Every participant (child or adult) in Girl Scouting must register and become a member of Girl Scouts of the USA. GSUSA membership dues are valid for one year. Membership dues are sent by the council to GSUSA; no portion of the dues stays with the council. Membership dues may not be transferred to another member and are not refundable.
Girl Scouts register with their local council. Our council is Girl Scouts of Greater New York and serves the five boroughs of New York City.
Membership dues for all Girl Scouts are $25 annually. Financial aid is available.
This entire amount goes to the national organization (GSUSA) and pays for accident insurance, program development, and resources.
Troops may also charge dues. Each troop decides how much and how often troop dues are collected. This money stays with the troop to pay for program supplies, activities, trips, and rewards.
Yes! Girl Scouts can join as Individually Registered Members.
Troops typically meet at schools, churches, or libraries. Troops are not permitted to meet in private residences.
Troops may meet once a week, every other week, or sometimes once a month. Meeting frequency is decided by the volunteer troop leader, dependent on their availability and community resources available.
Girl Scouts serves children from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Adults may also register to become Girl Scout volunteers or Lifetime Members.
No, a Girl Scout uniform is not required for membership. However, all Girl Scouts are encouraged to purchase a tunic, sash, or vest on which to display official pins and badges. A tunic, sash, or vest is required for Girl Scouts to participate in ceremonies or officially represent the Girl Scout Movement.
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