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Renew Your Girl Scout Membership

Renew Your Membership

Keep the fun going!. Renew your Girl Scout membership for another awesome year of friendships, adventures, and making a difference.

Renew early to receive this years incentives!

 

To apply financial aid to Girl Membership, renew using your MyGS Member Account and select "Girl Financial aid" at checkout. For more information on payment options, see Where do I renew? What are my payment options?


2023 Membership Renewal Incentives

Troop and Girl Incentives (Deadline is May 31):

  • Troops earn an additional 10¢ per package of cookies sold during the 2023 Cookie Season when you retain 70% or more of your troop’s number of girls through renewals or new memberships! Juliette Girl Scouts are also eligible for this incentive.
  • Girls earn a collectible patch, featuring GsNorCal's first Early Bird Skye! Our Daisy bird Skye has a strong sense of self, soars in confidence, and strives to form positive identities. She'll be joined by a flock of friends over the next few years, so you don't want to miss out. All renewed girls will automatically receive the patch, but adult members and graduating seniors can also get in on the fun—just be sure to request your patch here by June 1, 2022! (Pssst...purchasing a lifetime membership is a great way to use up those reward cards!) 
  • Girls can earn a Make New Friends patch! Early Bird season is also Extended Membership Year season, which means new girls can join Girl Scouts for the rest of this membership year and all of next membership year for just $50. When girls recruit a friend to join during Extended Membership, BOTH girls receive the Make New Friends Patch! Claim your patches here by June 30, 2022!

Troop and Family 2023 Rewards Overview (PDF)

Service Unit Incentives (Deadline is May 31):

When 60% of the girls assigned to your service unit as of March 31, 2022 renew for another year of fun, you’ll get your choice of one of three great benefits:

  • Priority property reservations
    • Guaranteed first choice* of property and date for SU event between the dates of October 1, 2022–May 25, 2023
    • Discount of $150 off property rental
    • Limited to only one SU event
    • Holiday blackout dates apply 
*If two qualifying SU’s pick the same date and location the first choice will go to the SU with the highest renewal percentage
  • Regionally based program for Fall 2022
    • This is an option ONLY for the North Coast, North Central and Redwoods regions due to the proximity of council properties
    • Customized for your region
    • One program per region, location centrally based on majority of renewals
  • Host a renewal event by August 30 and receive:
    • Up to 50 girls renewed = $100
    • 51 to 200 girls renewed = $200
    • 201 to 350 girls renewed = $350
    • 351 to 500 girls renewed = $500
    • 501 to 650 girls renewed = $650
    • 651 to 750 girls renewed = $750

Plus, you’ll receive a free 1-year GSUSA Zoom renewal just for promoting the early renewal campaign to your troops!

Service Unit 2023 Rewards Overview (PDF)

 

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If you’ve ever asked how tall the world’s tallest rainbow is, laughed until your sides hurt, or helped a friend speak up for themselves, guess what? You’re a Purple Person! Purple People, like Girl Scouts, love learning about things like space dolphins, laughing at silly jokes with Grandma, and making sure the world is full of playgrounds.

Renew your Girl Scout membership for the coming year by May 13, then sign up for our virtual event airing twice on May 19 at 6:30 p.m. ET and 6:30 p.m. PT with actor, producer, parent, and Girl Scout alum Kristen Bell, author of #1 New York Times bestseller The World Needs More Purple People, as she chats about what it means to be a Purple Person and completes fun activities to show off those Purple People skills.

*Please note that you may need to reset your MyGS password if you were not a member for the 2021-2022 member year.

Renewal Instructions/Help

Adults Renewing Your Household Instructions

Household Renewal Information:

  • Primary Caregivers of a household are able to renew adult and girl memberships as well as add new girl and adult memberships to the household at any time. 
  • During renewal season (April 1–⁠September 30), new renewal options and rewards are available. Make sure to renew during this time period to ensure your Girl Scout troop memberships stay current and active. This will also qualify you for the exclusive early bird renewal incentives.

