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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Limited Edition 100th Anniversary Girl Scout Tin

Get your Limited Edition 100th Anniversary Girl Scout tin during this year’s Fall product Sale. Each tin is just $8 and is filled with dark chocolate pretzels. They make great gifts and are sure to be a collector’s item. You’ll want to buy to save, one to give and one to use.

26 Great Uses for the 100th Anniversary Tin

1. Lunch Box
2. Girl Scout Memento Box
3. Teacher Gifts
4. First Aid Kit
5. Volunteer Gifts
6. Gift Box for Holidays/Birthdays
7. School Supply Box
8. SWAPS Box
9. Piggy Bank
10. Photos
11. Jewelry Box
12. Accessories (hair bows, clips)
13. Purse
14. Collector’s Item
15. Time Capsule
16. Recipe Box
17. Camping/Survival Kit
18. Tool Box
19. Tackle Box
20. Grow a Garden
21. Flower Arrangement
22. Store cookie cutters or other small kitchen items
23. Store small toys
24. Keep your secrets (Journal,Diaries,notes to/from friends)
25. Dream Box—write your dreams and keep them in the box
26. Store games/cards

How will you use yours? Share your ideas on Facebook.
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Monday, September 19, 2011

New this year: Fall Booth Sales!

Troops may organize Nuts/Candy Booths at locations of their choice, Nov. 14-Dec. 4. Just contact your Retail & Product Sales Manager. You can arrange for pickup of the product at the Service Center. For remote locations, your Product Sales Manager will work with you to receive product. You will sign out the product and return whatever doesn’t sell. It’s easy and of no additional cost to you!

Location ideas:
 Local sports events
 School functions – homecoming games, open houses, school conferences, music
concerts, etc.
 Local festivals – harvest festivals, holiday parades, etc.
 Hunting retail businesses – great for those deer hunters!
 Churches
 Grocery stores
 Quick oil change business

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

50 reasons to sell Fall Product!

1. Earn money for fun trips, community service projects, council sponsored
events & activities, cool Girl Scout items in our shop and more!
2. The Girl Scout 100th Anniversary tin is AWESOME!
3. You can get one of your parents to buy you that magazine subscription you’ve
been dying to have
4. With 15 yummy snacks, your holiday gift buying will be taken care of!
5. You can earn cool peace sign lights to decorate your bedroom!
(and other great incentives!)
6. The white arctic fox stuffed animal is so cute this year!
7. The Super Seller restaurant dinner is a blast!
8. Fall Gift of Caring ~ help troops overseas and Helen Devos Children’s
9. New Caramel Treasures ~ creamy caramel centers covered in smooth milk
10. New Blueberry Pomegranate Nut Crunch ~ tasty squares of almonds, cashews,
pistachios, blueberries and pomegranate.
11. New Sugar free Chocolate Truffles ~ rich and creamy truffles that do not
taste sugar free!
12. New Value Three-Pack ~ honey roasted cashews, spicy peanuts and wasabi
13. New Butter Toasted Peanuts ~ lightly toasted peanuts with a buttery flavor
14. Buy your favorite teacher the new School House Tin with mint meltaways inside
15. Participate in the 1st ever Fall Booth Sales!
16. Troops earn $1 for every girl who participates in the sale
17. Service units earn $.50 for every girl who participates in the sale
18. The top selling troop will receive a pizza party at Craigs Cruisers!
(troop with greatest percentage increase from last year)
19. Our Fall Kickoff Open House parties are going to be SUPER FUN!
20. It’s SO EASY to participate!
21. The Hairy Pink pen is so cool
22. The Fall Sale patches are fun and all fit together
23. Incentives are cumulative!
24. Troops earn 10% of their combined dollars sold
25. Troops earn $2 for every completed QSP address booklet (at least do that!)
26. The online learning activities are tons of fun
27. Chocolate covered raisins
28. Fruit Slices (you know you love them!)
29. Meet new people while selling
30. You can make a checklist and track your progress
31. Have fun celebrating your accomplishments when you reach your goal
32. Double dipped peanuts
33. Chocolate covered almonds
34. The joy of reading new magazines
35. Peanut butter dreams
36. Pecan clusters
37. Hot Cajun crunch
38. Take just 10 minutes to enter 12 email addresses- it’s that simple!
39. Selling is tons of fun!
40. You are learning valuable business skills
41. It’s part of Girl Scouting- building courage, confidence and character!
42. Over 600 magazine items to choose from
43. Benefits of the magazine online program: people receive subscriptions
faster, no need to collect money, all major credit cards accepted
44. Over 60 children’s and teen magazines!
45. Your grandma renews her subscription anyway- why not have it benefit Girl
46. Girl Scout camp was a blast last year and you want to start earning money to
go again this summer
47. Your troop can work together decorating your booth with cool posters
48. Investing in Today = Success for Tomorrow! (this year’s theme)
49. Your troop can start out the year on the right foot by earning start up
50. You get to work with great Retail & Product Sales Managers at Council!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Buy 1 ticket get 1 free to Grand Rapids Ballet's production!

The Grand Rapids Ballet would like to invite Girl Scouts to our opening production at a buy one get one free offer. We open our 40th Anniversary season with Company B this weekend - a show packed with renowned choreography and great music!

The Company B program features:
* Paul Taylor's exuberant Company B, to the music of The Andrews Sisters
* George Balanchine's sublime Serenade, to the music of Tchaikovsky
* Joseph Hassreiter's delightful Fairy Doll pas de trois, to the music of Josef Bayer
* One of three bravura pas de deux works by Marius Petipa: Diana & Actaeon, Don Quixote or Swan Lake

All of this on one incredible season-opening production!

Friday, September 16 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 18 at 2:00 pm
Friday, September 23 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 25 at 2:00 pm

Performances are held in the intimate Peter Martin Wege Theatre, on the corner of Wealthy and Grandville, just west of US-131. More information about the performance, as well as a sneak peek at rehearsal and interview with Paul Taylor repetiteur Julie Tice, is available at

Special offer for Girl Scouts:
Call the Ballet Box Office at 616.454.4771 ext. 10, and mention you are a Girl Scout family and you will receive one free ticket for each ticket purchased at regular price ($35).