GS 105

GS 105

GS105 – Orientation for Troop Product Sale Managers

This course is recommended for those adult volunteers who are serving a Girl Scout troop as Troop Product Sale Manager for either the fall product sale or the spring cookie sale. 20 minutes.

Course Materials

This training requires high speed internet access. For optimal experience, please use an internet connection that supports at least 3 megabytes per second; dial-up connections will most likely not support this program. Please use Chrome or Safari for best results.

GS105 Training does include audio, but if your computer does not have speakers, you can enable the Closed Captioning (subtitles) option. Some learners will enjoy having a pen and paper with them as they complete training to take notes. We will provide all information, however, after the session for your convenience.

GS105 Training includes terminology you may not be familiar with, a product sales glossary is available for download here.

More Information About GS105:

Becoming the Troop Product Sale Manager

Submit a Volunteer Application

All Troop Product Sales Managers must have a Volunteer Application on file with Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council. The Volunteer Application is valid for 3 years.

 

How to Apply for Financial Assistance – Adult Member

Financial Assistance for an adult member covers his/her annual membership registration fee and the cost of one activity/event, if that adult volunteer is required to attend per the girl-to-adult ratios in Volunteer Essentials. To apply for Financial Assistance, complete Financial Assistance Application and membership registration form. Submit via e-mail to membership@gsvsc.org or mail to Council Headquarters at:

Registrar – Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council

3663 Peters Creek RD NW

Roanoke, VA 24019

 

Register as an Adult Girl Scout Member

To register, follow these instructions. If applying for financial assistance, online registration is not permitted.

 

Attend Sale-specific Training

All Troop Product Sale Managers must attend a sale-specific training to learn the details of that year’s product sale. Trainings are hosted as in-person workshops by local volunteers. Dates, times, and locations are below. If you have questions, please contact your Volunteer Services Manager. Dates, times, and locations for the 2015 Nut/Candy Fall Product sale will be posted soon.

Keeping Girls Safe When Selling

Safety Activity Checkpoints

Safety Activity Checkpoints are useful checklists to help troop volunteers prepare their
Girl Scouts for activities. Read these checkpoints before participating in the product sale:

Safety Activity Checkpoints - Product Sales

Safety Activity Checkpoints – Online

 

Volunteer Essentials

Volunteer Essentials is our Girl Scout encyclopedia; it covers all your need-to-know Girl
Scout information such as safe money management and safety when selling.

 

10 Basic Safety Guidelines

10 Basic Safety Guidelines is a one-page handout that outlines the basic safety guidelines that all Girl Scouts and troop adults need to know prior to selling.

 

Girl Scout Online Safety Pledge

Any girl 13 years and older, with parent permission, is welcome to utilize the internet to
market or collect orders. However, the Troop Product Sale Manager should review the
Girl Scout Online Safety Pledge with that Girl Scout. The Girl Scout must also sign the
pledge prior to logging on.

Recognizing Girls' Successes

Cookie Activity Pin

The Cookie Activity Pin can be earned each year by Girl Scouts of any age-level. . All girls who participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program are eligible to earn the annual Cookie Activity Pin. The pin recognizes the “5 skills” learned and practiced during the sale. The
pin’s color changes annually.

 

Leaves

Daisy Girl Scouts can earn Leaves to recognize their learning throughout the product
sales. Use the Badge Explorer to see the 4 Leaves available for earning and their requirements. Complete requirements are available in the Daisy Girl’s
Guide to Girl Scouting, which can be purchased through the Skyline Shop at 540-777-
5136 or online at the Skyline Shop website.

 

Financial Literacy Badges

Girl Scouts at the Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador age-level can earn
Financial Literacy badges. Use the Badge Explorer to see the badge design and
requirements. Complete badge requirements are available through that age-level Girl’s
Guide to Girl Scouting, which can be purchased through the Skyline Shop at 540-777-
5136 or online at the Skyline Shop website.

 

Girl Scout Badges & Pin Chart

This chart shows the badges and pins that Girl Scouts can earn, related to the product
sales or financial literacy.

