FAQs

Questions about Selling

Download the 2022 Girl Scout Fall Product Program FAQ

Product Information FAQ

Yes, some Girl Scout items are Kosher. See this listing for specific items and their Kosher designation.

Yes, we have items that are naturally gluten-free and meet the FDA guidelines for gluten free. These items are made in a facility that has gluten and are not certified. See the Trophy Nut product listing for gluten-free products.

Girl Scouts is proud that many Girl Scout products are “zero trans-fat per serving.” Selected varieties can claim 100% trans-fat-free status, meaning there are no trans-fats in the entire package.

The chocolate coating in some products requires very specific characteristics to function correctly. Currently, there are no acceptable alternatives to partially hydrogenated oil that provide the needed characteristics. Trophy Nut is a member of the RSPO, and more information can be found at www.rspo.org.

Nut and candy products are code dated 12 months from the date of manufacture.

Proposition 65 is a California law that requires a clear and reasonable warning to consumers for products that contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Some Girl Scout Fall Products contain the chemical acrylamide, which was discovered in 2002 and is formed by the reaction of naturally occurring sugars and a particular amino acid when food is cooked at higher temperatures, such as when baked, roasted or fried. With few exceptions, the chemicals in food that appear on the Proposition 65 list are not intentionally added to food. They are picked up from the soil or formed during cooking or other processes.

 

You have likely seen Proposition 65 statements at various restaurants and establishments that carry food. Proposition 65 includes a very wide range of safety factors when determining what chemicals are included on the Proposition 65 list. Given the difficulty of determining what is a carcinogen and the extremely wide range of safety factors used by California, there is often a great deal of controversy regarding chemicals added to the Proposition 65 list. The purpose of Proposition 65 is to alert consumers to potential risk and enable them to make an informed decision regarding the products they consume.

The following warning will appear for some/all Girl Scout nut or candy products on girls’ order cards and on the licensed vendor websites (for directly shipped and girl-delivered orders) sold in California.

WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals, including acrylamide, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to http://p65warnings.ca.gov/food

The information for Prop 65 is listed at the end of the statement on the girl order card. We should enable consumers to make their own decisions. In the event your Girl Scouts receive a question related to the Proposition 65 warning, we have created the following resource to support you and your girl in answering questions.

Please see the Shipping Information sheet for information on delivery and shipping costs.

Fall Product Revenue FAQ

All the net revenue earned from product programs—every penny after paying the vendor—stays within Orange County. This includes the portion that goes directly to the troop selling Fall Products. Troops receive $3.00 for every magazine subscription/renewal and 90¢ for nut, candy, and Care to Share items sold to reward the team effort and help support their Girl Scout activities. Troops decide how their proceeds will be spent. Girls receive patches and prizes to reward their individual efforts.

Are Girl Scout Product purchases tax-deductible?

  • No, if the customer keeps the products.
  • Yes, if the customer purchases a Care to Share Fall Product donation. Girl Scouts, should be sure to give customers a Care to Share receipt.

Fall Product Rewards FAQ

Girls will earn rewards based on the total number of nuts, candy, magazines, and Care to Share they sell. Each magazine sold will count as two items towards girl rewards since magazines cost more than nuts/candy. Rewards are cumulative.

Social Issues FAQ

Occasionally, you may receive a question from the public related to Girl Scouts policies, current events, or common misconceptions about Girl Scouts. If you or your girl receive a question you are not comfortable answering, please direct the individual to girlscouts.org/faqs or ask them to reach out to us at customercare@girlscoutsoc.org.

Is Girl Scouts affiliated with Planned Parenthood? No. Girl Scouts does not have any collaboration or relationship with Planned Parenthood, nor do we provide any financial support to this organization. We believe that health and sexuality are private matters for girls and their families. The Girl Scout organization, including local councils and Girl Scouts of Orange County, does not take a position on abortion or birth control, nor do we endorse or provide funding to organizations that advocate on these issues.

More Information FAQ

Visit Girl Scouts of the USA’s Frequently Asked Questions page or email customercare@girlscoutsoc.org and questions@gsnutsandmag.com.

For more information about our Girl Scout Fall Product Program, selling tools and nutritional information, please visit gscookiesetc.org/fallproduct.

You can inquire online at girlscoutsoc.org or call 800-979-9444. Other languages:

Spanish: (949) 461-8894 | Vietnamese: (949) 461-8895

Girls and parents can contact their Troop Product Coordinator or Leaders for more information. Troops will find more answers in their Troop Plan Book and can contact their Service Unit Product Manager. Also, visit our websites: girlscoutsoc.org and gscookiesetc.org