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Mags & Munchies: Go Bright Ahead

The Fall Product Program is more than just a fundraiser

Mags & Munchies is a financial literacy program where girls become entrepreneurs. Girl Scouts sell nuts, candy/chocolates, and magazines, learn how to run their own business, and develop the Five Skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, Business Ethics

Together, they earn proceeds for their troop to use during the Girl Scout year to fund activities and projects. It's a great way for them to practice before the Girl Scout Cookie season. Girls also receive exciting rewards while offering family and friends the opportunity to purchase delicious munchies and great products.

Important Program Dates

 Fall into Girl Scouts

September 17

Initial Sale Begins

September 19

Initial Sale Ends & Entered into M2OS

October 16

Catch-up Order Taking Begins

October 17

Cupboards Open

October 20

Booth Sales Begin

October 21

National Nut Weekend

October 21-23

Delivery of Products Begin

October 28

Girl Scout Seal of Approval Weekend

November 4-6

Girl Scouts Shine Bright Weekend

November 11-13

Fall Product Program Ends

November 16

Allocate Products to Girls in M2OS

November 30

 

For Fall Girl Sellers
Initial Sale is the first phase of the sale.

It runs from September 19 - October 16. Troops that participate in the Initial Sale sell more items, which means they have larger Troop Rebates. Deliveries begin October 28. Please check with your Service Unit Fall Product Manager for more info on your delivery.

The Mags & Munchies Fall Product Program is easy, fun, and a great way to start off your Girl Scout year.

This year’s theme is to Go Bright Ahead! and the Hawaiian Monk Seal is the mascot! Share these fun facts with your troop.

  • They are an endangered species of earless seal with approximately only 1,570 left.
  • The seal’s common name comes from the thick fold of skin around the neck that resembles the hood of a monk’s robe.
  • They live in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
  • Monk Seals are not aggressive toward people, unless they feel threatened.
  • Their weight is between 500-600 pounds.
  • They are primarily marine animals but haul out on land to rest and give birth.
How to Get Started
What A Girl Scout Needs to Participate

A signed Parent/Caregiver Agreement Form on file with her troop (or council if participating individually) and a Fall Product Program packet, which includes an order card and collection envelope.

Four Ways to Paticipate
  1. Online Sale: Girls will create an online account in the M2 System. She can invite friends and family to place an order. Customers can choose to have nuts, chocolates, or magazines shipped directly to them, or they can select from a group of nut and chocolate products that girls can deliver. Girl delivered items will be available for picked up from your Service Unit.
  2. Order Card: In-person by taking orders using the order card and collecting payments door-to-door or from friends and family. These orders can easily be added to her online account.
  3. Booth Sales: Girls can host booth sales with their troop in front of grocery stores, community centers or at events. (This is dependent on council guidelines).
  4. Stand-A-Bout: Girls can host a stand-a-bout in front of your home, just like a lemonade stand. Make an apppointment online to request products for pick-up from our cupboard.
Patches & Rewards
Rewards are Cumulative

Nut Item = 1 Unit / Magazine Subscription = 2 Units 

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Resources & Handouts
Resources & Handouts
  • Activity Guide - Fun activities for Girl Scouts, like mascot facts, coloring pages, program goal chart, and more.
Stand-A-Bout Booth Sales
Host a Stand-A-Bout Booth in Front Of Your Home!

A great way to earn more rewards and rebates for your Troop funds. Starts October 21.

How To Participate:
  1. Request Product Pick-UpMake an appointment online to request product pick up from the cupboard. You can hold products for 1 week.
  2. Have Fun and Sell, Sell, Sell! - Decorate your stand to catch the eye of your friends, family, and passersby. Showcase products and remind customers that they make great gifts. Make a sign with your Troop's goal.
  3. Return Leftover Product Make an appointment online to return unsold products to the cupboard. You must return product to the cupboard you picked up from. To limit in-person interaction, you must pay for sold products online here.
  4. Council Staff will assign/credit sold product to your Girl Scout for rewards and patches.

Special Booth Weekend Rewards:  Host a stand-a-bout or booth sale during the following weekends and sell 70+ of nut products to earn special weekend patches.

  • October 21-23: National Nut Weekend

  • November 4-6: Girl Scout Seal of Approval

  • November 11-13: Girl Scouts Shine Bright

For Fall Volunteers
Initial Sale is the first phase of the sale.

It runs from September 19 - October 16. Troops that participate in the Initial Sale sell more items, which means they have larger Troop Rebates. Deliveries begin October 28. Please check with your Service Unit Fall Product Manager for more info on your delivery.

