Girl Scouting is always grateful for your involvement and donation of time and talent, but the truth is that the programs and services offered by Girl Scouts rely heavily on charitable contributions in addition to time and talent. Girl Scouting wasn’t free in 1912, and it isn’t free today. Just as Juliette Low asked adults back in her time to contribute financially to the Girl Scout program, today adults are likewise asked to contribute.
Your $12 annual membership fee goes directly to the national organization, Girl Scouts of the USA. Local programs are partially supported through the United Way and product sales. Funds from these sources do not cover the $326 total cost per member each year. Girl Scouts face ever-increasing costs to:
• recruit, train and keep volunteer leaders.
• maintain camps & facilities.
• develop new, challenging programs.
• purchase training and program materials.
• provide outreach programs to at-risk girls.
• produce publications for members and the community.
Girls, Families & Communities Grow Through Girl Scouting
Girl Scouts does make a difference in the lives of girls, parents and volunteers. In national studies, the response was overwhelming:
7 out of 10 Girl Scouts surveyed say the Girl Scout Promise & Law have been useful in their lives.
95% of Girl Scout volunteers agree that they do have a positive influence on the development of girls.
70% of Girl Scouts feel that Girl Scouting is preparing them to be “someone who can make her own choices.”
54% of Girl Scout parents reveal that they spent more quality time with their daughters through Girl Scouting.