The Annual Troop Finance Report (ATFR) is an opportunity to model transparency, integrity, and financial literacy for your girls. It’s also a safeguard for you in the event a parent or leader has questions about your management of troop funds. Each membership year, all Girl Scout troops must submit their Annual Troop Finance Report by June 30.
Keeping Your Records: Volunteers who lead Girl Scout troops must keep all itemized receipts of purchases, bank receipts and deposits, and monthly bank statements on file for a minimum of four years. These documents may be requested at any time by any registered Girl Scout member, guardian of a girl member, or Girl Scout staff member. This is based on IRS record retention guidelines.
Disbanding Troops: If your troop is disbanding, you must still submit an Annual Troop Finance Report. The form is available for online submission on the Annual Troop Finance Report web page for submission directly to the Banking Coordinator.
If this report is not submitted, and confirmed received by August 28, the funds in the troop/group bank account will be withdrawn and placed on hold until the report is received. Please be aware that if the account stays at a zero balance for 60 days, the account will be closed by the financial institution. A new account cannot be reopened until previous ATFR obligations have been met.
Need help or a refresher? Please visit the Annual Troop Finance Report guidelines PowerPoint for step-by-step instructions on how to complete the report.
Ways to Submit Your Report:
- Email: VolunteerBanking@GirlScoutsWW.org
- Fax: 877-512-7343
- Standard mail: 5601 6th Ave., Suite 150 Seattle, WA 98108
- Online: via on our Annual Troop Finance Report web page.
Need Help? If you want to make a correction to an Annual Troop Finance Report you’ve already submitted, or you need a copy of your submitted report, please contact VolunteerBanking@GirlScoutsWW.org.
If you have other questions, please let us know!
Yours in Girl Scouting,
Volunteer Banking Cordinator