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Fall Sale 2015: Ready, Set, Go!

September 21, 2015

Girl Scouts Fall Product Sale 2015

By Amy Vitale, Product Sale Manager

Are you ready to Do Gr8 things in Girl Scouts? Join this year’s Fall Sale programBranching Out – and see how much fun you will have trying new things! The 2015 sale brings a new vendor that offers new and exciting features to this year’s program like avatars.

What is an avatar you ask? During the sale, Girl Scouts will have fun creating their own avatar on the Me2 site, their “Me2” or “mini me.” This digital – and cute – image that girls create in their likeness, serves as their salesperson icon online. Avatars will help each girl sell magazines, nuts and candy via email, Facebook, and Twitter; earn virtual rewards in her own virtual room; and interact with her fellow troop members’ avatars in an awesome online troop photo. And as she racks up the sales, each Girl Scout can earn real rewards like her own unique avatar patch – and she’ll get to create her personal patch as well.  Pretty cool!!

Best of all, the Branching Out product sales program helps Girl Scouts learn about e-commerce which is a great skill for the future! Selling online with the new Me2 site is so easy. Girl Scouts, with the help of their parents/guardians, can send emails to family and friends around the country to earn the Branch Out patch quick and easy. Girls’ virtual stores can also be shared on Facebook and Twitter reaching special groups like her family, neighborhood or community, or teacher list.

Other councils working with the Me2 site have described their Fall Sale as “awesome,” “easier than ever,” and the “best thing we could do for our families and volunteers.” Me2 is easy to use, loads of fun, and more convenient for families, volunteers, and customers.   Here are just a few of those “awesome” features:

  • No shipping charges! One option available to customers is paying for their order online with a credit card and selecting to have the order hand-delivered by their favorite Girl Scout.
  • Less data entry for Troop Fall Sale Managers! Parents have access to enter information for their girls in the Me2 site.
  • One system for magazines and nuts/candy! No printing separate magazine reports.
  • Real time updates! See her reach her goal more easily as each girl’s progress and her sales level will be updated every day of the sale.

The Do Gr8 Things – Branching Out Fall Sale officially kicks off October 2.  Girls can begin building their own avatar and can begin selling before this date following the completion of sale training.  The face-to-face portion of the Fall Sale will end October 25 to allow all orders to be delivered to troops for distribution; however, girls and troops can continue their online sales from October 26 through November 15. This can be a great time to remind customers that the holidays are right around the corner and magazines, nuts and candy make great gifts!

Whether you are returning to or new to the Fall Product Sale program, join the fun this fall and be amazed how quickly and easily your troop can earn proceeds for the year.


Girl Scouts Take on the Great Outdoors with New Explorer badges

September 14, 2015

New Girl Scout Outdoor Badges

By Krista Park, Communications & PR Director

As our Wild About Camp summer season comes to a close, outdoor enthusiasts don’t fret!  Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines is getting revved up for an adventurous year that would make any avid outdoorswoman envious.

One of many exciting adventures that lie ahead this year is the new Outdoor Explorer badge program for Girl Scouts. Informed by thorough research about the benefits of time spent outdoors, Girl Scouts themselves led the charge and voted to create this new outdoor badge series. For the first time ever, the new badge materials and requirements are now available online.

And what’s also impressive is that the benefits of the Girl Scout outdoor experience do not end with the joy of earning a new badge! According to More Than S’mores, a 2014 study by the Girl Scout Research Institute, girls benefit immensely from time spent outdoors. Girls who regularly spend time outdoors are more likely than their peers with less outdoor experience to possess certain leadership traits, such as environmental stewardship, willingness to seek challenges, and problem solving skills. Participating in Girl Scouts has proven to be one of the best ways for a girl to get a quality outdoor experience!

Furthermore, to ensure girls have every opportunity to venture into the great outdoors, Girl Scouts of the USA has recently announced a new partnership with the National Park Service for the Girl Scout Ranger Program. Girl Scouts can now join with a national park in their area for an organized outdoor service project.

We are so fortunate to live in a state with access to exceptional state parks, beaches, and mountains. There are seemingly endless places to explore the outdoors across North Carolina. There is no better time or place for girls to get involved with Girl Scouts and experience all that we have to offer as part of the girl-designed outdoor initiative and the Outdoor Explorer Badge program.

Discover the new badges and download materials for free!

Be sure to Explore our Camps and visit our Events Calendar to learn more about the year-round outdoor opportunities available to you and your Girl Scouts!

Not a Girl Scout? Find a Troop Near You and start sharing in the Outdoor Fun today!


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