The Opportunity Fund provides support to members to participate fully in Girl Scouts. The Opportunity Fund is a reflection of our commitment to continue to better serve our members, providing girls in New Mexico the opportunity to become our future community leaders and the women they want to be. This fund provides financial assistance and opportunities for girl members, adult volunteers, Troops, and Service Units.
The Opportunity Fund is supported by the Cookie Program, individual donors, volunteer matches, corporate gifts, and fundraising efforts.
Opportunity Fund applications are reviewed on a monthly basis. Applications must be received by the 1st Monday of the month in order to be reviewed, approved, and processed on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Please note: Opportunity Funds cannot be retroactively accessed. These funds do not issue reimbursements for money paid out of pocket.
Opportunity Fund Application: This form is for girl membership fees, council service fees, Journey Books, Girl Guides, membership pins, event requests including individual participation in an event or travel opportunity (including Juliette requests), Troop event and travel support, and Service Unit event support. This form is not used to request camp assistance; please use a Campership Application unless you are specifically accessing Juliette Funds.
The Juliette Fund is available for those Girl Scouts who have contributed to the fund through participating in Fall Product and Cookie Product Programs as an Independently Registered Girl. Applications should be submitted via the application below and can be used for membership registration fees, uniform items, retail purchases at our council Shop, La Tienda, program event fees, High Award programmatic expenses, and Girl Scout-related travel/Destinations programmatic fees. Juliette Funds may also be considered and used for the above expenses tied back to the parent/caregiver, as well. All requests must be Girl Scout-specific.
Approval is made on an ongoing basis, and approval notifications are emailed to the parent/caregiver along with any Juliette Fund balance remaining in the Girl Scout's account. Use of funds will not be considered retroactively.
Please note: Juliette Funds cannot be retroactively accessed. These funds do not issue reimbursements for money paid out of pocket.
Campership amounts are determined on a case-by-case and dependent on household income, documentation of free/reduced lunch, and documentation of SNAP benefits.
Campership applications are reviewed using a formula that includes the information above, and determinations are made per application.
Notification of the campership award is emailed to the camper's family within 10 business days of the application deadline.
First, start the registration for your camp session on CampMinder and submit your deposit to hold your place. Second, complete this form. The form must be completed in full and all required documentation attached for consideration. Incomplete forms or forms without the required documentation will not be considered.
As part of cookie program rewards, you have the option to select program credits instead of physical rewards. Currently, program credits can be used for the reminder for the 2021-2022 Girl Scout year and for some of the 2022-2023 Girl Scout year. These credits can be used for council programs, council events, council camps, Service Unit events, or extended troop trips (troop trips that are 3 nights or longer).
The credits are non-transferable between Girl Scouts and will expire on 4/30/2024 for the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie Program.
With council event, program, and camp registration now fully online, program credits will be credited to your online account. When paying for an event, please check the “Apply Program Credits” box when choosing your payment option.
If the registration fee is the same amount as the program credits, the credits will pay 100% of the fee leaving a zero balance due. If the registration fee is smaller than the number of program credits earned, any remaining credits will be available for future use. If the registration fee is more than the program credits available, the credits will be applied, and there will be a balance due (notated in red when you return back to the MYGS system and log back in).
If you would like to use your program credits for a Service Unit event or extended troop trip, you need to speak with your troop volunteers. Troop volunteers will know the next steps and if they do not, they can reach out to their local membership staff member.
Cancellations & Refunds
Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails (GSNMT) strives to ensure that each council-led program, activity, and event is conducted in the safest and most secure manner possible. To meet those high standards, it is necessary that strict registration protocols are followed to allow our staff/technology the ability to keep track of which girl and adult members are attending any given event.
GSNMT recognizes the necessity for girl and adult members to have some level of flexibility in needing to cancel a registration. GSNMT also understands the occasional need for a substitute registration when an adult cancellation threatens participation by a Girl Scout troop that requires a designated number of Safety-Wise Adults.
It is important to note that GSNMT sets minimum and maximum attendance requirements for all programs and events, and GSNMT reserves the right to cancel or change any scheduled event if those attendance requirements are not met or if the council cannot ensure the safety of all attendees for any reason. GSNMT will attempt to provide ample notification of a program cancellation to the primary contact whose name and email are listed on the registration. In any instance where a program, activity, or event is canceled by GSNMT, a full refund will be issued to the payor via the original payment method used.
If a registered attendee needs to cancel for any reason, full or partial credit may be issued to the girl or adult depending on the notice given to GSNMT and the specific requirements listed for the event. All cancellation requests must be made in writing to [email protected]. Requests should include the registered attendee’s name, address, program name and date, and reason for cancellation request.
Cancellation Requests for GSNMT Girl Members
Cancellation Requests for Safety-Wise Adults
Tips for Troop Leaders