Helping girls decide what they want to do and coaching them as they earn and manage money to pursue their goals is an integral part of the Girl Scout program. Girl Scout troops are funded by money earned through Council-sponsored product sale activities (such as the Girl Scout Cookie Program) and troop money-earning activities. When the troop is earning and spending money, the troop needs to set up a bank account.

Troops in our Council can open an account at the bank of their choice using the Prospective Financial Institution (Bank) Letter. Please contact your Volunteer Service Coordinator for a copy of the letter at

More information is available in our Volunteer Essentials Handbook.