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For Volunteers

The Girl Scouts of Nassau County's Mags&Munchies Program is a fun, quick, and easy way for Girl Scout Troops to earn money for projects, trips, girl programs and so much more. It's easy to earn start-up funds for your Troop! A Troop of 10 girls can easily earn from $200 to over $1000! The key to success is for each girl to participate. For example, if each girl in a Troop with 10 girls turns in a ‘Reach-Out’ booklet, the Troop right away earns $20.00.

By purchasing Mags&Munchies nuts, snacks, magazines, or photo keepsakes; families and friends can support Girl Scout Troops and Girl Scouting in the community.
 

Mags&Munchies Program Troop Proceeds

Okay Junior Troops and older, it’s time for you to take a Troop vote… Does your Troop want to earn the Girl Rewards or opt out in favor of higher Troop proceeds? Troops at the Junior level and higher can vote to decide whether to take the standard 10% of sales plus the girl rewards or forgo the girl rewards and get 15% back in proceeds. Many older girl Troops vote for more money to fund a big trip or service project.

If your Troop votes in favor of taking the girl rewards, your Troop will earn:

  • 10% back on Magazine subscriptions and renewals
  • 10% on Ashdon Farms Nut and Snack Items
  • 10% on ‘To Remember This’ photo keepsake products
  • $2.00 for a completed Reach Out Booklet (8 of 9 postcards filled out correctly)
  • Patches and rewards for each Girl Scout participant

If your Troop (Junior level+) votes to take extra money instead of the girl rewards, your Troop will earn:

  • 15% back on Magazine subscriptions and renewals
  • 15% on Ashdon Farms Nut and Snack Items
  • 15% on ‘To Remember This’ photo keepsake products
  • $2.00 for each completed Reach Out Booklet (8 of 9 postcards filled out correctly)
  • Patches for each Girl Scout participant
     

Mags&Munchies Program Girl Rewards

Should your Girl Scouts opt to earn the girl rewards, your girls will have the opportunity to earn an assortment of fun, girl chosen rewards.

Check out all the awesome rewards our girls can earn.
 

Mags&Munchies Trainings

Troop Manager Training
All Troop Managers need to attend a Mags&Munchies training this Fall. Mags&Munchies Association Chairs will be hosting trainings in their communities for Troop Mags&Munchies Managers in August.

New to Mags&Munchies Workshop
If you've never experienced the Mags&Munchies Program before, you might want to register for the upcoming NEW TO MAGS&MUNCHIES workshops held at the Council Service Center. 

View all of our New to Mags&Munchies Workshops
 

Booth Sales Provide an Extra Way to Earn Even MORE

From September 16th through November 13th Troops can hold booth sales to earn even more money.

All level Troops earn 15% of the sales from all Booth Sales! Having a Mags&Munchies booth sale with your Troop can be as easy as contacting your local supermarket, recreation facility or other business in your community and asking about setting up a Troop booth sale table. (Note: Booth Sale quantities do not count towards the totals for girl rewards).

Once you have a location secured, contact Sonia Oxford at 516.741.2550 ext 230 and she can guide you on how to obtain your nut/snack items and how much product you should bring.

Going the Extra Mile 
To earn extra money at your booth sale bring an Operation: Stop Hunger or Project: Thank You donation box or donation can. Customers who want to support Girl Scouts, but don’t want to make a purchase can donate money to either cause. Artwork for Operation: Stop Hunger and Project Thank You Donation Boxes can be found in GSNC’s Online Community (OLC).
 

Important Dates

Date

Event

8/19

Mags&Munchies online registration and online order taking begins

9/8

New to Mags&Munchies Workshop

9/13

New to Mags&Munchies Workshop

9/14

Council Cupboard Opens, Ashdon Farms Nut-E Computer System Opens

9/16

New to Mags&Munchies Workshop

9/16

Booth Sales begin

9/23

In-Person order taking begins

9/25

Bowling Bash Rally

10/24

Order-taking ends; Online ordering ends

11/11

Last day to pick-up product for booth sale.

11/13

Booth Sales End               

12/16

Girl Rewards not picked up will be donated to a local charity.

Important Documents and Forms

All volunteer forms and documents, including the Troop Manager’s Manual, will be posted on GSNC’s Online Community (OLC)
 

Mags&Munchies Program: Frequently Asked Questions

If one girl turns in a completed “Reach Out” booklet and has suggestions for names can she turn in another booklet?

No, we can only accept one booklet per girl. However, if you have a booklet turned in from another girl and it is not completely full you may have the girl with the additional names add her names to that booklet.

Who do I call if I have a question?

For questions about forms and deadlines contact your Association Mags&Munchies Chair. For subscription related questions, contact Customer Service directly at 1.800.678.2673. They are more than willing to assist with any subscription concerns that may arise. For questions about nuts/snacks contact our Service Center office 516.741.2550 ext 243.