The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails is proud to introduce the Opportunity Fund. This fund is a reflection of the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails commitment to continue to better serve our members, providing girls in New Mexico the opportunity to become one of our future community leaders and the woman they want to be.
The Opportunity Fund will be supported by Cookie Sales, individual donors, and fundraising efforts. This fund was designed to provide financial assistance and opportunities for girl members, adult volunteers, Troops, and Service Units, to make sure more girls in all communities across our council have the opportunity to benefit from Girl Scouting.
Applications to receive money from the Opportunity Fund will be accepted on an ongoing basis. For more information on applying for these funds, see the information below or contact Angela Sayler (505-923-2516 or ASayler@gs-nmtrails.org).
*** Camp and the Campership Application ***
Please note that the Opportunity Fund Application is not for camp. To request assistance for camp registration fees, please use the Campership Form. This form is found on page 33 in the Camp Book or can be downloaded by clicking here: 2014 Campership Form.
Opportunity Fund: GSUSA Membership Dues, Books, and Uniforms
The Goals: Girls and adults are provided access to Girl Scouting regardless of economic barriers. Girls have the opportunity to wear official Girl Scout uniform pieces and utilize the core curriculum contained in the Journeys and the Girls' Guides to Girl Scouting. Eligible applicants: Any girl and (for membership dues only) any adult volunteer. Eligible items may include: books in any Journey series, Girls' Guide to Girl Scouting, official uniform piece (see the application for an exact list of eligible items) No application deadlines. The process should take 10 business days.
Overview: GSNMT Opportunity Fund--Activities
Goal: To support girls' participation in Service Unit-, Council-, and GSUSA-sponsored programs including day camps, GSNMT travel programs, and destinations, as well as troop activities like trips and outings. Eligible Applicants: Registered girl members of Girl Scouts.
Eligible Activities May Include:
- GSNMT events, series, travel programs, and camping sessions published in the Trails of Fun.
- Service Unit events, series, travel programs, day camps and camping sessions published in the Service Units' event or activity calendar (name of the posting location may vary).
- GSUSA-sponsored programs including destinations.
- Troop activities that involve transportation and housing costs, entrance fees, food or other supplies.
Funding Priorities: Girls who participated in GSNMT Magnut and/or Cookie Programs and other money-earning activities to try to raise funds on their own AND Troops just starting up. How long will the process take? About 10 business days
Required documents and deadlines apply for the "Activities" fund. Please click here for the Application for the GSNMT Opportunity Fund--Activities Packet for complete details.