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 firstname.lastname@example.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.