Your Girl Scout troop will plan and finance its own activities, and you’ll coach your girls as they earn and manage troop funds. Troop activities are powered by proceeds earned through council-sponsored product program activities (such as the Girl Scout Cookie Program), group money-earning activities (council approved, of course), and any dues your troop may charge.
Remember that all funds collected, raised, earned, or otherwise received in the name of and for the benefit of Girl Scouting belong to the troop and must be used for the purposes of Girl Scouting. Funds are administered through the troop and do not belong to individuals.
No matter how much your troop plans to save or spend, you’ll need a safe place to deposit your troop dues, product program proceeds, and other funds. If you’ve stepped up to lead an existing troop, you may inherit a checking account, but with a new troop, you’ll want to open a new bank account.
Here are a few helpful tips you can take to the bank:
The requestor will need the name, address, and phone number of each signer who will be listed on the account.
The account must have three or more unrelated, registered adult signers who are not living in the same household, one of which must be an approved service unit volunteer.
All signers must have an eligible Criminal Background Check (CBC) report on file with GSCTX.
Once the form is processed by GSCTX, an authorization letter is returned to the original requestor, and service unit leadership. Account signers should take authorization paperwork to the bank to open the account. Account must be in the name of: Girl Scouts of Central Texas, Troop #####.
Be sure to find a bank that has free checking and low fees.
Designate a “troop treasurer,” that is, one person who is responsible for troop funds and for keeping a daily account of expenditures.
Ensure your account comes with a debit card that you can use during activities or trips. These transactions are easier to track at the end of the year.
Be prepared and make sure another troop volunteer has a debit card for the troop account in case the main card is lost.
Handle a lost troop debit card the same way you would a personal debit card: cancel it immediately.
Keep troop funds in the bank before an activity or trip and pay for as many items as possible in advance of your departure.
To open a Girl Scout troop or service unit bank account, submit a request through the Bank Account Request form. All bank accounts must be approved by Girl Scouts of Central Texas. This form may also be used to make changes to an existing account or close the account.
To change banks where the Girl Scout troop or service unit bank account is active, or to change who are signers on the bank account, submit changes through the Bank Account Request form.
Follow these guidelines when making changes to an account:
The requestor will need the name, address, and phone number of each signer who will be listed on the Girl Scout bank account.
Signers must not add or remove signers listed on the account without written Bank Account Request form approval from GSCTX.
Once the form is processed by GSCTX, an authorization letter is returned to the original requestor, and service unit leadership. Account signers should take authorization paperwork to the bank to have changes updated on the account.
When a troop disbands, any unused Girl Scout money left in the account becomes the property of the council. Troop funds are not the property of any individual member. Before disbanding, ask your troop how they want to pay it forward. They may decide to donate any unused funds to their service unit, to another troop, or to pay for Girl Scout activities. Activities can also include purchasing materials to support another organization through Take Action projects.
When the entire troop decides not to continue in Girl Scouts or when the youth members in a troop have reached the maximum age for Girl Scout troop participation (grade 12) and are graduating from high school, the troop should vote on an appropriate Girl Scout activity to use any remaining funds in the troop account.
Ideas for appropriate use of funds include:
Once troop funds have been used, the troop treasurer is responsible for completing the steps for closing the account.
The troop leader should also submit a Troop Update Form to mark the troop as retired.
Members transferring to a new troop or continuing Girl Scouts as an Individually Registered Member will receive an equally split portion of the troop funds based on the number of registered youth members at the time of separation.
Girl Scout youth members must be registered members to receive a portion of troop funds.
Product program proceeds are always considered troop funds, regardless of whether older Girl Scouts are saving money for higher awards or Girl Scout travel.
Money-earning activities may be reserved by Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors wishing to save funding for higher awards or Girl Scout travel.
Written documentation must be submitted to Customer Care to provide a detailed explanation of the intended use of the funds for higher awards or Girl Scout travel, including approximate travel dates and destination.
Owed to the troop: the amount owed to the troop the youth member is separating from may be deducted from the eligible portion of troop funds
Owed to GSCTX: the amount owed to GSCTX will be deducted from the eligible portion of troop funds
What should the troop leader do with the separating Girl Scout funds once they have been portioned?
Funds must be requested via written documentation within 90 days of separation from previous troop.
Funds can be moved (via check) to the appropriate bank account (service unit account for Individual Registered Members or receiving troop bank account).
