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To join the Girl Scouts....
Call 1 (800) 447-4475 ext. 3091 to join. Girls, get your parent or guardian permission first.
Any girl who is between 5 and 17 years old can become a Girl Scout by accepting the Girl Scout Promise and Law and paying the annual membership dues. However, no girl will be denied membership in Girl Scouts for financial reasons.
What do Girl Scouts do?
Girl Scouts are girls just like you who have fun, make friends and discover new places! Girl Scouts go camping, visit museums, care for the environment, sell cookies, help people in the community, and participate in exciting events that change all the time.
Girl Scouting gives girls like you the chance to explore your world and have a lot of fun at the same time!
Would I be a Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador?
What group you are in depends on your age:
- Girl Scout Daisy (grades K-1) learn and have fun in small-group activities that expand their world.
- Girl Scout Brownie (grades 2-3) enjoy a program that appeals to their wide-ranging curiosity and desire to be helpful. They may earn Try-It badges for participation in special activities.
- Girl Scout Junior (grades 4-5) focus on five areas: well-being, people, today and tomorrow, arts and out-of-doors. They may earn badges to indicate growth and progress.
- Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6-8) prepare for their adult roles and may participate in national and international Girl Scout events. They may do intensive work on interest projects, explore careers, pursue community service and earn the Girl Scout Silver Award.
- Girl Scout Senior (grades 9-10) and Girl Scout Ambassador (grades 11-12) can explore group activities in arts, community action and career exploration. They also may work with adults and younger Girl Scouts in leadership roles, participate in national and international Girl Scout events and earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, Girl Scouting’s highest national honor.
How much does it cost?
Annual membership dues are $12.00 for 2012-13. They increase to $15.00 for 2013-14. Each troop will decide on any additional troop dues to cover the costs of events and activities. However, no girl will be denied membership because of financial reasons. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify, contact your Community Development Director for more information.
Who is my community development director?
To look up your CDD, choose your county below:
Community Development Directors (CDDs) help organize and train Girl Scout troops in your area.
How to become a volunteer
Adults, we are always looking for interested adults to take part in Girl Scouting. There are many ways to help out with Girl Scouting, and many don’t require a lot of time. Click here for more information about becomming a volunteer.