Dear Girl Scout Family,
As a valued Girl Scout member, I would like to share with you an important announcement from Girl Scouts of the USA: The National Board of Girl Scouts of the USA has made the decision to increase the annual membership fee to $25, starting with the 2017-2018 membership year for both girl and adult members. (2017-2018 Early Bird and On Time Registration=$25)
Every dollar of membership dues is sent to Girl Scouts of the USA to cover the cost of fundamental services supporting the Girl Scout Movement including: accident insurance for members participating in approved Girl Scout activities, research, resources, training, and services to councils.
The extra funding will provide support for GSUSA’s continued research, investment and development of new technology platforms, and enhancements to girls’ program experiences in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), entrepreneurship, the outdoors, and life skills.
While this fee increase will impact many families, we know that a Girl Scout membership is one of the most valuable investments anyone can make in a girl’s life. Girl Scouts remains a fantastic value and is very comparable to other local organizational dues, including: Boy Scouts/Venturing for $24/year, Discovery Museum membership is $45/year, Boys and Girls Club costs $30/year, local Great Basin Youth Soccer League costs $100 minimum per year, and cheerleading costs $375 for three months. We are committed to ensuring that all girls, regardless of financial means, can fully participate in our Girl Scout program, and will continue to provide financial assistance accordingly.
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada