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 adult-generated funding.
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.