Including all girls has been at the heart of Girl Scouts since 1912. Our council is proud to provide the following types of Financial assistance to those in need so that everyone can become a Girl Scout.
Annual GSUSA Membership Dues
Assistance for the GSUSA annual membership dues is available for girls and adult volunteers.
To request: log into your account at www.gscnc.org, register your Girl Scout or adult volunteer, and when the system asks you for payment, select ‘Financial Assistance’.
* Financial assistance requests are reviewed each business day. Parents receive an email when the request is approved. Only caregivers can request financial assistance for membership on behalf of their Girl Scouts. Troop leaders cannot request financial assistance on behalf of parents or other adults.
Uniforms, Books, and Troop Dues
Assistance for uniforms, books, and troop dues is available to registered Girl Scout youth and registered Troop Leaders.
To request: submit an online request between August 15th and April 15th by going to gscnc.org, clicking ‘Forms’, and selecting ‘Financial Assistance for Uniforms, Books & Troop Dues’
Troop dues checks must be sent to the Troop Money Manager.
Uniforms and books can be sent directly the individual requesting the supplies.
Background Screening Fee
Assistance is available for the background screening fee.
To request: after registering as an adult volunteer in a role that requires a background check, look for the invitation from ‘The Advocates’ at Sterling Volunteers. There are two links—one to complete the form and pay the fee; one link that allows you to request assistance for the fee.
Training Grant Application
Adult volunteers can request Financial assistance support for fees associated with adult education to support programming.
This is available to one volunteer per troop per year for each course.
To request: submit an online request by going to gscnc.org, clicking ‘Forms’, and selecting ‘Training Grant Application’
Program grants are available for registered Girl Scouts (youth or adults) to participate in a specific activity.
To request: submit the form (found at gscnc.org, clicking ‘Forms’, and selecting ‘All Level Program Grant Application’)
This form requires detailed budgets and/or itineraries, and generally need to be submitted 6-8 weeks in advance.
Troop, Group, or Individual Program Loans
Program loans are available when funds for an approved Girl Scout expense are not available at the time that payment is due.
To request: submit the form (found at gscnc.org, clicking ‘Forms’, and selecting ‘Troop, Group, and Individual Program Loan’)
Girl Scout Nation’s Capital’s family giving campaign, SHARE, supports financial assistance for our members. Consider supporting this campaign at gscnc.org/donate