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2011 Nuts About Reading Program  


Program Closure 

The following troop paperwork is due to the Service Unit Nuts About Reading Managers:  

  • Pay Upfront Magazine subscription forms (white and yellow SEPARATED, unstapled copies only)--if not turned in previously.  
  • Completed Address Booklets (1 per girl)--if not turned in previously.  
  • A printout of the T2 Report. This is found within nut-E. Troops should login, click on REPORTS and select the T2-Nuts/Candy and Mags under Troop Reports.
  • A printout of the Detailed Order Report for each girl from the QSP/Nut Online Program. Please verify that these online magazine and nut/candy orders have been entered into nut-E.

Late Orders

Today is the last day for turning in late orders. Late orders are especially appropriate for troops starting up late that would still like to participate in the program. If you have late orders, please complete the T-1 Form and submit to your Service Unit Nuts About Reading Manager. Your Service Unit Nuts About Reading Manager will turn this form in to a Product Program Manager, who will enter the order in nut-E. As long as late orders are submitted to a Product Program Manager by November 14, these orders will be available for pick up at a designated GSEP Service Center by November 21.  


Nuts About Reading Incentives

Incentives for the 2011 Nuts About Reading Program are now being shipped out to Service Unit Nuts About Reading Managers. Please note that girls should receive the items for which they qualified, as listed on the Nuts About Reading Order Card (i.e. she should receive the towel set--not the large plush arctic fox). Also, Journey Book Vouchers and NAR Bucks (aka Adventure Credits) will be mailed out by GSEP to Service Unit Nuts About Reading Managers within the next couple weeks. 


ACH (Automated Clearing House) 

Troops participating in the Product Program ACH Pilot need to make sure that all funds collected for the 2011 Nuts About Reading Program have been deposited into the troop's bank account. On December 7, we will be sweeping out the money owed to GSEP. If troops participating in the ACH Pilot and are owed money from the Nuts About Reading Program, they can expect their accounts to be credited with this money after our Nuts About Reading reconciliation.



Refunds will be issued when the Nuts About Reading Program reconciliation process is complete. Please note: refunds will not be issued for amounts under $5.00. Refunds from $5.01 to $10.00 will be issued as a Product Program Dollars Certificate that can be used at any GSEP Retail Shop. All other refunds will be issued as a check directly to the troop.



Please take a few minutes to complete our Nuts About Reading Survey. Two surveys have been created: Nuts About Reading Survey for Troops and Nuts About Reading Survey for Service Units. Please complete the survey that pertains to you. 


2012 Cookie Program: January 19 through March 4, 2012   


Cookie Rally Kits!  

Our Cookie Rally Kits are designed to give you a creative jump start on the Cookie Program. Inside of these kits, you'll find several penguin-themed activities and crafts. You'll be able to make your own "Penguin Pillow" and decorate a "100th Anniversary Girl Scout Tote" to carry around your cookies! As you enjoy these kits, keep in mind the 2012 Cookie Program tagline: "What Can a Cookie Do?"


You must order at least five kits at a time (orders will be packed in sets of five). Kits are available for 750 girls on a first come, first served basis and we're running out with only 100 kits left! Please complete the Cookie Rally Kits Order Form  and submit to Lindsay Guyer at    


Council-Sponsored Cookie Booth Lottery

Troops wishing to obtain a Council-sponsored Cookie Booth should submit their entries in snap™ between the dates of November 21 and November 30, 2011. This lottery will be held on December 1, 2011. At that time, troops that have received a Council-sponsored booth will be notified via email, provided that they have entered a valid email address under their troop profile in snap™. Council-sponsored Cookie Booth Lottery Information Worksheet for step by step instructions and important tips.    


Tough Cookies: Breaking into the World of Business
Kick your cookie sales into high gear this year! At Tough Cookies, you will have the chance to spend time with college students while discovering new business strategies, creating convincing presentations, and honing your public speaking skills.  Enjoy various activities while becoming an entrepreneur in the field of cookies. Two sessions will be held. Please see below for details. 


Grades:  6-8*

Saturday, December 3, 2011


University of Pennsylvania, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Cost: $10; Capacity: 40

Lunch provided.




Grades:  4-12*

Saturday, February 4th, 2012


Moravian College, 1200 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA

Cost: $5; Capacity: 75


*Please register online via eBiz.