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Become a Girl Scout

At Girl Scouts, the next opportunity to stand up, speak up, and take the lead is never far away. With us, you’ll discover the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) in you, and watch her shine, again and again.

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  • Extended Year Membership
    (valid 5/1/2019–9/30/2020)
    Girl Membership: $55
    Adult Membership: $35

  • Annual Membership
    (valid 10/1/2019–9/30/2020)
    Girl Membership: $40
    Adult Membership: $25

How to Join Girl Scouts

Our troops are volunteer-led. To find a troop with openings in your area, follow the 3 easy steps below. If you don’t find a troop that works for your girl and family, check out our in-person events to attend an informational meeting with other interested members in your community. If you’re ready to start a troop, visit How to Start a Troop

Steps to Register a Girl
  1. Use our online join form for girls to get started! You’ll be asked for some basic contact information and then taken to our Opportunity Catalog, to choose how she would like to participate in Girl Scouts. 
  2. Search our Opportunity Catalog to find a local Girl Scouting option that works for your family. Options that are available in your immediate zip code for your girl’s grade will be displayed. To find the best option, you may need to expand the zip code radius, or enter your girl’s school zip code instead. 

    • If you’ve been given a troop number but can’t find it in the catalog, don’t worry! You can select “Unsure” which will allow you to type the troop number or other identifying information into a text box. 

    • If you aren’t sure what troop to pick, you can always select “Looking for a troop in….” Our staff work to place girls that selected this option into new or existing troops. In order to begin this process, we do ask that girls are registered members, which involves paying the $40 membership fee.

    • Interested in starting a new troop and being your girl’s troop leader? Select “I want to lead her troop.” Once you’ve registered her, you can register as a troop leader by selecting the same option from our Volunteer Opportunity Catalog. 
  3. Complete the joining process by purchasing a Girl Scouts of the USA membership for your girl. Annual membership is $40 and financial assistance is available. And don't forget to register yourself as a Troop Helper!

If you have any questions, please contact us. We are happy to provide you with additional information and walk you through the joining process.

Steps to Register as an Adult or Volunteer

All adults who join Girl Scouts will have the option to volunteer with us—before you begin, check out all the volunteer roles we have available to see what sparks your interest. Your gift of time—as a core volunteer or an occasional helper—helps girls grow into leaders!

  1. Use our online join form for adults and volunteers to get started! You’ll be asked for some basic contact information. Please provide your full name as it appears on your social security card, as this information will be used to run volunteer background checks. 
  2. You’ll be taken to our Volunteer Opportunity Catalog, where you choose how you’d like to participate in Girl Scouts. Volunteer roles in your immediate zip code will be displayed. To find the best option for you and your family, you may need to expand the zip code radius, or enter your girl’s school zip code instead.

    • If you’ve been given a troop number or a volunteer role but can’t find it in the catalog (or you aren’t sure what to pick), don’t worry! You can select “Unsure” which will allow you to type the troop number and the role you wish to occupy into a text box.

    • Interested in starting a new troop and being your girl’s troop leader? Select “I want to lead her troop.” You can learn more about starting your own troop in our How to Start a Troop guide.

    • Not ready to volunteer? Just continue registering without selecting a volunteer role. You can contact us anytime after you join to add volunteerism to your Girl Scout experience.
  3. Whether you join as an adult or as a volunteer, you will be required to purchase a Girl Scouts of the USA membership. Annual membership is $25.
  4. If you selected a volunteer role, follow-up emails will guide you through completing your required background check. Look for an invitation from our background check vendor “The Advocates at Verified Volunteers.”
  5. After your volunteer background check has been processed you will be officially on-boarded (with training) as a new Girl Scout volunteer. If you selected “I want to lead her troop,” a staff member will be in touch to provide you with a new troop number and information about adding girls to the troop.

If you have any questions, please contact us. We are happy to provide you with additional information and walk you through the joining process.

Steps to Register a Pre-Kindergarten Girl

If you're not ready to register and would like to ask some questions or attend an informational meeting, complete our online interest form and we'll contact you. 

Extended Year Membership costs $55 for girls and $35 for adults and is valid for the remainder of this membership year (April 1, 2019–September 30, 2019) as well as the upcoming membership year (October 1, 2019–September 30, 2020).

  1. Use our online join form for girls to get started! You’ll be asked for some basic contact information and then taken to our Opportunity Catalog, to choose how she would like to participate in Girl Scouts. 
  2. Search our Opportunity Catalog to find a local Girl Scouting option that works for your family. Options that are available in your immediate zip code for your girl’s grade will be displayed. To find the best option, you may need to expand the zip code radius, or enter your girl’s school zip code instead. 

    • If you’ve been given a troop number but can’t find it in the catalog, don’t worry! You can select “Unsure” which will allow you to type the troop number or other identifying information into a text box. 
    • If you aren’t sure what troop to pick, you can always select “Looking for a troop in….” Our staff work to place girls that selected this option into new or existing troops. In order to begin this process, we do ask that girls are registered members, which involves paying the $55 membership fee.
    • Interested in starting a new troop and being your girl’s troop leader? Select “I want to lead her troop.” Once you’ve registered her, you can register as a troop leader by selecting the same option from our Volunteer Opportunity Catalog. 
  3. Complete the joining process by purchasing a Girl Scouts of the USA membership for your girl. Extended Year Membership is $55 and financial assistance is available. And don't forget to register yourself as a Troop Helper!

If you have any questions, please contact us. We are happy to provide you with additional information and walk you through the joining process.


Want to know more before joining?

Read our Frequently Asked Questions or find in-person information events, which are a great way for future Girl Scouts to learn more, meet staff and volunteers, and even sign up for a local troop!

Need to know more to help you decide what's right for you? See all the exciting possibilities Girl Scouts offers for girls of all ages and choose your adventure.

Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Be the role model she'll remember forever and check out all the ways you can volunteer!