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Where does the $25 Dues Go

The $25 Membership Dues goes directly to Girl Scouts of the USA. , which provides activity insurance, marketing, training resources and national programming such as Digital Cookie.foundations are more likely to support Girl Scouts. They take notice of the percentage of our membership who also donate to council.                 

What does Girl Scouts Cost Annually?

If your daughter participated in the Fall Product Sale and the Cookie Program, we thank you! Your daughter is developing the 5 skills (goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics) and is raising funds to help support her troop and Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson.

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson invests about $250 per girl, per year. Shop sales, Fall Product Sale and the Cookie program bring in about $185 per girl. Our goal is to generate the remaining support our programs need through multiple, diverse revenue streams, including donations, to ensure that girls today and tomorrow receive the best Girl Scouting has to offer.

What about the money I pay for Troop Dues?

Troop dues are determined by each troop and vary in amount and frequency. They may cover uniforms, books, materials and outings, but do not support Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson in providing girl programs available throughout the year to Girl Scouts at every level, volunteer training, membership recruitment and the maintenance of our many facilities across our seven counties.

Why don't we ask businesses to donate

Our largest group of donors are the family, friends and alumnae of Girl Scouting because they know the tremendous impact it has on the lives of girls. When our members support Girl Scouts, corporations and foundations are more likely to support Girl Scouts. They take notice of the percentage of our membership who also donate to council.

How does my daughter earn the Philanthropist Patch?
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For a donation of $50 or more, the girl in your life can earn the comemorative Philanthropist Patch.

 

 

Before you give this patch to your daughter or sew it on her uniform, talk to her about philanthropy.  

  • Ask her if she knows what a philanthropist is.
  • Talk to her about why you chose to give to Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson.
  • Are they any other organizations of causes she can think of that she would like to support?
  • Want to learn more?  Check out these Financial Literacy badges in the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting: 
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