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 Financial Assistance

Girl Scouts supports every girl and volunteer, regardless of financial situation! Financial assistance is available to currently registered girl and adult members who otherwise would not be able to participate in Girl Scouting. 

When to Submit a Request
To receive grants for the 2015-2016 membership year, fill out the 2015-2016 Financial Assistance Request Form. We start accepting 2015-2016 grant requests on September 1 and we start processing these grant requests on October 1, 2015.

You can submit all your requests at once, or you can submit them individually throughout the year. If you are requesting a camp grant or an event grant, please register for that camp or event before submitting the grant request.

Eligibility
Girl members who are eligible for free or reduced price lunch at school are eligible for financial assistance from Girl Scouts of Western Washington. There are three ways to establish your eligibility for our financial assistance program. We will need only ONE of the following:

  • The client ID number for TANF or SNAP programs
  • OR mark "Yes" if the child is a foster child on the Financial Assistance Request Form
  • OR a copy of the qualifying letter for free or reduced school lunch from the school district for the 2015-2016 school year
  • OR the Financial Assistance Eligibility Form 

Available Grants
Each qualified girl is eligible for up to four grant requests plus one camp or travel request per membership year. Each qualified adult is eligible for up to four requests per membership year. 

  • ​This grant is available to girls and to adult volunteers who are required to be members in order to fulfill their volunteer position.  This grant can be used for the current membership year or for registration renewal for the next membership year. This grant pays for one year of membership (October 1–September 30) in Girl Scouts of Western Washington. Complete the Financial Assistance Request Form and attach it to your membership registration forms.

    This grant is available to girl members in a Western Washington troop. It is not available to Individually Registered Members (IRM’s). The grant is up to $40 and will be deposited into the Girl Scout's troop bank account. Requested grant amount must be the same amount that is being charged to other troop members. This grant can be requested by the troop leader if the parent or guardian cannot make the request. The parent or guardian will be notified of the completed grant.

    ​This is a voucher for supplies from the Girl Scout Store. Vouchers will be mailed directly to the girl or adult requesting assistance. Vouchers must be presented in person or voucher numbers given over the phone to the Girl Scout Store. Vouchers are available to girl members of Girl Scouts of Western Washington. A girl’s Supply Voucher is good for the purchase of the following eligible items:

    • Girl Scout sash, vest or tunic
    • Troop numbers (up to five)
    • Flag patch
    • Council ID set
    • Membership tab & membership pin
    • World trefoil pin
    • Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting
    • Girl Scout Journey Book
    • Skill Building Badge Activity Sets.

    Vouchers are available to eligible adult volunteers of Girl Scouts of Western Washington. An adult’s Supply Voucher can be used for the purchase of his or her Pin Tab, Official Membership Pin and World Trefoil Pin. An eligible Troop Leader may request a Supply Voucher for the troop (one per troop) for the following eligible items: Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, Girl Scout Journey Books or Journey Books with How to Guides and Skill Building Badge Activity Sets.

    Sales tax and shipping (if required) will be covered by Financial Assistance for items purchased with a Supply Voucher. If a girl is bridging in the spring, one of her four requests can be used for a second Supply Voucher to purchase items for her new level. If the girl wants to get all uniform parts and books for a single program level, a second Supply Voucher can be requested as an additional grant request but the second Supply Voucher will be less than $60.

    ​These grants are available to girl members and adult members who are required to attend to maintain girl/adult safety ratios, or are required to attend learning workshops for their volunteer position (ex: Jump Into Journeys, Outdoor Learning, First Aid, etc.).

    If a required adult workshop is not offered by Girl Scouts of Western Washington, financial assistance can be used to pay the fee of an event offered in the community (ex: a First Aid class offered by a hospital.)

    Eligible events, series or workshops include those offered by the Western Washington council or Service Units. This includes Service Unit Encamporees. Events offered by Girl Scouts of Western Washington partners are also eligible if they are included on our online calendar of events. Financial Assistance cannot provide reimbursements if the event is already paid. However, if the event is through a third party (ex: Great Wolf Lodge, Woodland Park Zoo, Pacific Science Center, etc.) we will need a copy of the receipt and a reimbursement will be made to the troop’s bank account.

    ​Financial Assistance can be used for ONE camp session per eligible girl per membership year and is valued up to $600. Eligible camps include Resident and Day Camps, Volunteer-Led Day or Twilight Camps and Community Sleep-Away Camps. A deposit, if required, is not covered. The camp must be operated by Girl Scouts of Western Washington staff, volunteers or Service Units.

    Financial Assistance cannot provide reimbursements if you have already paid for the camp session.

    ​Financial Assistance offers travel grants in amounts up to $600. Travel grants are only available in the membership year that the trip occurs. A girl cannot receive both the Travel Grant and a Camp Grant in the same year.

    If it is a Girl Scouts of the USA destinations trip, the girl must be accepted into the program before applying for financial assistance. Grant funds will be sent to the sponsor of the destination or to the registrar of the travel program. Submit this request on a Financial Assistance Request Form and include the program’s acceptance letter.

    Travel grants for troop travel are available to girl members and adults members who are required to attend to maintain girl/adult safety ratios. Financial Assistance can be used for the following: commercial or public modes of transportation, lodging, and Girl Scout program fees (such as GSUSA events, World Centers, Girl Scouts of Western Washington  or other council’s events). 

    Trip must be for a minimum of three nights.

    Financial Assistance must be paid directly to the vendor for lodging, transportation or program fees or to the troop as reimbursement when receipts are submitted before the first day of the trip.

    Submit this request on a Financial Assistance Request Form and include the approved Intent for Extended Travel Application and/or Travel Application for Extended Trips.

Submit a Request Online
New for 2015! You can now fill out the Financial Assistance Request Form online!

Submit a Request via Paper
Alternatively, you can fill out a paper form and submit it via email (FinancialAssistance@GirlScoutsWW.org​​), or mail (DuPont Girl Scout Center, c/o Financial Assistance, PO Box 770, DuPont, WA 98327).