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!
Starting April 1, 2021 Pre-K girls going into Kindergarten in the Fall of 2021 can join in in the fun as well by purchasing an extended membership.
Does GSWPA 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
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 a member of our recruitment staff 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?
When you sign your girl up for Girl Scouts, you can choose the troop that will best suit your family. If the troop is forming, we will need adult volunteers in order for it to start meeting.
When you start your girl’s registration, you will be taken to the online opportunities which lists all the troops available by location. The best way to search is to search by ZIP code and then scroll through the selections until you find the school or location of the troop you want your daughter placed in. If you can’t find a troop in your area, reach out to our customer care team at 800-248-3355 and we can connect you with staff that can help.
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