What is Girl Scouts?
Girl Scouts isn’t just a moment in her life, it’s a movement dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
Why do families love us?
Girl Scouts is a way of life that brings out the best in your girl, even in the most challenging of times. While she’s learning about STEM, the outdoors, entrepreneurship, and important life skills, she’s discovering new ways to make your family and community stronger, kinder, and better for everyone.
How does it work?
Groups of Girl Scouts, called troops, typically meet weekly or biweekly for an hour or two. Guided by adult volunteers—often parents and caregivers—girls select exciting hands-on activities and projects, 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?
Is your girl ready to let her best self shine and create the world she wants to see? With an extended-year membership, she can jump right into spring and summer activities and keep the fun for just $25.
How much does it cost to join Girl Scouts?
Membership is only $25 per year, with additional program fees for some activities your girl attends. Of course, we don’t want fees to be a barrier, so ask your Girl Scout council about financial aid assistance.
What are the membership requirements for girls?
Membership as a Girl Scout is granted to any girl who has made the Girl Scout Promise and accepted the Girl Scout Law, has paid annual membership dues and meets applicable membership standards.
What are the membership requirements for adults?
Membership as a Girl Scout adult is granted to any person who accepts the principles and beliefs as stated in the Preamble of the Constitution, has paid annual membership dues and meets applicable membership standards. Adult volunteers are also required to have a background check on file with Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas.
Can parents and adults volunteer?
Yes! Anyone 18 years of age and over can volunteer. Be her cheerleader, guide and mentor. Help her develop skills and confidence that will last a lifetime. Imagine all the smiles, the excitement, the memories made. Volunteer today!
What is the best age for a girl to join Girl Scouts?
Any age is a good age to become a Girl Scout! Girls can participate in Girl Scouts from ages 5 to 18. (Girls who are 5 must be eligible for kindergarten; girls who are 18 must be enrolled in high school.)
When can we join?
Right now! In fact, it’s always a good time to join Girl Scouts. Join in time for summer camp. Before the new school year, or any time that works best for your family. We’re flexible and can tailor your girl’s experience to her needs.
How do I sign her up?
It’s easy! Just click “JOIN” to begin the registration process and find a troop or another opportunity near you. If you need assistance, feel free to contact Customer Care at 210-349-2404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.