From funding a once-in-lifetime troop trip to participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program to learning valuable money management skills – our volunteers are the real life role models for our girls when it comes to establishing savvy money smarts.
Which is why it’s super important to understand our troop banking polices and guidelines – and then, get your girls in on the fun by involving them in your troop’s financial decision making process.
Learn about different ways you can help educate and inspire girls to develop strong financial literacy skills…but first, here’s what you need to know about Troop Banking as a volunteer.
Getting Started with Troop Banking
Set up your account! Bank accounts are established through the council with BB&T bank.
Update banking information. Here’s a quick way to let us know you need a new card or there’s been a change in leadership.
Complete the Troop Annual Financial Report. Troop co-leaders complete the annual financial report in the Volunteer Toolkit. Login and click the "Finance" tab to submit troop income, expenses, and answer a few short questions. Click submit and your report will automatically be received by the council Finance Team. Parents and troop volunteers will be able to see the completed report on the Finance tab.
Due June 1st each year, volunteers are required to submit a Troop Financial report for May 1 through April 30.
Need a helping hand? Use our fun Troop Financial Tracking Worksheet or contact our Troop Banking Department who will make sure you have all you need to succeed. Also, please complete this online form if your troop is or has disbanded.
Ways to Get Your Girls Involved with Money Management
Get girls learning by earning! Strong money management skills help set up girls for success throughout their lives.
From saving to go to college, starting an investment portfolio,or buying their first car – being a savvy spender and saver helps girls feel more confidence regarding financial decisions.
But girls need YOUR help!
Having It All: Girls and Financial Literacy, a new study by the Girl Scout Research Institute, reported that only 12% of girls feel “very confident” making financial decisions.
So, how do we come together to build a brighter financial future for our girls?
By giving them the opportunity to learn and practice money management skills that help them achieve their dreams -- while having a ton of fun!
Here are a few ideas to get you started!
Review troop banking statements together and decide as a group how to spend and save troop funds.
At the beginning of the year create a troop budget. Using goal-setting skills, set a financial goal for your troop and then plan out financial costs for events, trips, pizza parties, and service projects.
Make it fun! Find new and creative ways to get girls interested and show the real life impacts of their new and impressive financial skills.