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Become a Girl Scout

Your new friends can't wait to meet you.

Right now, Girl Scouts are meeting furry friends at their local animal shelters, giggling past lights-out at sleepovers, and learning how their favorite roller coasters work.

Above all else, they’re having a blast—because they know bringing the fun is all about being their true selves, trying new things, and cheering each other on.

Get ready to join the crew and bring a bit more happy to your life.

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Getting Started With Girl Scouts

What do girls do in Girl Scouts?
Any girl in grades K–12 can join the fun at Girl Scouts. Whether you want to be part of a troop, sign up for exciting activities, explore the outdoors, or travel the world, each age level has something for you.

Girls are placed in the appropriate grade level according to what grade they’re in at school, as shown above. Learn more about what your girl can do according to her grade level.

What is the minimum age/grade for joining Girl Scouts?
Any girl in K-12 grade can join Girl Scouts. In order to join, a girl must be at least 5 years old and in kindergarten. We are excited that parents/caregivers are interested in getting their girls involved right away and can’t wait to have them as brand new Daisies once they are old enough to join.

How long does the Girl Scout membership last?
Our membership year runs from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

I would like to hear more about what Girl Scouts do. How can I find an upcoming information session?
In-person and virtual information sessions are available year round. Be sure to check out our event calendar to find one that works for you!

How Much Girl Scouts Costs?

What is the cost of a Girl Scout membership?
The annual cost for a membership with Girl Scouts is only $25.

Does GSGST offer financial assistance for membership registration?
Yes. Though there is limited financial assistance available annually.  Apply here to submit your financial assistance request.  

Besides the membership fee, what other costs should I budget for?
Additional costs may include uniforms, handbooks with badgework, or events, such as badge workshops or camping weekends. Many of our activities, such as horseback riding or outdoor camping trips, are offered to members at a nominal cost thanks to funds generated by the Cookie Program.

What materials will my daughter need to begin her Girl Scout experience?
We suggest obtaining a sash or vest, a membership pin, and her troop numbers. We also have starter kits that will have everything needed for her to begin her Girl Scout experience. Please visit the national GSUSA shop to check out the starter kit and other great items.

What is your membership fee refund policy?
Our membership fees are non-refundable and cannot be transferred from one year to the next. If you move, your membership can transfer with you.

Joining as an Adult

Am I required to register as a volunteer for my girl to participate?
Registering as a volunteer is not required for your girl to participate; however, we highly encourage you to participate. Many girls express that a highlight of their Girl Scout experience is being able to spend more time with her parent or caregiver. Also, if you wish to participate in activities such as troops, events, or meetings, you must be a registered and background checked volunteer.

I do not have a girl to sign up. Can I still volunteer with Girl Scouts?
Absolutely. You do not need to have a girl to volunteer with Girl Scouts. Learn more about the different ways you can volunteer.

At Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas, you can build a rewarding career in everything from working hands-on with girls, to accounting, human resources and project management, to marketing, research—and more. For those who have a passion for volunteering are encouraged to check out  opportunities with our partnership AmeriCorps program.

How Girl Scout Troops Work?

What is a troop?
A troop is a group of Girl Scouts, usually from the same school or neighborhood, who gather regularly to participate in Girl Scouting together. They might choose to earn badges together, complete community service projects or go on camping trips. Troops are girl-led with volunteer support.

Is being in a troop required?
No. Girls can also register for Girl Scouts and immediate begin signing up for events that are of interest to them without joining a troop. If you want to talk through the troop options, we can answer your questions at 

How often do troops meet?
The troop meeting frequency depends on what the troop agrees on and the availability of the volunteer troop leaders and parents. Most of our troops meet once every two weeks.

The length of a troop meeting depends on a number of factors including that age of the girls, availability of volunteers and meeting space. An average troop meeting is 90 minutes.

Many troops choose to take a break over the summer due to family vacations, schools not being available for meetings, etc., while other troops continue to meet. The decision to meet in the summer months is based on the availability of the leaders, girls, and space. Girl Scouting is a year-round program, and troops are encouraged to continue meeting over the summer months.

How do I find a troop near me?
When you sign your girl up for Girl Scouts, you can choose the troop that will best suit your family. If the troop is forming, we will need adult volunteers in order for it to start meeting.

When you start your girl’s registration, you will be taken to the online opportunities which lists all the troops available by location. The best way to search is to search by ZIP code and then scroll through the selections until you find the school or location of the troop you want your daughter placed in.

If you want to talk through the troop options, please reach out to us at (800)477-2688. We are more than happy to lend a helping hand- it's the Girl Scout way!

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We can’t wait to meet you and share how Girl Scouts can brighten your girl’s world. Please fill out the interest form below and someone from our Customer Care team will be in touch.