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What can Girl Scouts do?

Just like you, we want to best for your girl. Girl Scouts is where she’ll develop skills to take the lead today and into the future. Taking the lead doesn’t just mean she’ll become a future CEO, entrepreneur or congresswoman. It means she will develop into her best self and follow the path she chooses.

Whether in kindergarten or 12th grade, you want your girl to become self-confident, strong and compassionate. You want her to respect herself and others, make good decisions, be open to new challenges and use her skills and talents to make her world a better place. You want her to build strong friendships and put her values into practice in her everyday life.

Social pressure, image issues and uncertain security- there are so many potential hurdels to girls’ healthy development. For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has helped girls realize their full potential by giving them opportunities to choose experiences and then work with other girls to set and achieve their goals. Just imagine the possibilities for your girl!

How do I find a troop and register my girl as a Girl Scout?

Contact customer care at 1-800-734-4541

How much does Girl Scouts cost?

Girl Scout membership fees are $25 per year- that fee goes directly to Girl Scouts of the USA. In addition, most troops will ask for some minimal dues to pay for activities and essential program materials like uniforms and books. Your girl will have an opportunity to work with her troop to earn funds through the product sales programs to offset some of these expenses. Financial assistance is available- contact your troop leader or service unit manager for more information.

Any adult age 19 and above who is interested in becoming a troop leader, assistant, helping with a character-building program, or simply being a part of the world’s largest organization for girls may join.

How often do troops meet/who do I contact with questions about the troop?

Most troops meet for one or two hours once every other week to once a month. In addition, there will be some extra time for events and other activities throughout the year. Your girl's troop leader is your main point of contact to answer your questions. Most troops have a parent meeting at the first part of the year to answer questions and highlight what you can expect for your girl. If you have concerns your troop leader cannot address, there is a staff liaison who can help.

Are you ready to join the Girl Scout Movement?


Please call our hotline at 800-734-4541 with any Girl Scout questions.