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 girl and/or adult.
Financial Aid Makes Girl Scouts 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.
How to Request Membership Financial Aid for Girls
Requesting membership financial aid must be done during the online registration process. When registering online, check the box next to “Request FA” on the payment page. (It is 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!
How to Request Membership Financial Aid for Co-Leaders
Begin the online registration process, continue to the payment screen, then close out of the page. A Girl Scouts staff member will contact you about completing your registration. Inform the staff member that you want to request financial aid, and they will send you a link to the application.
Do you have a WellCare Medicaid Health Plan?
WellCare of Nebraska provides Girl Scout memberships at no cost to all girls and adults with a WellCare Medicaid Health Insurance Plan. Applying for a WellCare membership must be done during the online registration process. When registering online, check the box next to “Request FA” on the payment page. (It is 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!
Uniforms or Books
Uniforms and books are critical components of the Girl Scout experience. Financial aid may be requested for a tunic or vest (Daisies only) or sash and other uniform pieces (troop numbers, Spirit of Nebraska council identification patch, and a flag patch), or a Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting and a Journey book. Find more information in the FAQs below.
The uniform or book financial aid application is included in the membership financial aid form that will be emailed to you after you complete the online registration process. Be sure to check your spam and junk folders.
Program, Camp, and Travel Fees
To give all girls the opportunity to participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, we offer financial aid for up to 50 percent of the cost of council-sponsored programs, camps, and travel. 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 percent 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.
Troop Dues and Co-Leader Materials for New Troops
Troop dues may be requested for new troops 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, contact Member Support for the link to the application form.
Additional Special Funding Requests
Funds from generous donors make Girl Scouting available to girls participating in our partnership agencies, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, CASA, PromiseShip, TeamMates, and Nebraska Friends of Foster Children. These funds are available for girls to use for membership, books/uniforms, and program fees. To request special funding financial assistance, please complete the below application.
What applicant information is needed for the financial aid application?
When completing the financial aid application, how do I calculate my total annual household income (pretax)?
What can girls request financial aid for?
What can co-leaders or troops request financial aid for?
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.