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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.

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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 September 1, 2017 to June, 2018.

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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 September 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018. 

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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 September 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.

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Travel
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Available to girls traveling on GSUSA Destinations and council-sponsored travel opportunities. The amount of assistance varies for Destinations. Maximum assistance for council-sponsored trips is $500.00. Applications are accepted January 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018.To apply for this financial assistance, please contact our Senior Program Manager, Ashley Christensen.

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Field Trip and Programs
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Assistance to help cover troop field trips and/or program event fees. Applications are accepted February 1, 2018 through July 30, 2018, to allow troops time to generate funds through Fall Product and Cookie program. 

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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 February 1, 2018 to July 30, 2018 for up to 35% of camp fees. 

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Have questions or want a paper form?  Contact us!