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 Money Earning and In-Kind Donations

Girl Scouts earn money in two distinct ways:

  1. "Council-sponsored product sales" are council-wide sales of Girl Scout–authorized products (such as Girl Scout Cookies, calendars, magazines, or nuts and candy), in which members participate as part of the Girl Scout program. Learn more about our Product Sales Program.  
  2. "Money-earning" refers to activities organized by girls (not by the council) that are planned and carried out by girls (in partnership with adults) and that earn money for Girl Scout activities. These activities must be approved by the council in writing at least one month prior to the activity.

Before planning any money-earning events for your group, please read the Managing Group Finances and Additional Money-Earning sections of Volunteer Essentials for guidelines and suggestions. Contact your regional staff member if you have any questions on whether your event will meet Girl Scout guidelines. 

Learn more about Volunteer Essentials and the Safety Activity Checkpoints.

Once you have read the Volunteer Essentials sections referenced above in their entirety, you’ll be ready to use the forms below:

  • Application for a Money-Earning Activity
    Please submit this form for any troop, group or individual money-earning activity, other than GSWW product sales.  Submit form 4 weeks prior to proposed date of activity. Your activity will be reviewed and approved based on our council guidelines. 
  • Application for an In-Kind Donation
    Please submit this form before you solicit any donations of goods from individuals or organizations. Please note that GSWW is not permitted to issue tax ID letters/donation receipts to donors for donations to individuals and groups/troops.
  • Babysitting as a Money-earning Activity Agreement
    Please submit this form along with the Application for a Money-Earning Activity at least 4 weeks prior to your babysitting event.  Note: There are several liability requirements that you will need to adhere to for a babysitting event as listed on the form.  You will also need to purchase additional insurance.