Important information about finances and graduating Girl Scouts
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of many programs and activities that 12th grade Girl Scouts had planned for spring/summer 2020: extended travel, bridging-to-adult ceremonies, camping, Gold Award projects, and other Girl Scout activities. In response to this current situation, GSUSA and GSSJC will allow a one-time extension for 12th graders to use money-earned funds to reschedule these cancelled activities into the next membership year.
To meet the needs of troops/groups or girls who had plans for spring/summer 2020 that were interrupted due to COVID-19, the deadline to use the funds will be extended from 9/30/20 to 8/31/21. Troop should follow all procedures for disbanding troops by 8/31/21, including financial reconciliation and closing bank accounts. Funds intended to be used toward Gold Award projects must be raised and used by December 31, 2020.
All participants must maintain a current membership. The young alums participating in activities during the 2020-2021 membership year will be treated as Ambassadors. All activities and use of funds must be directly tied to the mission of Girl Scouts and be permitted Girl Scout activities by GSSJC. If you need more information on these guidelines, please contact your Volunteer Experience Manager.