Girl Scout Troop/Group Money Management
The management of Girl Scout Troop/group money is a key ingredient in the girl/adult partnership, which is the cornerstone of Girl Scouting. As a Girl Scout Leader, you can help girls learn basic money management skills that will allow them to make intelligent financial decisions later in life.
Handling Girl Scout Troop/group money is a serious responsibility. Girls should share that responsibility on a level that they can understand. Although the overall responsibility for handling money and reporting Girl Scout Troop/group funds rests with the adult Girl Scout troop volunteer, the funds belong to the girls AS A GROUP.
Money Management Pointers Be sure to check the Managing GS Troop Finances mini-course available online for more details
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And Finally...What if?
A: Girl Scouts may not solicit funds for any purpose other than Girl Scouting.
A: A Girl Scout Troop money management budget may include summer activities, the next year’s GSUSA membership dues for the girls, a “back-to-school” celebration, anticipated fall activities, or may help set up a project fund for something “really big” in the future. These carry over monies would be reported on the next year’s Annual Financial Report.
A: Donations may be accepted, but not solicited