Renewing your household memberships:

  1. If you will be renewing with Product Program Reward Cards or requesting Financial Assistance for adults, follow these links and steps.
  2. If you will be renewing with credit card or requesting financial assistance for girls, follow the Household Renewal Steps below to register via your MyGS Account

MyGS Family Renewal Instructions

Additional Helpful Documents for Renewing:

If you have questions or need assistance purchasing or renewing memberships, we are happy to help! Reach out to our Member Services team info@gsnorcal.org or call 800-447-4475 ext. 0, 9 AM–5 PM, Monday–Friday.

Troop Leaders Renewing Your Troop Instructions

Troop Renewal Information:

  • During renewal season (April 1–September 30), troop leaders can renew troop members for the next membership year. Make sure to renew during this time period to make sure your Girl Scout troop memberships stay current and active. 
  • As a troop leader you are unable to request financial aid for the renewal of someone outside of your immediate household. If a member of your troop wishes to renew with financial assistance, they will need to renew online themselves or contact us for help.
  • Troop leaders who are planning to renew their troop’s memberships have until September 30, 2022 (the last day of the 2021-2022 Girl Scout membership year). After that date, families will need to renew their girl’s membership individually.
  • Many troops choose to use troop funds to pay for their annual memberships for both girl and adult troop members. This is not only okay—it’s encouraged! It's encouraged to ensure all girls can continue, honor all families' contributions to the troop's success, and ensure all girls get the same renewal benefits to enjoy together.

MyGS Troop Renewal Instructions :

Video Resource
  • Take the Managing My Troops From My Account module in gsLearn to learn more about how to renew your troop and how to manage your troop in MyGS. When you login in to your MyGS account, click the gsLearn tab in the left navigation to find this helpful online training course for troop leaders.
Helpful Documents for Renewing

If you have questions or need assistance purchasing or renewing memberships, we are happy to help! Reach out to our Member Services team info@gsnorcal.org or call 800-447-4475 ext. 0, 9 AM–5 PM, Monday–Friday.

Renewal Help
Need help with renewal or adding new memberships to your troop or household?

We got you! We can assist you and can even process your renewals for you over the phone! Just reach out to our Member Services Team at info@gsnorcal.org or call 800-447-4475 ext. 0, M-F 9am - 5pm. 

 

 

Registration and Renewal FAQs

Who can renew?

Adults can renew themselves and members of their household. Troop leaders can renew themselves and members of their troop.

How much does it cost to renew my membership?

Annual Girl Membership: $40* 
Annual Adult Membership: $25
(Annual membership registration/renewal is valid from Oct 1, 2022 - Sep 30, 2023).

*The Annual Girl Membership renewal includes a $15 council service fee which stays within our council to support programs, properties, and camps.

As an alternative to using your family funds, you can pay for our already low membership costs using your GSNorCal funds if your daughter chooses to use her Product Program reward card, agreeing with your troop to use troop funds, or requesting financial aid. For more information on payment options, see  Where do I renew? What are my payment options?

Upgrade to a Lifetime Membership and save!

When you renew, become a lifetime member for the one-time fee of $400 (or $200 discounted rate for those who qualify) and never pay for your annual membership again!

  • Young Alum (ages 18-29): $200
  • Adults (10+ years in GS): $200
  • Adult (ages 30+, under 10 years in GS): $400

Graduating Ambassador Girl Scouts can use their Product Program Reward Cards to purchase Young Alum Lifetime Membership.

For more information on Lifetime Membership, benefits, and discounts, go to www.girlscouts.org/lifetime.

Where do I renew? What are my payment options?

Where Do I Renew?

