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Ready Set Glow! It is time to Unearth Your Future and Explore Your Dreams!

September 4, 2017

Join this year’s Fall Product Program and see how much fun you’ll have being the best you! The 2017 program brings new and exciting features to this year’s program and promises to be the easiest Fall Product Program ever!

Girls loved creating their very own digital avatars last year and this year we’re taking it one step further! As part of the 2017 Fall Product Program, girls will be able to craft and record a special message on behalf of their digital avatar to share with friends and family. This fun, new tool allows girls to talk about the sale, share their goals, and let friends and family know how they can help! Girls will also continue to have access to a wide-range of digital accessories to personalize their avatar to represent their unique personality!

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 chocolate 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, our Fall Product 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 Explore Your Dreams 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.

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 Product Managers! Parents have access to enter information for their girls in the Me2 site.
  • Easy to Use Training Resource! Parents and volunteers will have access to short training videos for our Fall Product Program, including how to use the M2 Media vendor platform. These videos have been very popular during the Cookie Program providing must-know-information in mere minutes!
  • One system for magazines and nuts/candy! No printing separate 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 Ready Set Glow! Fall Product Program officially kicks off October 1.  Girls can begin building their own avatar and selling as early as September 18 following the completion of sale training.  The face-to-face portion of the Fall Product Program will end October 22 to allow all orders to be delivered to troops for distribution; however, girls and troops can continue their online sales from October 23 through November 12. This can be a great time to remind customers that the holidays are right around the corner and magazines, nuts and chocolate, like our S’more Trail Mix make great gifts!

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

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Real G.I.R.L. Stories

August 28, 2017

By Ashley Winton, Communications Intern

One of the best parts of being a Girl Scout is that it provides girls with so many opportunities to unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)! These traits define a girl of courage, confidence, and character—a G.I.R.L. can achieve anything that she sets her mind to! Every girl is a G.I.R.L., and through awesome opportunities like the Girl Scout Cookie Program, service projects, excursions, and more, girls can develop the skills they need to shine as leaders in their community and even the world.

Need some inspiration to help your troop unleash their inner G.I.R.L.? Look no further! Every day, the troops of Girl Scouts—North Carolina Coastal Pines do BIG things that allow them to challenge themselves and grow, building the leaders of tomorrow and creating true girl-bosses.

Go-getter

A Go-getter is bold and does not take no for an answer. She knows what she wants and sets goals to accomplish anything that she sets her mind to! Being a go-getter means going after the things she is passionate about and never giving up even if she fails the first time.

A great example of a Go-getter is Cassie from Troop #172! Cassie has been a dedicated Girl Scout for eleven years, and could not wait to visit Our Chalet, a Girl Scout World Centre during her visit to Switzerland! In spite of many obstacles concerning transportation, Cassie did not take no for an answer and made her dream of visiting Our Chalet a reality!

Cassie Foltz1

 

Innovator

An Innovator is a girl that thinks outside the box, constantly coming up with new ideas to make a difference in her community. She has the ability to be creative and let her imagination run wild. Our Girl Scouts are innovators when they think up new service projects, learn new things about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), and so much more!

The Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes from Troop #829 were Innovators when they constructed cat-scratch pads out of leftover cookie box cases from the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program! The girls wanted to help the environment by finding a use for their cookie cases instead of throwing them away, and help a local animal shelter. They completed the pads during a camping adventure at Camp Mu-Sha-Ni and they were excited to deliver them to the cats when they returned!

Troop 829

 

Risk-Taker

A Risk-taker is not afraid of the unexpected—she embraces it! As Girl Scouts, girls have endless opportunities to step outside their comfort zone and accomplish the things that they never thought possible.

One example of a Risk-taker is Cara from Brownie Troop #611! This year, Cara set a goal to gather a high amount of donations for Operation Cookie Drop. To reach her goal, she visited Coopers Fire and Rescue and gave a speech about Operation Cookie Drop to a full crowd. Even though it made her nervous to speak in front of so many people, it was so worth it after they made a $200 donation!

Cara Cotugno

 

Leader

A Leader is confident and responsible enough to take charge and to rally others to join her in changing the world. All of our Girl Scouts get the opportunity to be a leader—whether it’s within her troop or the community!

The Girl Scout Seniors from Troop #326 have proved themselves to be excellent leaders after hosting the International Festival for Area Wake 18 for three years! The event has been a great success due to their extensive planning that involves patch design, scheduling, and implementing safety rules of course! This opportunity has allowed them to grow as leaders and role models for younger Girl Scouts!

Troop 326

How do you unleash your inner G.I.R.L? Share your story here!

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