If the funds are not claimed via written documentation within 90 days after separation, funds will be retained by the troop for troop use.
Individual Separation from Girl Scouts
A youth member is considered separated from the troop if they stop attending meetings for two or more months without a verbal or written explanation to the troop leader or if they provide written or verbal communication to the troop leader that they are separating.
Troop leaders are responsible for initiating communication with the member’s caregiver regarding their absence at troop meetings to determine whether they wish to continue with the troop or not.
Troop funds do not belong to individuals and should not be distributed to individuals in any form.
Merging Troop Funds
When two troops decide to combine, the troops must decide which troop number will remain active. This will determine which bank account to leave open. Troop funds collected and earned by the Girl Scouts belong to the troop. The funds never belong to one individual.
All troops involved must write a check on the old bank accounts to empty those bank accounts and deposit those monies into the new bank account and then follow the procedure for closing the account for unused accounts.
Using Troop Funds
Funds utilized should provide a one-time benefit to Girl Scout members. Purchases that benefit an individual long-term, including a camera or passport, will not be approved for the use of Girl Scout funds.
Please review the Money Earning, Fundraising, and Sponsorships application for more information specific to utilizing Girl Scout funds for Higher Awards.
Girl Scouts love to travel—and they can use troop funds to do so! Examples of approved travel expenses include:
Girl Scout funds cannot be used for souvenirs and spending money or travel documentation (such as passports, visas, or state IDs).
When planning troop travel, participation should include at least 50 percent of the youth members registered into the troop along with at least the required number of safety-wise adults.
Individually Registered Members (IRM) need to submit an Activity and Travel Application to obtain permission to use troop funds for travel. Girl Scout funds should only be used for the Girl Scout youth member and one caregiver accompanying the IRM. Girl Scout funds should not be used for individuals who are not registered or for more than one caregiver (including but not limited to non-Girl Scout siblings, a second caregiver, a non-Girl Scout friend, or additional family members).
Girl Scout-sponsored programs
These are events and activities that are hosted by Girl Scouts of Central Texas, other Girl Scout councils, or Girl Scouts of the USA.
Non-Girl Scout-sponsored programs
0hese are community events or activities hosted or coordinated by outside organizations. These programs should focus on at least one of the Girl Scout pillars: outdoors, STEM, entrepreneurship, and life skills.
Girl Scout membership dues
Funds may be used to pay for Girl Scout youth memberships during the Early Renewal season (April 1 - June 30) or to purchase lifetime memberships for graduating Girl Scouts.
Girl Scout Shop
Funds may be used for purchases in Girl Scout shops, including uniforms, badges, patches, books, and Girl Scout merchandise.
Managing IRM Funds
Girl Scouts who are individually registered youth members can participate in the Fall Product and Girl Scout Cookie Programs. Proceeds earned through Product Programs may offset some out-of-pocket expenses for approved Girl Scout activities. Proceeds earned will be managed by the Product Programs Department since individual members cannot profit directly from Product Programs.
To request IRM funds earned through Product Program participation, complete an Individually Registered Girl Scout Fund application. Once the application is approved, the council will pay for the activity or event. Girl Scouts cannot reimburse caregivers per IRS guidelines.
Mismanagement of Troop Funds
If a caregiver or volunteer within the troop or service unit suspects that the funds are being mismanaged, please contact us to notify a Girl Scout staff member. Based on the information received, staff will initiate a preliminary inquiry, collect facts, gather proper documentation, and conduct an audit if necessary.
Please make every attempt to be proactive and establish good financial procedures by reconciling the Girl Scout bank account monthly. Provide a good example to the members of your troop.
When closing a troop account, be sure all checks and other debits have cleared the account before you close it. Remember, you may have to close the account in person. Troop funds do not belong to individual Girl Scouts and should not be distributed to members in any form.
To close a Girl Scout troop or service unit bank account, submit a request through the Bank Account Request form.
When closing a bank account, follow these processing steps:
The requestor will need the name, address, and phone number of at least two signers listed on the Girl Scout bank account.
Once the form is processed by GSCTX, an authorization letter is returned to the original requestor, and service unit leadership. Account signers should take authorization paperwork to the bank to have changes updated on the account.
If closing the Girl Scout account and funds are still present, follow the guidelines for the division of funds listed within Managing Troop Funds. The final Annual Troop Finance Report must have a final bank statement attached showing a $0 ending balance.
