What is an Extended Year membership?
A Girl Scout annual
membership is valid from October 1 through September 30 of the
following year. An Extended Year membership allows girls and adults to
join starting April 1 and remains valid through September 30 the
following year. A current Extended Year membership will be valid from
April 1, 2022, through September 30, 2023.
Who can participate in the Paint Your World Purple virtual
The Paint Your World Purple virtual event is open
to any Girl Scout member (girl or adult) who does the following
between April 1 – May 13, 2022:
- Joins for the first time by purchasing an Extended Year
- Renews their current membership by purchasing a
- Has already purchased or purchases a
Lifetime Membership by May 13.
When does event registration open?
will open on April 1, 2022. Visit girlscouts.org/purple for
What time does event registration close on May 13?
registration will close at 11:59pm ET on May 13, 2022.
Do I need to be a Girl Scout to register for the event?
Yes. This special event is just for Girl Scouts who renew their
membership for next year or join for the first time through extended
year between April 1 - May 13, 2022.
Do I have to register for Girl Scouts before I register for the
Yes, but you can do both at the same time! Go to girlscouts.org/purple and
click on “Sign Me Up.” You can register for Girl Scouts or renew your
membership all at the same time.
I requested financial assistance. How can I register for the
The council will need to approve your financial
assistance request before you register for the event. As soon as you
receive approval, simply go back to girlscouts.org/purple and
click on “Sign Me Up.” When you add the event to your cart, you will
be prompted to log into your myGS account. If your membership has been
approved, you should then be able to complete your event registration
Is there any purchase necessary?
The Paint Your World
Purple event is available at no additional cost to any girl or adult
member enrolled for the 2022-2023 membership year.
Can Girl Scouts sign up for either time, no matter where they
Yes. You can choose which time works best for you.
What does this collaboration entail?
with Kristen Bell and Penguin Random House will include a national
virtual event with Kristen Bell and Girl Scouts along with
programmatic and promotional materials—a free activity book for all
girls and meeting resources for Girl Scouts and volunteers—which will
be available at no additional cost to any girl or adult member
enrolled for the 2022-2023 membership year. An optional, low-cost
patch will also be available for purchase.
Is participation mandatory?
No. Like all Girl Scout
programming, the Paint Your World Purple event is optional.
Will I receive an email confirmation?
Yes, you will
receive a confirmation email after you complete your membership
purchase and register for the event.
I registered. How do I know I am confirmed?
receive an emailed receipt confirming your membership purchase and/or
Can I get a refund?
There is no additional cost for the
Paint Your World Purple virtual event so there is no refund available.
Membership dues may not be transferred to another member and are not refundable.
How do I obtain the patch?
The patch will be available
online at the Girl Scout Shop and our
Can my parent or caregiver join this event?
everyone who plans to join to be a Girl Scout member. Parents and
caregivers are welcome to join alongside their girls.
Can Lifetime Members register for the event?
Lifetime Members just need to go to girlscouts.org/purple and click
“Sign Me Up.” Add the event to your cart and you’ll be prompted to log
into your myGS account. Then you can complete your event registration!
Do Lifetime Members need to renew a role before they can register
for the event?
No. Lifetime Members just need to log into
your myGS account and then they can register for the event.
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