Who Pays for What-Breakdown

Registration Fee ($15) – The parent (individual) pays for this. However, many troops who return year after year save some of the cookie profits to pay the registration fee for the girls.

Uniforms - Not required for troop activities but may be required for formal presentations – parents buy.

Sash or Vest – Parents usually buy. Sometimes a troop will decide to buy them if there is money in the treasury.

Handbooks – Parents usually buy. Sometimes the troop has a lending library of handbooks. They buy a few for the troop, girls can borrow but they stay with the troop. The leader handbooks are a legitimate troop expense and that money can be taken from the troop account. Be sure to talk about this as a troop, so the girls and parents are aware of this. Should you step down as leader, the books stay with the troop.

Insignia – Council identification strips, troop numbers, etc. – Parents usually buy.

Pins, stars, etc. – The Brownie Pin  World Trefoil Pin, year-end star, etc. Usually the troop buy.

Awards and Recognitions – Journey Awards, Brownie awards, bridging awards, etc.  . Usually the troop buys with troop dues, fall and cookie product money. Sometimes when an award is earned by an individual (rather than earning as a troop), is purchased by the individual. This is a troop decision on who pays for this particular item.

Event Fees – The decision is made by the troop, it is done both ways. Sometimes the troop pays, but if a girl does not attend, she should repay the troop.

Troop Supplies – These are a normal part of running a troop and they are a troop expense. If your troop is short on funds, perhaps the girls could each bring items from home such as crayons, markers, scissors, etc. (Have a troop birthday party!)

First Aid Courses OR Troop Camp Training Course Fee – These are both legitimate troop expenses and can be paid for out of troop money. There are very few adult learning courses for which there is a fee, but they are legitimate troop expenses

Troop Snacks – This can be a shared expense with the girls taking turns brining snacks. If the girls decide that this isn’t what they want to do (troop votes) then it is a troop expense. The leader is not responsible for personally providing snacks for every troop meting.