Troop size requirements have been in effect since the 2016/2017 Membership Year Product Programs.
For Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Troops: Minimum size is 5 girls (from multiple families) and 2 unrelated leaders, one of which is a female.
For Girl Scout Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Troops: Minimum size is 3 girls (from multiple families) and 2 unrelated leaders, one of which is a female.
Girls in Troops that have not met these minimums will be treated as Independently Registered Members (IRMs) for the purposes of troop proceeds and girl rewards. This minimum MUST be met by October 20, 2018.
If your troop does not meet the minimum size as outlined above, your troop will automatically be treated as a group of IRMs. For example: If you have a Brownie troop of 4 girls or a Cadette Troop of 2 girls, your troop will be treated as a group of IRMs for product rewards and no troop proceeds will be awarded.
During sweeps, your troop account will be swept for the entire cost of product sold. Proceeds are NOT kept by the troop. Girls will earn S’more Dough in place of troop proceeds.
It does NOT mean your troop will no longer be a troop. Your troop remains intact and would be included in the Opportunity Catalog for additional girls to join.
For more information, please contact your Service Unit Fall Product Program Coordinator, Service Unit Cookie Coordinator, or contact a member of GSNI’s Product Program Team.