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Become a Girl Scout

Your new friends can't wait to meet you.

Right now, Girl Scouts are meeting furry friends at their local animal shelters, giggling past lights-out at sleepovers, and learning how their favorite roller coasters work.

Above all else, they’re having a blast—because they know bringing the fun is all about being their true selves, trying new things, and cheering each other on.

Get ready to join the crew and bring a bit more happy to your life.

Test it out.

Try it out.

Get a taste of what it's like to be a Girl Scout at these fun events.

FIND AN EVENT

Join a troop.

Join a troop.

Get ready to meet the squad that's always ready to cheer you on.

FIND FRIENDS

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Our staff is happy to answer any questions you may have! 

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Become a Volunteer

Help Girl Scouts discover their place in the world.

Ever want to forget everybody else’s expectations and just…be you? When you volunteer with Girl Scouts, you’ll be creating a community where being your unfiltered, goofiest, most authentic self is the absolute best thing you can be.

Our local volunteers lead with their hearts and spark imaginations. They help Girl Scouts explore unique interests and unlock their potential.

What Girl Scouts Do

Girl Scouts make friends, go on adventures, and celebrate their unique strengths. Learn more.

FAQs

What do girls do in Girl Scouts?
Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success! Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place

What is the minimum age/grade for joining Girl Scouts?
Any girl in K-12 grade can join Girl Scouts. In order to join, a girl must be at least 5 years old and in kindergarten. We are so excited that parents are interested in getting their daughters involved right away and can’t wait to have them as brand-new Daisies once they are old enough to join!

Does Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania offer financial assistance for membership registration?
Absolutely! Towards the end of the registration process, you will be able to select the financial assistance option for any girl membership

What is your membership fee refund policy?
Our membership fees are non-refundable and cannot be transferred from one year to the next. If you move your membership can transfer with you.

Besides the membership fee, what other costs should I budget for?
Additional costs may include uniforms, certain activities and certain events. We offer financial assistance for more than just the membership fee. Feel free to contact our customer service department for more details on this assistance at 800-248-3355.

What materials will my girl need to begin her Girl Scout experience?
In order for your girl to have the best experience, we suggest obtaining a sash or vest, a membership pin and her troop numbers! We also have great starter kits that will have everything needed for her to begin her Girl Scout experience! Please visit our shop page to check out the starter kit and other great items.

Am I required to register as a volunteer for my girl to participate?
Registering as a volunteer is not required in order for your girl to participate, however, we highly encourage you to participate! Many girls express that a highlight of their Girl Scout experience is being able to spend more time with her parent or guardian. Also, if you wish to participate in activities such as troops, events or meetings you must be a registered and background checked volunteer.

How do I start my own troop?
We are so excited you want to start a new troop! We cannot wait to help you get started. Fill out our New Troop Request Form and someone from our membership team will help you get started.

How often do troops meet?
The troop meeting frequency depends on what the troop agrees on and the availability of the volunteer troop leaders and parents. Most of our troops meet one day a week, every other week.

The length of a troop meeting depends on a number of factors including that age of the girls, availability of volunteers and meeting space. An average troop meeting is 90 minutes.

Many troops choose to take a break over the summer due to family vacations, schools not being available for meetings, etc., while other troops continue to meet. The decision to meet in the summer months is based on the availability of the leaders, girls, and space. Girl Scouting is a year-round program, and troops are encouraged to continue meeting over the summer months.

How do I find a troop near me?
To search for an available troop near you, type your zip code into our troop locator and scroll through the available options. If you can’t find a troop in your area, reach out to our customer care team at 800-248-3355 or customercare@gswpa.org and we can connect you with staff that can help.

Have more questions? Curious what makes Girl Scouts the best  leadership development program for girls in the world? 
Contact us at  800-248-3355 and we can answer your questions.

Registration Help

Complete registration at any point during the calendar year to benefit from the fun and friendship at Girl Scouts.

Current Membership Year ($25): October-September. 

Contact customercare@gswpa.org or 800-248-3355 for additional help. 

Ready to register your girl? Join today!
Not quite ready to join? Contact us.
Want to make a positive impact? Volunteer!


Need more information?
Contact customer care at 800-248-3355 or customercare@gswpa.org.