Financial Assistance for Summer Camp 2024 - Youth only

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is committed to ensuring that all youth have the opportunity to participate in Girl Scouting. In order to remove financial barriers to participating in Girl Scouts, we offer limited funds to help members who would be unable to participate in Girl Scout activities without financial support from the council. Troops are encouraged to facilitate girl-led financial planning for their activities. Financial assistance is not a primary source of funding for members or troops. Financial assistance funds are supported by the Family Partnership campaign as well as the Girl Scout Fall Product and Girl Scout cookie programs. 

We strongly encourage you to review the Financial Assistance guidelines by clicking on the  box below.
To read the guidelines

2024 Financial Assistance Guidelines

Youth Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant is a registered member of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
  • Applicant would be unable to participate in the activity without financial support from the council
  • Youth applicants are encouraged to participated in the council’s product programs (Fall Product and Cookie Sales) to fund Girl Scout activities. 
  • The household must not have any outstanding debt to the GSGCNWI council.

Financial assistance applications should not be used for:

  • Annual Membership Registration - Annual membership is given to anyone who requests without an application. Please click on our website to register.

 Youth Member Eligible Expenses:

  • 1 summer camp (Day or Resident) session per youth per year
  • 30% of session fee not to exceed $400

 Application Process:

  • A financial assistance application must be filled out for each individual member.
  • Applications must be completed and electronically signed by parent/guardian
  • Notification of approval will be sent by e-mail to the parent/guardian. Notification will include an explanation of the amount of assistance that has been approved.

 Receiving Financial Assistance

  • The assistance will be applied to your camp registration account and deducted from the balance due.