The Mags & Munchies Fall Product Program is easy, fun, and a great way to start off your Girl Scout year.

This year’s theme is to Go Bright Ahead! and the Hawaiian Monk Seal is the mascot! 

 Troop Fall Product Manager (TFPM) Tips:

  • All Troop Fall Product Managers will be required to take Mags & Munchies Training on gsLearn. Once complete the system will bring you to the Troop Product Manager Agreement.
  • Read this guide and check our website/social media for the most up-to-date information.
  • Communicate frequently with girls and families.
  • Collect signed Parent/Caregiver Agreements for each participating Girl Scout.
  • Download, save, and print M2OS reports.
What's New This Year
Payments and Rebates
  • Troop will deposit all money due into their Troop bank account.
  • They will then pay what is owed council less their rebate via online with their Troop Debit Card. (See M2OS Troop Summary / Amount Due Report).
  • If outstanding money is not paid by November 30, council will automatically pull the money owed from the troop bank account. 
Important Notes:
  • Deposit slips will not be handed out this year.
  • Troops must submit a new ACH Authorization Form that will be added to the M2OS by Council. This must be done at the beginning of every Girl Scout year.
  • All monies collected from families and/or sales from Booth Sales needs to be deposited into the Troop Bank Account. To figure out what is due, refer to Troop Summary/Amount Due Report.
  • If any changes are made to your banking, we need to be alerted right away and a new ACH form needs to be filled out. Stand-a-Bouts will still be paid for online and will not be entered into the site until payment has been made.
Resources & Handouts
Resources & Handouts
Catch-Up Orders
Catch-Up Orders are the second phase of the sale.

All orders during this phase need to be picked up at one of our community cupboards.

Make an Appointment

Order taking begins on October 17. Catch-up orders can be picked up beginning the week of October 31. These orders end on November 16.

  • Ask for the Parent/Caregiver’s help in keeping things organized. Choose dates that you will go to the cupboard and have the Parent/Caregiver’s email you with the additional products that they need. Have them sign receipts. Always keep a record of what is picked up.
  • Be sure to allocate any additional product from the cupboards to the girls so they will receive the proper rewards by November 30.
Booth Sales
Available from October 21 - November 13

Booth Sales can be held outside of stores or other safe locations. Set your table up with our delicious products. Make signs showing your troop goals. Remind customers that nuts and candy make great hostess, bus driver, and teacher gifts! Wrap a few cans together with colorful ribbon for display and watch the sales soar!

Important Steps:
  1. Find a location in your area to have your booth sale. View Available Booth Sale Locations. If you are having trouble locating one, call your SU for help. Great locations include banks, supermarkets, and houses of worship.
  2. Confirm the date, time & location with your Service Unit Fall Product Manager.
  3. Reserve your Booth online - Product must be picked up and returned to the same location.
  4. Have fun! Sell, sell, sell!
  5. Return any unsold product to the cupboard no later than the Wednesday following each Booth Sale.
  6. After the booth sale has been entered into the system (about 1 week), be sure to go back to www.gsnutsandmags.com/gssc and assign the product sold to all of the girls that attended that day.

Special Booth Weekend Rewards:  Host a stand-a-bout or booth sale during the following weekends and sell 70+ of nut products to earn special weekend patches.

  • October 21-23: National Nut Weekend

  • November 4-6: Girl Scout Seal of Approval

  • November 11-13: Girl Scouts Shine Bright

Fall Product Cupboard Hours

Opens Thursday, October 20

Closed November 11 for Veteran’s Day & November 24-25 for Thanksgiving.

Main Office, Commack - 442 Moreland Road, Commack • Habla Español

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Tuesday: 1:00-5:00PM
  • Thursday: 1:00-6:00PM
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Camp Edey, Bayport - 1500 Lakeview Avenue, Bayport

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • Wednesday & Friday: 2:00-5:00PM
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

East End Office, Riverhead - 854 East Main Street, Riverhead

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 2:00-5:00PM
  • Wednesday & Friday: 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Munchies & Magazines
Munchies

Family and friends can select from 16 delicious nut and candy items with prices ranging from $7.00-$12.00. These Trophy Nut products are delicious and great for gift giving with three items offered in decorative collectors tins.

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Magazines

Friends and family can help support by purchasing or renewing their favorite magazines! There are hundreds of titles to choose from online and something for everyone.

Care to Share

Not looking to purchase but still want to support? Family and friends can purchase products through Care to Share and we will donate to those in need through Long Island Cares

Read the Product Program News
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Read that latest Product Program News, Mags & Munchies: Issue 3

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