Individual Membership Subsidy

PHILOSOPHY:

  • Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is committed to ensuring that all girls and adults, who want to participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and are willing to make the Girl Scout Promise and to accept the Girl Scout Law, are welcome.  No girl will be prevented from participating in Girl Scouting due to financial barriers.   
  • Membership subsidy is provided to individual girls and adults based on their specific financial need.  Girl and adult applicants for membership subsidy are expected to contribute some portion of the membership fee, based on the family’s financial ability.
  • Membership subsidy  is available on a very limited basis to adults.  Assistance may be made available to an adult who is needed to meet required girl/adult ratio.  (see Safety Activity Checkpoints Guidelines for more information.)
  • Girl Scout troops/groups are encouraged to designate a portion of their troop/group treasury for the annual membership dues of their membership.
  • NOTE to Volunteers:Based on federal guidelines, the council is required to report the year-end balance of all troop/group funds.  All troops/groups must submit a copy of their current year financial report with the current balances and bank information to the Girl Scout Center by June 30.  The Troop/Group Financial Report is located online.
  • Troops/Groups that do not have a Troop/Group Financial Report on file will be ineligible to receive financial assistance from Girl Scouts of Western Ohio including subsidies and camperships.
  • Membership registration forms requesting membership subsidy may not submit forms online using eBiz.  Both membership registration forms and request for Financial Assistance Form must be turned into the service unit registrar for processing