The Cost – The 2018 girl membership dues are $40, and adult
registration fee is $25. These dues help cover the cost of insurance,
producing materials, as well as GSUSA and GSME’s general operating expenses.
Financial Aid – Financial Assistance for the annual
membership fees can be requested when the family and troop are unable
to help with the fee. You can request financial assistance during your
online registration with just a click of a button.
Troop dues – Troop dues help cover the cost of troop
activities. Dues vary by troop; check with your daughter’s leader to
find out the amount of her dues.
Cookies – Our famous cookie activity program is the primary
source of funding, as it is for most councils. All proceeds remain
here in our council to benefit local girls, and a portion of the
proceeds go directly to the troops to fund their activities. Our goal
is to reduce dependency on the cookie sale and increase our
Individual and corporate support – A volunteer fund development
committee and the council’s development director work to secure
donations from individuals and corporations.
Fundraising events – The council hosts several events
throughout the year to raise funds.
United Way – Girl Scouts of Maine receives contributions for
the annual operating budget from several United Ways.
Family Partnership – Family Partnership is designed to give
parents the opportunity to help cover the costs of delivering the Girl
Scout program to their daughters. With the financial support of
parents and community members the council can provide quality
programming and leadership to today’s girls.
Planned Giving – The council can help donors designate Girl
Scouts as part of their estates.