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Launch into Girl Scouts

At Girl Scouts, she will become her best, most resilient self—ready to take on the world in her own unique way.

You're offically invited to become a Girl Scout family! Learn more at an upcoming virtual or in-person event. Your girl will make new friends, discover Girl Scouting basics, and start her first Girl Scout adventure! 

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Begin the experience for you and your girl! New girl and adult members, including pre-kindergarten girls who will attend kindergarten in fall 2021, can join right now to experience their first summer as a Girl Scout! 

Save 30% when you register April 1 – July 31. This extended-year membership is $35 and will not expire until Sept. 30, 2022! Learn about our financial aid options. 

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Exclusive offers for new members

Becoming Me national event on May 6: Join by April 30

Participate in the Becoming Me virtual event on May 6 featuring Former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama and our Becoming Me program this fall. Through the Becoming Me program, Girl Scouts will earn badges, unlock the power of their unique stories, and embark on their journey to becoming their best selves. 

To qualify to participate in the Becoming Me national event, new members must join with an extended-year membership by April 30, 2021.

Free Girl Scout STEM Activity Pack: Join by May 31

It's time to lift-off into Girl Scouts, and this exclusive offer is the best way to do it! The free Girl Scout STEM Activity Pack comes with an invitation to attend an exclusive program for our newest members—just like you and your girl! Girl Scout Launch programs will be scheduled in-person and virtually in June. Girls will learn about Girl Scout traditions and complete fun, space-themed STEM activities.

To qualify to receive a Girl Scout STEM Activity Pack and attend a Girl Scout Launch program, new members must join with an extended-year membership by May 31, 2021. 

GSWPA will contact you in May with Girl Scout Launch program details, and Girl Scout STEM Activity Packs will be received in June.

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Become a Girl Scout Daisy

Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first-grade girls

Whether your girl is just getting ready to enter kindergarten or she is already there, Girl Scouts can expand her world outside of school!

As a Girl Scout Daisy in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade, she’ll unleash her imagination to try a wide variety of new and exciting things. She’ll make friends, grow in confidence, and build skills that will help her in school and beyond.

You're invited to try Girl Scouts!
Pre-kindergarten girls are invited to our Girl Scout Launch party events in April. May, and June (available in-person and virtually, depending on location). She'll learn all about the fun of Girl Scouts while she engages in activities about helping others, being honest and kind, and sharing.

Parents can attend our Pre-K Parent welcome sessions to ask questions and hear more about getting started in Girl Scouts. These sessions are free and virtual.

Need more information?

Fill out our information form or contact Customer Care at 800-248-3355.

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!

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 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 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.

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.

Extended Year Membership ($35): Available April 1-July 31. Includes membership for the remainder of the current membership year as well as the full year for the next membership year, Oct. 1-Sept. 30 (about 18 total months of membership). 

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

  • Visit our registration page and tell us a if you'd like to find a Girl Scout troop near you, create a new troop, volunteer, or join as an adult member.
  • Enter your zip code to find a nearby troop and choose one that works best for you and your family. Both in-person and virtual troops are available.
    • Not sure what troop is best for your girl, or the troop you're looking for isn’t showing up? Contact customercare@gswpa.org and we'll be happy to help!
    • You may also choose to register your girl as an Individually Registered Girl Scout (Indie Girl) instead of participating in a troop. This will allow you to pick and choose programs and activities she loves that fit into your schedule. 
  • Complete the process by becoming a Girl Scouts member. You will pay $25 in member dues. Apply for financial assistance if needed.
  • If you've chosen a troop that is already meeting, the troop leader will reach out to you soon to welcome you and provide more details.

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

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