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Financial Assistance

Philosophy

Girl Scouts San Diego (GSSD) is committed to ensuring that all girls can participate in Girl Scouting regardless of socioeconomic status. Financial assistance is part of our council’s continuing investment in leadership experiences for girls. No girl will be denied access to Girl Scouting for financial reasons.

Guidelines

  • Girl Scouts San Diego reserves the right to determine who qualifies based on need. Applications will be reviewed by a committee. The amount of funds granted varies based on need and available funds.
  • Troops/Groups should plan a self-sustaining budget. Through money-earning activities and adequate saving/spending plans, troops/groups should be able to cover activity expenses and membership/troop fees. If troops/groups cannot meet their financial goals, they should adjust schedules.
  • Activities and events must contain Girl Scout Leadership Experience program values to qualify for assistance. 
GSUSA Membership Fees

Financial assistance for membership fees can be accessed through MyGS membership portal during your renewal or registration process OR by filling out a paper application: English | Spanish

Opportunity Fund

(Girl Scout uniform basics, handbook, or local service unit events)

Application: English | Spanish coming soon

  • Each applicant must complete a separate application.
  • Only completed applications will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will be returned.
  • Applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the activities/events for which the applicant is requesting financial assistance. Please allow up to 4 weeks for processing.
  • The troop/group leader should work with the applicant or applicant’s parent/guardian to complete the application. (Parents of Independently Registered Members may complete the application.)
  • Email your application to financialaid@sdgirlscouts.org or mail/drop off your application to:
    • Financial Assistance
      1231 Upas Street
      San Diego, CA 92103
  • When assistance is granted for local service unit events or troop/group start-up fees, funds granted will be transferred directly into the troop bank account. The troop/group leader and parent/guardian will receive an email with approval information.
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Troop Start-Up Kits

(Basic craft supplies and Girl Scout book)

A troop start-up kit provides new leaders the tools they need to get their troop started, you can apply for a start-up kit by filling out the application: English | Spanish

Email your application to financialaid@sdgirlscouts.org or mail/drop off your application to:

Financial Assistance
1231 Upas Street
San Diego, CA 92103

Once granted, the start-up kit will be mailed to the address provided on the form.

Council Sponsored Events

(i.e. Camp weekends and Incredible Race)

Financial assistance for council sponsored events can be accessed by filling out the application: English & Spanish

Email your application to customercare@sdgirlscouts.org or mail/drop off your application to:

Financial Assistance
1231 Upas Street
San Diego, CA 92103

Adult Learning/Training

Financial assistance for adult learning and training can be accessed by filling out the registration form: English | Spanish coming soon

Applicable adult learning opportunities include:

  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Intro to Girl Scouts
  • Program-level trainings
  • Volunteer Conference
  • Outdoor Skills Weekend

Email your registration form to training@sdgirlscouts.org or mail/drop off your form to:

Financial Assistance
1231 Upas Street
San Diego, CA 92103

Summer Camp Registration

Thanks to generous donations from friends of Girl Scouts San Diego, we’re able to offer financial assistance for those who need it with a limit of one camp session per camper per year. Assistance is awarded as a percentage of camp fees based on financial need.

To request aid:

  • Create an online account at sdgirlscouts.org/camp or open your existing account.
  • Select a camp session and register, making a $25 deposit per session.
  • Complete the financial assistance form available on your online account as soon as possible. Funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Within two weeks, you’ll be notified whether or not you qualify for assistance and the amount, if approved. You will have an option to pay the balance or have your deposit refunded.
  • Any remaining balance is due three weeks prior to the camp session.
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Questions?

See FAQs: English | Spanish
Or contact Customer Care, (619) 610-0821