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My Patch CreationMyPatchCreation™ gives individual girls and troops a chance to customize their very own theme koala avatar. Each girl has the ability to choose from various background selections, accessories and features to reflect their unique self! Girls can edit the koala as often as she would like.

The more she does (sending emails, adding a photo of herself, etc.) the more fun accessories she unlocks for her koala.

Once completed the ENTIRE troop can upload their avatars to the troop page for a custom picture. Girls whom earn $200 in online sales get to turn their avatar creation into their very own CUSTOMIZED PATCH! NEW!! This year, Troop Adults can also create a patch online and if the troop earns $500 in online sales, up to 2 troop adults will earn their very own customized patch!

•An email will be automatically sent to all parents of registered girls with the link to create/edit patch. CLICK HERE for the link!
•Parent provides shipping address
•The patch is shipped directly to girl 4-6 weeks from the end of the sale

 

Watch the video HERE for more information!

Fall Product Program Begins!!

Girls can begin collecting orders for Nuts, Photo Keepsake Certificates and Magazine subscriptions & renewals TODAY.  Customers who order through Girl Scouts of Orange County help to provide programs & financial aid to girls, recruit and train adult volunteers and maintain/improve Council’s program centers and Camp Scherman. Remember, new subscriptions, photo keepsakes & nut items make great holiday gifts!QSP NUT HR

Girls, with parent supervision should click on the icon above to send emails to family and friends for online magazine, nut and photo keepsake certificate orders!

Get out to your neighbors and friends TODAY to get their nut orders so that you are guaranteed to have their order when the nuts come in!

LIFE OF A CASHEW!

LIFE OF A CASHEW! – Girl Scouts & QSP/Ashdon Farms have put together a video about the process in which we roast and package our cashews!

Badge Tie-ins

Daisies:
• Responsible for what I say and do – for girls selling fall product who want to be knowledgeable about what they are selling

Brownies:
• Snacks Badge-search online for recipes for a sweet snack to create
• Give Back badge –find out about businesses who “give back”

Juniors:
• Badge: Innovation – Observe what makes a good product
• Badge: Simple Meals – girls to learn about professional cooking
• Journey: Get Moving – Discuss different energies are used

Cadettes:
• Legacy Badge: Badge Category Cook: “New Cuisines” for scouts who are learning about how people cook, and new recipes
• Cookie Business: Marketing badge for scouts learning about brand identity
• Cookie Business: Business Plan for scouts learning to increase their customer base by researching why people don’t buy cookies or other trends in the community
• Journey – It’s your Story: Entrepreneur for scouts learning to innovate based on brainstorming business ideas and to improve on them as they learn how to be an entrepreneur.

Seniors
• Girl Scout Way – Showcase your own traditions. (make a three-minute film or digital slide show that shows your ideas about why Girl Scout traditions are important and how they benefit girls)
• Locavore – Make two different dishes that showcase the same ingredient
• Women’s Health – Design a public service announcement or presentation

Ambassadors
• Dinner Party – Build a menu around your favorite ingredient. Get tips from food professionals.
• Research and Development – Find at least three companies that have developed new ways to tell customers about their products. Find out how companies use R&D to improve their products.

LIVE: Online TPC Training Available Sept 7

 

The online TPC training will be live Sept 7 at http://www.gsoclearning.com/login/index.php

Be sure to log-in! if you complete training as a guest you won’t get credit for it. Once logged in scroll down to find “Troop Product Manager” training. Click on the the link and follow the directions.

When you have successfully passed both quizzes you will see the certificate of completion at the end of quiz two. Print this screen and send it to your SUPM as proof that you have completed the TPC training.

Classroom Training: if you would rather attend a classroom training we have several available over the next few weeks. To find a class please go to the GSOC website calendar.

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Open House and Fall Product Rally 9-10-16

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OPEN HOUSE AND FALL PRODUCT RALLY

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
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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.

ORDER DEADLINE HAS PASSED.

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

LIFE OF A CASHEW!

LIFE OF A CASHEW! – Girl Scouts & QSP/Ashdon Farms have put together a video about the process in which we roast and package our cashews!

Badge Tie-ins

Daisies:
• Responsible for what I say and do – for girls selling fall product who want to be knowledgeable about what they are selling

Brownies:
• Snacks Badge-search online for recipes for a sweet snack to create
• Give Back badge –find out about businesses who “give back”

Juniors:
• Badge: Innovation – Observe what makes a good product
• Badge: Simple Meals – girls to learn about professional cooking
• Journey: Get Moving – Discuss different energies are used

Cadettes:
• Legacy Badge: Badge Category Cook: “New Cuisines” for scouts who are learning about how people cook, and new recipes
• Cookie Business: Marketing badge for scouts learning about brand identity
• Cookie Business: Business Plan for scouts learning to increase their customer base by researching why people don’t buy cookies or other trends in the community
• Journey – It’s your Story: Entrepreneur for scouts learning to innovate based on brainstorming business ideas and to improve on them as they learn how to be an entrepreneur.

Seniors
• Girl Scout Way – Showcase your own traditions. (make a three-minute film or digital slide show that shows your ideas about why Girl Scout traditions are important and how they benefit girls)
• Locavore – Make two different dishes that showcase the same ingredient
• Women’s Health – Design a public service announcement or presentation

Ambassadors
• Dinner Party – Build a menu around your favorite ingredient. Get tips from food professionals.
• Research and Development – Find at least three companies that have developed new ways to tell customers about their products. Find out how companies use R&D to improve their products.

TPC 5 Steps to Appointment

 

All Troop Product Coordinators (TPCs) must complete 5 steps before they can 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 after August 1.)

4. Complete online orientation at:  http://training.girlscouts.org/volunteer_upload/series_events.asp

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

6. Select your role in MyGS as the TPC for your troop.