‘Bake Your Best’ Fall Product Recipe Contest - Winner Receives Apple iPad

Girl Scouts encourage customers to buy some of the many available Fall Products at a booth in 2013. (photo courtesy of Charles Bolinger Communications Assistant for Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri)

--Calling all cooks! Love creating new dessert recipes? Use your creativity to win an Apple® iPad® as Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri invites the entire community to take part in the “Bake Your Best” recipe contest.

For the Bake Your Best contest, customers must use one or more items from Girl Scouts’ Fall Product Program and develop their own dessert recipe. To be considered for the competition, each participant must submit the recipe, a photo of the finished dessert and a photo of the cook with the Fall Product used.

All submissions are due by December 10, 2014. The winner will be announced on December 17, 2014.

Send submissions to bakeyourbest@girlscoutsem.org. Entries will be judged by the Council, 40 percent on creativity and 60 percent on photo presentation.

Fall Product Program Dates:

Oct. 11-Nov. 30 Order Taking
Nov. 18-Dec. 7 Troop Booths
Nov. 18-Dec. 7 Girls Deliver Orders and Collect Payment from Customers

New Fall Products this year are English Butter Toffee and Almond Cran-Orange Crunch while returning Fall Products include top-seller Deluxe Pecan Clusters, Chocolate Covered Pretzels in a Birdhouse Holiday Tin and Whole Cashews with Sea Salt. View all products here.

For more information about the Fall Product Program, please click here.

The Fall Product Program is one of the best ways for Girl Scout Troops to earn funds for troop activities. Last year, some troops earned more than $1,400 selling Fall Products and it is an integral part of the Girl Scout Experience, where girls gain hands-on experience with five skills linked to leadership and financial literacy: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Troops choose to participate in Fall Product Program because it:

Gives valuable funds early in the year to pay for troop activities, community service projects and more;

Grows the confidence, skills and financial competence of their Girl Scouts and

Provides e-commerce experience as girls design and run their own online storefronts

Girl Scouts is pleased to partner again this year with Ashdon Farms and M2 Media Group, which offer services for our community and the military through the Fall Product Program.

Ashdon Farms provides a community service option, Project Thank You, where each $5 donation sends one can of candy or nuts to military personnel through the USO of Missouri.

M2 Media Group offers new and renewed subscriptions to a wide array of popular magazines that are purchased online at lower-than-newsstand prices.

About Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is committed to building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

To join, volunteer or donate to Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, call 800.727.GIRL (800.727.4475) or visit www.girlscoutsem.org.

Girl Scouts is a proud United Way member and is supported by the following United Way agencies: United Way of Greater St. Louis, United Way of the Mark Twain Area, United Way of Adair County/Northeast Missouri and Franklin County Area United Way.

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