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Program Credits

Program Credit gift cards work like 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 they 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. One guardian may use the Program Credits when accompanying the girl scout for any event. Program Credits can offset costs for…

  • Items at the Council Shop
  • Membership Dues
  • Council Summer Camp
  • Service Unit Encampments or Day Camp
  • Council sponsored programs
  • Third party council sponsored programs
  • A Lifetime Membership
  • High Awards Projects (Bronze, Silver and Gold)
  • Travel

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.

Please allow 2-3 business days for program cards 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.

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 gift card until we have the credit card to cover the full amount of the program. 

Program credits may be used for deposits but must cover the entire deposit amount on certain events. This only applies to Council Sponsored Programs and accounts must be established. Please note that all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

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

Council Shop

Program credits can be used directly at the Council Shop, like a typical gift card, if you would like to purchase an online time using program credits you may contact the shop directly to place that order. 

Council Sponsored Programs
Third-Party Council Sponsored Programs
Membership Dues & Lifetime Membership

Program Credits are used for registration or membership fees, a Redeeming Program Credits Form must be submitted.

Summer Camp
Service Unit Encampments or Day Camps
Travel
Council Travel Trips
United Getaways Travel Partner
EF Tours Council Sponsored Trips
Council Sponsored Trips

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  Trip 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 Program Credits) and a trip itinerary to reghelp@girlscoutsaz.org. The Product Program Team will issue a check to the appropriate vendor.

Submit a Redeeming Program Credits Form (with all documentation).

GSUSA Destinations
High Awards Projects
Bronze and Silver Award Project
Gold Award Project
  • Project proposal must be approved
  • Submit a Redeeming Program Credits Form with copy of receipts
  • Refund must be for supplies used in your project (please review FAQ)