Happy New Girl Scout Year!
GSHPA has been working diligently this summer to improve our financial assistance process based on the feedback from many parents and volunteers. We heard that the financial assistance process was confusing, tedious, and lengthy. To make this an easier and better experience, we’ve streamlined the process to one application to cut back on the paperwork.
For the 2016-2017 year, applicants who qualify for free or reduced lunch will be approved for financial assistance and receive their $15 annual membership paid in full. Each girl will also receive $25 in troop funds that can be used for troop dues or troop activities. We have now begun to process the funds (via ACH) to the troop’s bank account and the troop leader will be notified at the time of transfer. The troop leader will also receive a $19 coupon to use in the online store to purchase uniform components and other items for the girl.
Also new this year, we are expanding the possibilities for girls to apply their GO Dough (earned from the Fall Product or Cookie Sale) to troop and community events! The Fall Product Sale begins on October 7th, so we encourage you to take advantage of that opportunity. Every girl has the opportunity to earn up to $225 in GO Dough during the Fall Product Program. ...