The troop treasurer is responsible for gathering bank statements, receipts, and unused checks and completing a final Annual Troop Finance Report for submission to the service unit treasurer or service unit lead and Customer Care. Submit documentation by emailing email@example.com within 30 days of account closure.
Troops flex their financial muscles in two distinct ways:
The Girl Scout Cookie Program and other product sales of Girl Scouts (authorized product sales such as calendars, magazines, or nuts and candy) are organized by your council. All youth members are eligible to participate in two council-sponsored product program activities each year with volunteer supervision—the Girl Scout Cookie Program and one other council-authorized product program. Please remember, volunteers and Girl Scout council staff don’t sell cookies and other products—youth do.
Group money-earning activities are organized by the troop (not by the council) that are planned and carried out by Girl Scouts (in partnership with volunteers) and earn money for the group. Permission is required and can be requested by submitting a Money-Earning, Fundraising, or Sponsorships Application/Report. This form may be used for one-time events/projects or for recurring activities throughout the membership year.
The Money Earning, Fundraising, or Sponsorships Application/Report should be submitted when:
Proceeds exceed $250 of profit.
To report donations valued over $250 that were not part of a money-earning or fundraising event.
Donor requires an acknowledgment from the council for donations less than $250 that was not part of a money-earning or fundraising event.
Girl Scouts of Central Texas will assess a 6% administrative fee to troop sponsorships resulting from workplace giving programs. The procedure to track, process, record, and disburse workplace giving funds involves multiple staff and departments within GSCTX, plus third-party costs for our council. Assessing an administrative fee covers staff and third-party costs related to these activities so troops may continue to benefit from direct donations allowed due to our 501c3 status.
The administrative fee will not be assessed on:
Fundraising that supports special award projects
Money-earning from girls that may pass through the council
Donations from civic or corporate groups to support troop or service unit activities
Girl Scouts’ participation in both council-sponsored product program activities and group money-earning projects is based on the following:
Written permission of each Girl Scouts' caregiver.
An understanding of (and ability to explain clearly to others) why the money is needed.
An understanding that money earning should not exceed what the group needs to support its program activities.
Observance of local ordinances related to involvement of children in money-earning activities as well as health and safety laws.
Vigilance in protecting the personal safety of each girl.
Arrangements for safeguarding the money.
Number of Allowable Money-Earning Activities
The recommended number of allowable money-earning activities per Girl Scout year:
Daisy: No money-earning activities. All money transactions occur between the troop leader and the caregivers. Caregivers may be asked to contribute a certain sum to cover troop expenses, although program expenses at this level should be minimal. Money-earning outside council-approved Product Programs are not approved for Daisy Girl Scouts.
Brownie: One money-earning activity.
Junior: Two money-earning activities.
Cadette/Senior/Ambassador Girl Scouts: Three money-earning activities.
If additional money-earning activities are required to meet troop/group budget requirements, service unit leadership will consult with the GSCTX membership staff on the need and number prior to approval. For multi-level troops, these guidelines are for each sub-level in the troop.
Keep these specific guidelines—some of which are required by the Internal Revenue Service—in mind to ensure that sales are conducted with legal and financial integrity.
All rewards earned by Girl Scouts through the product program activities must support Girl Scout program experiences (such as camp, travel, and program events, but not scholarships or financial credits toward outside organizations).
Rewards are based on sales ranges set by councils and may not be based on a dollar-per-dollar calculation.
Troops are encouraged to participate in council product programs as their primary money-earning activity; any group money earning shouldn’t compete with the Girl Scout Cookie Program or other council product programs.
Girl Scouts discourages the use of games of chance. Any activity which could be considered a game of chance (raffles, contests, bingo) must be approved by the local Girl Scout council and be conducted in compliance with all local and state laws.
Girl Scouts’ Blue Book policy forbids girls from the direct solicitation of cash. Girls can collect partial payment toward the purchase of a package of Girl Scout Cookies and other Girl Scout–authorized products through participation in council-approved product program donation programs.
Girl Scouts forbids product demonstration parties where the use of the Girl Scout trademark increases revenue for another business, such as in-home product parties. Any business using the Girl Scout trademark or other Girl Scout intellectual property must seek authorization from GSUSA.
Group money-earning activities need to be suited to the ages and abilities of the girls and consistent with the principles of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Money earned is for Girl Scout activities and is not to be retained by individuals. Girls can, however, be awarded incentives and/or may earn credits from their Girl Scout product programs. Funds acquired through group money-earning projects must be reported and accounted for by the group according to council procedures.
