantly, the Fall Sale Program helps girls learn the 5 Skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, and Business Ethics.
When is it?
The Fall Sale Program typically runs from the end of September until the first part of November. Contact your volunteer support specialist for this year’s sale dates.
What types of products do girls sell for the Fall Sale Program?
Products include chocolate, nuts, other candy, and magazines. Specific items can vary from year to year, so contact your volunteer support specialist for a list of items offered this year.
What constitutes an online sale?
An online sale is one in which a customer makes their purchase of a magazine subscription, nut and/or candy item through a girl’s personalized online storefront. In terms of nut and candy sales, there are two types of online sales.
Nut Promise Sales: To save on shipping costs, a customer can make a Nut Promise sale, which allows a customer to use a girl’s personalized online storefront to make a promise to purchase nuts and candy from a girl and pay for the items online. They will then coordinate with the girl and her parent or guardian for delivery of the products. Nut Promise sales include only the 15 items listed on GSCO’s nut order card.
Direct Ship Sales: A direct ship sale is one in which the customer chooses to have nut and candy products shipped to them directly. This option includes shipping charges. Direct ship sales allow customers to choose from all nut and candy items offered by Trophy Nut.
What types of rewards can girls earn by participating?
In addition to earning Cookie Credits, girls earn rewards for each different part of the sale. All rewards are cumulative.
Is the camp discount in addition to what I get for cookies or instead of?
The 10% camp discount earned for $850 in sales is in addition to any camp discounts earned during the 2017 Cookie Sale Program.
When will I get my rewards?
Fall Sale rewards will be delivered to SUFSMs the week of Dec. 5, 2016. SUFSMs will distribute them to troops.
What if my troop doesn’t participate, can I?
Yes! A girl is welcome to participate in the Fall Sale Program even if her troop is not. A parent/guardian will assume the role of fall sale manager.
Can Juliettes participate in the Fall Sale Program?
Yes! A parent/guardian will assume the role of fall sale manager.
Where are the paper magazine forms this year?
The number of paper order forms submitted has decreased from year to year, so we will no longer process magazine subscription orders using paper order forms.
Can a troop submit late orders?
No. There will only be one nut/chocolate order placed. Also, please note, that we will not have additional product on hand.
Fall Sale Training Materials
All materials with the exception of the money envelope are available for download on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website. Also, this year Fall Sale materials were mailed directly to troop fall sale managers (TFSMs) and leaders. If you did not receive materials or need extras, please reach out to your service unit fall sale manager (SUFSM) for assistance. If you are unable to connect with your SUFSM or your SU does not have one, please reach out to your product sales specialist (PSS). If you don’t know who your PSS is, please contact Customer Support.
Fall Sale Training
Contact your service unit fall sale manager for training. If your service unit does not have a fall sale manager, or you’re having trouble getting in touch with them, contact your product sales specialist for assistance. If you don't know who your product sales specialist is, please contact Customer Support.
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