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You are more than a Girl Scout. You’re a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)

We believe there’s no such thing as too much. That there’s no excuse for making excuses. Our strength doesn’t come from how much we can lift but from how often we can lift ourselves back up. We are everyday optimists. Adventure seekers. Problem solvers. We are girls, troop leaders, mentors, advocates, parents, Girl Scouts. We are G.I.R.L.s (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader). We will not stop. In fact, we’re just getting started. Renew today.

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Renewal FAQ's

Who can renew online?

Currently-registered girls and adults who have a valid email address in the council's database (your MyGS account) can renew online. The new membership year begins October 1.

Renewal Instructions

Check out our step-by-step renewal tutorial for help with whichever way works best for you!

Troop Renewal Instructions

Troop Leaders, renew your troop all at once! Check out the troop renewal instructions here.

How do adults renew memberships?

Adults who are renewing their membership will simply choose “Renew” under the “Renewal Choice” column in their “My GS” account.

Adults who have never registered before will log in to their “My GS” account, select “Adult” in the drop down menu under “Add a New Member to Household” and select “Go.”

I don't have "MyGS" password/ forgot my password

No problem! You can create a new password by requesting a password reset here. You will receive an email with a link to reset your password. Make sure to check your spam folder for the email or contact us at 775-322-0642 if you don’t receive it.

What payment methods are accepted?

Credit and debit cards are accepted.

To apply for financial assistance, click “Request Aid” once you reach the payment screen and an email with a link to the financial assistance form will be sent to you.

Membership Fees
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Why are Girl Scout membership dues increasing? What is the money being used for?

Girl Scouts of the USA has taken many measures to reduce operational expenses, and is collaborating with councils to focus on developing new revenue streams to support our Movement. The increase in membership dues, along with other efforts to secure external funding, will help GSUSA make important investments in our programming and technology and maintain a strong financial position in order to grow our Movement and continue to deliver our mission for future generations. 

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Does the increase to membership dues apply to girls and adults?

Yes. The annual membership dues will increase from $15 to $25 for both girl and adult members.

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Will the increase affect the membership dues for lifetime members?

Lifetime membership dues are currently $375 and a special lifetime membership, at the current reduced cost of $195, is offered to girls who are registered Girl Scouts at the time of their high school graduation. In accordance with GSUSA’s Blue Book of Basic Documents, lifetime members pay 25 times the annual membership dues at the time they become lifetime members, and girls who are registered Girl Scouts at the time of their high school graduation pay 13 times the annual dues, provided they apply for lifetime membership before their current annual membership expires.

At this time, the National Board is considering the effect the increase on annual membership dues will have on the cost to become a lifetime member, and GSUSA will make an announcement as soon as a decision is made.

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When will the increase take effect?

The increase in membership dues will be implemented for the 2018 membership year, effective October 1, 2017. It will begin to be collected during Early Bird registration starting in spring 2017.

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How will this increase help girls?

The additional funding received through membership dues will support GSUSA’s vision to serve as many girls who want to be Girl Scouts as possible—regardless of their means, neighborhood, or family backgrounds. This increase reflects the value of the unique and meaningful 21st century Girl Scout experience we have envisioned delivering to all girls.

Through GSUSA’s enhanced program experiences in STEM, entrepreneurship, outdoor, and life skills, girls are empowered with the skills and entrepreneurial know-how to lead and succeed in the industries of tomorrow. At the same time, they also help improve their communities, develop their own advocacy and service projects, and tackle local and global issues such as poverty, illiteracy, and pollution.

It will also enable Girl Scouts to develop and implement digital innovations and technology—like the Digital Cookie Platform—to enhance the girl experience and provide a safe digital space for girls to share, explore, connect, and learn. 

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How will this increase help volunteers?

GSUSA is making significant investments to advance the resources, training, and technology needed to deliver an exceptional girl and volunteer experience. Volunteers are now able to complete the recruitment process in a matter of days instead of weeks or months and the number of girls on waiting lists has been significantly reduced. Our digital Volunteer Toolkit makes forming and maintaining a troop easier than ever before, which means more time spent with girls and less time on administrative tasks. Volunteers can plan a whole year of impactful activities to ensure their girls receive the best Girl Scout experience possible.

Nearly half of Girl Scouts’ members are already experiencing the benefits of a more advanced online system, and with the additional funding from membership dues, GSUSA hopes to equip the majority of our membership with these digital resources by 2017.

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Will financial assistance be available?

We believe that Girl Scouting should be accessible to all girls, so financial assistance will continue to be available to qualifying families. Simply go through the renewal process in your MyGS account and select "Financial Assistance" and you'll recieve an email to complete the Financial Assistance form. 

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Will the membership dues change each year?

The annual membership dues are determined by GSUSA’s National Board of Directors. The last increase occurred in Fiscal Year 2014. GSUSA has not yet made a determination for future years.

 

Did you Early Bird Renew?

Early Bird for Girls

Girls who Early Bird renewed (April 1-June 15) will be invited to an exclusive Science Dance party at the Discovery Museum and receive their special Early Bird patch!

You'll get to explore awesome exhibits, climb the cloud, and try fun, hands-on science and art activities. Oh, and get ready to dance the night away to the awesome DJ spinning tunes, then discover the science behind sound and music.
*Girls must attend with a registered adult (parent, guardian, Troop Leader, etc).

Keep an eye out for your personal email invitation to the party soon!

 

Early Bird for Service Units

Service Units who Early Bird renewed 50% of girls and 50% of adults by June 15 will get a special Girl Scout Program Party in your community!

Party options:

  • Sweet Science - Ignite your curiosity about science with fun, hands-on experiments with candy! 
  • Outdoor Art Extravaganza - Bring art and the outdoors together with this fun program by creating your own outdoor art masterpieces.
  • Outdoor Skills Workshop - Want to be prepared for your next great outdoor adventure? This program will give girls of all ages the opportunity to try their hand at orienteering, knot tying, fire building, outdoor cooking, and more!


BONUS! The Service Unit with the highest percent of girls and adults Early Bird renewed will get a FREE camporee rental space at Camp Wasiu II!

 

Have a question? We’re here to help! Email us at girlscoutshelp@gssn.org or give us a call at 775-322-0642.