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FAQs About Membership

Girl Scouts is the premier leadership program for girls, letting the girls themselves determine how they will spend their time and the impact they can make in their community and the larger world.


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    How can my girl participate in Girl Scouts?

    • Camp pathway: Resident and day programs throughout the year when girls and families enjoy the outdoors and develop lifelong friendships.
    • Event pathway: Multiple opportunities for girls and families to enjoy ticketed events and other programs.
    • Series pathway: An 8-week interactive program with a specific theme, from the arts to STEM to anti-bullying education.
    • Troop pathway: Grade-level group that meets regularly during the school year in which girls develop leadership skills and have a great time together.

    How do I find out about program offerings?

    Registered members will receive our Ultimate Guide in the mail in late August, and our Camp Guide in January. At any time during the year, search our program database by location, date or topic, or our camp database.

    When do troops meet?

    Troops can begin anytime during the year, with most troops meeting from October through June, and some meeting a few times during the summer. We encourage troops to meet at least twice per month. Meeting days and times are determined by the troop volunteer team. We recommend that troops meet in community centers, schools or other public buildings.

  • Cost

    How much does Girl Scouts cost?

    Girl membership is $25 per year, which includes the GSUSA membership fee of $15, and a council service fee of $10. The service fee is not applicable to adult memberships.

    Troop dues are decided by the troop. Dues cover the cost of awards, program supplies, snacks and other small items. Dues can be collected weekly, monthly or once a year. The amount and the collection schedule is determined by each troop. Many troops have dues of $5-7 per month.

    Is Financial Assistance available?

    Yes. Cost should not prevent any girl from becoming a member or participating in Girl Scout activities or programs. Financial Assistance is granted based on need, within the limits of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts budget.

    Is a uniform required?

    No. The membership pin shows that one is a Girl Scout. Girls can display insignia on Girl Scout sashes or vests. When asked to represent Girl Scouts in public, girls should be in uniform or dress for the occasion with something that identifies them as Girl Scouts. The Girl Scout Shop carries many options.
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  • Family Adults

    How can I support my daughter’s troop?

    We offer many volunteer opportunities, including participation in your girl's troop volunteer team.
    See more about volunteering ...

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    Where do I go or who do I call if I have a question?

    Membership and Volunteer Learning Specialists are available by contacting us at 800-882-1662. You can also find your town on our service unit list to send an email to the staff.

    Para Español llamar 857-453-5335.
    Boston 800-882-1662
    Middleboro 508-923-0800
    North Andover 800-842-5566
    Waltham 866-268-8652