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Program Credits

Notice: Program Credits generally expire 15 months from issue date, however due to COVID-19, the expiration of program credits earned during the 2020 Cookie Program have been extended to December 2021. Program credits earned during the 2019 Cookie Program and Fall Product Sale have also been extended, expiring July 2021.


Program Credits work similarly to a gift card and is a girl reward earned through selling Girl Scout Cookies and Fall Product. Girls may choose Program Credits instead of selected Cookie Reward items and they can be used to pay for a variety of Girl Scout products and activities. IGMs will also earn additional Program Credits in lieu of troop proceeds.

It is important to remember that Program Credits belong to the girl, not the troop, and a girl may spend her Program Credits as she and her guardian sees fit. One guardian may use the Program Credits when accompanying the Girl Scout for any event, programming, training, and or membership. Council will register the participant(s) on the back-end. Program Credits can only be transferred between registered Girl Scout siblings.

Program Credits can offset costs for:
Program credits WILL NOT be processed for: 
  • Deposits (You must pay the deposit using a credit card. The account must be established so Program Credits may be placed in that account. Registration will be verified by Council Staff prior to Program Credits being applied.) For those with a balance on any account such as a trip, balances must be paid in order to be reimbursed.
  • Other council events (Program credits cannot be transferred from council to council)

Siblings must be a registered member in order to each other’s program credits. If the program card does not have the full amount, spots will not be held until payment is made in full. Contact Customer Care at 602-452-7030 to complete payment. 


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.

Council Shop

Girls can now turn their council program credits into an online gift certificate. The amounts do have to total an amount divisible by $10, $25, $50 or $100. Cards can be combined to get amounts, for example, a $23 and a $27 program credit card can be combined to a $50 certificate. Girls do NOT have to use the full amount on their card. Please use Gift Card Certificate Form and only type the amount you would like to convert. If more than 3 program credit cards, please fill out the form again. Once converted, the girl’s parents will receive an email with the gift certificate, this can take up to a week. Gift certificates cannot be converted back into program credits. Gift certificates are valid on www.girlscoutshop.com only.

If you are using Program credits those can be used directly at the GSACPC Council Shop, if you would like to purchase items online contact the shop directly at 602-452-7137 or shop@girlscoutsaz.org  to place your order.

Council-Sponsored Programs

If the program credit amount doesn't cover the full amount of the program fee, please call 602-452-7030 to provide a credit card to pay the remaining balance. We will not process the program credits until we have the credit card to cover the full amount of the program.

Council Sponsored Programs are identified as Programs/Events hosted by GSACPC.

Be sure to  submit the form  before the registration closed date for the program. If the form is submitted after the registration close date the card will not be processed. If submitting this form is for reimbursement, submit within 90 days of the purchase date.

Allow up to 2 weeks for program credits to be processed. In order to process the request for reimbursements, you will need to provide receipts, fliers and/or other documentation in the form.

Third-Party Council-Sponsored Programs

Program credits may not be used for deposits. You must pay the deposit, and the account must be established so that the program credits may be placed in that account. This only applies to all Council Sponsored Programs. Please note that all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Be sure to submit the form before the registration closed date for the program. If the form is submitted after the registration close date the card will not be processed. If submitting this form is for reimbursement, submit within 90 days of the purchase date.

If there is an outstanding balance on the existing account program credits will be credited to that account. Reimbursements will only be processed if program/event/trips are paid in full.

Allow up to 2 weeks for program credits to be processed. In order to process the request for reimbursements, you will need to provide receipts, fliers and/or other documentation in the form.

Membership Dues & Lifetime Membership

If the program credit amount doesn't cover the full amount of the fee, please call 602.452.7040 to provide a credit card to pay the remaining balance. We will not process the program credits until we have the credit card to cover the full amount of the program.

Be sure to submit the formIf submitting this form  for reimbursement, submit within 90 days of the purchase date.

Allow up to 2 weeks for program credits to be processed. In order to process the request for reimbursements, you will need to provide receipts, fliers and/or other documentation in the form.

Summer Camp

Program Credits may not be used for deposits. You must pay the deposit using a credit card. The account must be established so that the program credits may be placed in that account. This only applies to all Council Sponsored Programs. Please note that all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Program credits may be used for: Trading post purchases, bus fees, summer camp payments (once deposits are paid). If using program credits at the bus stop or in person, stat the amount to be use at the trading post.

Be sure to submit the form before the camp session start date.  If the form is submitted after the registration close date the card will not be processed.  If submitting this form is for reimbursement, submit within 90 days of the purchase date.

If there is an outstanding balance on the existing account program credits will be credited to that account. Reimbursements will only be processed if camp session is paid in full.

Allow up to 2 weeks for program credits to be processed. In order to process the request for reimbursements, you will need to provide receipts, fliers and/or other documentation in the form.

Service Unit Encampments or Day Camps

Program Credit requests must include approved Troop Trip Application & flier when submitting a program credit form. Flier must include:

  • Cost of Encampment per participant (include activities)
  • Date of Encampment (Encampment payments can take up to 2 weeks to process, please communicate with your Service Unit so that they are aware of the timeframe.)

Be sure to submit the form before the registration closed date for the encampment. If the form is submitted after the registration close date the card will not be processed. If submitting this form is for reimbursement, submit within 90 days of the purchase date.

Allow up to 2 weeks for program credits to be processed. In order to process the request for reimbursements, you will need to provide receipts, fliers and/or other documentation in the form.

Travel

Council Travel Trips, United Getaways Travel and EF Tours Council Sponsored Trips

Program Credits may not be used for deposits. You must pay the deposit using a credit card. The account must be established so that the program credits may be placed in that account. Registration will be verified by Council Staff prior to program credits being applied. This only applies to all Council Sponsored Programs. Please note that all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Program Credit requests for Council Travel must include approved Troop Trip Application & flier or link (to our activity calendar) when submitting a program credit form. Flyer/link must include:

  • Cost of Travel per participant
  • Date of Travel

Be sure to  submit the form  before the registration closed date for the program. If the form is submitted after the registration close date the card will not be processed.  If submitting this form is for reimbursement, submit within 90 days of the purchase date.

If there is an outstanding balance on the existing account program credits will be credited to that account. Reimbursements will only be processed if trips are paid in full.

Allow up to 2 weeks for program credits to be processed. In order to process the request for reimbursements, you will need to provide receipts, fliers and/or other documentation in the form.

GSUSA Destinations

Girls must submit the Acceptance Letter received by the sponsoring Council to reghelp@girlscoutsaz.org

Program credits may not be used for deposits. You must pay the deposit using a credit card. The account must be established so that the program credits may be placed in that account. Registration will be verified by Council Staff prior to program credits being applied. This only applies to all Council Sponsored Programs. Please note that all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Be sure to  submit the form  before the registration closed date for the program. If the form is submitted after the registration close date the card will not be processed.  If submitting this form is for reimbursement, submit within 90 days of the purchase date.

If there is an outstanding balance on the existing account program credits will be credited to that account. Reimbursements will only be processed if trips are paid in full.

Council will submit payment to the appropriate vendor.

Allow up to 2 weeks for program credits to be processed. In order to process the request for reimbursements, you will need to provide receipts, fliers and/or other documentation in the form.

High Awards Projects

Be sure to  submit the form  for supplies used in your project (please see FAQ). Submission of project will be verified by Council Staff. If you are submitting this form is for reimbursement, submit within 90 days of the purchase date.

Allow up to 2 weeks for program credits to be processed. In order to process the request for reimbursements, you will need to provide receipts and/or other documentation in the form.