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Treats & Reads

Our Treats and Reads program is available year-round! Girl Scouts in today’s society need more safe ways to engage in e-commerce and online marketing. One way to participate with Treats and Reads is through creating your own online store and learning to market your store through social media and email. Traditional order taking and direct selling through nut huts are still the most popular options.

Treats & Reads has fun items available that make great gifts, like cans of whole cashews, chocolate covered raisins, fruit slices, or a bag of trail mix! Take a look at all of the fantastic treats we have to offer on our meets the treats page.

You can also renew or start a new annual magazine subscription at a great price. With magazines from Parent’s Choice®, top children’s magazines like Lady Bug, and National Geographic Jr., and even more magazines for adults like HGTV and Reader’s Digest, these subscriptions are a great and important resource and source of enjoyment for everyone.


3 Ways To Sell Treats & Reads

November 13 - April 13
Goal Getter Orders

Take orders for nuts and candies using the colorful in-person order taking form. Troops earn 14% of all orders. Best of all, troops keep their proceeds right away. Troop leaders should contact the cupboard with your order at least 1 week prior to assure product availability. See cupboard information for contact details.


Online Orders

Girls set up their online store with their parents or guardians help at Contact our GSHOM Helpdesk with any questions at 1-800-497-2688.

Girls can create a message, set their goal, and send emails/texts to friends and family with an online link to their store. Customers make their selections, pay online for their products and their order will be shipped to their home. 

* Online orders are not eligible for girl delivery. All online orders must pay shipping fee. There is not fee for Home Town Hero donations or magazine subscriptions!. 

Nut Hut - Drive Through

At this time, the only type of booths that are allowed by troops are drive through booths.
Troops can check out product for direct sales to customers beginning November 13th.

Similar to a cookie booth, girls gain confidence and apply the Five Skills when having a booth sale.

Steps to participate:
1. Locate a place for your Nut Hut Drive Thru. Be inventive, but do not contact businesses listed on reverse side.

2. For safety during these times, we strongly encourage no more than 4 girls and 2 adults.

3. Be prepared and bring sanitizing wipes, gloves, and hand sanitizer to use at the booth.

4. To ensure contactless ordering of product, take order at beginning of the drive through lane, staying well within social
distancing standards.
*** Pro Tip- have a large sign at entry that lists products and prices, for easy order taking.

5. Payment- we strongly recommend contactless payment methods such as payment apps, or on-line payments services. (see
troop guides and product materials for more specific info.) If other methods are used, gloves should be worn, and sanitizing of card readers, etc. needs to occur after each transaction.
*** Pro Tip
- Many troops use Square, Paypal or Venmo.

6. To ensure contactless transfer of product to customer, put order on a table on the edge of the drive through lane, step back and let customer take the product from the table.

7. Wipe down table and use hand sanitizer after each pick up of product from table.

8. Return any unsold product the following Monday. Deposit all money in the troop bank account.

9. Your troop will earn 14% profit. The remaining amount will be pulled by ACH from your troop bank account.
BACK THIS YEAR! Girls Earn individual rewards through December 15th on all goal getter, nut hut and continued sales!

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Standard 2-4 hour Nut Hut includes only these items: 

  • 3-6 cans of Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts
  • 3-6 cans of Thin Mint Almonds
  • 3-6 boxes of English Butter Toffee
  • 3-6 cans of Whole Cashews
  • 3-6 boxes of Dark Chocolate Caramel Caps w/Sea Salt 
  • 3-6 boxes of Pecan Culsters
  • 3-6 bags of PB Trail Mix
  • 3-6 cans of Chocolate Covered Raisins
  • 3-6 boxes Peanut Butter Bears
  • 3-6 boxes Dark Chocolate Mint Penguins
  • 3-6 boxes Dulce de Leche Owls
  • 3-6 cans of Barbeque Snack Mix
  • 3-6 cans of Dill Pickle Peanuts
  • 3-6 cans of Hot Cajun Crunch
  • 3-6 cans of Fruit Slices

Council Organized Lists of stores not to contact (some locations may be available for a Nut Hut Drive through in Sign-up Genius.)

*Troop Nut Hut drive throughs are in large outdoor areas like parking lots. 

Dunkin Donuts – council-wide° Sam’s Club –council-wide° Walmart- council wide Kroger – council-wide JoAnn Fabrics – council-wide Lowes – council wide° Tractor Supply – council-wide V.G.’s Food Market – council-wide Frank’s Great Outdoors – Saginaw Region only Pinconning Cheese House –Saginaw Region only Polly’s Country Market – Jackson Region only Jackson Crossing Mall – Jackson Region only Klavons – Jackson Region only Schuler Books – Lansing Region only Carl’s Super Market – Lansing Region only D&W – Lansing & Kalamazoo Region only Tom’s Food Center – Lansing Region only Family Video – Lansing Region only Office Max – Lansing Region only Family Farm & Home- Lansing Region only LaFontaine Motors– Lansing Region only Pruess Pets – Lansing Region only MSUFCU – Lansing Region only Busch’s – Ann Arbor Region only Briarwood Mall – Ann Arbor Region only Brighton Market – Ann Arbor Region only Leo’s Coney Island – Ann Arbor Region only Lucky’s Market – Ann Arbor Region only Washtenaw Community College – Ann Arbor Region only Ypsi Ale House– Ann Arbor Region only Walgreens – Kalamazoo Region only Crossroads Mall –
Kalamazoo Region only TJ Maxx – Kalamazoo Region onlyMidtown Fresh – Kalamazoo Region only Ace Hardware – Kalamazoo Region only

How to transfer additional nut and candy orders in your troop

Steps for allocating to girls in M2

1. On Dashboard, Click “Manage Troops and Girl Scouts”.

2. Click the + of the appropriate troop number.

3. Click “Move Products”

4. Products will be moved to: Click drop down arrow for “Girl Scout”

***Note*** Cupboards will move product to troops. You cannot add product to Girl Scout until the Cupboard moves to your troop.***

5. Type in your troop number and then select the troop number that is displayed.

6. Use drop down arrow that appears next to troop number to find appropriate Girl Scout.

7. A chart with available Extra product will pop up. Enter the number of correct available items.

8. Be sure to add comments for each product movement. Date/ goal getter/ nut drive thru/ etc.

9. Click “Move Products”

If your product totals are not correct, be sure to contact your cupboard for support.

We'll be here to help you every step of the way, and we encourage you to reach out to us whenever you have questions. Send an email to or give Help Desk a call at 800-497-2688.

Treats & Reads Resources

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