Girls and troop co-leaders qualify for financial aid for the Girl Scouts membership fee. Adults that are not troop co-leaders qualify ONLY if they have WellCare Medicaid Health Plan or live in Rock County, NE.
Financial aid makes Girl Scouting possible. 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. Find more information in the FAQs below.
Who Qualifies for Membership Financial Aid?
How to Request Membership Financial Aid
Uniforms or Books
Uniforms and books are critical components of the Girl Scout experience. Financial aid may be requested for a tunic (Daisies only), vest or sash with identifying uniform pieces (troop numbers, Spirit of Nebraska council identification patch, and a flag patch), or a Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. Find more information in the FAQs below.
Requesting uniform or book financial aid is done through the Membership Financial Aid application. Please see the Membership Fees section for the application link.
To give all girls the opportunity to participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, we offer financial aid may be requested for up to 50% of council-sponsored programs, camps, and travel fees for girls, not for adult or sibling 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 below application.
New Troop Expenses
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 only may 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.
Financial Aid FAQs
What applicant information is needed for the financial aid application?
What can girls request financial aid for?
What can co-leaders or troops request financial aid for?
Can adults who are not troop co-leaders receive financial aid for Girl Scout membership?
Who can submit a financial aid application?
How are financial aid awards determined?
How long will it take to process my financial aid application(s)?
How will I know if my financial aid application was awarded?
Contact Member Support by email or call 800.695.6690.