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Treats, Reads & More Program: More Than Just Cookies

 

 

Meet the 2020 Treats, Reads & More Mascot!


The pygmy three-toed sloth.

 

 

Create your personal avatar! Change the hair, eyes, skin color, shoes and more! You can even add cool sunglasses! 



What is the Treats, Reads & More Program?

Over the years, we’ve called our fall program the QSP Sale, Fall Sale, Fall Product Program, etc. Customers have repeatedly mentioned they do not understand what these names mean. In 2019, we rebranded as the Treats, Reads & More Program, to make things clearer. (Please note: the actual program itself—the five skills—has not changed.)
*Treats items provided by Ashdon Farms, Reads items provided by M2 Media Group

Girls have FUN while developing the 5 Essential Life Skills:

  1. Goal Setting 
  2. Money Management
  3. People Skills
  4. Business Ethics
  5. Decision Making

This guide will show you how the Treats, Reads & More Program can help your girls learn Financial Literacy

It’s easy to participate!

The program is already set-up for you! There are tools available to optimize benefits, it's a great opportunity for troops to earn start-up funds. 100% of all proceeds (after payment to Ashdon Farms & M2 Media Group) stay within GSNYPENN to help fund programming for Girl Scouts in our council!

It’s important for troops to participate in BOTH council-sponsored product programs (TR&M and cookies), especially if they’re planning to do additional money earning activities.

Who Can Participate in the Treats, Reads & More Program?
  • All troops with registered volunteers who have completed the 2020 Troop Product Agreement JotForm are encouraged to participate.
  • Troops are not required to complete the Payment Policy Agreement if their bank account information has not changed. 
    Please note: Brand-new troops, troops who have a new account and/or have a new account signer will need to provide an updated payment policy form to their Engagement Manager (EM).
  • All GSNYPENN girl members registered for the 2020-21 membership year in grades K-12 are invited and encouraged to participate. A signed Annual Permission/Health Form must be kept on file for each registered Girl Scout. If a girl has a dual household, please make sure an Annual Permission/Health Form Guide is signed for each household.
When is the Treats, Reads & More Program?

Key Program Dates

Friday, October 2, 2020 – Volunteers will receive access to M2OS. Login to M2OS often to make sure all registered girls are listed correctly in your troop. Newly registered girls are added each day! If you see any errors, please email info@gsnypenn.org. Remember to complete your 2020 Troop Product Agreement JotForm prior to participating in the program!

*Note: Make sure your Girl Scout is in the correct troop! Once a girl has an order assigned to her in M2OS we will not be able to move her.  

Friday, October 9, 2020 – Order taking and direct ship, including girl delivery, begins!  

Friday, November 13, 2020 – Order taking and girl delivery order ends. Set up a time to collect funds from your Girl Scouts. Only process orders for payments you’ve received. Have caregivers sign receipts for all payments.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - Troop ACH payment

Week of Wednesday, December 2, 2020 – Sweets and treats product delivery. This includes all items ordered through the order card and those ordered online for girl delivery. Your SU Product Sales Coordinator will provide information on when to pick up product generated from traditional orders and for girl delivery.

Saturday, December 5, 2020 – Direct ship comes to an end and rewards ordered

Why Participate in the Treats, Reads & More Program?
 
  • It’s a quick and easy pre-paid program.
  • The product is delicious, at a great value, supports girl programming and makes a great gift!
  • Troop can earn start-up money before the cookie program in the winter. 
  • Girls will learn the 5 Essential Skills
  • The Treats, Reads & More Program is required, in addition to the cookie program, for troops to participate in other money earning activities.
  • NEW this year: girls have a chance to create their very own avatar! Plus, they can earn a patch with their customized avatar! How cool is that?!
How Does the Treats, Reads & More Program Work?

Girl Scouts should ask friends, family and neighbors to help support them during the program. Customers can purchase delicious nut/candy items that will be delivered just in time for the holidays! They can also purchase magazine subscriptions and renewals!

Girls can take their sales to the next level by signing up for the online portion of the program. They will have the ability to email their customers and ask them to purchase their items directly online and the items will be mailed directly to the customer!

Girl Scouts and their families should work together to decide their level of participation!

Best of luck!    

How to Have a Successful Treats, Reads & More Program!
  • Encourage girls to ask everyone! This program is not as well-known as the cookie program and customers are excited to see what Girl Scouts can offer! Ask everyone!
  • This is a prepaid program. Orders received in person must be paid for at the time of order taking. Cash or check only.
  • Online orders are paid by credit card
  • EVERYONE NEEDS TO SIGN OFF ON ALL TRANSACTIONS! Use the provided receipt booklets! The troop needs to issue receipts for all girl transactions when placing the order and turning in monies for all orders, and especially when receiving nut and candy products. 
  • Be sure you allow enough time to completely process your orders and enter them into M2OS on time!
  • On product delivery day, you are responsible for picking up your entire troop order. You will be asked to verify the count on your order, check for damaged product and to sign for the product received. Check for accuracy. Be sure to sign for the product and rewards upon receiving the items!