Training Parents/Guardians Prior to the Sale

5 Skills Worksheets

All Parents/Guardians should know the 5 Skills that their Girl Scouts are learning while
they earn money through the product sale. You can share these handouts with
your troop adults to help them understand the 5 Skills.

The 5 Skills – Shaping Your Girl’s Future

The 5 Skills in Action

The 5 Skills and Leadership Outcomes

 

Coaching Your Budding Business Woman

The Coaching Your Budding Business Woman worksheet is a great training tool for
parents/guardians. It helps parents visualize and practice ways to support their Girl Scout
during the product sale.

 

Practical Tips for Parents

This all-in-one worksheet, Practical Tips for Parents, sums up the 5 Skills, how to coach
your budding business woman, and more!

 

Volunteer Essentials – Reviewing Financial and Sales Ability by Age-level

Volunteer Essentials is our Girl Scout encyclopedia; it has all your need-to-know Girl
Scout information. In Volunteer Essentials, you can find a section that outlines the
financial and sales ability by age-level. This is a good chart to show parents/guardians to
help them understand what their Girl Scout is capable of during the product sale.

 

Volunteer Essentials – Helping Girls Reach Their Financial Goals

Volunteer Essentials is our Girl Scout encyclopedia; it has all your need-to-know Girl
Scout information. In Volunteer Essentials, you can find a section that outlines the
steps to help girls reach their financial goals. This is good information to share with
parents/guardians to help them understand how to support their Girl Scout during the
product sale.

 

When a Parent/Guardian Volunteers to Chaperone a Product Sale Booth

Recruiting parents/guardians to chapreon a product sale booth is a great way to get troop adults involved. Remember that these adults must have a Volunteer Application on file and be registered adult Girl Scout members. These volunteers are invited to take GS104 - Orientation for Support Volunteers to learn more about volunteering for the troop. GS104 is an online course and takes 20 minutes.

 

Submit Volunteer Application

All Troop Product Sales Managers must have a Volunteer Application on file with Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council. The Volunteer Application is valid for 3 years.

 

Register as an Adult Girl Scout Member

All volunteering adults be registered adult Girl Scout members. To register, follow these instructions.

Helpful Resources for You – the Troop Product Sale Manager

Girl Scout Cookie Program Booklet

Whether you’re participating in the cookie program or the fall product sale, this Program Booklet will help you from start to finish with your product sale!

 

Volunteer Essentials – Reviewing Financial and Sales Ability by Age-level

Volunteer Essentials is our Girl Scout encyclopedia; it has all your need-to-know Girl
Scout information. In Volunteer Essentials, you can find a section that outlines the
financial and sales ability by age-level. Remember, Girl Scouts is all about letting girls
lead! So look at this chart and determine what the girls should be doing for the product
sale in your troop.

 

Volunteer Essentials – Helping Girls Reach Their Financial Goals

Volunteer Essentials is our Girl Scout encyclopedia; it has all your need-to-know Girl
Scout information. In Volunteer Essentials, you can find a section that outlines the
steps to help girls reach their financial goals. Remember, “goal setting” is one of the 5
Skills girls learn through the product sales. Help them learn this skill with these tips.

 

Bling Your Booth

Decorating your booth with banners, a theme, or other eye-catching items is a sure way to
attract customers. Check out these ideas for blinging your booth!

 

Marketing in Motion

Product Sale Booths are a wonderful place to spread the word about Girl Scouting! Visit
our Marketing in Motion website to print recruitment materials to have on hand at your
booths. You can also pass out flyers with sold product!

 

What if a customer’s check bounces?

If a customer’s check bounces, contact GSVSC Product Sale Department immediately at 540-777-5100.

 

GS105 Summary

This one page handout summarizes all the important information covered in GS105 – Orientation for Troop Product Sales Managers.

 

2015 Cookie Sale Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

GSVSC Cookie Website

Troop Manager Plan Book (Manual)

Cookie Sale Parent Letter

Cookie Sale Parent Permission Form

Questions?

Questions? Email us at info@gsvsc.org to connect with our customer care team.

Course Content

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