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Girl Scouts of Orange County Gives O.C. Residents Opportunity to Support Girl-Led Entrepreneurial Development


Girl Scout Daisy Jenna from Troop 6509 in Foothill Ranch greets customers with a smile

Orange County Girl Scouts are selling nuts, chocolates, and magazines door-to-door and online through November 4, 2018. Booth sales begin October 26th in storefront locations across the county.

Irvine, Calif. September, 26, 2018— Everyone knows Girl Scouts’ famous cookies, but did you know there’s a delicious Fall Product Program that supports girls’ entrepreneurial development, too? This past Sunday Girl Scouts of Orange County kicked off its 2018 Fall Product Program, and that’s great news for everyone. Customers can shop for themselves and buy holiday gifts for others, while also helping girls develop essential life skills like goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics – to help girls thrive now and in their future careers.

1.     Through the Fall Product Program, Girl Scouts build business savvy and financial literacy skills while raising funds to support troop activities, community service and Take Action projects, and field trips.

2.     In addition to shopping for themselves and others, shoppers can purchase items for U.S. military troops and local food banks through the tax-deductible Care to Share option – just ask your local Girl Scout!

Girl Scouts’ wide variety of Fall Products includes healthier treats like Whole Cashews, Cranberry Nut Mix, and Honey Roasted Peanuts. On the sweeter side, options include English Butter Toffee, Peanut Butter Bears, and Dark Chocolate Mint Penguins. Chocolate Covered Pretzels come in a Holiday Tin that is perfect for gift giving, and the Fall Product lineup includes both kosher and gluten-free items. For those who would rather feed their minds than their stomachs, magazine subscriptions are a great way to support Girl Scouts. Online purchase options - perfect for stocking stuffers - also include all-new Tervis Tumblers and scented candles, including a unique collectable Girl Scout candle.

Why should you care about supporting Girl Scouts with your purchases? Girl Scouts of Orange County CEO Vikki Shepp explains, “Girl Scouts are making the world a better place today, and are training to become the leaders of tomorrow. Our annual Fall Product and Cookie Programs are indispensable to the entrepreneurial development of Girl Scouts. Girls learn to set personal goals, manage money, and improve their public speaking skills. In addition, each troop decides how to spend the proceeds it has earned, which helps the girls learn to collaborate, compromise, and empower themselves by setting a goal and taking action to reach it.”

Girl Scout Cadettes Amelia Gould-Lindberg and Sophia Roohk from Troop 6502 in Lake Forest with Girl Scout Brownie Olive Smith (center) from Troop 3502 in Trabuco Canyon help shoppers pick the perfect treats for holiday gift giving

The success of last year’s Fall Product Program illustrates the hard work and determination of Orange County Girl Scouts. It also highlights how many tax-deductible items were donated to worthy causes in 2017.

  • 723 Girl Scout troops and 4,526 individual Girl Scouts participated in the 2017 Fall Product Program.
  • OC Girl Scouts sold 131,043 packages of nuts, candies, and magazine subscriptions.
  • U.S. military troops and local food banks received over 4,789 packages of nuts, candy, and magazine subscriptions through Care to Share purchases made via Orange County Girl Scouts.

All net revenue raised—100 percent— stays local to support Girl Scouts life-changing leadership development programs for girls. If you’re ready to shop but don’t know a Girl Scout, it’s simple to get connected. Simply email nuts@girlscoutsoc.org, and Girl Scouts of Orange County will connect you with a local Girl Scout from whom you can order. Stocking your pantry, buying gifts for family and friends, and helping others has never been easier – or more delicious – thanks to Girl Scouts of Orange County.

We are Girl Scouts of Orange County.  We are 33,000 strong—nearly 20,000 girls and 13,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. With programs in every zip code in Orange County, Girl Scouts offers every girl opportunities to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit girlscoutsoc.org.