Restaurant fundraisers, concessions, or third-party fundraisers are allowable money-earning activities. Girl Scouts are not allowed to endorse commercial products or provide testimonials but are allowed to sell certain commercial products or partner with businesses as money-earning efforts.
Girl Scout-branded merchandise, including T-shirts, may not be offered for resale for money-earning. With Girl Scouts of Central Texas’s approval, products bearing the Girl Scouts' name or intellectual property may be created for non-commercial purposes.
Sample Money-Earning Activities
Cell phones for refurbishment
Used ink cartridges turned in for money
Christmas tree recycling
Lunch box auction (prepared lunch or meal auctioned off)
Themed meals, like a high tea or a build-your-own-taco bar, related to activities girls are planning; for instance, if girls are earning money for travel, they could tie the meal to their destination
Service-a-thon (people sponsor a girl doing service and funds go to support a trip or other activity)
Babysitting for holiday (New Year’s Eve) or council events
Raking leaves, weeding, cutting grass, shoveling snow, walking pets
Cooking class or other specialty class
The Girl Scout Cookie Program and other council-sponsored product programs are designed to unleash the entrepreneurial potential in your girls. From there, your troop may decide to earn additional funds on its own.
Working concession (concession stands) is an opportunity for troops to supplement what is earned through product programs and other money-earning activities to help offset the cost of an upcoming troop trip. Concession earnings belong to the troop and are not to be retained by individual Girl Scouts or their family members. When planning troop travel, participation should include at least 50 percent of Girl Scout youth members registered into the troop along with at least the required number of safety-wise adults.
All concessions must be approved by Girl Scouts of Central Texas. To apply, submit a Concession Money Earning Project Application.
New applications must be completed and submitted a minimum of four weeks prior to conducting the project to be considered for approval. All existing applications must be renewed by September 30 each year to participate in concessions in the following program year.
To be approved, please adhere to the following guidelines:
A detailed travel budget is required. The budget, at a minimum, needs to include the number of adult and youth participants attending the trip, transportation cost, meal cost, and hotel cost.
Souvenirs, passports, and spending money expenses may not be earned through concessions. These items are considered personal and therefore not program-related expenses.
Only two adults per individual youth member in the troop can participate in concessions. At least one of these adults must be a related (parent/caregiver) party.
Only one related adult (parent/caregiver) may serve as a chaperone for their Girl Scout youth member and work concessions to earn money for the trip as a chaperone.
All working adults must be registered members of Girl Scouts and have a current criminal background check on file.
All monies earned by individuals not identified on the concession application will be retained by Girl Scouts of Central Texas to be used for Financial Assistance that goes directly to Girl Scout families to pay for uniforms and programming.
Girl Scouts reserves the right to audit the bank accounts and related trip documentation of any troop participating in concession money-earning. Lack of supporting documentation, mishandling of documentation, or delay in conducting the audit within a reasonable timeframe, will delay the turning over of earned monies to the troop until satisfactory completion of the audit process.
All concession money-earning programs accumulating $25,000 or more in earnings will automatically generate an audit request.
Troop leaders must also fill out an end-of-the-year financial report in Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) that includes all money earned by the troop through any money-earning activity. There is a specific line item for concessions.
Product Program Requirments
To participate in money-earning activities, all traveling Girl Scouts must have participated in both the Fall Product and Girl Scout Cookie Programs. If a troop has not yet participated in product programs, the application will be denied.
Fall Product Program:
Each youth member in the troop must sell a minimum of five units (paper or online nuts or magazines) of fall products.
Any youth member not reaching their minimum five items will be notified by council staff no later than November 19 of the current Fall Product Program that they cannot continue to participate in the concession money-earning program.
Girl Scout Cookie Program:
Each Girl Scout participating in concession money-earning will be required to sell a minimum of 350 packages in the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
For any youth member not reaching their minimum package level, the troop will be notified by council staff no later than March 1 of the current cookie program that they cannot continue to participate in the concession money-earning program. Failure to be notified by the council does not release troops from complying with concession requirements.
Any troop continuing to participate after being notified that they cannot work will forfeit all earnings to the council generated after March 1.
