Girl Scouts selling nuts and candy this fall
On October 4, local Girl Scouts entrepreneurs will begin in-person sales by offering nuts, candies and food magazines to Girl Scouts supporters through the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois fall produce program. The 2021 lineup includes fan favorites like Mint Treasures and introduces new ones like Caramel Apples.
Fall 2021 in-person products are $ 5 to $ 10 and include: Girl Scout Uniform Pewter with Mint Treasures; Christmas box in the shape of a bunny with luxury pecan clusters; Whole cashews with sea salt (can); Caramel apples (box); Trail mix with peanut butter (bag); Dark chocolate peppermint pretzels (bag); English butter caramel (box); Deluxe Pecan Bunches (box); Dark chocolate caramel capsules with sea salt (box); Mint chocolate penguins (box); Sweet and savory mixture (can); chocolate covered raisins (box); Peanut Butter Bear (box); Peanuts with dill pickle (box); Fruit slices (box).
The fall produce program teaches Girl Scouts to skillfully navigate the virtual marketplace. These budding entrepreneurs are learning how to build a website and cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit. Each entrepreneur personalizes his own site by:
• Show their goal and what they want to gain;
• Writing a description or creating a video to explain to clients how the funds won will be used;
• Adding their favorite image;
• Provide means for customers to securely login to products using website, email, text, social media, QR code or printable business cards;
• Creation of their own personalized virtual avatar.
Customers can order items from individual Girl Scout websites. Each customer can order, pay for, and receive direct shipments of items, with Girl Scout receiving full credit for the purchase. These young entrepreneurs started offering fall products virtually on September 14th and can choose to sell in person with parental permission and following all Girl Scout health and safety rules from October 4-23.
Visit Girl Scout’s virtual store for more products ranging from $ 5 to $ 20, available exclusively online. Interested customers can contact a local Girl Scout for these fall products. To support a local Girl Scout’s small business, customers can call the Northern Illinois Girl Scout Product Program hotline at (847) 214-9295, email email@example.com, or visit www.girlscoutsni.org/buynutscandymags.
Through the Girl Scout leadership experience, entrepreneurs see a direct benefit in any product they win. They decide how to use their profits to fund their own adventures. They will work together in person or virtually with their friends – creating their first official meeting room – to share sales ideas, have fun, and collaborate on how to spend the profits on what they want to do. Girl Scouts offers the online tools they need to be successful, as well as the skills and in-person training to raise the next generation of successful entrepreneurs and community leaders.
Funds earned through the Fall Product Program help troops get started in the fall, well ahead of the Girl Scout Cookie Winter Program. Both programs teach important skills and help troops fund service activities and projects.
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois serves 16 counties, including some or all of Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscoutsni.org or call (844) 476-4463.