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Money Earning & Troop Banking

From funding a once-in-lifetime troop trip to demonstrating valuable money management skills in the Girl Scout Cookie Program—our volunteers are the real life role models for our girls when it comes to establishing savvy money smarts!

As a volunteer, here’s what you need to know about Girl Scout money-earning and troop banking.

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Girl Scout Money Earning

If you’re planning to earn money as part of a Girl Scout activity or project, you need to submit your money-earning activity for approval four weeks before it takes place.

  • Money-Earning Activity Application
Getting Started with Troop Banking
 
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Open a New Bank Account 

All troops and groups managing Girl Scout funds must have a bank account through Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails. Learn how to open a Troop checking account.

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Make Changes to an Existing Account 

Has there been a change in leadership? Let us know of any account updates within 30 days of the change.

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Financial Reports

Each year, volunteers are required to submit an Annual Troop Finance report by July 1. 

  • YEAR: Year End Activity Report Use this report every year to summarize your troops financial status.  This is due to Council annually on July 1. Use the workbook throughout the year to keep track of troop funds. (fillable pdf)
  • Year End Activity Report Workbook 
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Other Banking Resources

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Financial Assistance, the GSNMT Opportunity Fund & more

Opportunity Fund Request - Activities.  Use this packet for all Opportunity Fund requests for program or event registration, travel, training, Award projects, or Service Unit activities.  The Opportunity Fund application is NOT for camp.  For campership requests, please refer to the camp book.  

Opportunity Fund Request - GSUSA Membership Dues, Books, and Uniforms.  Use this form to request financial assistance for dues, books, or uniforms to be purchased through La Tienda, the council shop.  

Learn more about the Opportunity Fund, Camperships, Program Vouchers, and the council Refund/Cancellation Policy, here.