Kick off the fall with an exciting new journey as a Girl Scout and discover fun and friendship at every turn!
Build a habitat for baby animals or dive into the world of robotics. Clean up a local park or design your own garden. Meet new friends and learn new things about yourself.
As a Girl Scout, you’ll have the chance to explore the world around you, have a blast, and—most importantly—find the space to be truly, totally yourself.
That’s what being a Girl Scout is all about.
Don’t miss your chance to grow, learn, and laugh with a supportive crew at your side.
Want to learn all about Girl Scouts and find out what you have to look forward to with GSSN this year? Check out the Girl Scout Family Connection.
Here is some information about Membership Dues, Finding a Troop to Join, all about becoming a Juliette (Individual Member), and more to make the registration process as smooth as possible.
What is Girl Scouts?
Girl Scouts is more than an activity—it’s a Movement dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
Why do girls love being Girl Scouts?
Girl Scouts is a way of life that brings out the best in your girl, even in the most challenging of times. While they’re learning about STEM, the outdoors, entrepreneurship, and important life skills, Girl Scouts are also discovering new ways to make their family and community stronger, kinder, and better for everyone.
How does it work? What’s a “troop”?
Groups of Girl Scouts, called troops, typically meet weekly or every other week for an hour or two. Guided by adult volunteers, troop members choose the hands-on activities and projects that excite them, try new things, and cheer each other on. Together, they earn badges to reflect their successes and show the world what they’re made of.
What’s the goal?
Making sure girls are given the opportunity to reach their full potential by developing values and skills that will lead them to happier lives.
When can I get started?
If your girl is ready to let her best self shine and start creating the world she wants to see, she’s ready to be a Girl Scout today. A Girl Scout membership is $25—plus any applicable council fees. A Girl Scout membership year starts on October 1 and lasts until September 30 of the following year, but you can get started early by joining or renewing your membership in April each year. Find your local Girl Scout council and get started today.
The annual cost to join Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada is $35 for a girl member and $25 for an adult member.
The cost includes:
*While many councils throughout the country have charged a council service fee for years, GSSN has resisted until this year. This fee will enable GSSN to continue offering quality programming, from a dedicated staff, year-round.
**Note: Membership and fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.**
We offer Financial Aid for both Girl and Adult members. Click here to learn more.
Extended Year Membership offers membership of the current Spring/Summer Girl Scout year plus the following year for only $55. Your extended year membership covers membership through September 30th of 2024.
This fee includes your $35 membership, plus a $10 GSSN council service fee per year (for girl members only), that stays with Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada to support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) at the local level.
This promotion applies to new members only.
After clicking "Join Girl Scouts" you'll find our How would you like to participate with us? page. This is where you'll search for troops in your area, find events, create a troop, or become a volunteer! Here are a few tips on how to find what you're looking for!
After entering in your Zip Code, be sure to check a Radius (miles) of 1, 5, 10, or 20. Then you have the option of searching for a specific troop or grade level, next click Search.
(Exception: When typing in a specific troop number, leave the Zip Code Radius at 1.)
If you’re unsure of which troop to pick, or need additional information, click the question mark at the bottom of the troop search page. You will fill out some information and a staff member will be in touch shortly to help you find the right troop!
Is your girl active in soccer, softball, cheerleading, and more? Sign her up as an Individually Registered Member! Individually Registered Members (or Juliettes) are registered girl members who participate in a way that fits their schedule!
To sign up as an Individually Registered Member, click find a troop, enter your zip code, and on the first troop search page scroll to the bottom and select Apply to participate without a troop.
To find the Troop nearest you, simply sort by distance.
Want to find out more about a particular Troop? Click on More details about this Troop in the Troop Search.
A description will pop up with details about that Troop! Some Troops love to work on Journeys and earn badges, while others like to spend their time outdoors, or diving into STEM! With these descriptions, you can choose a Troop that best fits your interests. You can also ask to request more information about the Troop!
If you're looking for a specific Troop to join that is not listed in the girl opportunity catalog, simply choose Apply to participate without a troop and complete your registration. After use the Contact Us link to let us know which Troop you are interested in joining and a staff member will confirm with the Troop and get you placed as soon as possible!
Sounds like you need a little bit more information - we've got you covered! Through exciting G.I.R.L.-led experiences, Girl Scouts prepares girls to empower themselves for the big and small moments when they overcome failure, face their fears, try new things, and make their dreams a reality. Watch the introductory video and check out all the different ways to have fun at Girl Scouts below.
There are tons of ways to have fun and explore the world in Girl Scouts. It all depends on what you’re interested in. Take a look!
You can join a troop
You can sell Girl Scout Cookies (and have fun doing it!)
No matter which adventure you choose, each age level has something for you! Learn more about what Girl Scouts do by age.
We'll help you every step of the way! Check out our Online Support for Volunteers.
We believe Girl Scouts is for every girl and we understand you may need some assistance with your membership registration costs. Financial assistance is available online.
Once you have completed the online form, just click the submit button. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
Once a membership is purchased, we are not able to provide refunds, except in cases where the wrong membership year was selected or a duplicate membership was purchased.
If you'd like to stop within the registration process before purchasing your Girl Scouts membership, a staff member will be in touch shortly to answer your questions or provide you with more information.