Read on for M2OS registration emails & first steps, Go Day checklist, rally this Tuesday, new Icebreaker Instant Reward Bonus Prize, service unit access to M2OS, snack delivery dates, and additional materials requests.
In this edition:
For Service Unit Fall Product Managers:
The new school year has begun, and those long summer days are just a memory. As you get back into the hustle and bustle of the school season, don’t forget the first day of Fall is fast approaching AND it’s the first day of the Snacks & Magazines sale. If you missed our last In a Nutshell blog post, it is a must-read. The first post was packed with reminders, training information, a list of resources, and a preview of what’s new this season. In this edition, we focus on your pre-sale “to do” list to ensure both you and your troop are ready to rock this season. Plus, we have some surprises, like a ton of fun prizes for girls to win, that you don’t want to miss!
M2OS Registration Emails & First Steps
M2OS is your online home base for managing your troop during the Snacks & Magazines Program and where your girls will be able to sell online. You will receive an email with a link to register your M2OS account next week (the week of September 13). The registration link is sent to the email address we have on record for your volunteer role. If you didn’t receive the link, contact us. Check your junk mail folder in case the email has landed in this location, and add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe sender list or address book to make sure you get emails from M2OS in the future.
Reminder: Girls will not be able to access M2OS until Go Day.
Once you log in, you’ll watch a short training video to learn the basics of the system. This video will be available on your dashboard to reference any time you need a quick refresher. Our M2OS Quick Tips sheets are also great resources for navigating the system before, during, and after the sale. Download M2OS Quick Tips for Troops and M2OS Quick Tips for Families to learn all the things you and your girls can do in M2OS. M2’s Customer Care Team is also available to help you troubleshoot any issues for both troops and girls:
Don’t forget to add or verify your troop bank account information. Plus, create and personalize your avatar. Girls love to see their troop leader’s avatar—so have some fun with it!
Go Day Checklist
Follow these easy steps to ensure the girls in your troop are ready to go for Go Day on September 22:
- Distribute snack order cards and Family Guides to each participating girl
- Connect with your service unit fall product manager if you need more!
- Direct families to complete the Snacks & Magazines Family Responsibility Form
- Review the list of girls in M2OS. If a girl is not listed, remind the family to complete registration
- The email address for each girl’s primary caregiver will also be added to M2OS for the parent/guardian email blast. Update email addresses if needed so girls will get an email on Go Day with an invitation to set up their account
- Instruct families on how to collect money for any snack order card sales (either at the time of order or delivery)
- Remind families about Go Day and share the link for the Selling Resources for helpful info
Find a handy-dandy checklist for the entire program in your
Snacks & Magazines Troop Guide.
Snacks & Magazines Rally This Tuesday
Don’t forget about the free, virtual Snacks & Magazines rally on September 14! You can watch LIVE on Facebook @GirlscoutsRV or on Youtube @GirlscoutsRV at 6:30 PM (CST). Girls can learn more about penguins, see the girl rewards, and learn about participation options. Girls have the chance to win fun prizes like Squishmallows, Pop-its, and gel pens/coloring book packs when they join us live for the rally! Share the news with your families, set up a virtual or in-person watch party, and get ready for a good time. Register online to get email reminders.
New Icebreaker Instant Rewards Bonus Prizes
Check out these cool prizes girls can win from our Icebreaker Contest! Girls who complete the icebreaker activity are eligible to win one of the coolest prizes around: including an extra-large Piper the Penguin plush, Icee Machines, penguin ice pop freezer molds, or even Sno-cone makers!
Share this exciting opportunity when you reach out to remind girls about Go Day. Here’s what they need to do to earn the sticker and become eligible to win the bonus prizes:
- Launch their online account in M2OS and create their avatar.
- Send 15 emails to friends and family through M2OS between September 22 – September 29.
- Earn the sticker and have her name added to the contest.
Total Bonus Prizes Available
- 1 XL Piper the Penguin Plush
- 5 Icee Machines
- 20 Penguin ice pop freezer molds
- 9 Sno-Cone Makers
We’ll announce the winners in early October; no substitutions or exchanges.
M2OS Service Unit Access
You will receive a link to register your M2OS account next week for service unit access. If you also are a troop volunteer, you will have access to both the troop and service unit from the same link. You will need to watch the troop training video when you access your troop account. This training video will also be available on your service unit dashboard. Check out the M2OS Quick Tips for Service Units for a guide on how to navigate the system. If you have any issues, contact us.
Snack Delivery Dates
Later this month, you’ll receive an email with your snack delivery date for the service unit. Snack deliveries will occur between November 9-12. The timeframe of the delivery will be emailed to you the week prior to your delivery date. Deliveries can be made to homes, workplaces, or even community buildings. An adult must be on-site to verify the delivery order with the delivery staff. You’ll enter your delivery location in M2OS along with the shipping address for girl rewards. Once received, you can share the delivery date and location with your troops to help in their sale planning.
Requesting Additional Sales Materials
Are your troops requesting additional troop or girl sales materials? No problem! Complete the Fall Product Materials Request Form to request added supplies. Troops can join in the program any time between now and the end of the sale