GLEN CARBON – The 2014 Girl Scout Nut, Candy and Magazine Program begins Sept. 20 and runs through Oct. 11.
Girl Scouts throughout Southern Illinois will be taking orders for nuts, candies and magazines.
“The Nut, Candy and Magazine Program is an integral part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience where girls gain hands-on experience with five skills linked to leadership and financial literacy,” said Kelly Jansen, GSSI Product Program Manager.
Girls who participate in the program benefit from “learning by earning” and develop five 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 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 leadership program activities for girls.
Scouts will sell items such as whole cashews, deluxe pecan clusters, fruit slices and Almond Cran-Orange Crunch. One item, Caramel Treasures, will be sold in a special limited edition holiday collectible tin. In addition, hundreds of magazines will be available through QSP for those wishing to purchase a new subscription or renew an existing one. For information about the items girls will be selling, visit www.gsofsi.org.