several formal fund raising
programs during the year.
Troop 880 activities and expenses are paid for by funds raised by
the Troop. The Girl Michigan Trails Council and Girl Scouts USA
provide leadership training, publications, facilities, and guidance
but they do not provide funding for the Troop.
Membership and fundraising fees are used to pay for Girl Scout and
parent registration fees, Girl Scout badges, campsite fees,
refreshments, and miscellaneous Troop expenses. It is the goal of
Troop 880 to fund all activities and expenditures from membership
fees and annual fundraising revenue.
See "Important Note" Below
If the cost of activities and expenditures desired by the Troop are
anticipated to exceed funds available, planned activities and
expenditures will be modified or an additional fee will be assessed
as decided by the Troop.
Troop 880 utilizes three methods for raising funds:
Troop 880 Annual Membership Fee:
Payment to GSUSA is required for annual registration in Troop 880.
The annual membership fee is $10.00. Scholarship money is available.
Troop 880 Annual Troop Dues
This annual fee is paid by the parents or adult sponsor of each Girl
Scout in the Troop. The fee is due when the annual Troop
registration is submitted for the girl and parent or adult sponsor.
By paying just once, the Troop eliminates the need to collect
smaller amounts for the wide variety of programs and outings
included. The annual troop dues are $25.00. Financial help is
Fundraising: Girl Scouts have an opportunity to raise funds for the Troop by
selling Fall Product, Girl Scout cookies and other fundraisers as
The most famous fund-raiser in Girl Scouting is Cookies.
Scouts take orders in January, make deliveries in February,
and do booth sales in March of each year.
Our major fund-raising source, is from this annual event.
The troop also participates in The Fall Product Sales. The Product
Sales Team of Girl Scouts of Michigan Trails is pleased to offer an
earn-while-you-learn program. It is the fall product sale program offering
quality products with delivery in November, just in time for the holidays.
The proceeds from the fall sale stay within the councilís jurisdiction:
troop proceeds help give troops needed funds to finance their own ideas
and projects, teaching girls to be independent, strong and to learn
important business skills. With all that learning going on, it becomes a
sense of pride for the girls. Order taking for the fall sale program will
begin in October.
NOTE ABOUT YOUR GIRL SCOUT AND FUNDRAISING PARTICIPATION
Girls or their parents choosing not to sell fall product, cookies,
or participate in other fundraisers may have to meet their annual fund
raising obligation by paying an additional fundraising fee to Troop 880
or pay a higher activity fee. This
is in addition to membership fee and dues.
It is not fair if
only a few girls do the fundraising for the whole
troop. This is a team effort and all girls and their families need