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Refund/Return Policies

Curious about our refund or return policies? Just click the section title below that references the policy you would like more information about!

Membership Dues

Girl Scout membership dues are non-refundable and non-transferrable to another person.

If you need to transfer a membership to or from another Girl Scout council, please email info@gsiowa.org

Retail Shop

Returns are accepted in-store at the retail shop within 90 days of the original purchase, provided items are in resalable condition.

Additional guidelines:

  • Defective merchandise may be exchanged for the same item. In the event that item is no longer available, you may choose another item or receive store credit.
  • Items purchased online cannot be returned to a shop. Instructions for online returns are provided separately for online orders.
  • Fun patch orders and other special/custom orders cannot be returned.
  • After 90 days, items may only be exchanged (not returned for refund or store credit), provided the returned item is still a current item being sold. Exchanges may be based on the current price of the item.

Returned purchases will be credited in the manner they were paid. (Ex. A debit card purchase will be credited back to your debit card.)

Exceptions:

  • Cash or check purchases will be refunded in cash for refunds of $30 or less. Refunds greater than $30 will be issued by check or as store credit.
  • Purchases made with Program Credits (Cookie Dough, Munch Money, or Juliette Credits), financial assistance, or store credit will not be refunded. Items may be exchanged in-store, within 90 days of the original purchase.
Program Event Registration

Refunds for council-sponsored program event registrations will be issued if written notice of cancellation has been received at least 14 days prior to the event start date.

Additional guidelines:

  • For cancellations less than 14 days prior to the event start date, refunds will only be issued in cases of family emergencies or illness (doctor’s note required).
  • A one-time transfer to another event (for the same participant) is available, if completed prior to the registration deadline.
  • Registrations paid using Program Credits of any kind (including Cookie Dough, Munch Money, or Juliette Program Credits) are non-refundable, but may be transferred (one-time) to another event. The registration must be cancelled/transferred at least 14 days prior to the event unless it is due to illness/emergency.
  • Refunds are given in the manner in which they were paid, excluding program credits.
  • No refunds will be issued for no-shows or participants arriving late or leaving early due to non-medical reasons.
  • No refunds will be issued if specific activities are missed at an event due to weather.
  • If Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa cancels an event due to weather, safety, or other reasons, refunds will be provided. Certain events may be excluded (including the annual Gimme S’more Mud Run); in these cases refund policies will be clearly stated at the time of registration.

To request a refund:

  • Send a written request to: registration@gsiowa.org
  • Please be sure to state the following: name of the participant(s) whose registration(s) should be canceled; name and start date of the event; and reason for the cancellation.
Summer Camp Registration

Refunds for summer camp registrations will be issued if written notice of cancellation has been received at least 7 days prior to the camp session start date.

Additional guidelines:

  • For cancellations submitted fewer than 7 days prior to the event start date, refunds will only be issued in cases of family emergency or illness (doctor’s note required).
  • A one-time transfer to another camp session (for the same participant) is available, if completed prior to the registration deadline.
  • Registrations paid by Program Credits of any kind (including Cookie Dough, Munch Money, or Juliette Program Credits) are non-refundable, but may be transferred (one-time) to another event. The registration must be cancelled at least 7 days prior to the event unless it is due to illness/emergency.
  • Refunds are given in the manner in which they were paid, excluding program credits.
  • Deposit fees are non-refundable.
  • In the event that an individual’s campership application does not qualify for assistance, preventing the registrant from attending, the camp deposit will be refunded.
  • No refunds will be issued for no-shows or participants arriving late or leaving early due to non-medical reasons.
  • No refunds will be issued if specific activities are missed at a camp due to weather.
  • If Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa cancels an event due to weather, safety, or other reasons, refunds will be provided. Certain events may be excluded (including the annual Gimme S’more Mud Run); in these cases refund policies will be clearly stated at the time of registration.
  • Participants not in attendance at an event are not eligible to receive any items from the event (patches, supplies, etc.).

To request a refund:

  • Send a written request to: registration@gsiowa.org
  • Please be sure to include the following information: name of the participant(s) whose registration(s) should be canceled; name and start date of the event; and reason for the cancellation.
Trip Registration

All GSGI trips will include a detailed payment schedule, including refund information. Once transportation and accommodations have been secured for a trip, the amount of a refund will vary based on how close the trip is, and what vendor fees GSGI has already paid.

  • Each trip will list a cut-off date, after which partial refunds will only be issued in cases of family emergencies or illness (doctor’s note required).
  • Fees paid by Program Credits of any kind (including Cookie Dough, Munch Money, or Juliette Program Credits) are non-refundable.
  • Refunds are given in the manner in which they were paid, excluding program credits.
  • Deposit fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • If troop funds were allocated to several different girls in a troop for a trip, and then one participant cancels, those monies may be redistributed to other girls from the same troop who are going on the trip.
  • No refunds will be given for a participant arriving late or leaving early.
  • No refunds will be issued if specific activities on the itinerary are missed due to weather or reasons outside of Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa's control.
  • If GSGI reschedules or cancels a trip, refunds will be provided. Any exclusions to this policy will be clearly stated at the time of registration.

To request a refund:

  • Send a written request to: registration@gsiowa.org
  • Please be sure to state the following: name of the participant(s) whose registration(s) should be canceled; name and start date of the trip; and reason for the cancellation.
Facility Rental

Refunds for facility rentals will only be made if cancellation is made at least 7 days prior to the rental date.

Additional guidelines:

  • Rental reservations can be transferred to a different date, if the facility is available and if the request is made more than 7 days before the original rental.
  • Refunds are given in the manner in which they were paid.
  • No refunds will be issued for no-shows or groups arriving late or leaving early.
  • No refunds will be issued due to poor weather or reasons outside of Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa's control.
  • If a building becomes unavailable, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa will either reschedule with the renter, or will refund rental fees. 
To request a refund:
  • Send a written request to: info@gsiowa.org
  • Please be sure to state the following: name of the person who registered the group, the date of the reservation that should be canceled, and the reason for the cancellation.