Girl Scouts of the USA has taken many measures to reduce operational expenses, and is collaborating with councils to focus on developing new revenue streams to support our Movement. The increase in membership dues, along with other efforts to secure external funding, will help GSUSA make important investments in our programming and technology and maintain a strong financial position in order to grow our Movement and continue to deliver our mission for future generations.
You are more than a Girl Scout. You’re a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.
We believe there’s no such thing as too much. That there’s no excuse for making excuses. Our strength doesn’t come from how much we can lift but from how often we can lift ourselves back up. We are everyday optimists. Adventure seekers. Problem solvers. We are girls, troop leaders, mentors, advocates, parents, and Girl Scouts. We are G.I.R.L.s (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader). We will not stop. In fact, we’re just getting started. Renew today.
Need more reasons to renew? Check it out!
Beginning May 1…
Every girl who renews by June 15 will receive a free Power of G.I.R.L. Early Bird patch!
Every volunteer who renews by June 15 will receive a free Power of G.I.R.L. Early Bird patch!
Troops earn $3 in Early Bird Bucks PER girl who renews by June 15. These can be spent in council Girl Scout Shops.
AND check out this brand-new, extra-special incentive:
Each troop that renews at least 70 percent of its girl and adult members by May 5 will be entered in a drawing for a complimentary troop camping weekend at a GSCSA camp property of their choice. Included in the weekend are: staffing for one seasonal activity, lodging for all renewed members, ingredients and instructions for one campfire meal, and materials and instructions for one outdoors craft. Reservations are based on availability; one troop per service area (north/central/south) will be drawn.
GSUSA Membership Fees
Why are Girl Scout membership dues increasing? What is the money being used for?
Does the increase to membership dues apply to girls and adults?
Will the increase affect the membership dues for lifetime members?
When will the increase take effect?
How will this increase help girls?
How will this increase help volunteers?
Will the membership dues change each year?
Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians Council Service Fee
Does the council service fee apply to both girls and adults?
Will financial assistance be available to cover membership dues and the council service fee?
How will the new council service fee impact adults?
What impact will the council service fee have on lifetime members?
Why is the council service fee being implemented at this time?
Girl Scouts sell a lot of cookies. Why doesn’t that cover the cost of the Girl Scout program?
Don’t my troop dues support Girl Scouts?
Can I use troop proceeds to pay for my troop’s membership dues and council service fee?
How will the council service fee be collected?
Why don’t adult members pay the council service fee?
Does GSCSA anticipate the council service fee will cause a decrease in girl membership?
Will the council service fee amount change each year?
How does the cost to join Girl Scouts compare with other youth-serving organizations?