As a troop fall product manager (TFPM), you facilitate Snacks & Magazines, our fall product program, within a troop. By helping your troop have a successful season, they’ll earn start-up funds for the Girl Scout year and develop life skills such as goal-setting, decision-making, teamwork, people skills, and business ethics!
Interested in joining and becoming a troop fall product manager?
Your Year at a Glance
Upon Registration: Role On-boarding
Once you register as a troop fall product manager, we have an optional troop orientation to help you get familiar with Girl Scouts River Valleys and your troop’s program level.
September: Training and Seller Registration
Before the sale, you should take our online Snacks & Magazines training. Program materials will be sent directly to the troop leader and arrive in early September. In the meantime, familiarize yourself with the Troop Fall Product Manager (TFPM) Resources.
Visit gsnutsandmags.com/gsrv to register your M2OS account and work with your troop leader to verify all girls in your troop are listed in the system. If someone is missing, it’s probably because she is not registered for the 2020-2021 Girl Scout program year. To get girls excited about the sale, you can even host a rally!
September-October: Manage Your Troop During the Season
Now’s the time to support and cheer on your girls as they sell! On Go-Day (September 25), girls can begin taking snack orders using their snack order card and participate in online snacks and magazines orders. Support your troop by ensuring all girls are following program dates and helping girls set up their online account through M2OS—the system for managing Snacks & Magazine online sales.
Throughout the fall product program season, you will also regularly deposit any money collected from sales into your troop’s bank account.
October–November: Wrap-Up After the Season
After the Snacks & Magazines order-taking period ends, confirm that snack order card sales and rewards have been entered by families in M2OS. Snacks and rewards will be shipped to your service unit’s fall product manager who will then reach out to you with a pick-up time and location. You should verify all counts of the snacks and rewards when you pick them up. You will then need to distribute the snacks and rewards to girls.
Make your final deposit of all money collected into your troop’s bank account. If there were any issues with inventory or money during the season, complete the Finance/Inventory Issue Form.
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