FAQs About Membership
Belonging to our national, girl-focused organization
How can my girl participate in Girl Scouts?
- Join a troop or group of girls and adults in your community.
Register individually, and participate in council-wide events and opportunities.
See council programs available to troops and individual members.
Sign up for Girl Scout Resident or Day Camp.
See camp programs
- Join a short-term interest group focusing on special interests like careers, the arts or sports.
When do troops meet?
Most troops meet from September through June, and some meet a few times during the summer. Meeting days and times are determined by the troop volunteer team. Troops can meet any day and time of the week that works for the girls and the volunteers. Troops meet in public buildings if possible.
How much does Girl Scouts cost?
There is a $12 annual national membership fee (for program year 2012-13) that goes directly to Girl Scouts of the USA in New York. This pays for accident insurance covering members participating in approved Girl Scout activities, program development, research, resources, training and services to councils.
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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How can I help with my daughter’s troop?
We offer many volunteer opportunities, including participation in your girl's troop volunteer team.
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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 to help you in every Service Center. Please call us in the one nearest to you.
Boston (800) 882 1662
Middleboro (508) 923 0800
North Andover (800) 842 5566
Waltham (866) 268 8652