Every girl deserves the opportunity to experience the lifelong, leadership building benefits of Girl Scouts, regardless of their financial situation. Each year, we invest significant resources to ensure all girls can become Girl Scout members. Our financial aid funds extend the hand of sisterhood to girls unable to afford the basic costs of Girl Scouts: membership fees, uniforms or books, and programs that ignite their confidence to change the world.
Whether you’re new to Girl Scouts or renewing your membership, you can request financial aid for the annual $25 national Girl Scouts membership fee.
Girls and troop co-leaders qualify for financial aid for the Girl Scouts membership fee. Adults NOT in a troop co-leader role qualify only if they have WellCare/Healthy Blue Medicaid Health Plan or live in Rock County, NE.
How to Request Membership Financial Aid
GIRLS: Requesting membership financial aid begins during the online registration process. When registering girls online, check the box next to “Request FA” on the payment page (the second-to-last screen before the registration process is complete). After registering and requesting financial aid, you will receive an email with a link to the membership financial aid application. Be sure to check your spam and junk folders!
CO-LEADERS: Begin the online registration process, continue to the payment screen, then close the web page. A Girl Scout staff member will contact you about completing your registration. Inform the staff member that you wish to request financial aid and they will send you a link to the application.
You may also access the financial aid application by clicking on the button below. Find more information in the FAQs.
Healthy Blue NE Members
Girl and adult members of the Health Blue NE network my use their benefits to pay for their Girl Scout membership.
First Time Users:
Claim Your Membership:
*Girls must be between ages 5-18.
If you need assistance claiming your Healthy Blue NE Girl Scout membership, please contact Member Support.
Uniforms and books are critical components of the Girl Scout experience. Financial aid may be requested for either a Girl Scout uniform or a Girl Scout grade level handbook.
To request either a uniform or book, please complete a Membership Financial Aid Application by clicking the button below. Find more information in the FAQs.
To give all Nebraska girls the opportunity to participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, financial aid may be requested for up to fifty percent of council-sponsored programs, camps, and travel fees for girls. Program financial aid is NOT available for adult or siblings fees. Please be aware that deposits are NOT part of the assistance amount and must be paid for by the participant at the time of registration. You must register for the program, pay the deposit or 50% of the program fee to secure your spot, and then complete the financial aid application.
To apply for program, camp, or travel financial aid, complete the application below.
Troop dues may be requested for new troops (created in the current membership year) at a one-time maximum of $10 per girl. Registered co-leaders of new troops may only request aid for one "Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting" for the troop’s grade level.
To request financial aid for new troop materials and/or dues, complete the below applicaton.
What applicant information is needed for the financial aid application?
All information about the girl or co-leader requesting aid must be filled out entirely, including the five-digit troop number (if known). A separate application must be completed for each household.
What may girls request financial aid for?
Annual Girl Scout membership registration.
Uniform or Books: Registered girls may request aid for a tunic (Daisies only), vest, or sash with identifying uniform pieces (American Flag Patch, Spirit of Nebraska Council Identifcation Patch Set, and Troop Numerals), or a "Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting" and a Journey book. If approved, aid may be used only in Spirit of Nebraska Juliette’s Boutique stores. The applicant is responsible for any shipping charges incurred. Refunds cannot be issued for uniform pieces or books already purchased.
Program, Camp, or Travel: Registered Girl Scout members may request aid for up to fifty percent of the cost of council-sponsored programs, camps, and travel. All deposits must be paid before financial aid is processed. A registration form and financial aid application must be received at least four weeks prior to the event to ensure adequate time for processing.
What may co-leaders or troops request financial aid for?
Annual Girl Scout membership registration for volunteers in a co-leader role.
Troop Dues: Troop dues may be requested for new troops (formed in the current membership year) at a one-time maximum of $10 per girl. Girls’ names must be listed in the Troop Dues section of the application and girls must be registered members in the troop requesting aid.
Co-Leader Books: Registered co-leaders of new troops (formed in the current membership year) may request aid for one "Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting" for the troop’s grade level. Financial aid may only be used at Spirit of Nebraska Juliette’s Boutiques. The co-leader is responsible for any shipping charges incurred. Refunds cannot be issued for books already purchased.
Can adults who are not troop co-leaders receive financial aid for Girl Scout membership?
Adults not registered as troop co-leaders will only receive financial aid for Girl Scout membership if they have a WellCare/Healthy Blue Medicaid Health Plan or reside in Rock County, Nebraska.
Who can submit a financial aid application?
A parent/caregiver must submit the application for girl requests. Co-leaders must submit their own requests.
How are financial aid awards determined?
Financial aid awards are based on a combination of factors including income, household numbers, extenuating circumstances, and available funds.
How long will it take to process my financial aid application(s)?
Please allow up to three weeks for processing.
How will I know if my financial aid application was awarded?
You will receive an email once a determination is made on your aid request. If, after three weeks, you have not received a notification, you may contact Member Support at 402.558.8189 or by email. If awarded either uniform or book assistance, you may redeem in person, by email, or by calling Juliette’s Boutique at 402.779.8202 for redemption. Dues for new troops will be deposited in the troop’s bank account.
Questions? Contact Member Support by email or call 402.558.8189.