Every fall, Girls Scouts in Greater Los Angeles have the opportunity to fund amazing experiences by taking part in the Fall Product Program. Girl Scouts reach out to family and friends to take orders for chocolates, nuts, and magazine subscriptions. Orders can be placed in-person or online through each girl’s personalized online storefront. Items arrive just in time for Thanksgiving and make great holiday gifts!
Through this program, girls learn financial literacy and develop five leadership skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics – all while collaborating with their troop and having lots of fun.
The Fall Product Program is designed for easy participation and troops get a head start on funding their activities for the year.
This year’s fall product program mascot is Lollie, the ocelot!
Lollie is a carnivore who lives in a rainforest and whose stripes come
in many patterns (no two ocelots have the same markings!). She's here
to encourage Girl Scouts to keep reaching for their goals and embrace
the "Own Your Magic!" mentality-our theme for this year's
The M2 Online System makes it even easier for girls to fundraise for their troops while learning how to utilize technology as a tool. They can send emails to family and friends, inviting them to support their product sales efforts by purchasing a wide variety of products (beyond those on the order card) — nuts, chocolates, magazine subscriptions, and other items online!
Talk to your troop fall product program chair and ask how to get started today!
Girl Scouts have a long tradition of making the world a better place and knowing the importance of community service and the value of giving back! During the Fall Product Program, this can be achieved through our Gift of Caring donation program.
Steps for participating (in-person orders):
Fall Product Program Gift of Caring Partners
All Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Gift of Caring partners are registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.
It’s quick, it's easy, and it’s a fun way to help your troop/group earn those much-needed start-up funds. Earn money for registration, troop materials, etc. Plus, the program offers some fun rewards!
Create an avatar, send 18+ valid emails by Oct. 13, and have $350 in total Fall Product sales - earn a custom avatar patch.
Create an avatar, send 18+ valid emails sent by Oct. 13, have $225 in total Fall Product sales in 2023, and 280+ cookie packages sold in 2024 - earn 2023 Fall/2024 Cookie combined patch.
Troop reward: Troop PGA of 55 units - $10 per selling girl deposited in Troop account.
There is no opt-out option for the fall product program.
Troops will be trained in August/September and dates will vary by service unit and region. Please contact your service unit manager, service unit fall product chair, membership specialist, or regional product program manager for details.
There are 16 nut varieties for 2023:
Initial order-taking begins Sept. 22 and orders (order card and online) must be submitted/entered by Oct. 22 at 11:59 p.m.
Initial order delivery is Nov. 10-12. Locations vary by region and you will be informed of your location at training.
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. For details, click here.
Yes, the software system is called M2OS. It can handle nut, magazine, and personalized product orders. September training dates will be posted on the GSGLA website (www.girlscoutsla.org).
Yes, the debit will be on the first Friday in December, so make sure you have sufficient funds to cover the amount due at least seven days before this debit date. Processing times for deposits vary; do not wait until the day before the debit is scheduled to deposit money into your troop account; you should be depositing promptly and frequently and encouraging your parents to be turning over funds they/their daughter have/has collected promptly and frequently.
Yes. Reach out to the product program manager in your area so she can put you in touch with the service unit fall product chair nearest you.
Yes, customers may make monetary GOC donations (in $6 increments). GSGLA will then purchase nuts to be sent to the LAX USO, local food banks through the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and Operation Gratitude. Gift of Caring receipts are available for those that request one.
All magazine orders are taken online. When a girl (with her parent) sets up her storefront in M2OS she will be emailing family and friends about her sale. A link in that email will direct her customers to her store where they can choose to order nut/candy products and/or order/renew magazine subscriptions. For magazines, the troop will receive 20% of the total dollar amount sold. This portion of the program is linked directly with the nut/candy portion, she doesn’t need to do anything different when setting up her storefront, her customers will be sent links to both shopping areas.
Additional Money Earning
Beginning with the 2021 Fall Product Program, the participation definition has been updated to the following in order for a troop to do any additional money-earning projects:
Troops and girls must participate in both council-sponsored product programs to be eligible to do additional money-earning projects. Participation is demonstrated by the girls learning or enhancing the 5 Skills, and contribution towards the support of program activities for Girl Scouts throughout the Greater Los Angeles council.
Participation is defined by 50% of the registered girls in the troop both earning the Participation Patch and meeting or exceeding the emails-sent reward requirement for each council-sponsored product program (emails must be sent through the applicable vendor software to qualify).
The 2023 Fall Product Program and 2024 Cookie Program Participation patch and emails-sent requirements are defined as:
Fall Product Program = 10 units per girl (nuts/candy product = 1 unit each; magazine order = 2 units each) and 18+ emails sent through M2OS.
Cookie Program = 24 packages of cookies per girl and 18+ emails sent through Digital Cookie.
Senior/Ambassador Gold Award Girls
A Senior/Ambassador Girl Scout earning her Gold Award must participate in the council-sponsored product programs, earn the participation patch, and send 18 emails through our vendor platforms in both programs in order to do any additional money-earning projects needed to support her Gold Award project.
NOTE: Troop participation to support girls working on Gold Award projects with money-earning components is encouraged; however, it is not required that 50% of the registered girls reach the participation level defined above.
We know you have big plans to support your troops next year but might be a little short on funds to do that. Here's a high-level answer. Set a service unit goal of at least X units per girl selling. Organize your team on how to achieve it. Service units that have the minimum required 55% participation rate AND have a Per-Girl Average (PGA) that meets or exceeds the target (45+), will receive proceeds per number of units sold.
Example: If in 2021 a SU had 200 girls registered as of Oct. 1, 2021, and 110 girls participated, their participation is 55%.
45.0 - 49.9
50.0 - 54.9
Lollie the Ocelot Contest
Fall Product Program participants are eligible to enter to win one of two giant plush Ocelots!
To enter, Girl Scouts need to meet the following requirements:
All contest entries must be submitted via https://www.gsglavolunteerapps.org/lottiecontest/. From there, all submissions will be entered into the drawing, where GSGLA’s Product Program team will select two winners at random at the end of the program.
Training Webinars and Presentations:
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles wants to make your life just a little bit easier! We've partnered with Cheddar Up—the leading group payments platform—to give your troop or service unit an easy tool to collect payments (and forms and information) for troop and service unit expenses online with ease at no cost to the collector. With Cheddar Up you can collect online payments for dues, uniforms, supplies, activities, product programs, or events making paper, cash, or checks a thing of the past!