Keep records (receipts) of all income and expenses. All deposits and withdrawals to the Girl Scout account should be noted in the financial records. At least two signers should monitor all income and expense transactions. Have more than one adult knowledgeable about group funds; do not borrow Girl Scout money for personal use and do not mix personal and troop/ group money.
It is important for the troop leader(s) or designated individual to keep accurate records of the troop finances because an audit of troop records may be called at any time by the service unit leadership or Girl Scout staff member. It is the responsibility of the troop treasurer or co-signer to share monthly banking activity with caregivers of the troop. All bank records, canceled checks, bank statements, and deposit slips must be kept for five years.
Annual Troop Finance Reports
The Annual Troop Finance Report for troops and service units is due annually on May 1.
To complete the report, you will need the previous year’s Annual Troop Finance Report to find the previous year’s ending balance which is called the Ending Balance and will be listed as the Starting Balance on the current year’s report.
Submit the Annual Troop Finance Report through the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) Finance Tab. Upload a copy of your March-ending bank statement for the troop’s account. Review the 578 VTK Finance Tab Volunteer Training on gsLearn for more information on completing the Annual Troop Finance Report in VTK.
The Annual Troop Finance Report is a report of banking activity through your troop’s March-ending bank statement. The Total balance on the Annual Troop Finance Report must match the ending balance on the March bank statement.
This report fulfills your obligation as a leader/advisor and the Girl Scouts of Central Texas’s obligation as a legal corporation to account for public funds.
It is important that this report be completed and returned adhering to council policies.
If group income is not reported, then you may be liable for that income being taxed as your personal income.
The troop leader or troop treasurer will submit an Annual Troop Finance Report through the VTK Finance Tab (by May 1st) for approval. The Annual Troop Finance Report must be accurate, and complete prior to submission. Once approved, your troop cookie bonus (if one was earned from the cookie program) will be deposited into your troop bank account. Failure to submit an Annual Troop Finance Report by the due date may result in forfeiture of your cookie bonus and jeopardize the troop bank account. Failure to submit an Annual Troop Finance Report will result in the troop being ineligible to participate in future Product Programs until the report has been received and approved.
Once the report is filed, any further monies spent after the report has been filed will be included in the next year’s Annual Troop Finance Report.
The service unit bank account should not exceed a $5,000 year-end limit. The troop bank account should not exceed a $1,000 year-end limit.
Council approval will be required for service units and troops wishing to exceed these limits due to activities requiring these additional funds. Troops with bank account balances over $1,000 and service units with bank account balances over $5,000 are required to provide a detailed explanation of the intent of use for the funds including dates, destination, and number of participants.
Online Payment Options
A service unit or troop may use online payment options (such as PayPal, Apple Pay, or Venmo) to accept funds as payment for Girl Scout-related events, activities, or goods and services so long as the payment account is linked to a service unit or troop bank account and not to a personal bank account. Online payment options (such as PayPal, Apple Pay, or Venmo) are not permitted for customer-based transactions, such as purchases during Product Programs such as at a cookie booth. Troops should utilize Square in order to process customer-based transactions.
Debit Card Guidelines
Girl Scout volunteers provide invaluable services to our most precious clients, the girls! However, the ultimate responsibility for budgeting and record-keeping belongs to the adults. All funds collected or received for Girl Scout service units, Girl Scout houses, troops, and other organized Girl Scout groups must be deposited into the appropriate Girl Scout checking or savings account for that entity. All accounts must follow council banking procedures. When offered by the banking institution, Girl Scout subordinate bank accounts may accept debit cards for troop expenses.
Troop/groups/service units are allowed two debit cards per bank account.
Volunteers who have debit cards issued in their name for any troop/service unit bank accounts are responsible for all purchases/charges made using the card. These may include any service fees, non-sufficient funds charges, closed account fee charges, fees associated with lost/stolen debit cards, etc. that may be incurred through the use of the card.
Guidelines for using a Girl Scout bank account or debit card:
Troop and service unit debit cards are authorized for official Girl Scout business only.
Debit card records are to be fully reconciled monthly, to ensure accurate and timely end-of-the-year reporting, and that no unauthorized expenditures are applied to the account.
Only troop and service unit bank account-authorized signers, as designated by the signature card with their financial institution, may be issued a bank debit card.
Use of the debit card for any type of expense other than Girl Scout business expenses is considered a misuse of Girl Scout funds and may violate the Texas Penal Code.
Tax Exempt Status
Sales tax exemption (State of Texas only) allows active service unit and troop leaders to purchase certain items for service unit and troop activities on a tax-free basis.
