Girl Scouts offer Fall Product Program through Oct. 24
From press release
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois’ Fall Product Program gives girls the opportunity to offer gourmet food items and magazines to their family, friends, and favorite Girl Scout cookie customers. The 2010 Fall Product Program continues until Oct. 24 with items delivered after Nov. 15.
The Fall Product Program is instrumental in helping girls learn financial literacy; set and reach personal goals; develop customer service skills; and take action to fund troop activities and service projects.
This year’s product line-up includes delicious chocolate items, such as mint meltaways, caramel treasures, chocolate-covered raisins, malted milk balls, deluxe pecan clusters, and peanut butter dreams. There are salty nut items such as whole cashews, cashews and cranberries, cranberry nut mix, hot Cajun crunch, and honey roasted peanuts along with chocolate-covered almonds and peanuts. There is also a sweet fruit slice assortment and the combo three-pack of cashews, peanuts, and wasabi almonds. Product previews are available online at http://www.girlscoutsni.org/fall_product_line.html.
Food items start at $5 and no food item is more than $10. Girls are also able to offer magazine subscriptions through door-to-door sales or online ordering.
While the Fall Product Program is not as well-known as the Girl Scout Cookie Program, it is just as important to Girl Scouts. Both programs teach girls important skills and help them earn money for troop activities. The proceeds from the Fall Products Program help troops to fund activities and service projects that begin long before the Winter Girl Scout Cookie Program. Girl Scout Product Programs differ from traditional fund-raisers by encouraging girls to work together to decide how to spend troop funds rather than dictating what the money will be used toward.
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) was established Oct. 1, 2009, with the joining together of four area Girl Scout councils: Girl Scouts—Green Hills Council (Freeport), Girl Scouts—Fox Valley Council (Sugar Grove), Girl Scouts—Rock River Valley Council (Rockford) and Girl Scouts—Sybaquay Council (Elgin). GSNI builds the courage, confidence and character of more than 22,000 girls served in 16 counties, including Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Winnebago and Whiteside counties.
For more about how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, call 800-242-5591 or visit girlscoutsni.org.
From the Oct. 20-26, 2010 issue
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