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Strong Girls, Strong Families, Strong Communities- Family Partnership Campaign
Overview & FAQ
What is the Family Partnership Campaign?
This campaign is an opportunity for our Girl Scout families to participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through a fun financial literacy activity and to give our families an opportunity to donate to Girl Scouts. Each Girl Scout family who participates will result in their girl receiving a fun patch and help her complete one step in earning a financial literacy badges. Our goal for the Family Partnership Campaign is $40,000
Troop leaders/volunteers will receive a copy of the materials before the Girl Scout Families to give them an opportunity to review the activity and requirements.
Do the families have to give a donation to get their daughter the fun patch?
No donation is required for the fun patch but to earn the fun patch, each family is requested to do the financial literacy activity enclosed in the mailing. Once completed, the family turns in the tear-off section on this activity sheet to give to their troop leader for their Girl Scout to receive the patch.
Giving is a personal family decision- if a Girl Scout family decides to invest in the Family Partnership, they will receive a car decal and tax-acknowledgement letter recognizing their support. All recognitions will be mailed within six to eight weeks after receipt to the Council office.
What is the deadline to receive the fun patch?
The fun patches will be available by December 15th with a final deadline of May 31, 2014. Please allow six to eight weeks for processing and mailing.
Can a Girl Scout troop donate to the Family Partnership Campaign?
Many Girl Scout troops choose to donate a portion of their troop funds to charitable organizations. This is a practice which is allowed as long as girls are not “fundraising” to support other organizations.
Why give to Girl Scouts?
By giving to the Family Partnership Campaign, families invest in all the girls we serve in Western Oklahoma.
Here are a few facts- The Girl Scout membership fee paid at registration is sent directly to GSUSA to cover the cost of
insurance and services of the national organization.
It costs Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma $312 per girl to provide services such as training and supporting troop leaders, camping opportunities,and council-wide activities for all age levels. The annual fall product program, cookie sales, program fees, and camp fees accounts for $188 of the money it takes to deliver Girl Scout programming each year. Our goal is to generate the remaining support our program needs through multiple, diverse revenue streams that help girls receive the best Girl Scouting has to offer.
Still have questions? Contact Julie Bohannon, Director of Family Campaign & Alumnae Relations at 405-418-7970 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.