Friday, September 23, 2016

GSSI's Nut, Candy & Magazine Program Starts Saturday, Sept. 24

The 2016 Girl Scout Nut, Candy & Magazine Program begins Sept. 24 and runs through Oct. 15. Girl Scouts throughout southern Illinois will be taking orders for delicious nuts and candies, as well as magazines and we hope you will support them by making a purchase. 

“The Nut, Candy & Magazine (NCM) Program is an integral part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Girls gain life skills linked to leadership and financial literacy through hands-on experience with this program,” said Kelly Jansen, GSSI Director of Product Program. “All of us at GSSI are excited to work with our girls and volunteers to have a successful Nut, Candy & Magazine Program,” she added. “When you purchase nuts, candies or magazines from a Girl Scout, you will help her achieve her sales goals and learn valuable business skills,” Jansen added.

The Girl Scout Nut, Candy & Magazine Program generates immeasurable results for girls and their communities. Girls who participate in the 2016 Fall Product Program benefit from “learning by earning” and develop five valuable life skills – goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. In addition, proceeds from the program help Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) recruit and train adult volunteers, provide financial assistance so Girl Scouting is available to all girls, improve and maintain camp properties and develop and deliver unique leadership program activities for girls. 

During the Nut, Candy & Magazine Program, girls will sell items such as Whole Cashews, Deluxe Pecan Clusters, Fruit Slices and English Butter Toffee. One item, Mint Treasures, will be sold in a special limited Girl Scout collectible tin. New this year is a one-pound container of Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts. In addition, hundreds of magazines will be available through QSP for those wishing to purchase a new subscription or renew an existing one. For more information about the items girls will be selling during the Nut, Candy & Magazine Program, please visit GSSI’s website at