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Finance Tips

Troops are often looking for ways to earn money besides the Cookie Program and the Fall Product Program. Sometimes it can be difficult to come up with fun and effective ways to generate some funds. We’ve come up with some ways that girls can come together and coordinate money-earning projects. First, here are some things you’ll want to consider:

  • Make sure that you choose an age-appropriate money-earning project for your girls as some projects may be a little advanced for Daisies and Brownies
  • Check the Money-Earning Calendar to make sure that you are allowed to hold your money-earning project on the desired date
  • Check Safety Activity Checkpoints and Volunteer Essentials before holding a money-earning project to make sure that your activity will meet Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri guidelines and that your girls will be safe
  • You must submit an Application to Conduct a Money-Earning Activity to your Neighborhood Treasurer, and get approval from your Neighborhood Treasurer, before your project can take place 

Here are some ideas for money-earning projects:

  • Host a badge workshop for younger troops
  • Set up a yard-work program in your Neighborhood or community where you can weed gardens, rake leaves and/or water plants
  • Teach the girls how to create wreathes and hold a wreath sale in time for the winter holidays
  • Hold a Neighborhood or community yard sale
  • Host a game booth at an event, such as a Back-to-School night
  • Wrap gift packages at holiday fairs
  • Put on an event like a carnival or a tea party
  • Participate in a local craft fair and sell crafts the girls make
  • Hold a pop can or glass bottle drive
  • Teach the girls how to basket weave and have them fill the finished baskets with baked goods they made

For more information, check with your Neighborhood Treasurer. Also, be sure to check out the Troop Money-Earning Monograph.