Volunteer Orientation Handbook
Guidelines for a Troop Bank Account
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.
Apply 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 _ _ _
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 Nancy Severson, firstname.lastname@example.org, the council’s Chief Financial Officer. 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.
Unused Girl Scout money left in accounts when groups disband becomes the property of the council. Prior to disbanding, the group may decide to donate any unused funds to a worthwhile organization, to another group, or for Girl Scout activities. As when closing a personal account, be sure all checks and other debits have cleared the account before you close it, and realize that you may have to close the account in person. Turn remaining