Girl Scouts will no longer provide tax-exempt cards to volunteers. The State of Texas does not require individuals to present a Tax ID card that includes the organization’s tax-exempt number in order to claim a Sales Tax Exemption. Instead, volunteers should utilize the Texas Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate which can also be located on the Texas Comptroller's website.
How to properly use the Texas Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate:
Present to retailers prior to all troop/service unit purchases as some retailers have their own form to complete whereby, they will assign a group number to reference GSCTX as an authorized tax-exempt organization, such as Walmart and Office Depot.
Use sales tax-exempt certificate wisely and never for personal purchases, use troop/service unit bank account for sales tax-exempt purchases.
Using the sales tax-exempt certificate for personal purchases is considered Class C Misdemeanor.
Girl Scout Retail Shops
Tax can only be taken off core items (books, uniforms, insignia, earned awards, and patches) and only if the purchase is made entirely (no split tenders) with a troop bank account debit card or troop check.
We get it—there’s something exciting about opening that first case of Girl Scout Cookies. However, before your girls take part in all the cookie program fun, it’s important they have a clear plan and purpose for their product program activities. As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to facilitate girl-led financial planning, which may include the following steps for the girls:
Remember: It’s great for girls to have opportunities like the Girl Scout Cookie Program to earn funds that help them fulfill their goals. As a volunteer, try to help girls balance the money earning they do with opportunities to enjoy other activities that have less emphasis on earning and spending money. Take Action projects, for example, may not always require girls to spend a lot of money!
Financial Management and Product Program Abilities by Grade Level
As with other Girl Scout activities, girls build their financial and sales savvy as they get older. Every girl will be different, but here you’ll find some examples of the abilities and opportunities for progression of girls at each grade level.
Local sponsors can help councils power innovative programs for Girl Scouts. Community organizations, businesses, religious organizations, and individuals may be sponsors and may provide group meeting places, volunteer their time, offer in-kind donations, provide activity materials, or loan equipment. Encourage your girls to celebrate a sponsor’s contribution to the troop by sending thank-you cards, inviting the sponsor to a meeting or ceremony, or working together on a Take Action project.
For information on working with a sponsor, consult your council, which can give you guidance on the availability of sponsors, recruiting guidelines, and any council policies or practices that must be followed. Your council may already have relationships with certain organizations or may know of some reasons not to collaborate with certain organizations.
When collaborating with any other organization, keep these additional guidelines in mind:
Avoid fundraising for other organizations. Girl Scouts are not allowed to solicit money on behalf of another organization when identifying themselves as Girl Scouts by wearing a uniform, a sash or vest, official pins, and so on. This includes participating in a walkathon or telethon while in uniform. However, you and your group can support another organization through Take Action projects. Girl Scouts as individuals are able to participate in whatever events they choose as long as they are not wearing anything that officially identifies them as Girl Scouts.
Steer clear of political fundraisers. When in an official Girl Scout capacity or in any way identifying yourselves as Girl Scouts, your group may not participate, directly or indirectly, in any political campaign or work on behalf of or in opposition to a candidate for public office. Letter-writing campaigns are not allowed, nor is participating in a political rally, circulating a petition, or carrying a political banner.
Be respectful when collaborating with religious organizations. Girl Scout groups must respect the opinions and practices of religious partners, but no girl should be required to take part in any religious observance or practice of the sponsoring group.
Avoid selling or endorsing commercial products. A commercial product is any product sold at a retail location. Since 1939, girls and volunteers have not been allowed to endorse, provide a testimonial for, or sell such products.
Girl Scouts of Central Texas is committed to ensuring that youth have the opportunity to participate in Girl Scouting regardless of their family’s financial circumstances.
Financial assistance is available for annual membership dues for youth members, and financial partnerships are available for council or service unit-led events. These may cover uniforms, books, camp fees, and other materials. Girl Scout Destinations sponsored by Girl Scouts of the USA are not supported under financial partnerships.
Adults are not eligible for financial partnerships; this is strictly for Girl Scout youth members and their experiences in Girl Scouts. Any balance left after using the financial partnership award would need to be covered by the caregiver. Volunteers or caregivers may apply for Financial Assistance and Financial Partnership.
Processing and mailing can take up to two weeks. Any applications received less than two weeks before an event will not be processed, and financial partnerships will not be awarded.
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