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Girl Involvement

Girl Involvement

Managing Group Finances

Coaching the girls as they earn and manage money to pursue their goals is an integral part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience!  Here are some recommendations by program level:


Daisies (Kindergarten & 1st grade)

  • Volunteers handle money, keep financial records, and do all group budgeting.
  • Parents/guardians decide if they will contribute to the cost of activities.
  • Daisies are always paired with an adult when participating in council-sponsored product sales.
  • Girls do the asking and deliver the product, but adults handle the money and keep the girls safe.

Brownies (2nd & 3rd grade)

  • Volunteers handle money and keep financial records, but share group budgeting with the girls.
  • Girls discuss the cost of activities (supplies, fees, transportation, rentals, and so on).
  • Girls set goals for and participate in council-sponsored product sales.
  • Girls may decide to pay dues.

Juniors (4th & 5th grade)

  • Volunteers retain overall financial responsibility, but share/delegate responsibilities to the girls.
  • Girls set goals for and participate in council-sponsored product sales.
  • Girls decide on group dues, if any. Dues are collected by girls and recorded by a group treasurer.
  • Girls budget for the short-term group needs and long-term activities, such as travel.
  • Girls budget for Take Action projects, including the Girl Scout Bronze Award.

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (6th grade & older)

  • Girls determine the amount of group dues (if any) and the scope of money-earning projects.
  • Girls set goals for and participate in council-sponsored product sales.
  • Girls carry out budgeting, planning, and group money-earning projects.
  • Girls keep their own financial records and give reports to parents and group volunteers.
  • Girls budget for extended travel, Take Action projects, and leadership projects.
  • Girls may be involved in seeking donations for Take Action projects, with council approval.