GSHCC is making moves to make banking and product program easier! This upcoming cookie season, GSHCC will be using ACH (Automated Clearing House, which is a network used for electronic payments and money transfers.) ACH will use troop bank account information and automatically withdraw the council portion of product sales without the use of deposit slips or having to find a council account. Troops will deposit all funds into their troop account and council will automatically withdraw the council portion on set withdraw dates.
How will this work?
Troops who participated in the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie and Fall Product Programs will automatically have their banking information uploaded into Smart Cookies. New troops, troops who did not participate in the 2018 product programs and troops who changed accounts will need to fill out the ACH Authorization Form.
All cookie monies will be deposited into troop account during the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
There will be three withdrawals:
March 7 – 25% of what is due for inventory (as of March 2)
(End of program, March 17)
March 21 – 75% of remaining balance due to council
March 28 – remaining balance due
All transactions will be updated into the troop’s Smart Cookies dashboard within 5 days.