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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? 

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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 Indie Girls).

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Sign 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.

FAQs for Volunteers

Q: What does it cost to join?

A. Annual membership dues are $15. Trainings and programs are offered to adult members for free or at a reduced price.

Q: Who can be a Girl Scout volunteer?
A: Girl Scout volunteers are 18 years and older who can be a positive adult role model to girls, and who accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law.  Today’s girl needs the time, resources and commitment of a community of volunteers to help pave her way.

All Girl Scout volunteers who have direct contact with girls, handle money or manage finances or provide supervision to girls (other than their own child) at overnight or travel events are required to complete the Volunteer Application, and pass a criminal background check and Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearances.

Q: How much time will I need to dedicate to becoming a volunteer? 
A: Whether you can give a several hours a week or a couple hours each month, there's a volunteer opportunity for you. Check out the different Ways to Volunteer

Q: Can I sign up to volunteer at any time of the year? 
A: Absolutely! We're always in need of volunteers to help with various troop activities throughout the year, along with our fall product sale, cookie season in late winter/early spring, and summer camp. 

FAQs for Girls

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.

Financial 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?
A: Girl 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?
A. Girl 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:

  • Troop – Girls meet regularly in their community with the same group of girls and adults on a year-round basis.
  • Events – Different girls and volunteers at one-day programs sponsored locally or even over a series of days statewide or nationally.
  • Series – Girls and volunteers attend multiple sessions to explore common goals or interests.
  • Camp – Girls attend day or resident camp programs to meet new friends, learn new skills over a series of days or even weeks!
  • Travel – 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 awards?
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