Treats & Reads
The Treats & Reads Program is a simple way for troops to get a
head start on funding their treasuries so girls can enjoy great
program activities they help choose. When girls and troops participate
in product sale programs, they learn to work as a team to accomplish
goals while building confidence in their abilities. All girls who
are registered for the 2019-2020 membership year are eligible to
participate in the program.
Members of the community can purchase the following items to support local Girl Scouts and their troops:
- Magazine subscriptions
- Nut and candy items
Girl Scouts of Connecticut is partnering with M2 Media Group for magazines and Ashdon Farms for nuts and candies. M2 offers an intuitive and advanced online platform for girls and volunteers to use and for customers to place orders. Customers will also have the option to support girls by purchasing Treats & Reads in person on the order card.
Why should I participate in Treats & Reads?
Treats & Reads is an integral part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, contributing to the 4 pillars through entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Girls who participate not only earn money for their troop treasuries but also learn skills that will help them succeed in their own lives and communities.
Five Skills of Girl Scout Product Sale programs
|Goal Setting||Teaches Girl Scouts the steps needed to achieve their goals and planning for each step required. Being able to set, achieve, and measure a goal's outcome is important in Girl Scouts and beyond!|
|Decision Making||Participating in a group decision-making process allows girls to learn what areas of work they thrive in and how their skills can contribute to successful outcomes.|
|Money Management||Beyond learning the basics of making a change, Girl Scouts learn budgeting skills when they participate in decisions about how to use troop money to fund activities and projects.|
|People Skills||When girls participate in product sales programs, they learn how to ask people for support. These experiences translate into the capability to advocate for themselves as they get older.|
|Business Ethics||Girl Scouts learn the importance of safeguarding money and delivering product in a timely manner. Understanding how to gain trust and keep their word are key life skills.|