Girl Scouts of Colorado

How can I use Cookie Credits?

There are many ways to use Cookie Credits. Examples include:
  • GSCO troop or Service Unit trip, event, or activity with a per girl fee
  • GSCO sponsored or hosted event or activity
  • EF Tours
  • Girl Scout destinations
  • Highest Awards materials and fees
  • Girl Scouts of Colorado shop (in person or via phone)
  • Volunteer-run day camps or events with a per girl cost
  • GSCO summer camp (Important Note: In accordance with IRS guidelines, you cannot use Cookie Credits to attend Girl Scout camps in other states/councils.)
Troops and girls can be reimbursed for these activities using the Cookie Credit Reimbursement Form. For GSCO camp, redeem the credits use the Credit Redemption Form for Camp.

Cookie Credits may NOT be used to pay for/renew membership, pay fees to outside vendors for individual girls, purchase items not in the Girl Scout shop, or pay for travel expenses for adults or those not related to Girl Scouts of Colorado.

Cookie Credits may only be used by GSCO girl members and an active membership is required.

For questions about what Cookie Credits can be used for, please contact: financial.followup@gscolorado.org

Can I use Cookie Credits to attend a Girl Scouts of Colorado-sponsored or hosted event/activity?
Yes, as long as there is a per girl cost.

Can I use Cookie Credits to host an event for Girl Scouts?
No. For money earning/troop budgeting questions, refer to Volunteer Essentials. You can also email financial.followup@gscolorado.org
 
Can troops use Cookie Credits to reimburse adults?
No. For money earning/troop budgeting questions, refer to Volunteer Essentials. You can also email financial.followup@gscolorado.org
 
Can Juliettes use Cookie Credits to reimburse adults?
No.
 
How can I find out how much I have in Cookie Credits?
You can verify the amount remaining on your cookie card by going to www.mercury-gift.com
 
I was previously told that I could use Cookie Credits to renew membership, so why is GSCO making this change now?
 This change was made in 2016 to come into compliance with IRS regulations. Those regulations do not allow girls, volunteers or other members to pay for their membership with Cookie Credits.  

Can troops pool their cookie credits together to pursue a troop activity?
Yes, with the full consent of the girls in the troop, a troop may pool their credits for reimbursement for a Girl Scout related cost that complies with the guidelines above.

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