Open House and Fall Product Rally 9-10-16



September 10th

10 am—2 pm (Approx. 1 hour event)

Girl Scouts Headquarters in Irvine. Come with Your Family or Troop!

                                             Bring a Friend and Introduce her to the World of Girl Scouting!

                                             Click HERE for more information!


Troop Product Coordinator (TPC) 5 Steps to Appointment

Troop Product Coordinators (TPCs) complete 5 steps to be appointed by their Service Unit Product Manager (SUPM):

1.  Complete your registration for the 2016-2017 Girl Scout Membership year

2. Completed online background screening as necessary (once every 5 years)

3. Troop has submitted online Troop ACH Authorization form with voided troop check attached (Every troop must resubmit this form every year beginning August 1.)

4. Complete online orientation.

5. Complete Troop Product Coordinator training (classroom or online)

Order Your 2017 Gluten Free Cookies NOW!

2017 Gluten Free Trios Cookie: Pre-order

About the Cookie: Gluten Free Trios

For the 2017 season, ABC and GSOC are pleased to bring back the Trios gluten free cookie made with real peanut butter, delicious chocolate chips, and certified whole grain, gluten free oats. What a treat! Our cookie allows celiac disease sufferers and those trying to avoid gluten to support the efforts of Girl Scouts as they enjoy a product created just for them.

A few facts about Trios:

  • * Produced in a dedicated gluten free facility
  • * Made with real peanut butter, real chocolate chips, certified gluten free whole grain oats    and real butter
  • * No artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no high-fructose corn syrup, no palm oil and no        hydrogenated oils. Nutritional information available here.
  • * Available in a 5-ounce re-sealable foil pouch with 12 pouches per case
  • * Price per package is $5.00
  • How Does the Pre-order Work?
  • Troops interested in selling the gluten free Trios cookie must place their order by Sunday, September 18, 2016 using the form below. Cookies wills not be available in cupboards.
  • Gluten free Trios will be in Snap+ Allocating packages to girls, girl payment tracking and ACH withdrawals will all be done within the cookie management system.
  • Gluten free Trios will be included in the first ACH withdrawal in February, 2017. The remaining amount due for Trios will be included in the final amount debited from the troop account in March, 2017.
  • Troops will earn the same proceeds per package of gluten free Trios cookies sold as all other varieties. Troops will earn credit towards all troop recognitions on their Trios cookie sales.
  • Girls will earn credit towards all girl recognitions on their gluten free Trios cookie sales. There will not be a special gluten free patch.
  • Only troops who order by Sunday, September 18, 2016 are guaranteed to have gluten free Trios cookies for direct orders and booth sales. There may be a limited number of cases available to order during the sale, but the only way to guarantee having gluten free Trios is to place an order by the September 18 deadline.
  • Gluten free Trios will be distributed to participating troops with their initial cookie order in January 2017.
  • Gluten Free cookies retail for $5.00 per package.

Troops must meet the following criteria in order to participate in the gluten free pre-order:

Troop ACH Authorization (TAA) Form

The new online Troop ACH Authorization (TAA) form is now active.

Troops must complete a new form annually, As stated in the Council’s Troop Financial Guidelines.  The online TAA form requires troops to upload a copy of a voided check to complete the form.

Troops also complete a new TAA form whenever there is a change to the troop’s banking information, including a change in signers. If you need to change the information on a form you submitted after Aug 1, 2016, please select “No – our bank information has changed” for the first question.

Create Your Fall Product Teams Now!

clockTroops and Service Units should recruit volunteers now to be ready when the Fall Product program begins on Saturday, September 24th.  Service Unit Training  is Tuesday, September 6th and Troop training via classroom begins Sept. 7th.

See Create Your Troop Fall Product Team for job descriptions.

See Create Your 2016 Service Unit Product Team for job descriptions.

Note the earlier dates this year!

2016 Fall Product Program Dates

August 20  Volunteer Conference @ UCI (Nutty Newbie & Cookie Rookie talk, Product Sales sneak peek & more)

Sept 7 – 17    Troop Product Coordinator Trainings throughout Orange County

Sept 10    Open House & Fall Program Rally at HQ

Sept 24     Fall Product Program begins!

Oct 9    Troop initial orders due

Oct 21 – 23    Nut product deliveries & distributionKoala tree

Oct 28 – Nov 6    Booth Sales and Direct Sales (door-to-door)

Nov 6    Fall Product Program ends!


Service Unit Team Member Trainings:

Service Unit Product Manager: Part 1 online beginning Sept 1 AND Part 2 Classroom on Tuesday Sept 6, 7pm-9pm in GSOC HQ in Irvine

Service Unit Booth Sale Coordinators: TBD

Service Unit Drop Shipment (materials and/or recognitions):  online only beginning Sept 1

Service Unit Distributor:  online only beginning Sept 1