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The GSNorCal Fall Product Program is October 4, 2019–November 24, 2019!
 
Fall Product Program

Fall Product Program

Girl participation in the Fall Product Program is an important Community Service piece of the Essential Girl Scout Experience. Taking part in the program gives girls the opportunity and equity to give back to their community while funding their dreams to make a difference.

The Fall Product Program involves sisterhood, supportive adults, and special experiences that lead to girls developing five 21st century skills that will prepare them for a lifetime of leadership: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—skills that help to shape innovative and entrepreneurial-minded leaders.

Key Dates
Activity Date
Families and volunteers receive emails to design Me2 avatars and launch online storefronts October 4
Fall Digital Day (Regional GS offices) October 5 (10AM–2PM)
Troop orders finalized in M2 by 11:59 PM October 21
Girl deadline to send 15+ emails via M2 to earn patches October 31
Product deliveries across Northern California begin November 2
M2 storefronts close—last day of program!  November 24
Troops fully reconcile troop product, payments and rewards by 11:59 PM November 25
Northern California ACH Debit for council proceeds   Week of November 25
Recognition items distributed January 2020
Helpful Resources
Fall Product Take Action

Be the difference and take action this fall! Join GSNorCal and the SF Zoo by partnering to support our local rhinos. 

Fall Product Program Rhinos

Meet Najin (mom) and Fatu (daughter)—the only two Northern White Rhinoceroses left in the world, and our program mascots. With the help of science and technology, a team of conservationists is working to preserve not only this species, but also the less than 30,000 rhinos remaining in five species that live in Africa and Asia.

Closer to home, the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens works to support conservation efforts through education by its two ambassadors, Boone, a male black rhino and Gauhati, a male Greater one-horned rhino.

By electing to donate any amount of their recognitions from this program to the SF Zoo, girls will have the opportunity to support conservation and spread the word about the need to protect rhinos.

Girls who choose to donate at the 225+ item level Adopt-A-Rhino Kit receive:

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • Fun Fact page
  • Photograph of adoptive animal
  • Animal plush
  • Adopt-an-Animal collector’s bracelet
Fall Digital Day

Join your fellow Girl Scouts from all over Northern California at your local council office for Fall Product Program Digital Day on Saturday, October 5, from 10 AM–2 PM.

Set up your online store for the Fall Product Program and ask questions, before brushing up on your entrepreneurial skills with a variety of fun activities! Taste our delicious new products, test your financial know-how, design you Me2™ avatar, role-play customer service situations (and learn how to turn that "I don't know" into a "Yes, please!"), learn about the Rhino Take Action Project, and visit the GSNorCal store to use up reward cards from Cookie! PLUS, all participating girls earn a FREE cybersecurity patch.

Drop by any of our council offices in Alameda, Chico, Eureka, San Jose, Santa Rosa, and Redding any time between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM. No registration required. All Girl Scouts and their families welcome. Feel free to bring your own tablet or laptop.

 

Online Program

Through our M2 online storefront platform, girls invite their family and friends to support their goals of community engagement and financial empowerment while learning about cybersecurity and the importance of online branding.  Her storefront is mobile-optimized, so she can even run her business from a tablet or smartphone.

With M2, girls:

  • Manage their online store from a virtual office.
  • Personalize their Me2 avatar and wear proudly on two earned patches.
  • Learn to utilize technology as a tool and become an online entrepreneur.
  • Allow customers the option for in-person delivery or shipped directly.
  • Partner with GSNorCal to Take Action locally and help save endangered rhinos.
Care to Share

Care to Share is GSNorCal’s service operation in which we share our delicious products with the community! Girls sell virtual items to be donated by the council to a local organization, such as food banks or military bases, at the end of the program. GSNorCal coordinates all purchasing and delivery to the appropriate regional organizations.

  • $5 per item, no specific variety
  • Available online and in-person
  • Per IRS regulations, all donations collected while participating in product programs should be toward Care to Share

Plus, girls who sell 5+ Care to Share items earn an exclusive patch AND rhino necklace!


Thanks for your support and participation in the Fall Product Program!
Please contact us at info@gsnorcal.org if you have any questions.