This year, as usual, the Girl Scouts are selling Munchies and Mags, a.k.a. Fall Product. We don’t just sell the goods and then go about our normal Girl Scout business, though. There’s a lot going on behind the magazines and goodies that you might not know about. Let’s investigate!
We always try to sell as many Munchies and Mags as possible each year so we can get prizes. The prizes give us good motivation to sell more. We always like to see how many prizes we can get, and we can even choose between two prizes sometimes! My favorite prize is the stuffed animals. I have a fox, deer, cat, dog, and two sloths. I’m going to try to get a penguin this year. We choose a different animal each year as our mascot. My favorite was the fox. I also love getting badges. There are two types of badges. Prize badges are the ones you earn by selling a certain number of goods. There are also financial literacy badges, which you earn by learning new financial literacy skills.
The five financial literacy skill badges are Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, and Business Ethics. The Goal Setting badge teaches Girl Scouts to set a goal, make a plan to reach it, and be okay with it if you don’t meet it perfectly all the time. The Decision-Making badge teaches girls to make decisions that benefit themselves and others. The People Skills badge teaches us how to help their customers and how to work out any problems they might encounter along the way. The Money Management bade helps Girl Scouts figure out how to budget and manage their money wisely. Finally, the Business Ethics badge educates Girl Scouts about different qualities that they need to run a successful business, and later, lead a successful life.
Now for the products! During Munchies and Mags, we sell snacks and magazine subscriptions. I personally think that the snacks are the best part. We have a variety of delicious chocolates, such as the Dulce Daisies, or our Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels. We also sell nuts and trail mixes as well. We have something for everyone. Allergic to nuts or dairy? Try our Fruit Gummies. Want to go on a hike? Pack our Cranberry Trail Mix. Need a gift for someone? Check out our Milk Chocolate Mint Trefoils and Peppermint Bark Rounds, both of which come in a cool tin. You can even support local nonprofits by making a $6 donation. This year we the donations will go to Ronald McDonald House, Dothan Rescue Foundation, and East Alabama Foodbank. As for the magazines, you and your family can order or renew any magazine subscriptions, using our online program. We offer many popular magazine subscriptions for all ages and lifestyles like Southern Living, National Geographic Kids, The Economist, and so much more!
So, what are you waiting for? Now that you understand what goes on during the Munchies and Mags program, why don’t you go get some goodies? Sales have already started, so get your order in soon! In-person orders are due October 20 and online orders are due November 7. However, if you don’t manage to get everything you wanted, don’t worry; we’ll be back next year! In the meantime, stay safe, happy, and most importantly, healthy!