Girl Scouts across Western New York embrace e-commerce to expand entrepreneurship & digital skills

Tue, 04.10.2022 3:30 p.m

Girl Scout recruitment is in full swing; The popular fall product program returns to help troops fund programs and activities while giving back to the military

The Girl Scouts of Western New York fall product program returns with a wide selection of chocolates, candies, nuts and magazines – plus opportunities to give back to military members and veterans.

According to a press release, “Girl Scouts in western New York will use their entrepreneurial, e-commerce and cybersecurity skills as they use an online digital platform to get friends, family and the general public to buy chocolate, candy, Nuts and more magazines to order.”

The fall product program runs throughout October.

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Girl Scout membership is open to all girls in grades K-12 with flexible program options to choose from. The Fall Product program, along with the Girl Scout Cookie program, helps girls earn money for squad activities and adventures throughout the Girl Scout year. Financial support is also available for new families interested in membership. Volunteers are also needed, and members of the community interested in volunteering can also join.

The press release said: “The community can support a local Girl Scout when they stock up on popular sweet and savory items such as Peanut Butter Bears, Dulce de Leche Owls, English Butterscotch, Dark Chocolate Mint Penguins, Dark Chocolate Caramel Caps with Sea Salt, Chocolate Covered Raisins, Nonfat Fruit Slices, Dill Pickle Flavored Peanuts, Whole Cashews with Sea Salt, and Peanut Butter Spicy Mix. Prices range from $7 to $40.

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“Through the fall product program, girls will gain practical money skills and the knowledge of how to navigate product sales in a digital environment, skills that will accompany girls for life. Learning by doing makes girls feel accomplished and proud of their abilities.

“Girls are taught the importance of cybersecurity as they use a digital database to track their orders and send electronic emails to their customers. This program teaches girls five skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Girls also learn the benefits of working as a team and earn money to support their activities throughout the year.”

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Customers can choose to help the local military and veterans. Through the Fall Product Program’s Operation Gratitude, customers can purchase items benefiting military members and veterans. Customers can select the option either through the online platform or on a girl’s order card.

The press release states, “The mission of Operation Gratitude is to forge strong bonds between Americans and their military and first responder heroes.”

For more information, visit gswny.org, call 1-888-837-6410, or email [email protected].

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