Solicitations of Corporations and Foundations
With the prior approval of the Girl Scouts of Manitou Council, adult members in their Girl Scout capacity may solicit financial contributions for the purpose of Girl Scouting in which the Girl Scouts of Manitou Council is the beneficiary. All money received is to be administered by and for the benefit of the Girl Scouts of Manitou Council.
All donations solicited, requested, or received from corporate or foundation volunteer/matching programs, including United Ways/United Funds or Community Chests, are administered by and for the Girl Scouts of Manitou Council and cannot be accepted by an individual, troop, or group. GSMC Policy
Donations from the Troop
Girl Scouts, in their capacity as Girl Scouts, may not raise or solicit money for other organizations or participate in walkathons or telethons or similar activities that raise funds for other organizations. However, girls may contribute a portion of their troop treasury to organizations or projects they consider worthwhile (for example, local or international community service organizations or environmental projects.) GSUSA Guideline
Donations to the Troop
Girl Scouts of Manitou Council troops may accept unsolicited donations not to exceed a total of $20.00 from all sources per registered Girl Scout member (including registered adults) per membership year. GSMC Policy
Every year each troop shall file an Annual Troop Summary.
One of the responsibilities of the adult leadership of the troop is to account for the troop money. The "Annual Troop Summary" is forwarded to the council to serve as a record of the troop's income and expenses. The council has stewardship and legal responsibility to account for all funds received and expended in the name of Girl Scouting. Girl Scouts of Manitou Council may perform periodic reviews on troop accounts to ensure that they are being maintained properly. GSMC Guideline
Procedure for financial reporting:
Purchases made for use by Girl Scouts are exempt from taxation under the Wisconsin Sales and Use Tax Law pursuant to sec. 77.54(9a), Wisconsin Statutes.Procedure for using the troop tax exempt number:
Funds and equipment of a disbanded troop are the property of the Girl Scouts of Manitou Council and are returned to the council when the troop disbands. Troops planning to disband may choose to give their funds and equipment (not the resource kit) to another troop prior to disbanding. GSMC Policy
Procedure for disbanding troops:The troop advisor should submit to the membership development manager when disbanding the troop: