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Renew Your Girl Scout Membership

Renew Your Membership

No matter what, GSNorCal is here for you. Cheering you on, lifting you up, celebrating your strengths. Today, tomorrow, together—we’re on your team. To help you take advantage of all that Girl Scouts has to offer, we have some new and exciting incentives! Maximize your rewards and renew today for another year of support and sisterhood. 

*Renew and register together directly through GSUSA's Becoming Me! If you renewed already through your MyGS, go to the GSUSA link and select "Renew Your Membership" - your renewal will appear and you will be able to register. Space is limited so act now!

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?


Exciting Rewards for Renewing by April 30

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Girls and adult volunteers who renew by April 30 will receive:

  • A $20-off Program Discount Code (for girl renewals only)*
  • Access to Becoming Me, a members-only virtual event featuring former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama on May 6. Separate registration through Becoming Me required; space limited so act now!
  • A special patch, plus a rocker to commemorate this historic year.

Renew by June 30:

  • A $15-off Program Discount Code (for girl renewals only)*
  • A special patch, plus a rocker to commemorate this historic year.

We’ve also reduced the price of Tajar’s Treehouse to just $25 for all GSNorCal members!

*Program Discount Code expires June 30, 2022 and applies to Tajar’s Treehouse and other selected programs.

More Rewards for Troops Leaders

With MyGS, troop leaders can easily renew using troop funds to ensure that all girls receive program discount codes, discounted Tajar’s Treehouse sessions, patches and rockers, and access to an exclusive event with former First Lady Michelle Obama on May 6! Space is limited so renew early and be sure to register here!

In addition to all the amazing rewards we’re giving girls and volunteers, troop leaders that opt-in to the Troop Catalog AND have six or more renewed, re-joined, or new girls by June 30 will receive: 

  • $10-off Program Discount Code* (expires June 30, 2022) for selected programs, including adult trainings 
  • 50% off one-year GSUSA Zoom License for 2021–22 ($18 savings) 
More Rewards for Service Units

We are so grateful for all you do to encourage and support membership renewal and recruiting at this important time! As a thank you for your help, based on their membership as of June 30, service units will receive:

  • $2 for every new or rejoined girl or adult volunteer 
  • $150 if service unit reaches 50% renewals of its total girls in volunteer-led troops

As well as: 

  • A year of free GSUSA Zoom renewal
  • A toolkit of social media resources to help support your renewal campaigns at gsnorcal.org/renewal-toolkit

Renewal Instructions/Help

Adults Renewing Your Household Instructions
Becoming Me

 

For quickest and most direct way to renew AND register together for the May 6 Michelle Obama event, go directly to  GSUSA Becoming Me and choose RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP. Your renewal there will be linked to GSNorCal, and you will receive all our Early Bird rewards.

 **If you renew through your MyGS account, request Financial Assistance for Adults, or use a Product Program Reward Card, you will need to register separately for the Michelle Obama event. Once your renewal is complete, go to GSUSA Becoming Me and and choose RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP.  GSUSA will recognize your renewal is already complete and you can register for the Michelle Obama event.

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 make sure your Girl Scout troop memberships stay current and active and to qualify for the exclusive early bird renewal rewards.

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 Family Renewal Steps below to register via your MyGS Account
  3. For quickest and most direct way to renew AND register together for the May 6 Michelle Obama event, go directly to  GSUSA Becoming Me and choose "RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP." Your renewal there will be linked to GSNorCal, and you will receive all our Early Bird rewards." 

**If you renew through your MyGS or using a Product Program Reward Card, you will need to register separately for the Michelle Obama event. Once your renewal is complete, go to GSUSA Becoming Me and and choose "RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP. GSUSA will recognize your renewal is already complete.

MyGS Family Renewal Instructions

  1.  Login to your MyGS account using the email address you registered for Girl Scouts with as your login. (Need help logging in? Check out the MyGS Login Instructions)
    • In the upper right-hand corner, select My Account, which will bring up a left-hand side menu on your screen
    • From left-hand side menu, click My Household to take you to the  My household members screen.
       
  2. For each member, you will need to confirm the roles and troops they are returning to. You can click the Select All button if everyone is returning to the same roles and troops for next year. 
    • Girl Renewal: To renew membership to the same troop, make sure BOTH the Membership AND Troop box is checked.
    • Adult Renewal: To renew membership in the same troop make sure BOTH the Membership AND Troop box is checked. Make sure to check the boxes for all volunteer roles you wish to renew. 
    • Click the Add Renewal green button in the bottom right-hand corner to continue.

  3. Now you’ll be on the  Confirm member details screens. These will be pre-populated with the contact information currently in the system for each member you are renewing.
    • Review the information currently part of your profile and update it as needed before scrolling down. For girls, be sure to update the School Attending to reflect the school your Girl Scout will be attending next membership year.
    • Under Choose payment type, select how you would like to pay. This is where you can request financial assistance for girls if needed. Click Next Participant to complete the process for each member being renewed. Once you’ve completed the process for all members, click the green button that says Submit member details.  
       
  4.  You’ll be taken to the  Review your cart screen where you can confirm that you have the correct council (GSNorCal), troop, and volunteer information for each member.
    • On this page, you can make a donation to GSNorCal. We’d love for you to support Girl Scouts this way! You can also make a donation anytime throughout the year at www.gsnorcal.org/donate.
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the button on the right-hand side to accept the Girl Scout Promise & Law. Click the Add Payment Details button
       
  5. On the  Payment details screen, you’ll be prompted to enter payment information. Enter the appropriate information and click the green Submit Payment button. Enter your credit card information and click Continue.

  6. On the  Finish screen, you will see:
    • A thank you page with your payment confirmation and order number will appear. You’ll also be able to print a receipt from this page, which will also be sent to the email address on file.
    • On this screen, you’ll also see a Manage My Account button. This is where you can click the My Profile button and update any language and communications preferences (opting into Girl Scout emails, text messages, phone calls, and photos.) This can also be done for each member of your household under the My Household tab by clicking Edit details next to each household member’s name.
       

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, 2021 (the last day of the 2020-2021 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 :

  1. Log In. Login to your MyGS account using the email address you registered for Girl Scouts with as your login. (Need help logging in? Check out MyGS Login Instructions)
    • In the upper right-hand corner, select My Account, which will bring up a left-hand side menu on your screen.
    • From left-hand side menu, click My Troops.
    • Select the troop that you want to renew.

  2. Choose Members to Renew. Check the Select All boxes for both girls and adults in your troop. You can uncheck the boxes next to any members who you are not planning to renew. (Do this for any members who plan to renew on their own or for those you are unsure about renewing at this time). You can also uncheck boxes next to any volunteer roles that adults in your troop are not planning to continue to hold next year.
    • If a member of your troop does not intend to renew for the coming year, check the Not Returning checkbox.
    • If a girl or volunteer has been accidentally marked as “Not Returning” or you are aren’t seeing the option to renew someone for a role within your troop, please email info@gsnorcal.org or call us at 800-447-4475 ext. 0, Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5 PM.
    • Select the green button labeled Renew on the left on the Member Details screen.
       
  3. Confirm Member and Payment Type. 
    • Review each member's first and last name.
    • Select payment type. Credit/Debit card will be the only option for troop member renewals. The Financial Assistance option will be available for any girls in your household.
    • Click Next Participant. 
    • Repeat this process for everyone you are renewing.
       
  4. Review Cart. You’ll be taken to the Review your cart screen where you can confirm that you have the correct council (GSNorCal), troop, and volunteer information for each member.
    • Make sure the correct number of girls and volunteers you wish to renew are in your cart and check the box “I agree to the Girl Scout Promise and Law” on the bottom of the page on the right. Once this is complete you will be able to select Add Payment Details.
       
  5. Provide Payment. On the Payment details screen, you’ll be prompted to enter payment information. Enter the appropriate information and click the green Submit Payment button. Enter your credit/debit card information and click Continue.

  6. Finalize and Submit Renewal. On the Finish screen, you will see: 
    • A thank you page with your payment confirmation and order number will appear. You’ll also be able to print a receipt from this page, which will also be sent to the email address on file.
    • On this screen, you’ll also see a Manage My Account button. This is where you can click the My Profile button and update any language and communications preferences (opting into Girl Scout emails, text messages, phone calls, and photos.) This can also be done for each member of your household under the My Household tab by clicking Edit details next to each household member’s name.     
    • You’ve successfully renewed your troop! You’ll receive an email confirmation after your renewal has been processed.
  7. Notify all your troop families that they have been renewed.
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.

Ready to Rejoin Members
Hooray! Welcome Back!

We are excited to welcome back Members who were active during the last membership year (2019-2020) but who did not renew during the current membership year (2020-2021.) We have an amazing opportunity for you this spring! You can choose the Extended Membership 18-month membership for just $50 (girls) and $35 (adults) to join for the rest of this year through all of next year- April 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022. You'll also get all the same great Early Bird Renewal benefits if you renew by June 30!

Follow the Household Renewal steps above to renew. If you need help finding a new troop or have any questions, reach out to us at info@gsnorcal.org

If it's been even longer since you've been a Girl Scout member and you want to come back now, we're so happy you're back! You will need to join again as a new member and create a new account.  Learn more on our Become a Girl Scout Join Page. Here are some helpful resources to help you get started:

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, 2021 - Sep 30, 2022).

Extended Year Girl Membership: $50* 
Extended Year Adult Membership: $35
(Extended Year membership is an option for lapsed/new member registration and is valid from April 1,  2021 - Sep 30, 2022).

*The Annual Girl Membership and Extended Year 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?
Becoming Me

 

For quickest and most direct way to renew AND register together for the May 6 Michelle Obama event, go directly to  GSUSA Becoming Me and choose RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP. Your renewal there will be linked to GSNorCal, and you will receive all our Early Bird rewards.

 **If you renew through your MyGS account, request Financial Assistance for Adults, or use a Product Program Reward Card, you will need to register separately for the Michelle Obama event. Once your renewal is complete, go to GSUSA Becoming Me and and choose RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP.  GSUSA will recognize your renewal is already complete and you can register for the Michelle Obama event.

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. Any amount not covered by the Reward Card can be paid by credit card. Please enter the Reward Card first on the payment page as a gift card. If you are using multiple Reward Cards or have other questions about your Reward Cards, please contact Member Services  info@gsnorcal.org, or call 800-447-4475 ext. 0, M-F 9am - 5pm for assistance. 

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?

Renewal patch and historic rocker will be available for troop leaders to pick up locally from you service unit in November 2021. If you have any questions please contact info@gsnorcal.org