As a volunteer, here's what you need to know about setting up your troop banking account:
All troop bank accounts MUST have two authorized signers.
Both signers must be registered for the current Girl Scout year AND have a current, eligible background check on file. The signers cannot be related by blood or marriage, and they cannot live in the same household.
Need help getting your second signer registered? Contact us.
Submit Troop Bank Account Authorization and ACH Agreement Form
To request a letter of authorization, submit this online form. This will also act as your ACH agreement, which means your troop will be ready to participate in the Fall Product and Girl Scout Cookie Programs.
[Online form is currently under construction.]
Within three business days, both signers on the back account will receive an email from council with the copy of the corporate resolution and letter of authorization.
You'll take these with you to the bank.
Go to the bank
Take the corporate resolution, letter of authorization, and your second signer with you when you go to open your bank account.
Note: Some financial institutions require different amounts of start-up cash. Be sure to ask whether there is a lesser amount available. Some troops choose to collect dues from parents/caregivers to cover this initial cost. Additionally, some service units offer new troops a start-up loan.
Send a copy of your bank signature card/account agreement form to council.
The bank signature card/account agreement form may look like this example.
That wasn't too bad, right?
You'll receive an email from council when your bank account is all set up and your troop is ready to begin banking. The email will be sent to the same email/contact who submitted the copy of the bank signature card in Step 4.