It is not uncommon for troops to change, move around, or disband. If
this happens to your troop, follow these instructions regarding the
Before a troop disbands, the troop is encouraged to use the existing
money for activities. If funds are left, money is to be turned over to
the council. The Troop
Disband Form needs to be submitted to the council within 30 days
of disbanding along with any remaining funds.
Transfers & Changes
If one of your girls leaves your troop, she relinquishes any claim
on money she helped earn for the troop. If the girl is bridging,
transferring to another troop, or becomes a Girl Scout Juliette*, the
original troop has the option–though encouraged as a gesture of
goodwill and sisterhood–to send the girl with a portion of the money
for her next Girl Scout adventure.
To do this, the funds should be divided proportionally to the number
of girls in the troop. The troop of the transferring girl should
receive one of the proportionally divided funds (payable to the new
troop, not the girl or parent).
*Juliettes have program credits instead of checking accounts. If
your transferring girl is becoming a Juliette, mail a check to River
Valleys with a completed Juliette
Program Credit Deposit Form. Program credits will then be
mailed to the girl.
Split or Merge
If a troop splits into multiple troops or merges into one troop, the
original troop’s funds should be divided proportionally to the number
of girls in each new troop.
For example, a troop of 35 girls splits into two distinct troops of
17 and 18 girls respectively. The original troop has $350 in its
treasury. Divide $350 by 35 girls = $10 per girl. The funds are then
distributed accordingly to the new troops: $170 to the new troop of 17
and $180 to the new troop of 18 girls.
If all girls from one troop merge into another troop all the
funds from the old troop are to be transferred to the new troop.