Girl Scout Volunteers Help Girl Scouts in Mags&Munchies Fall Products Program
Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) wants to provide its volunteers with the resources necessary to help Girl Scouts achieve their Mags&Munchies Fall Products Program Goals.
The GSNC's Mags&Munchies Fall Products Program is a fun, quick, and easy way for Girl Scout Troops to earn money towards trips and programs which girls can participate. Through the sale of magazines and nuts and snacks, Troops can earn Troop Proceeds in the form of money to go towards Troop projects, girl programs and much more. Girl Scouts who Participate also have the opportunity to set goals towards Girl Scout Rewards they would like to earn.
This Council-sponsored money-earning opportunity enables family and friends to support Girl Scout Troops and Girl Scouting in the community.
Start your Girl Scout year with a fun event for girls of all levels. Each session includes bowling, dancing, Nutty BINGO game, a patch, welcome gift and prize. The cost is only $5.00 per girl, no charge for adult coverage. Select your Session and register your Girl Scout online by 9/18 at the Program Spotlight.
To get started "Reaching New Heights", click the picture below or go to girlscouts.qspgao.com/gsnc and register to sell magazines and nuts online. Earn a “MyPatchCreation” custom giraffe patch when you reach $150 in online sales.
Get a jumpstart on the Cookie Season and earn a unique opportunity for a guaranteed MALL COOKIE BOOTH SITE. The Troop with the highest DOLLAR amount of Nut/Snack Booth sales, at each level*, will be able to sign up for a Council Cookie Booth Site before they are opened to all Troops in January. ONLY BOOTH SALES COUNT TOWARD THIS CONTEST.
*One award at each level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
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. You only need to attend one of the four dates below. There is a $5.00 commitment fee for the workshop and you'll receive a free start-up kit and taste our delicious Munchie treats! Click on your choice of date below to register.
Troop Manager Training - for all Troop Mags&Munchies Managers
All Troop Managers need to attend a Mags&Munchies training this Fall. There will be trainings scheduled in most communities for August & September. Council staff are running two trainings that any Troop Manager from any community can attend. No need to sign-up in advance, bring a pen or pencil to fill out forms. Bank deposit slips, girl packets and other Troop materials will be distributed.
Is your family new to Girl Scouting or perhaps just new to the Mags&Munchies program?
Drop into the Service Center (110 Ring Road West, Garden City) on 8/24 2:00pm – 5:00pm or 8/25 10:00am – 1:00pm to taste some of our Mags&Munchies treats and find out more about what’s involved in this quick and easy program.
While you’re here, girls can get a started on the QSP/Nut Online Program. We’ll have everything set-up for them to create their own sales video that be uploaded to their virtual online store. So Reach New Heights for yourself and your Troop with this year’s Mags&Munchies program.
Online Training Videos
Online Program Training
Did you know a Girl Scout can set up her own website and create a personalized landing page to help her sell nut/snack items, magazines and photo keepsakes in the GSNC Mags&Munchies Program. The Online Program Training video provides tools and tips including how to easily register your Girl Scout.
Reach Out Address Book Program
An easy way to participate in the Mags&Munchies Program is to fill out the Reach Out Booklet that is inside each girl’s envelope. The booklet contains 8 postcards that can be mailed to out-of-town friends and relatives. Each person will receive only one mailing about the Mags&Munchies offerings.
Ashdon Farms Nute System Overview
In addition to your Troop Manager manual, this video will provide you with all the information that you need to submit girl orders into the Ashdon Farms Nute computer system. The system is easy to use and prompts you for most information.
Find all about ordering magazines and our newest products, photo keepsakes, from the paper catalog found in the girl’s envelope. In addition to the 600 magazine titles available, there are photo albums, calendars, cards and posters that can be ordered as well.
Nuts and Snacks Program
There are some new snack items being introduced for this year. Go to the girl order card for more information.
Again this year we'll have a line of photo keepsake items for sale. These products are ordered online and shipped directly to the customer. There are photo albums that you create, cards, posters and calendars. The photo albums even have Girl Scout themes so you can capture the memories of your Girl Scout year.
What’s in it for the troop
In this video we go over all of the different ways that your Troop can earn proceeds through the Mags&Munchies program. Learn how to earn a 2 sided Cookie sale sign and a fabric Cookie sale tablecloth.
Girl Business Card Program
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If your Troop participates in the girl rewards, your Troop proceeds will be:
- 10% 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 Address Booklet (8 of 9 postcards filled out correctly)
- Patches for each Girl Scout Participant
If your Troop (Junior level +) votes to take extra money instead of the girl rewards, your Troop proceeds will be:
- 15% 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 Address Booklet (8 of 9 postcards filled out correctly)
- Patches for each Girl Scout Participant
Troops earn 15% on all Booth Sales! (Note: Booth Sale quantities do not count towards the totals for girl rewards.)
It's Easy to Earn Start-Up Funds for your Troop!
A Troop of 10 girls can easily earn $270 back in Troop proceeds.
My Troop is Interested in Having a Booth Sale!
Booth Sales start September 12th and continue to November 11th.
Interested in having a booth sale with your Troop for your Fall Products Sales, it 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.
Once you have a location secured, contact Sonia Oxford at 516.741.2550 ext 230 and she can guide you in how to obtain your nut/snack items.
After your Booth Sale Location is Set:
Operation: Stop Hunger and Project Thank You Donation Boxes and Cans
Here is a great idea for your Troop’s Booth Sale. Create an Operation: Stop Hunger or Project: Thank You donation box or donation can. Use these designs to get started.
The Be a Reader Program is online this year at www.whatcanagirldo.com. In addition to the QSP Be a Reader you'll also find the Ashdon Farms Nut Factory activities. Both sites offer fun, age appropriate, educational games and other interactive activities for Girl Scouts at all levels.