The 2023 Fall Product Program is almost here! Girls will begin selling nuts, candies, magazines, and more from October 2nd - November 9th. This is a council-sponsored family and friends’ program that helps troops and girls fund their Girl Scout year. Girls are empowered with key business skills, such as, Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics.
Girls also learn facts about unique species, create their own personalized avatars, have a chance to earn patches including one that looks just like them, and even the opportunity to win their very own mascot!
|Troop volunteer training available on gsLearn
|6:00 p.m. LIVE Virtual Toop Volunteer and Caregiver Training: https://zoom.us/j/93360044068 Meeting ID: 933 6004 4068 Passcode: 025956
|Fall Product Program Begins Fall Product Program Q & A: 06:00 PM https://zoom.us/j/94647631118 Meeting ID: 946 4763 1118 Passcode: 241966
|Last Day for girls to take in-person (paper card) orders; Family deadline for entering in-person orders; All money due to troop
|Deadline for troop to enter or edit order card items
|Deadline for Service Unit edits to order card items; ALL online sales end; Council ACH
|Last day for girls/troops to make reward choices
|Delivery of nut/chocolate items to SU Volunteers
|All products delivered to customers
Individually Registered Members (IRMs) can paticipate in the Fall Product Program too!
Are you a Girl Scout without a troop? Is your troop not participating in the Fall Product Program, but you would still like to? Here's what to do:
That's it! Join the program today.
Are you new to the council's product programs? Check out the info below on the council's method for collecting payment through Automated Clearing House. We must have an ACH Authorization Form on file in order for you to participate in any council product program.
ACH stands for Automated Clearing House and refers to an electronic banking network used for direct deposit and electronic bill payment. If your paycheck is direct deposited into your bank account, then you are already using ACH. ACH is employed by many different institutions and is already in use by many Girl Scout councils around the country.
ACH works by allowing a third party to either debit or credit a troop’s account. The ACH Debit/Credit Authorization Form that will need to be filled out by the troop will authorize these actions. This paperwork includes information such as the troop’s bank account and bank routing numbers and is supported by a voided check from the troop’s bank account. Troops will simply deposit all money collected from Product Programs into their troop’s account. A calculation is made to determine the amount due to Council and is communicated to the troop in advance for review. Then on predetermined dates, the amount is “swept” from the troop’s bank account into GSLPG’s bank. The troop does not need to use special deposit tickets nor locate GSLPG’s banking information and plan a special trip to the bank. The amount of money that is pulled is based on proven percentages from orders, such as the percentage of an initial cookie order.
No, as long as the bank account and the signers stay the same. If the bank information changes or there is a change in signer, a new ACH form will need to be filled out and sent to GSLPG.
Yes, participation in ACH is required for all troops.
Yes. Troop leaders and troop product program chairs will be notified of dates and amounts that will be withdrawn from their troop account for each sweep prior to the transaction.