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Girl Grants

Because every girl’s experience is customized for each girl’s interest, there is not a standard cost to participate in Girl Scouts. Every girl can decide to go to camp or to participate in the myriad of council wide programs. Her cost will reflect those individualized choices and will be different than the other girls in her group or troop based on her choices.

The product sales program, in which more than 3 million girls learn entrepreneurial skills, is one of the ways that girls fund and achieve their customized goals. GSNENY supports the girls’ efforts through two council wide programs: QSP Be a Reader in the fall and Cookies in the winter. Every girl can participate in the programs regardless of the participation of her troop. For more information, please contact

If a girl still cannot afford the annual membership fee, uniforms, materials, or GSNENY program fees, then they may apply for Girl Grant support.

Please click here for the resources section to download our forms.

A committee of dedicated volunteers meets regularly and anonymously to review the requests for funds over $50.  They weigh multiple factors like the family’s need for additional funding, the cost of the program, other extenuating financial commitments, as well as why the girl wants to attend the program and what she is hoping to get from it, but the primary factor in the decision is the family’s need.  Some funds are drawn down on a first come, first served basis, so it is always in the girls’ best interest to submit the application as soon as possible with your program registration form.