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Treats & Keeps Program

The Treats & Keeps Program starts September 1! Girl Scouts can open their own business to sell delicious chocolates, nuts, magazines and more!

Your troop can decide to participate in a number of ways so you don’t overlap with other activities you have at school. Participate using a Nut Order Card or set up an online store to accept orders and payments using debit/credit cards - the two combined will make your Troop unstoppable! Looking for an option that involves no physical money collection or product delivery? You and your troop can participate online only and allow customers to have items shipped directly to their homes.

How to get started with Treats & Keeps:

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Troop Registration
Register your troop as an active troop* for 2018-2019 membership year.
*An active troop is 2 co-leaders and at least 1 registered girl.
Be sure to verify that all girls and adult volunteers in your troop are registered for the 2018-19 membership year to be eligible to participate in Treats & Keeps!

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Reserve your troop's Treats & Keeps packet before July 9 indicating whom from your troop should receive the packet and the number of packets needed based on the number of girls who will participate in the program.
Verify that your address is correct in MyGS.

 

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Recruit a Troop Treats & Keeps Chair
If your troop plans to participate in the program, recruit a Troop Treats & Keeps Chair. Have a volunteer select the Troop Product Program Chair - Fall Product role in MyGS.

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Key Dates

September 1 Treats & Keeps starts!
October 1 Electronic Payment Authorization Form due.
October 14 Troop orders due. Paper sales end – online sales can continue for shipped orders only.
October 31 Online site closes for magazines and more.
Week of November 6 Product and rewards delivered to Service Unit Chairs.
November 30 Troop electronic payment to GSGATL processed.

The 5 Skills:

The Treats & Keeps Program teaches Girl Scouts five core skills to grow into leaders in their own life, in business and in the world.

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Skill #1—Goal Setting
"I know I can do it!"

"We're all about trying new things and having fun. Selling Treats & Keeps is about both. My friends and I work together to set our team goal for the season; maybe we'll donate to our local animal hospital or go on an adventure."

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Skill #2—Decision Making
"I make smarter decisions."

"When I sell Treats & Keeps with my Girl Scout forever friends, we make our own decisions, like how many items we want to sell. We all have to agree on what we'll do with the money, which means talking it out and being okay not getting our way sometimes. And we have to figure out how to solve problems, like what to do when one of the girls is sick and can't help out. Our decisions matter."

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Skill #3—Money Management
"I make change happen!"

"It's cool that I get to make change when someone buys Treats & Keeps products. I'm really careful about it. I count it out twice, so I know it's totally right. And I know each item sold gets us one step closer to our goal."

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Skill #4—People Skills
"I get a lifetime supply of confidence."

"I've met so many new people! I've gotten really good at chatting with them about how we are doing more than just selling Treats & Keeps. We’re earning money to achieve our goals and do great things."

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Skill #5—Business Ethics
"Selling Treats & Keeps is more than just business."

"I was selling Treats & Keeps and I made my friend's mom laugh really hard. She totally forgot her change. I made sure she got it back. She was so impressed she bought another box of chocolates. Now I'm even closer to reaching my goal for robotics camp."

The Treats & Keeps begins September 1st!


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