Once a troop has $100 in funds, it is required that the troop volunteers establish a troop bank account. It is further required that the troop bank account be set up at one of the following four banks approved by the Girl Scouts of Manitou Council with branches conveniently located throughout the council jurisdiction:
● Bank First National ● Community Bank & Trust ● Port Washington State Bank ● Marine Credit UnionApply the following procedures to all new and existing Girl Scout troop accounts. The troop account should be entitled “Girl Scouts of Manitou Council – Troop 0 8 _ _ _
Girl Scouts of Manitou Council is responsible to ensure that troop funds are used for the purpose of Girl Scouting and is required to monitor troop funds and activities according to Girl Scouts of the USA.
All troop bank accounts must be set up so that Girl Scouts of Manitou Council has online access. Account access information (such as username, password, and security/challenge questions and answers) should be sent to the Troop Systems Manager, Katie Hoppa, firstname.lastname@example.org. When setting up your online banking account to include Girl Scouts of Manitou Council access, use GSofMC as your access I.D. code and GS plus your troop number as the password, i.e. GS08123. (If your banking institution has different access I.D. and password restrictions that need to be adhered to, then Girl Scouts of Manitou Council’s guidelines should serve as an example.) Troops will still have access to all troop account information online including balances, activity, etc.
Please refer to Volunteer Essentials, Chapter 5 for more information on Troop Bank Accounts