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Girl Scouts Changes Lives

October 17, 2016


By Michaela W., Girl Scout from Troop #945

At Girl Scouts, we believe girls can change the world. We help show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined and help them develop skills and confidence that will last a lifetime. Our girl-lead programs are designed to empower and encourage girls to pursue their passions and explore the world around them – all while having a ton of fun and making lifelong friends. However, the best people to tell their stories are the girls themselves!

Girl Scout Michaela W. wrote an essay on her Girl Scout experience as part of the SECU Scholarship application and was selected to receive $5,000 in scholarship funds. We’re excited to share parts of her essay about how Girl Scouting made a huge impact on her life and leadership development.

“It is a common occurrence for people to tell you to “do something that will look good on your college application.” But I’ve never been satisfied with doing something just for self-serving gains. I want to be involved with a cause that is important to me so I can look back on my accomplishments later and be proud, not just because it helped me get into a prestigious college or helped me get a decent job, but because it taught me something real.

When I was about nine years old I joined Girl Scouts. We quickly found Troop #945 and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I credit the ten years I spent in that troop with giving me some of the best experiences of my life.

You can write down “ten years of community service through Girl Scouts of USA” on your resume, but that’s not what really matters. What matters are the little things, like the smile and excitement on an eight-year-old’s face when she finally figures out how to roll up her sleeping bag. It’s sitting around a campfire and feeling the accomplishment of a long day of teaching little girls how to grow up to be strong, independent women. Girl Scouts has not only taught me how to be a leader, it has also brought me some of my most cherished friends and has made me who I am today.”

Michaela’s experience perfectly illustrates why we do what we do – build girls of courage, confidence, and character. Are you inspired by her story and ready to explore the world in Girl Scouts? Join us to discover your interests and your chance to do big things!

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Fall Product Program 2016 – Join the Fun!

October 10, 2016


By Amy Vitale, Product Sales Manager

Ready, set, sell! The Fall Product Program is in full-swing, but there’s still time to get in on all the fun. From limited-edition patches to troop proceeds to reaching goals and building finanal literacy skills – there are so many reason to participate! Sign up here to get started!

For those whose sale is underway, here are some quick tips and trips to help make this your most successful sale yet!

Let your customers know what your troop plans to do with the earned proceeds.

Your friends and family are more excited to support you and your troop when they know what their money is supporting!

Reach out to those customers who supported you last year.

When you register, email addresses of those who supported you last year will be waiting for you to resend! How easy is that?

Remind your customers that the holidays are just around the corner.

Magazines subscriptions, nuts and chocolates make great gifts. Our snowman tin is perfect for a teacher gift!

Don’t forget to share your virtual store on Facebook!

Families that share their Girl Scout’s store with their family and friends on social media generated more sales then those that didn’t.

Print and give out your custom business cards.

You can feature your avatar on your cards and give them to those you can’t reach online like your neighbors, teacher, dentist, or hair dresser. The in-person portion of the Fall Product Program runs through October 23!

Make your goal to sell 4 magazine subscriptions, 20 nuts/chocolates, plus send out 12 email invitations.

You will earn 5 patches plus the awesome avatar patch and be in the running for the special once-in-a-lifetime 100 Years of Selling Girl Scout Cookies avatar patch!

Check your order status online.

Checking to see what you have earned so far helps you to keep track of your goals and see what you could earn to guarantee you get what you want as part of our recognitions and patches!

Get credit for your orders.

Ask your family to help you enter your face-to-face nut and chocolate orders on your virtual order card online so these orders are placed and you get credit for them.

Utilize mobile devices!

Your virtual store is mobile optimized so you can take orders face-to-face online with a smart phone so your customers get their orders faster and you don’t have to collect money or make change!

Ready to start selling? What are some awesome tips and tricks you’ve used to have a great Fall Product Program?

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