Western New York Girl Scouts embrace e-commerce to develop entrepreneurship and digital skills

Tue October 4, 2022 3:30 p.m.

Recruitment of Girl Scout members is in full swing; the popular fall proceeds program returns to help troops fund programs and activities while giving back to the military

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

A press release said, “The Girl Scouts of Western New York will use their entrepreneurial, e-commerce and cybersecurity skills as they use an online digital platform to inspire friends, family and the general public to order chocolate, candy, nuts and magazines.”

The fall produce program runs throughout the month of October.

Girl Scout Membership is open to all girls from K-12 with flexible program opportunities to choose from. The Fall Merchandise Program, along with the Girl Scout Cookie Program, helps girls earn funds for troop activities and adventures throughout the Girl Scout year. Financial assistance is also available for any new family interested in joining. Volunteers are also needed, and community members interested in volunteering can also join.

The press release read: “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, Toffee Toffee, Penguins Dark Chocolate and Mint, Dark Chocolate Caramel Capsules with Sea Salt, Chocolate Covered Raisins, Fat Free Fruit Slices, Dill Pickle Flavored Peanuts, Whole Cashews with Sea Salt and Trail Mix peanut butter. Prices range from $7 to $40.

“Through the Fall Commodity Program, girls gain practical money skills and knowledge of how to navigate selling commodities in a digital environment, skills that will last a girl’s lifetime. Learning by doing gives girls a sense of accomplishment and pride in their abilities.

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

Customers can choose to help local military and veterans. Through the “Operation Gratitude” fall product program, customers can choose to purchase items to benefit military personnel and veterans. Customers can either choose the option through the online platform or choose the option on a girl’s order card.

The press release read, “The mission of ‘Operation Gratitude’ is to forge strong bonds between Americans and their military heroes and first responders.

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

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