“The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.” -Juliette Gordon Low
Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts, believed that every girl had the right to be a Girl Scout. Today, we continue this tradition by providing support to ensure every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout can do so. Girl Scouts are encouraged to use financial literacy programs, such as the Cookie Program and Candy, Nut & Magazine Program, to raise funds for troop activities while learning vital business skills; however, these programs do not always fulfill the needs of girls with significant financial obstacles. Proudly supported by generous donors, including members of Daisy’s Circle (GSKSMO’s monthly giving program), the Opportunity Fund provides assistance in a variety of areas so girls may achieve their Girl Scouting dreams.
Any Girl Scout may apply for funding for uniforms, resident camp, and day camp. They must demonstrate a need for assistance in the application. Applications are accepted year-round, and we recommend submitting them in August to be considered when the maximum amount of funds is available for the calendar year.
Once the application is submitted, a response will be sent notifying you of the status of your application within ten business days.
Please note funds are limited and are not guaranteed. Any assistance provided by the Opportunity Fund is not 100% of any given activity or cost. If you apply and receive approval for funds, the amount displayed is only an estimate and is available only as long as funds are available. We recommend using funds as early as possible as the amount of funding available may decrease as the year progresses and funds are distributed.
To Apply for the Opportunity Fund:
Complete the online application:
If you’re a troop leader needing to request funding for a girl in your troop and the parents/caregivers are not able to complete these forms, please contact Customer Care.