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What's New in 2012 Nuts About Reading Program


Troops are encouraged to participate in Council Product Programs. Please note that troops wishing to do outside fundraisers must participate in the Cookie Program and the Nuts About Reading Program in order to qualify for approval of additional fundraising. During the course of the Council Product Programs, no outside fundraisers are permitted; any group money-earning activities should not compete with Girl Scout Product Programs.


Nuts About Reading 2012


Service Unit Point Challenge
This year, there will be one all-encompassing Service Unit Challenge Form. This form will combine point-earning activities from both the Nuts About Reading Program and the Cookie Program and will be due to Council at the end of the 2013 Cookie Program. 


Trainings Dates
The dates and locations have been announced for all Service Unit Nuts About Reading Manager, (SUNAR,) training's for the Nuts About Reading Program.  Invitations will be sent to SUNAR's with registration instructions. 


July 30, 2012 - 1:00PM at the Valley Forge Service Center, 100 Juliette Low Way, Valley Forge, PA 19481


July 30, 2012 - 6:30PM at the West Chester Government Service Building, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA Room 171


 July 31, 2012 - 1:00PM and 6:30PM at the Lehigh Valley Service Center, 2633 Moravian Avenue, Allentown, PA 19482


August 1, 2012 - 1:00PM at the Delaware County Service Center,760 West Sproul Street, Suite 101, Springfield, PA 19064


August 1, 2012 - 6:30PM at Smith Lodge located at the Shelly Ridge Service Center, 330 Manor Road, Miquon, PA 19444


August 6, 2012 - 1:00PM at Camp Tohikanee Dining Hall, 990 Richlandtown Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951


August 6, 2012 - 6:30PM- at Maternity B.V.M, 9220 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19115


August 8, 2012 - 6:30PM- at the Berks Service Center, 210 George St, Reading, PA 19065


Important Dates for Nuts About Reading 2012
September 17, 2012 - Program Begins


September 22, 2012 - Kickoff /Rally - Valley Forge Service Center,100 Juliette Low Way, Valley Forge, PA 19481  For Daisy's, Brownies and Juniors


October 22, 2012 - Program Closes


 November 12, 2012 - Late Orders Due to Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania


November 26, 2012 -  ACH email sent out to troops with balance of ACH sweep.  


November 28, 2012 - Deadline for submitting ACH Deadline Extension form to delay sweep. Deadline for submitting T-5 Parent Debt to adjust sweep balance

December 5, 2012 - ACH Sweep Date


December 7 and December 8, 2012 - Reconciliation for Nuts About Reading

December 17th -ACH delayed and reconciliation Sweep Date. 


Project Thank You
Project Thank You is new to GSEP for the Nuts About Reading Program. Customers can donate $5 to troops serving overseas to provide them with Honey Roasted Peanuts or a magazine voucher. 


New Products in the Line-Up
New products being offered this year include Mint Penguins, Peanut Butter Bears, and Dulce De Leche. We are also offering Wasabi Almonds which will be replacing the variety pack offered in 2011.