Helping girls earn and manage money is an integral part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. When girls participate in money earning activities, they learn important skills such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
Your Girl Scout group (troop, service unit, etc.) is responsible for planning and financing its own activities. This puts girls in charge (with support from troop leaders and GSMW registered volunteers), giving them the opportunity to cooperatively set goals, manage a budget, spend responsibly, and maintain records, as well as develop social, marketing, and entrepreneurial skills.
The Girl Scout Financial Literacy Program, including the Cookie Program and Fall Product Program are the two best opportunities for girls to earn troop funds. Troops must participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program and Fall Product Program in order to participate in additional money earning activities. Consideration will be given to troops that formed after these opportunities have passed. Troops who participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program and Fall Product Program usually do not need to participate in additional money earning unless they are planning trips or other travel.
Money Earning Activity Guidelines
Prior to soliciting, receiving donations, or participating in a money earning activity, the Money Earning Request Form must be submitted to GSMW.