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Renew before May 31 to maximize your renewal rewards

Renew Your Membership

In these unusual times, your Girl Scout membership is more valuable than ever before. For just $40, you’ll have access to an entire year of support, sisterhood, and fun with your troop, your family, and Girl Scout community. Until we are together again in person, your girl can participate in virtual troop meetings, earn badges remotely, and connect with other Girl Scouts through a wide variety of exciting virtual events. As an alternative to using your family funds, you can pay for our already low membership costs by using your GSNorCal funds if your girl chooses to use her Product Program reward card, by agreeing with your troop to use troop funds, or by requesting financial aid.

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. 3093 9am-5pm M-F.

Registration and Renewal Help

Where do I renew?
Where do I renew?
  • Paying with Credit Card or Requesting Financial Assistance?  Log in to your MyGS Account Portal to renew. After clicking on the link click the orange "Log In" button at the top of the page and login with your email and password.
  • Paying with Product Program Reward Card? Purchase or renew your membership with our Product Program Reward Card Membership Purchase Form.

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. 3093 9am-5pm M-F.

Who can renew?
Adults

Individual registered adults can purchase or renew their adult membersip through their MyGS Account Portal on the "My Household" page. Here they can pay with credit card to:

  • renew their adult membership
  • purchase lifetime membership
  • add new girls or adults to their household account

Primary Caregivers

Primary caregivers can purchase or renew the girl and adult memberships for the members of their household using a credit card or financial aid through the "My Household" page in their MyGS Account Portal to:

  • renew girls and adults in their household as well as themselves. 
  • register new girls and adults to their household.
  • puchase lifetime memberships for adults
  • purchase adult or Young Alum Lifetime Memberships for 12th grade graduating Girl Scouts

*Primary Caregivers can Purchase and Renew Memberships with Product Program Reward Cards. Reward cards may be used to purchase girl and adult memberships and/or they can Purchase Young Alum Lifetime Memberships for 12th grade graduating seniors.

Troop Leaders

With girl's agreement and consent, troop funds can be used to purchase memberships or troop leaders may collect funds from families and pay for these membership renewals through their "My Troops" tab in through their MyGS Account Portal. Troop Leaders can:

  • renew the membership for all or some of the girls and adults in their troop.
  • purchase adult memberships or lifetime memberships for graduating 12th grade Girl Scouts in the troop.

What if I'm a lifetime member?

Lifetime members do not need to pay annual membership dues, but you need to renew any volunteer roles you plan to continue with! Keeping your MyGS account updated with your current volunteer roles enables the council to make sure you receive any relevant communications that you'll need to be successful as a volunteer.

How much does it cost to renew my membership?

Annual Girl Membership: $40.00* 
Annual Adult Membership: $25.00

*The $40 Annual Girl Membership renewal fee includes the $25 membership fee which goes to GSUSA and 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. 

Upgrade to a Lifetime Membership and save!

When you renew, become a lifetime member for the one-time fee of $400 (or $200 for alums under 30) and never pay for your annual membership again!

  • Young Alum (ages 18-29): $200
  • Adult (ages 30+): $400
Using Product Program Reward Card 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 the back of the 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 at 1-800-447-4475 ext 0 or email info@gsnorcal.org 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?

Financial assistance is available for both girl and adult volunteer memberships.

Who Can Request Financial Assistance?

Only Primary Caregivers can request financail assistance for their adult membership or for thei 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?

It couldn't be simpler. Returning members will request financial assistance through the renewal process through the "My Household" page in the MyGS Account Portal.  As you proceed through the renewal steps, just check the financial aid checkbox when you are checking out/purchasing memberships. Once our 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. 3093. 

Renew Background Check

Following completion of 2021 membership renewal, all 2021 members who want to volunteer to serve in Girl Scouts (such as a Troop Helper, Troop Treasurer or Troop Co-Leader, or to serve as a Service Unit volunteer) and who have not completed a background check with Girl Scouts in the past three years, will be asked to complete a background check.

Adult Girl Scout members holding a Girl Scout volunteer role are required to complete a background check every three years. Electronic background check fees run approximately $11.75 (varies by DMV), and financial aid is available. 

An email notifying you that your background check will expire, including instructions will be sent to you from: theadvocates@sterlingvolunteers.com

Please complete the application within 72 hours of receiving the email.

How do I receive my Early Bird renewal incentives?

Early Bird patches and/or rockers are available for troop leaders to pick up locally from your service unit. If you have any questions please contact info@gsnorcal.org