Program Credits work similar to your typical gift card, and is a girl
reward earned through selling Girl Scout cookies. Girls may choose
Program Credits instead of selected Cookie Reward items and can be
used to pay for a variety of Girl Scout products and activities.
Program Credits expire 15 months from issue date and can only be
transferred between siblings. Program Credits can offset costs
- Items at the Council Shop
- Resident or Day Camp
- Girl Scout sponsored programs
- Membership Dues
- A Lifetime Membership
- and Travel!
Program Credits can be used directly at the Council Shop, like a
typical gift card; however, if Program Credits are used for
registration or membership fees, a Redeeming Program Credits
Form must be submitted.
Program Credits and Traveling with Girl Scouts
How do you use Program Credits to pay for travel not sponsored by
Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine… i.e. how can a girl pay for her
portion of a troop trip to let’s say… Savannah, Georgia?
First, girls, as a troop, decide where they want to travel. The
Troop Leader then has the trip approved by the MSE, completes the
Application Form and submits it to the MSE. The form will
ask the Troop Leader to calculate total cost per participant. Please
see the Troop Trip Application Form for Girl Scout policy,
procedures and safety regulations.
An individual girl may use her Program Credits to pay for her
portion of the trip; however, it is important to remember that Program Credits belongs to the
girl, not the troop, and
a girl may spend her Program Credits as she and her guardian sees fit.
If a girl wishes to use Program Credits to offset her traveling
expenses, the troop leader will submit the signed Trip Application
Form, the Redeeming Program Credits Form (for each girl using Cookie
Dough) and a trip itinerary to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Product Program
Team will issue a check to the appropriate vendor.
GSUSA Destinations, Getaways, and International Events
Girls must submit the Acceptance Letter received by the sponsoring
Council to email@example.com. The Product
Program Team will issue a check to the appropriate vendor.