Troop Supplies / Program Kits
What is a Troop Supply?
A Troop Supply is a document or item that supports a Girl Scout Troop in a Girl Scout activity (formerly known as equipment). Troop supplies include things such as bridges, flags, camping equipment, cooking supplies, library books, Flag Ceremony gloves or ceremony sashes.
How much does it cost to rent a Troop Supply?
There is a $5 refundable deposit as well as a $5 rental fee per Troop Supply.
How long can we keep a Troop Supply?
American and Girl Scout Council flags, and bridges will need to be returned within 2 business days of check out. All other Troop Supplies will need to be returned within one week of check out. There will be a $25 late fee charged to the credit / debit card if the Troop Supply is returned late. Please contact the Service Center you reserved your Troop Supply through if the Troop Resource will be returned late.
What is a Program Kit?
A Program Kit is a detailed curriculum box that includes everything your Girl Scout troop will need in order for a troop or community to expand their Girl Scout experience (includes: Program Guide, permanent supplies).
A virtual Program Guide is a curriculum guide that will contain a description of the activities, recommended age level for the activities, a list of supplies provided and/or needed and how the activities relate to the Girl Scout National Program Portfolio. Program Kits can be specific to a Girl Scout program level or can be multilevel. Each Program Kit is different. Refer to the Program Kit you are interested in for details.
How much does it cost to rent a Program Kit?
Each Program Kit will require a refundable deposit to secure the reservation and will be held until the Program Kit is returned in the condition it was checked out. Some of the Program Kits require a small per girl charge. Program kit deposits range from $15.00-$20.00. The small per girl charge will allow us the funds to be able to replace supplies when needed as well as create new Troop resources. Please see the Program Kit summary for specific details and per girl fees. Deposits and rental fees will need to be paid by a troop debit card or credit card in order to hold the reservation. You can reserve a Troop Resource using cash or a Troop check, however the Troop Resource is not reserved completely until the deposit and rental fee has been received by the shop. Virtual Program Guides are free to download.
How long can we keep a Program Kit?
You may keep a Program Kit for up to 2 weeks. A $25 late fee will be issued if the Program Kit is returned after the due date. Please contact the Service Center you reserved your Program Kit through if the Program Kit is going to be late.
Do the Program Kits complete an entire badge or journey?
No, The Program Kit curriculums are not designed to complete an entire badge or journey. Girl Scout Leadership Experience outcomes and National Program Portfolio materials (badges and journeys) have been integrated into the Program Kit to fulfill requirements of a particular badge or journey. Please refer to the curriculum guide associated with the Program Kit you are interested in for specific details
Are all of the supplies that we will need for the curriculum for the program in the Program Kit?
No, not all of the supplies to complete the curriculum are in the Program Kit. A detailed list of all supplies provided in the Program Kit and those that need to be provided by the Program Kit renter can be found in the curriculum guide. You can access the virtual curriculum guides by clicking on the Program Kit title. A PDF of the curriculum will open.
Can we make copies of the curriculum?
You can make copies of specific activities and guides if you would like. If you would like to print out the Virtual Program Guide and not check out the Program Kit you are welcome to do so. If you decide to print out the Program Guide and not check out the Program Kit you will need to provide all of the supplies for your troop or community.
How do I rent a Troop Resource? (Troop Supply or Program Kit) Who do I contact?
Reservations are required for all Troop Supplies / Program Kits. Once you have determined which Troop Supply or Program Kit you would like to reserve you have two options to reserve the Troop Resource.
1. Please contact your local Girl Scout Service Center Shop Associate. The Shop Associate will take down your information and check the availability of the Kit.
2. Please fill out the Troop Resources Reservation Form found on this page. After you have filled out the form completely please scan, email or fax the form and send it directly to the Girl Scout Service Center Shop that you would like to pick up your Troop Resource from.
Deposit and rental fees are due at time of reservation. Please provide a debit / credit card number with your Troop Resource Reservation Form in order to complete your reservation. You can call the Girl Scout Service Center shop with your debit / credit card number if you do not want to include it on the reservation form.
If you prefer to pay for the Troop Resource with a troop check or cash, the Troop Resource is not reserved until the cash/check is received at the Service Center. Please drop those off in the shop or mail them in to complete your reservation.
If the Troop Resource has already been reserved by another Girl Scout volunteer you will be informed of that when you call to make your reservation. You will have the option of reserving that Troop Resource at a different time or reserving a different Troop Resource.
Where do I pick up and return the Troop Supplies / Program Kits?
The Troop Supplies / Program Kits will be available for pick up at the Girl Scout Service Center that you have requested. Locations of each Troop Supply / Program Kit are listed next to the Program Kit summary. Troop Supplies and Program Kits can be transferred between Service Centers. Please allow one week before and after you would like to rent the Troop Resource to transport the Troop Resource to your designated Girl Scout office.
Who do I contact to reserve a Troop Resource?
Madison Girl Scout Service Center: Stefany Olson (1173), firstname.lastname@example.org
Beloit Girl Scout Service Center: Kym Van Keuren (3021), email@example.com
Platteville Girl Scout Service Center: Dee Stojan (608.348.7203) PlattevilleShop@gsbadgerland.org
La Crosse Girl Scout Service Center: Jenn Loeffler (4301), LaCrosseShop@gsbadgerland.org
Girl Scouts of WI – Badgerland Council 800.236.2710
Are these the only topics that you have?
Additional Program Kits and Resources will become available in the future. Check back often for new Troop Resources and Program Kits that are available for check out.
Troop Resource Reservation Form