Financial Aid

Talking to Families About Finances

We want to help every girl participate in Girl Scouts! Caregivers and volunteers may contact Customer Care at 888.747.6945 or with questions about financial assistance in four areas.


One of the first questions families ask is “how much does it cost to be a Girl Scout?” Because we are a volunteer-driven organization, and thanks to amazing volunteers like you, our annual membership fees are reasonable. Girl membership is $30 and adult membership is $25.

Financial aid is available for membership fees. Caregivers may request financial aid at the time of membership registration.

Events & Camp

We all learn by doing. Get your Girl Scouts out of their normal routine and challenge their abilities with hands-on, expert-led events, day camps, sleepaway camps, or wilderness trips. Girls can sign up individually or with friends.

Financial aid is available for a variety of council-hosted program events and camps. Caregivers may request financial aid at the time of registration.


Uniforms are a fun and important way for the girls to feel part of something special, just like a sports team or music ensemble uniform. Badges and patches on a Girl Scout uniform demonstrate what girls have learned and experienced in Girl Scouts! Suggested uniform pieces cost approximately $40 per girl.

Financial aid is available for uniforms (choose from a tunic, vest, or sash) and includes the American flag patch, GSNWGL council ID patch, World Association Pin, Membership Pin, Insignia Tab, and Troop Numbers. Troop Leaders submit a form on behalf of families.

Troop Dues

Most new troops either ask for donations of basic materials or they collect troop dues to purchase them. Dues in our council typically range from $5-$25 per girl.

Financial aid for troop dues is available to new members only. Troop Leaders submit a form on behalf of families. Moving forward, plan for Fall Product Program and Cookie Program profits to cover future troop expenses of badges, patches, program event fees, and supplies.