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Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) Fall Products Program - Mags&Munchies


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.


2014 Mags&Munchies Theme

Participation in Mags&Munchies Will Help My Girl Scout Troop

Mags&Munchies Training for Girl Scout Volunteers

Troop Proceeds ( Rewards & Incentives)

Planning a Booth Sale

Mags&Munchies Contests

Be a Reader Program

Mags&Munchies Document & Form Library

Troop Volunteer Manual



2014 Mags&Munchies Theme


The new theme for the 2014 Mags&Munchies Fall Products program is


GSNC MAgs&Munchies program theme

GSNC MAgs&Munchies program theme




GSNC MAgs&Munchies program patches

Help your girls earn all eleven patches this year and don't forget about
the Rally patch that will be given out at the Bowling Bash on 9/20/14.


Daisy Bowling Bash Rally 09-20-14

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Brownies Bowling Bash Rally 09-20-14

11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Juniors Bowling Bash Rally 09-20-14

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Cad/Snr/Amb Bowling Bash Rally 09-20-14

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Click on the session of your choice to register online. The cost is $5 per girl.



Participation in Mags&Munchies Will Help My Girl Scout Troop


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.




Mags&Munchies- Fall Products Training for Girl Scout Volunteers

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.

View the Online Training Program Video>>


Address Book Program
An easy way to participate in the Mags&Munchies Program is to fill out the Reach Out Address 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.

View the Address Book Program Training Video>>


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.

View the Ashdon Farms Nute System Overview Video>>


Catalog Programs
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.

View the "Catalog Programs" Training Video>>


This year, GSNC is hosting three different contests for Girl Scouts to take part in... the Mags&Munchies Top Seller Contest, the Troop Highest Dollar Booth Sales Contest, and the Mags&Munchies Council Booth Slot Contest.

Learn all about the Contests being offered>>


Nuts and Snacks Program
This year there are 14 nut/snack items to choose from on the girl order form. This includes two new tins plus two new snacks. Plus, online, there are 25 different items to choose from that can be ordered with a credit card and shipped directly to the customer.

View the "Nuts and Snacks Program" Training Video>>


Photo Keepsakes
Brand new this year is a line of photo keepsake items. You can order these products online and have them shipped to you. 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.

View the "Photo Keepsakes" Training Video>>


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. NEW for this year is a special Troop Reward
Learn how to earn a 2 sided corrugated plastic Cookie sale sign and a fabric Cookie sale tablecloth.

View the "What’s in it for the troop" Training Video>>


Girl Business Card Program
View Girl Business Card Program overview video>>



Dive in! New to Mags&Munchies Workshops

If you’re  a new Leader or recently volunteered to be the Troop Mags&Munchies  Manager, this interactive workshop is for you.  Dive in, to get an overview of the Program and tips on how to make it work for your Troop.

We’ll review the basics of the Mags&Munchies Program including the 5 Skills, booth sales, patches and badges that can be  earned and discover some great ideas on how to make Mags&Munchies fun and rewarding for the girls and yourself. The cost is $5.00 per person. 

There are three sessions this year, so pick one and register online.

Friday       9/19    10am - 11:30am Register

Monday    9/22      7pm - 8:30pm   Register

Tuesday    9/23     7pm - 8:30pm   Register



Troop Manager Trainings

All Troop managers will be invited to a local training given by the Association Chairs.  If you don't have an Association Chair or can't make your local training date then you are welcome to attend one of the

Regional Trainings:
9/15 6:45pm – 7:45pm at the Glen Head TD Bank, 319 Glen Head Road, Brookville
9/16 7:00pm - 8:00pm at the Hicksville Computer Resource Center, 101 Jerusalem Ave, Hicksville

9/18 7:00pm - 8:00pm at St. Mark's Methodist Church (Parlor room), 200 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre

There is no advance sign-up for these trainings, just make sure to arrive on time.




Troop Proceeds ( Rewards & Incentives)

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
  • All items need to be ordered by October 29, 2014 to count toward girl rewards and Troop Proceeds


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
  • All items need to be ordered by October 29, 2014 to count toward girl rewards and Troop Proceeds


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.



Planning on doing a Booth Sale?

My Troop is Interested in Having a Booth Sale!

GSNC Mags&Munchies Program booth contest for 2013Booth Sales start on September 12th and end on 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

GSNC - Operation: Stop Hunger and Project Thank Your Donation Box and Can ExamplesHere 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.



Mags&Munchies Council Booth Slot Contest

Tell us in 2-3 sentences what your Troop will do with your Mags&Munchies and Cookie proceeds and the Troop can win a fantastic opportunity to earn extra proceeds selling Mags&Munchies products at a select Council Booth slot. Booths will take place in late September and October. Deadline for entering is 9/17/14. Entries should be sent to Fran McAllister at


(14) Available Booth Slots (2 slots per date):

                  9/20 - KidsFest Old Westbury Gardens
                  9/27 - Eccoci, Women’s clothing store, Manhasset
                  10/5 – Broadway Mall, Hicksville (Scavenger Hunt event)
                  10/25 – Broadway Mall, Hicksville
                  10/26 – Broadway Mall, Hicksville
                  11/1 – Broadway Mall, Hicksville
                  11/2 – Broadway Mall, Hicksville         


Mags&Munchies Top Seller Contest

The top selling Girl Scout in each Association, with at least 100 items or more, will receive their choice of the large plush otter or a trefoil necklace.

                 GSNC Mags&Munchies reward trefoil necklace               OR             GSNC MAgs&Munchies Reward plush otter


100 items can be 100 nut/snack products, 100 subscriptions/photo keepsakes or a combination.
Only orders entered by the Troop Manager in the Nut-E system will count toward this reward.
Booth sale quantities cannot be used for this reward calculation.
Recipients will receive this reward at the December 6, 2014 Mags&Munchies CEO Brunch



Troop Highest Dollar Booth Sales Contest:
The Troop at each level (Daisy - Ambassador) with the highest Mags&Munchies booth sale dollars
will get to select a Council Cookie Booth of their choice before they open in E-budde.

GSNC Cookie Booth reward





*NEW* Troop Reward

For Troops that turn in $2,000 in orders they will receive a 2 sided, 16"x26" corrugated plastic Cookie Sale sign
For Troops that turn in $2,500 in orders they will receive the sign plus a 60"x60" fabric Cookie sale tablecloth


GSNC MAgs&Munchies Troop reward Cookie sign     GS Sign

GS TableclothGSNC MAgs&Munchies Troop reward Cookie sign





How do my girls earn the Be A Reader patch this year?

QSP Be A Reader patchThe Be a Reader Program is designed to engage girls in learning and earning activities which focus on goal setting, money management and entrepreneurship that tie in with the Mags&Munchies theme.


The Be a Reader Program is online this year at 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.




Mags&Munchies Document & Form Library