Tips for Helping Your Girl Scout and her Troop
By participating in Girl Scout (GSNC) Product Programs girls develop five essential skills:
* Goal setting
* Decision making
* Money management
* People skills
* Business ethics
When your Girl Scout has learned these skills she'll be ready for success in her school, career and life.
When employers interview job candidates (including part time, after school jobs) they all look for the same things.
They want someone who...
* ...is honest, trustworthy and reliable.
*... works well with others.
* ...can set goals and meet deadlines.
* ...understands customers and can deliver good customer service.
* ...can influence others (leadership qualities).
Support Your Girl Scout
* Go to your Troop's Mags&Munchies family information meeting.
* Sign and return the permission slip
* Help your child network with family and friends, but let her do the "ask" so she can learn important business skills.
* Offer to be the Mags&Munchies Troop Manager (for more information contact Sonia Oxford)
* Ask her what her/Troop goals are for the money earned through the sale.
* Be a role model for business ethics and safety rules.
* Help her register for the Online Magazine Program, do the activities and send out emails to friends and family.
Safety Tips for Selling Mags&Munchies
Show you're a Girl Scout - wear your uniform, membership in and/or Girl Scout clothing
Buddy up - use the buddy system at all times. It's not just safe, it's more fun.
Partner with adults - Adults must be present when girls are taking orders, selling or delivering product.
Plan ahead - avoid walking around with large amounts of money or keeping it at home or school. Hand it in to the Troop Manager as soon as possible.
Do not enter - Never enter the home or vehicle of a person when you are selling or making deliveries.
Be safe on the streets - follow safe street pedestrian practices.
Be Net wise - take the GSUSA Internet Safety Pledge before going online. Girl Scouts cannot collect money online.
Where does the money from the Mags&Munchies Fall Products Program go?
* Proceeds generated from Mags&Munchies activities help to support Girl Scouting in Nassau County.
* 10%-15% goes to your child's Troop
* 45% goes to our Council to help develop even more girl programming
* Girls receive patches and rewards (prize incentives)
* New for this year, Associations can earn $.05 per item sold (additional criteria apply)
Where do I get the Mags&Munchies (Fall Products) Program materials?
Your Troop Leader or Mags&Munchies Troop Manager will be handing out the girl envelopes and
permission slips in September or early October.
When are the orders due?
Program dates will be announced during the Summer.
I don't want to sell anything, how else can our family participate?
* Help your daughter fill out a Step 2 Address Booklet. Postcards are mailed one time to your out-of-town relatives and friends.
*Ask people to donate $5 to Project Thank You and we will send a voucher for a magazine subscription to our
local military veterans, servicemen and women.
Mags&Munchies Resources and Documents Library
For any questions you may have, please view the Fall Products FAQ page or contact your Association's Fall Products chair. If you still need assistance, you may contact Fran McAllister or Sonia Oxford here at the Council Service Center.