Financial assistance is available for membership registration, one council-sponsored program or event, and one council-sponsored summer camp per girl each Girl Scout year.
Girl Scout families are eligible to receive up to 50% of the membership fee, and up to 80% of program and camp fees.
Requests for financial assistance must made by the parent/guardian. Complete the Financial Assistance Form and include it with the membership and/or event/camp registration form. Submit them together, to the Council Registrar, along with the appropriate deposit and/or fee. All information provided on the application is strictly confidential. To verify income, parents/guardians must submit a copy of their Federal Income Tax return unless they submit a Public Assistance case number.
Financial assistance may be requested at any time, but forms for resident camp must be submitted prior to April 1.
Financial assistance may be requested and awarded for each of the following once per membership year:
- Girl Scouts membership registration fee
- One council-sponsored event or program as listed in the fall/winter editions of the S’more publication
- One summer camp
GSWPA will determine the grant amount based on the family income, circumstances and budgetary limitations. The parent/guardian will be notified by letter regarding the financial assistance granted.
Financial assistance will not be granted when there is an outstanding debt, (i.e., NSF check, delinquent fall product, cookie sale monies, and/or debts to the Council shop). Financial assistance money is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.