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Financial Assistance

We are committed to ensuring all girls have the opportunity to participate in Girl Scouts. In order to remove financial barriers that may interfere, we offer limited funds to help members who would be unable to join in Girl Scout activities without financial support from the council.

Financial assistance is not a primary source of funding for members or troops. Troops are encouraged to facilitate girl-led financial planning for their activities. Financial assistance funds are supported by the Family Partnership, Fall Product and the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Annual Membership Registration
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This covers one year of membership (October 1-September 30) and is available for girls and adults to join as members of Girl Scouts. To request financial assistance for membership registration click "Get Started" below and select financial assistance on the payment page.

You will be notified by email that your request is approved. Financial assistance for Annual Membership Registration is available year-round.

Apply for Girl Scout Membership Financial Assistance »

Uniform and Program Book Components
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This covers the cost of items a girl needs to participate with a uniform and program level book. Specifically, a GCNWI shop voucher is issued for the purchase of girl uniform: sash/tunic, troop numerals, council ID, American flag patch; and one girl program level book. Shop vouchers are issued via email, approximately every other week.

Applications are accepted annually September 1 to June 30.

Apply for Uniform Financial Assistance »

Troop Dues
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Assistance is available to help girls pay troop dues. A maximum of $25 per girl per year is available. Troop dues are issued directly to the troop leader, usually within 2-3 weeks after application.

Applications are accepted annually September 1 to June 30. 

Apply for Troop Dues Financial Assistance »

Adult Training
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This is available to adults and covers up to $75 per year for training opportunities such as First Aid/AED/CPR/, Outdoor Training and Enrichment Opportunities (e.g. LEAP, The Leaders’ Conference).  Adult Training assistance is accepted year-round. Assistance is issued as a payment in the Learning Portal unless the training is not sponsored by the council. In that case, assistance is in the form of a check to the adult volunteer.

Applications are accepted year-round.

Apply for Adult Training Financial Assistance »

Travel
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Financial Assistance and Travel Scholarships are available for both Council-Sponsored trips and GSUSA Destinations. 

The amount of assistance varies for Destinations. Maximum assistance for council-sponsored trips is $500.00.

You must register for a trip prior to applying for financial assistance. Applications are available after Jan. 1 annually. 

Contact Ashley Christensen to apply »

Learn more about Traveling with Girl Scouts »

Field Trip and Programs
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Assistance to help cover troop field trips and/or program event fees.

Applications are accepted annually November 1 through July 30. 

Apply for Field Trip and Program Financial Assistance »

Camp
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One camp session fee per summer per person, either day camp or resident camp. Girls must be registered for camp before applying for financial assistance.

Applications are accepted annually February 1 to June 30 for up to 30% of camp fees. 

Fianancial assistance for summer camp 2019 is closed. Check back next year »


Deadlines subject to change. Contact us with any questions through our  contact form or by calling our Financial Assistance Hotline at 1-855-ILOVEGS (456-8347) x. 5990.