What are Electronic Program Credits?
Each year, girls can earn Fall FUNds, Cookie Credits, and Juliette Program Credits through participation in Girl Scout River Valleys Fall Snacks & Magazines and/or Cookie Programs. Starting December 2020 Fall FUNds, Cookie Credits and Juliette Program Credits are issued as Electronic Program Credits. Juliette (individually registered) Girl Scouts, earn additional Juliette Program Credits in lieu of Troop Proceeds.
How are girls notified if they earned Electronic Program Credits?
An email is sent to the primary caregiver of girls who earned Electronic Program Credits. This email will include the program credit amount earned, card number, expiration date, and other details. Emails will come from “Girl Scouts River Valleys” or email@example.com. Be sure to check your “junk” mail folder if you do not see in your inbox.
Please be sure to keep all Electronic Program Credits emails for your records!
When do Electronic Program Credits Expire?
Fall FUNds and Cookie Credits expire September 15 of the following year after they have been earned. Juliette Program Credits do not expire. For example, Fall FUNds earned in 2021 expire September 15, 2022 and Cookie Credits earned in 2022 expire September 15, 2023.
Fall FUNds and Cookie Credits expiration dates are extended two years for council-approved extended troop trips and GSUSA lifetime memberships. Procedures on how to extend the credits will be coming this summer.
What can I use my Electronic Program Credits on?
Electronic Program Credits are issued by Girl Scouts River Valleys and can be redeemed on the following:
- Girl Scout of the USA (GSUSA) membership dues—including lifetime memberships
- Girl Scout River Valleys service center shops, mobile shops, and camp trading posts
- Council-sponsored program events and camps
- Event fees associated with council-approved volunteer-led day camp and service unit-sponsored encampments
- Girl Scouts of the USA Destination travel
- Girl Scouts River Valleys-approved extended troop trips for Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors
- Approved and completed Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award projects
(For use at GirlScoutShop.com)
How can Electronic Program Credits be redeemed?
Council Shop Purchases
She can spend her Electronic Program Credits on uniforms supplies, books, badges/patches, or anything else fun! Visit our council shops/camp trading posts and bring your Electronic Program Credit card number with you to use in-store.
Note: Electronic Program Credits cannot be redeemed online for shop purchases. If you can’t make it to the shop, please contact Girl Scouts River Valleys Shop to discuss purchase arrangements.
GSUSA Online Shop
If you want to purchase items from the GSUSA online shop, the Electronic Program Credits can’t be used but you can request a special code. Please complete the Online Program Credit Request Form to convert your Electronic Program Credits into a code.
Note: that this code cannot be used toward purchases in-person at Girl Scouts River Valleys Shops and cannot be used for camp, event, or membership purchases. The original expiration date of converted credits applies. When an online code is issued, it cannot be converted back to Electronic Program Credits The current processing time in which you will receive your code is two weeks.
Girl Scout Membership Renewal
If you are renewing online, log into MyGS and begin your membership renewal. Once on the payment page, you would select Program Credits as your form of payment.
To complete membership renewal using Electronic Program Credits, Girl Scouts River Valleys will email you the link to the Electronic Program Credit Redemption Form. Please select “Membership Renewal”, complete rest of form and submit. We will take care completing the membership renewal for you! Once we have everything completed, you’ll receive an email confirmation letting you know she’s all set for the next year!
You can call 800-845-0787 to renew over the phone.
Council Sponsored Camp or Program Event Registration
Is your Girl Scout going to summer camp or excited to attend an upcoming program event? To apply Electronic Program Credits to a current camp balance, you can call 800-845-0787 or submit the Electronic Program Credit Redemption Form. Be sure to have the camp session name, order number, and camp session dates to complete the form.
To use Electronic Program Credits for a new camp or program event registration, you can call 800-845-0787.
Council-Approved Volunteer-Led Day Camp or Service Unit Encampment
At time of registration you will provide the day camp or service unit with your electronic program credit number and the amount you want to be applied.
Reimbursement for Highest Awards (Bronze, Silver, Gold Award) projects, Juliette Program Activities, and Extended Troop Trip or GSUSA Destination Travel
Have you paid out-of-pocket for expenses related to Highest Award Projects, Juliette Program activities, Extended Troop Trips or GSUSA Destinations? If yes, be sure to submit your receipts with the Cookie Credits, Fall FUNds, and Juliette Program Credit Reimbursement Form and Girl Scouts River Valleys will reimburse for the approved expenses.
Can I see the balance on my account?
Yes, you can check your balance at any time at www.storecard.com. You will be asked to enter your card number, Business ID Number, and CVV Number. All this information is in the email you received.
This site is to check your balance only. You will not be able to see or track your purchases. Girls will need track their balance and purchases on your own.
Note: Girl Scouts River Valleys does not track purchases and balances.
Can I use my Electronic Program Credit card number like a credit card?
No, this is a closed-looped card so you are not be able to use this card number like a credit card and it can only be redeemed at Girl Scouts River Valleys. For example, Target Gift Cards can only be used Target.
Does my Troop Leader get a copy of my Electronic Program Credit Number?
This information is only released to the family. Girl Scouts River Valleys does not and will not provide troop leaders a girl’s individual Electronic Program Credit information.
Can I give my troop leader my girl’s Electronic Program Credit number?
Yes! If you consent, you can provide the troop leader with your girl’s unique Electronic Program Credit number, the troop leader can renew her membership or apply payment to a camp registration on your behalf.
Can my Electronic Program Credit to be converted to cash to the troop?
Like paper credits, Electronic Program Credits cannot be converted to cash.
Will my Girl Scout have the same Electronic Program Credit number for each program?
Girls will be issued a new Electronic Program Credit number for each calendar year for Fall Snacks & Magazines and Cookie Program. Juliette Girl Scouts Electronic Program Credit number will not change from year to year.
What if I lose or never receive the email with my Electronic Program Credits card number?
You can call 800-845-0787 and we will be happy to resend another email with your information.
What if I do not have sufficient funds on my card when I submit to council?
If the amount of available Electronic Program Credit is less than the transaction amount, Girl Scouts River Valleys will contact you.
I have paper Juliette Program Credits, can I have them converted to Electronic Juliette Program Credits?
Yes, you will submit the Program Credit Reimbursement Form for Juliette Program Activities. There is a question on the form that you will completed for converting paper credits to electronic credits. Once you submit the reimbursement form, you will receive an email confirmation with a PDF copy of the form. Mail the paper credits to Girl Scouts River Valleys, 400 Robert Street S., St. Paul, MN 55107 along with a copy of the reimbursement form.
Is there a maximum dollar amount that can be on an individual Electronic Program Credit card number?
Who do I contact with additional questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-845-0787.