Our Financial Literacy Programs
Participating in Council product sale programs is an excellent way for troops to provide activities designed to teach girls valuable life skills, earn money for the troop that can be used to pay for special troop projects, and provide service to the Council. In the fall troops participate in our Fall Product Sale, which gives them an opportunity to earn money early in the year. Beginning in January, troops participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Participation in Council product sales is voluntary, and permission for each girl must be given in writing by a parent or guardian.
Where does the money go?
Proceeds from Council product sales are placed in the Council general operating fund and are used to pay for direct services to girls and leaders. These proceeds support our camping program and facilities, Council sponsored programs, leader training and adult development programs, property maintenance and development, Outreach programs, and financial assistance.
Troops also earn proceeds from participating in Council product sales. These proceeds, like troop dues, are used to pay for pins and badges, field trips, fees for Council and Service Unit events, camping trips, service projects, and other special activities the girls choose to do.
Most of all, participation in Council product sales is an important program activity. Girls DISCOVER more about themselves; CONNECT with others, AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the world around them through exciting and fun learning opportunities that can be found in everyday life. Through these activities girls can explore their strengths, interests and talents, while developing their full potential as leaders.