Payment Options Girl Renewal Adult Renewal
Product Program Reward Card for Renewal Renew using the Renew with Product Program Reward Card Form Renew using the Renew with Product Program Reward Card Form
Product Program Reward Card for Young Alum Lifetime Membership N/A

Renew using Young Alum Lifetime Membership Form

*Graduating Ambassadors can purchase a Young Alum Lifetime Membership at a discounted rate (50%) of $200

Financial Assistance Register/Renew through your MyGS Member Account. You will have an option to request Girl Financial aid at checkout. Register/Renew using the Adult Annual Membership Financial Aid Request Form
Credit Card Register/Renew through your MyGS Member Account Register/Renew through your MyGS Member Account

Need help logging in to MyGS? Follow these easy MyGS login and troubleshooting tips

If you have questions or need assistance purchasing or renewing memberships, we are happy to help! Reach out to our Member Services team info@gsnorcal.org or call 800-447-4475 ext. 0, 9am-5pm M-F.

How do graduating Ambassadors renew as adult members?

12th grade Girl Scout Ambassadors can be renewed by their caregiver in MyGS. They will be given the option to purchase an adult annual membership or a Young Alum Lifetime Membership. Additional details about Young Alum Lifetime Memberships are sent to graduating seniors in the spring.

To Renew with Product Program Reward Card, and for more information on payment options, see  Where do I renew? What are my payment options?

 


Tell me more about Lifetime Memberships?

Who Can purchase Lifetime Membership? What Does it Cost?

  • Adults (30 +): $400
  • Young Alum (18-29): $200
  • Adults (10+years in GS): $200 (new this year!)

Lifetime Member Benefits

Learn more about Lifetime member benefits and details at www.girlscouts.org/lifetime.

How Do I purchase LIfetime Membership?

  • Primary Caregivers
    • Through MyGS Account
      • Login to your MyGS account and click on My Household.
      • Select Purchase Lifetime Membership for the person in your household or you can select this option at checkout when renewing.
      • Follow the prompts to complete and pay for your Lifetime membership. 
      • If your age (18-29) indicates you are a Young Alum or your years in Girl Scouts (10+) qualifies you for the 50% discounted Lifetime membership rate, you will be prompted with this option on the choose payment type section during your membership renewal.
      • For more information on household renewal, refer to the Household Renewal Instructions
    • With Product Program Reward Card
  • Troop Leaders 
    Troop Leaders can purchase Lifetime memberships for graduating Ambassador Girl Scouts using troop funds if all girls agree.
    • Login to your MyGS account and click on  My Troops.

    • Select Purchase Lifetime Membership for the person in your troop or household or you can select this option at checkout when renewing.
    • Follow the prompts to complete and pay for your Lifetime memberships. 
    • Girls ages (18-29) qualify for the Young Alum Lifetime membership discounted rate of $200 and will be prompted with this option on the choose payment type section during your membership renewal.
    • For more information on Troop Renewal, refer to the Troop Renewal Instructions
If I am a Lifetime Member, why do I need to renew?

Lifetime members do not need to renew their membership. However, all lifetime members are asked to log in to their MyGS account during Early Bird and renew any volunteer roles they might currently hold.

Are you a troop leader AND a lifetime member? Just a reminder that while you don't need to renew your membership, you can:

  • Renew girl and adults members in your troop
  • Renew any adult roles
  • Update your troop meeting information
  • Check for background check expiration dates for yourself and other adults - contact info@gsnorcal.org with questions about renewing your background check.
How do I renew, add, or remove my volunteer roles?

Renew Volunteer Roles:

  • Login to your MyGS account. 
    • Troop Leaders can renew adult roles from My Troops tab and
    • Adults can renew their own volunteer roles through My Household Tab.
       
  • When renewing memberships, make sure either Select All or check the boxes in order to renew:
    1.  your membership
    2.  your troop affiliation
    3.  all volunteer roles you wish to keep/renew for next year by checking the box next to each role you wish to renew. Do not check the box for roles you do not wish to renew.

To Add a New Volunteer Role:

  • From your MyGS Account, under My Household, go to the adult member you want to add a role to and click Add a new role
  • Select the adult role you wish to add
  • Follow the prompts to add the volunteer role to your membership account.

