Thursday, September 27, 2012

2012 recognitions

By selling nuts, candy and magazines, girls can earn personal incentives while raising money for their troop. Listed below are incentive items for individual girls. All incentives are cumulative, giving girls an opportunity to earn each of them as they reach their goals. Are there specific incentives that your Girl Scout hopes to earn?

  • What Can a Girl Do? Patch: Earned by selling 3 magazine subscriptions.
  • Zipper Case: Earned by selling 5 magazine subscriptions.
  • Magazine Super Seller Patch: Earned by selling 7 subscriptions.
  • Get Connected Patch: Earned by selling 10 nut/candy items.
  • Macrame Bracelet and Hair Tie Lollipop: Earned by selling 20 nut/candy items.
  • Super Seller Patch: Earned by selling 30 nut/candy items.
  • Small Plush Flamingo or Daisy Magnet Photo Frames: Earned by selling 40 Nut/Candy Items
  • Paisley Dry Erase Wall Decals: Earned by selling 50 Nut/Candy Items

Combined Nut and Magazine Sales
  • Journey Book for Age Level: Earned by selling 3 magazine subscriptions and 10 nut/candy items.
  • $6 NAR Bucks OR Tap and Wrap Watch: Earned by selling $350 worth of nut/candy/magazines.
  • $8 NAR Bucks OR Zen Alarm Clock: Earned by selling $450 worth of nut/candy/magazines. 
  • $10 NAR Bucks Voucher OR Large Plush Flamingo or Lap Desk: Earned by selling $550 worth of nut/candy/magazines. 


Thursday, September 20, 2012

New Products

We are excited to offer new features and products to the 2012 Nuts About Reading Program.

New Products:

6 oz Dark Chocolate Mint Penguins: Rich Dark Chocolate Penguins bursting with frosty mint. Price $6.00

6 oz Peanut Butter Bears: Milk Chocolate Bears with a smooth peanut butter filling. Price: $6.00 

5.1 oz Dulce De Leche: Fresh, milky caramel surrounded by smooth milk chocolate. Price: $6.00

6.5 oz Holiday School House Village Tin: This is the last of the series for this collector’s tin. This tin contains a favorite sweet and salty snack—Chocolate Covered Pretzels. Price: $8.00

6 oz Girl Scout Mailbox Tin: This is the new collectors tin for 2012. This tin contains Mint Treasures, smooth milk chocolate with a hint of mint. Price: $8.00 
9 oz Wasabi Almonds: Crunch Almonds roasted and coated with wasabi seasoning. Price: $6.00
Digital Subscriptions 

Most of the digital magazines QSP offers will be fulfilled via the Zinio platform, which is device-neutral.  That means subscribers can access their digital content from computers, iPads, other tablet devices, mobile phones, etc. 

New Features 

ACH : ACH stands for Automated Clearing House (ACH) and is the process used for direct deposit and electronic bill payment. As GSEP is utilizing a Council-wide implementation of ACH for both Product Programs during the 2012-2013 Product Program year.

Project Thank You:  Project Thank You is new to GSEP for the Nuts About Reading Program. Customers can donate $5 to troops serving overseas to provide them with Honey Roasted Peanuts or a magazine subscription. 

Booth Sales: We are no longer encouraging booths for the Nuts About Reading Program. If your troop is planning on holding a booth at a community event, please reach out to Amanda Harrity at Nuts and candy will no longer be able to be returned to council and will now be the troops responsibility. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

2012 Product Line Up

GSEP’s Nuts About Reading Program offers a copious assortment of nuts and candy, as well as magazines for girls to sell to raise money for troop activities. Each troop can chose their own selling time during the dates of September 17 and October 22. Outlined below are the various nut and candy items that can be sold. 

  •  Whole Cashews (8 oz): A classic favorite roasted and salted with sea salt. 
  •  Chocolate Covered Pretzels (7 oz): A favorite sweet and salty snack. Crunchy pretzels covered in smooth milk chocolate.
  •  Mint Treasures (6 oz): Smooth chocolate with a hint of mint.
  •  Whole Cashews (8 oz): A classic favorite roasted and salted to perfection.
  •  Chocolate Covered Raisins (11 oz): The plumpest raisins covered in smooth milk chocolate.
  •  Chocolate Covered Almonds (10 oz): Crunchy almonds cover in milk chocolate. 
  •   Blueberry Pomegranate Nut Crunch (6 oz): Tasty squares of almonds, cashews, pistachios, blueberries and pomegranate. 
  •  Gummi Berries (12 oz): These fat-free gummi candies are bursting in five fruit flavors.  
  •   Cranberry Nut Mix (7 oz): A tasty mix peanuts, raisins, cranberries, cashews, banana chips, almonds and walnuts.   
  •   Honey Roasted Peanuts (9 oz): Peanuts roasted with a touch of honey.   
  •   Peanut Squares (9 oz): Peanuts coated in a delicious candy crunch.  
  •  Deluxe Pecan Clusters (5.1 oz): Crunchy pecans covered in caramel and milk chocolate.
  •  Pistachios (7.5 oz): Natural pistachios roasted and salted in the shell.
  •   Wasabi Almonds (9 oz): Crunchy Almonds roasted and coated with wasabi seasoning.
  •   Dulce De Leche (5.1 oz):  Fresh, milky caramel surrounded by smooth milk chocolate.
  •    Dark Choc. Mint Penguins (6 oz): Rich dark chocolate penguins bursting with frosty mint.
  •    Peanut Butter Bears (6 oz): Milk chocolate bears with a smooth peanut butter filling. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Nuts About Reading Rally Reminder!! 

Just a reminder that the Nuts About Reading Rally is only two weeks away!

Saturday, September 22, 2012 GSEP will be holding a Nuts About Reading rally at the Valley Forge Service Center for Daisies, Brownies and Juniors. The Nuts About Reading Program will become familiar to these girls through crafts, taste-testing of products, and fun learning exercises—plus they’ll receive a Nuts About Reading Patch just for coming! 

Valley Forge Service Center
 Forge, PA  
Saturday, September 22, 2012
1:30 – 4:00 PM
Cost: FREE for girls; Safety-wise adult ratios only
Grades 1-5

Capacity is 80 girls max Please note: Adults in attendance are welcome to stay with their girls and learn about our Nuts About Reading Program.Click here to register for “Rally the Troops—Nuts About Reading Kickoff Event” through our eBiz Portal. Just sign in and type "Rally" in the search box.