Financial Assistance for Girl Scout Adults

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana (GSGCNWI) 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

 Financial Assistance Guidelines

Adult Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant is a registered and background checked volunteer of GSGCNWI.
  • Applicant would be unable to participate in the activity without financial support from the council.
  • Applicant must not have any outstanding debt to the GSGCNWI council.

Financial assistance applications should not be used for:

  • Annual Membership Registration; Directions for requesting annual membership registration financial assistance can be found on our website.

  Adult Member Eligible Expenses

  • 30 % cost of L.E.A.P. for the year. 
  • $10 a year for first aid/CPR/AED training.
  • $5 a year on Outdoor Training.

 Application Process:

  • A financial assistance application must be filled out for each individual member applying.
  • Notification of approval will be sent by e-mail. Notification will include an explanation of the amount of assistance that has been approved.

 Receiving Financial Assistance

  • Financial assistance will be issued as credit to your program registration account.