Helping girls decide what they want to do, and coaching them as they earn and manage money to pursue their goals, is an integral part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). Your Girl Scout group plans and finances its own activities, with your guidance. At the same time, the girls learn many valuable skills that serve them throughout their lives.
Girl Scout groups are funded by a share of money earned through Council-sponsored product sale activities (such as the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program), group money-earning activities (Council-approved, of course), and any dues your group may charge. (This is in addition to the $12 annual membership dues that go to the national organization.)