To Remove a Volunteer Role:

Login to your MyGS account and click on My Household.  Go to the adult whose volunteer role you want to remove

  1. Click Edit Details
  2. Select Remove next to the volunteer role you wish to remove. Be careful not to remove your Troop affiliation by mistake. Note: You will only be able to remove current roles. Lapsed/non-renewed roles that you have previously held will display as lapsed.
How do I use Product Program Reward Cards to renew memberships?

You can now use your Product Program Reward Cards to renew your girl and adult memberships. Follow these step-by-step instructions for help Purchasing Membership with your Product Program Reward Card.

You will need the 19 digit number from your reward card email or the back of a physical Reward Card to submit payment. You must have at least the full amount due on the Product Program Reward Card balance. If there are insufficient funds on your Product Program Reward Card, your Reward Card will not be accepted. You can check your Product Program Reward Card balance by going to https://www.storecard.com/ and entering in your CVV# and BID# provided in your Reward Card email.

If you do not have enough funds on the reward card, are using multiple reward cards, or need additional help, contact our Member Services team at info@gsnorcal.org or call 1-800-447-4475, ext. 0, M-F 9am -5pm.

To make renewal easier for you, we've included the option to Purchase Memberships using your Product Program Reward Card to:

  • Renew up to four girl memberships and two adult memberships
  • Purchase new memberships for another sibling or adult in your family

When Spring Renewal starts on April 1,  you will also be able to purchase the following memberships with Product Program Reward Cards:

How do I request financial assistance?

Who Can Receive Financial Assistance?

No-Questions-Asked Financial assistance is available for both girl and adult volunteer memberships.

Who Can Request Financial Assistance?

Only Primary Caregivers can request financial assistance for their adult membership or for their girl(s) membership. Troop Leaders are unable to request financial assistance for girls in their troop, it must be done by the girl's parent/caregiver.

Where/How Do I Request Financial Assistance for Memberships?

Girl - Financial Assistance:

  • Adult primary caregivers can request financial assistance for their girl when purchasing or renewing memberships through the "My Household" tab in your MyGS Account Portal.  
  • As you proceed through the renewal steps, just check the financial aid checkbox when you are checking out/purchasing memberships.
  • Once GSNorCal reviews and approves your request you will be all set to enjoy another year of Girl Scouts!

Adult - Financial Assistance:

  • Adults may request financial assistance using the Adult Membership Financial Aid Request Form.
  • Adults will not have the option to request financial assistance through MyGS, you will need to use the above form instead.
  • Once GSNorCal reviews and approves your request you will be all set to enjoy another year of Girl Scouts!

For more information on financial assistance see our financial aid webpage or contact us at info@gsnorcal.org or call 800-447-4475, ext. 0. M-F 9am - 5pm.

How do I renew my background check?

All members who want to volunteer in the following roles troop leader, assistant troop leader, troop treasurer, fall product program manager, cookie program manager, troop helper, or service unit leadership volunteer must have a current background check and are required to complete a new one every three years. Your background check will expire three years from the date of your last background check.  ​

An email notifying you that your background check will expire will be sent 90, 60, 30, and 15 days prior to your expiration date. This email will come from theadvoates@sterlingvolunteers.com and will include instructions to complete. Please complete the application within 72 hours of receiving the email. ​

Electronic background check fees run approximately $11.75 (can vary by county). Financial aid is available and is listed as an option when you are completing the application from Sterling Volunteers. 

How do I receive my renewal incentives?

The Early Bird renewal patch and ‘Make New Friends’ patch will be available for troop leader to pick up locally from your service unit in early Fall.

Girls who earn their patches are opted in to automatically recieve them. Adults that would like to receive the renewal patch, click here to place your order.

Did you have a new friend join Girl Scouts? To order the ‘Make New Friend’ patch click here to place your order. 

If you have any questions please contact info@gsnorcal.org