What is Girl Scouts?
Girl Scouts is more than an activity—it’s a Movement dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
Why do girls love being Girl Scouts?
Girl Scouts is a way of life that brings out the best in your girl, even in the most challenging of times. While they’re learning about STEM, the outdoors, entrepreneurship, and important life skills, Girl Scouts are also discovering new ways to make their family and community stronger, kinder, and better for everyone.
How does it work? What’s a “troop”?
Groups of Girl Scouts, called troops, typically meet weekly or every other week for an hour or two. Guided by adult volunteers, troop members choose the hands-on activities and projects that excite them, try new things, and cheer each other on. Together, they earn badges to reflect their successes and show the world what they’re made of.
What’s the goal?
Making sure girls see and have opportunities to reach their potential isn’t just about helping them earn better grades, make better decisions, and lead happier lives (though it helps with those things too!). It’s about creating a more fair, equal, and compassionate world where every girl has a seat at the table and can make her dreams come true. Check out our values in the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
When can I get started?
If your girl is ready to let her best self shine and start creating the world she wants to see, she’s ready to be a Girl Scout today.
How much does it cost to join Girl Scouts?
A Girl Scout membership is $25—plus any applicable council fees. A typical Girl Scout year begins October 1, and the fun keeps going through May. Of course, we don’t want fees to be a barrier, so please reach out to us about financial aid assistance.
What are the membership requirements for girls?
Membership in Girl Scouts is granted to any girl who:
- is currently enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade;
- has made the Girl Scout Promise and accepted the Girl Scout Law;
- has paid annual or other applicable membership dues.
What are the membership requirements for adults?
Membership in Girl Scouts is granted to any adult who:
- is at least 18 years old OR is a high school graduate (or equivalent);
- accepts the principles and beliefs as stated in the preamble of the Girl Scout
- Constitution; and
- has paid annual, lifetime, or other applicable membership dues.
When will I get placed in a troop?
Girls who become members and participate in a troop that is already formed, meaning it has the minimum required number of girls and volunteers, can likely start meeting as soon as the next troop meeting. If the troop is newly formed, there may be a short waiting period for the troop leader to complete orientation.
Will I hear from my troop leader?
If a girl joined an existing troop, her troop leader will likely reach out within 48 business hours by phone or email. Caregivers have access to the troop meeting details and troop leaders’ contact information in MyAccount under MyTroops.
How do I register as a troop leader?
When looking to become a troop leader please follow the prompts for adult membership and select a troop that has open positions for Troop Leaders.
What about safety?
Safety is a top priority for Girl Scouts. All activities are supervised, and we provide our volunteers with top-notch training and program resources. We also follow comprehensive safety guidelines as well as require all volunteers to have an up-to-date background check on file.
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