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Skills today. Success tomorrow.

Success looks different to every girl, but whatever it means to her, we’ll help her get there! At Girl Scouts, your girl will discover who she is, what she’s passionate about, and what she wants to achieve­—both today and in the future.

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

How to Join Girl Scouts

Our troops are volunteer-led by caring parents and mentors, like you! To find a troop with openings in your area, follow the 3 easy steps below. to register as a girl or adult member.

Want to start a troop of your own and spend more quality time with your girl? Learn more about 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 girl's schedule, location, and interests! As you search, click on a troop number to learn more about specific activities or requirements for that troop. To find the best option for you, we recommend searching for troops near your home zip code or your girl's school.

    • 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 “Unsure.” 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? Once you’ve registered her, you can register as a troop leader by selecting the same option from our Volunteer Opportunity Catalog.

    • Note: For safety purposes, troop leaders do not give exact addresses in the troop catalog. They will, however, include a key landmark in their meeting description (e.g. “Near Washington Elementary School”) to help you know the general meeting location and if it is near you.
  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!

After you finish the Girl Scout registration, an email will be sent to the volunteer troop leader, notifying her of her new member and to reach out to you. If you don’t hear back from the volunteer troop leader after a week, please contact us at 800-447-4475 or email our Member Services at info@gsnorcal.org.

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? Register as a troop leader! 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.

    • Note: For safety purposes, troop leaders do not give exact addresses in the troop catalog. They will, however, include a key landmark in their meeting description (e.g. “Near Washington Elementary School”) to help you know the general meeting location and if it is near you. 
  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.


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!