When you just can't wait for what you'll do next, you can do anything!
At Girl Scouts, girls are always counting down to the next adventure
they'll go on together. Maybe it's artistic. Maybe it's an experiment.
Maybe it's getting outside or helping the community.
With us, the possibilities are endless. So what are you waiting for?
Find a troop or register as an Indie Girl Scout
Whether you join a troop in your area,
or become an Individually Registered Girl Scout (otherwise known as
up to be a volunteer
Whether you can give a little time or a
lot, you can help girls develop skills and confidence that will last a
lifetime by becoming a Girl Scout volunteer.
Still have some questions before you register?
Check out the frequently asked questions below or contact us
if you'd like to know anything else.
Q: How do I find a troop in my area?
Just fill out the Girl Registration
form, and on the second screen you'll be able to search for troops
in your area. If you don't find one, just select "Unsure"
and a staff member will get in touch with you to help you locate a troop.
Q: What does it cost to join?
A. Annual membership dues
are $15; and most troops charge minimal dues per girl for materials
and activities in the meeting place. Typically, parents or guardians
also pay for a girls’ uniform (components) or insignia, Journey books
or handbooks, and Girl Scout pathway opportunities that a girl wants
to do in addition to troop planned and budgeted activities. Troop
families often provide refreshments or transportation.
The Girl Scout Cookie
Program and MagNut
Program are designed to allow each troop to raise the monies they
need to pay for field trips, events, troop camping, ceremonies,
workshops, service projects, etc. These experiences also provide girls
with five essential skills, like money-handling and goal setting.
assistance is also available so that every girl can benefit from
the Girl Scout experience.
Q: At what age can a girl join Girl Scouting?
Scout membership is based on grade level rather than age: Daisy (grades
K-1), Brownie (grades
2-3), Junior (grades
4-5), Cadette (grades
6-8), Senior (grades
9-10) or Ambassador (grades
11-12). Girls attending summer camps or programs are considered to be
at the grade level they will be entering in the fall.
Q: How can a girl participate in Girl Scouting?
Scouting offers several “pathways”
in which girls and adults can participate. Some girls participate in
one pathway, while others may select any combination of the five:
Girls meet regularly in their community with the same group of girls
and adults on a year-round basis.
Different girls and volunteers at one-day programs sponsored locally
or even over a series of days statewide or nationally.
Girls and volunteers attend multiple sessions to explore common
goals or interests.
Girls attend day or resident camp programs to meet new friends,
learn new skills over a series of days or even weeks!
Regional, national or international trips are available to girls and
travel chaperones, guides or host volunteers.
Q: My daughter’s schedule doesn’t permit her to belong to a troop,
or there isn't one in our area. Can she still earn badges or
A: Yes! In our council, Girl Scouts who don’t
belong to a troop are Indie
Girls (short for Individually Registered Girls.) An Indie Girl can
participate at any grade level and in any of our pathways. If she’s an
Ambassador, our Girl Scout Gold Award Committee can also help mentor
her, monitor her success and provide her with the advice she needs to
receive the highest
award in Girl Scouting.
And remember, if there isn't a troop in your area, you can always volunteer to start one!
Q: Can I join Girl Scouts at any time of the year?
A: Absolutely! It's always a good time to join Girl
Scouts. Join early in the year so your Girl Scout can participate in
the cookie program, by late spring to head to summer camp, before the
new school year to take part in fun fall programming, or any time that
works best for your family. We’re flexible and can tailor your girl’s
experience to her needs.
Q: Can parents and adults volunteer?
A: You sure can! We're always looking for volunteers to be
mentors and guides to our Girl Scouts, whether you can dedicate just a
little bit of time or a lot. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.