We are here to help you get started funding your Girl Scout fun. Troop co-leaders should open a troop bank account as soon as you are able.
1. Connect with your SUFUC
All troops must open bank accounts with the help of their Service Unit Finance Consultant (SUFC). Troop co-leaders will receive their SUFC contact information in their welcome and approval email after completing the Volunteer Basic Training series.
2. Visit the Bank with your SUFC
Contact your SUFC and set a time to go together to the recommended bank for your Service Unit. Bring any required paperwork or ID with you. All Girl Scout bank accounts must have three signers: two co-leaders and the SUFC.
Troop co-leaders should save all receipts and bank statements. Troop co-leaders can use the Finance tab of the Volunteer Toolkit to keep an ongoing ledger of your troop's income and expenses, or download an our Troop Budget Worksheet, which does the map for you. Each June, all troops will submit the Annual Troop Finance Activity Report (TFAR) via the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK).
Cost should never be a barrier to Girl Scouting. Financial assistance is available to all registered members of GSWNY to cover the cost of uniforms, registration, GSWNY programs, and adult trainings.
Cheddar Up is a digital payment and tracking tool that will help your troop or service unit easily collect money online for Girl Scout activities or events.
Through our partnership with Cheddar Up, your troop or service unit bank account is linked with your Cheddar Up account so you can quickly accept online payments for expenses such as uniforms, supplies, badges, activities, outings, camp, Service Unit Campouts, or event registration.
For more information, view the Cheddar Up FAQs, or watch the video below.