GSCO asked Girl Scout Cadette Charlotte H. of Highlands Ranch to tell us about her experience participating in Fall Product Program (nuts, candy, and magazine sales). In addition to participating in Fall Product Program, Charlotte is also a Top Cookie CEO and competitive gymnast. Here’s what she had to say:
How many years have you participated in Fall Product Program?
This is my fourth year participating in Fall Product Program.
Do you like creating an avatar that looks like you?
Yes, I like creating an avatar because I like the opportunity to earn a badge that looks like me!
What do you like about having an online storefront?
I like the online storefront because it’s a way to keep my sales organized and stay on track for hitting my goal.
What tips for success would you share with girls who are participating for the first time?
My advice for someone doing Fall Product Program the first time is to try and find new customers, so you aren’t asking the people that buy cookies. I find creative ways to reach new customers, and then I convert them to cookie customers! In addition to emailing friends/family, I go door-to-door in a new neighborhood. This way I get new customers. I always get their phone number and email so that I can deliver the product. When I deliver the product, I include a thank you card reminding the customer cookie sales will be in the winter and then follow up with them during cookie season.
What nut or candy item (s) do you like best?
My personal favorite is the Peanut Butter Monkeys.
What has your troop done with Fall Product Program troop proceeds that they’ve earned?
Fall Product Program has helped our troop earn money early in the school year. We have used proceeds to help us have a holiday party.
What’s the coolest reward that you have earned?
The coolest prize I’ve earned was a cookie cart. I use it every cookie season!
Fall Product Program helps girls learn and practice valuable business skills. On the M2 platform, girls can create their personalized avatar, customize messaging to friends, family and other customers, and set and track their goals. Girls earn rewards and troops earn proceeds that they use to fund activities, special events, projects, camp outs or other adventures!
You’ll find M2 log-in instructions, a troop and Juliette guide, and an order card that shows all girl rewards on the Fall Product Program page of our website. Fall Product Program runs until October 28.
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