Girl Scouts aren't just learning valuable skills, such as financial literacy and goal setting, when they participate in the Cookie Program and Fall Product Program. They are earning Program Credits that they can use to explore new activities!
Program Credits are an incentive program designed to facilitate access to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through our council. This is an internal, closed loop incentive program that is subject to internal policies.
Program Credits are issued independently by each council and cannot be transferred to other councils. Program Credits, or similarly named incentives earned at other councils, cannot be accepted for redemption by Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland.
During the annual Fall Product Program, Girl Scouts choose to earn Program Credits instead of other recognition items. Girl Scouts and their caregivers are required to select their choices in the online system by a specific date each sale. All decisions are final. If choices are not selected, then the council default is put into effect. See the annual direct order card for date and default details.
During the annual Cookie Program, Girl Scouts earn Program Credits in addition to the regular program recognitions lineup. At the Elite Entrepreneur level, Girl Scouts are required to select their choice in the online system by a specific date each sale. All decisions are final. If a choice is not selected, then the council default of Program Credits is put into effect.
During the annual Cookie Program, Girl Scouts earn Program Credits at the rate of $10 for every 30 packages of cookies sold. Once a Girl Scout has reached the level of 300 packages, the earning rate becomes $13.50 for every 30 packages sold beginning with package one until package 1,200. Girl Scouts do not earn Program Credits after package 1,200. See table below for details:
|Packages Sold||Program Credits Earned|
Program Credits make it possible for every Girl Scout to acquire the Girl Scout Leadership Experience of her choice with everything from annual membership to summer camp. All Girl Scouts may use Program Credits as follows:
*Please Note: There may be special circumstances regarding the use of Program Credits during events or summer camp. Be certain to read all documentation provided for each event or summer camp for details.