Each year the girls are offered a chance to participate in a Fall Products Sale. This program allows our girls the opportunity to learn, practice and grow with invaluable life skills: sales and marketing, public relations, goal-setting, money management, communications, commitment and community service. Summed up, life is selling --a fact everyone comes to know, but our Girl Scouts learn this at an early age. The activity of selling is directly related to our purpose of helping all girls realize their full potential and become strong, confident, and resourceful citizens. At the end of each sale our Girl scouts are a little bit stronger, believe in themselves just a little more and the courage, confidence and character has embedded itself just a little more. That is the beauty of the fall sale. It is the training ground, the first steps the prep work for a larger program like our beloved cookie sale.
Participation in Council-sponsored Product Sales Programs plays an important role in the Girl Scouting life. In addition to the life lessons learned, these programs also fund troop activities and trips, camp opportunities, volunteer training, and Council operations that support the girls. Never let it be forgotten that first and foremost this is a program but let us also not forget that without our fall and cookie sale our Girl Scouts would not be able to fund their experience. Teaching work ethic and earning your way are some of the greatest programming pieces we can teach.