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You’re invited to join Girl Scouts!

Whether your girl is a dreamer, comedian, explorer, or something uniquely her own, she’s welcome at Girl Scouts. Find what makes her shine with friends and mentors by her side. Helping girls build their courage, confidence, and character since 1912.

Girl Scouts is open to all girls in grades K-12.

Already a member? Log in to renew. National membership dues are $25 per year.

Try Girl Scouts for Free!

Join us at one of our upcoming virtual or in-person events where your girl will meet other girls and try out some fun activities (did someone say Animal Dance party!?).

You’ll learn more about the Girl Scout experience and get answers to any questions you may have. 

Virtual Animal Dance Party (Grades K-1)
Virtual Robot Building Party (Grades 2-3)
More Fun Virtual & In-Person Events!
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Ways to Participate in Girl Scouts 

You have options for how your girl participates in Girl Scouts!

Self-Directed Girl Scouts (Grades K-12)

She doesn't have to be part of a troop to be a Girl Scout!

Your girl can participate as a Juliette, which is how we describe self-directed Girl Scouts (also referred to as IRMs or individually registered members). Juliettes were named after  Juliette Gordon Low  who founded our movement in 1912.

Juliettes have the power to build their very own Girl Scout experience by completing Journeys, earning badges and attending council programs that appeal to their interests.

She can also participate in the Girl Scout tradition of community service through take action projects and earning the earning the highest awards.

Traditional Troops (Grades K-12)

Girl Scout troops are groups of girls (often linked with a specific grade and school or community area) that meet once or twice a month and are led by a troop leader with the help of other parent/caregiver volunteers. 

Currently troops are meeting virtually, in-person outdoors, or a hybrid of the two.

After providing us with some information about your girl, you’ll be brought to our online catalog where you will see troop options in your area.

In our troop catalog you may see existing troops that are welcoming new girls or new troops that are in the process of forming.

Not sure which one to pick? Select our “Looking for a troop near _______” option. We’ll help you find a troop!

Prefer to start a troop of your own? Selecting “I want to lead her troop near _______” is the first step in getting you started as a troop leader.

Get started now!

Virtual Troops (Grades K-5)

Virtual Girl Scout troops are available for girls in grades K-5. These troops are led by our council staff, and meet one time per week through May 2021. 

  • Daisy Troop #85000 (grades K-1) | Tuesdays at 3 p.m. CST
  • Daisy Troop #85001 (grades K-1) | Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. CST
  • Brownie Troop #85002 (grades 2-3) | Wednesdays at 3 p.m. CST
  • Brownie Troop #85003 (grades 2-3) | Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. CST
  • Junior Troop #85004 (grades 4-5) | Wednesdays at 4 p.m. CST

To join a virtual troop, first provide us with some information about your girl, then you’ll be brought to our online catalog where you will see troop options in your area. Enter the troop number from the list above based on her age and availability. 

Get started now!

*If you are a current Girl Scout member and wish to join a virtual troop, please contact our Customer Care team.


To complete her membership, you’ll be asked to pay an annual $25 membership fee. Financial assistance is available.

The Basics

Membership Dues
A $25 annual membership fee, due at the time of registration, goes directly to Girl Scouts of the USA and pays for the various services to provides to Councils, development of program materials and activity insurance.

Your Girl Scout's troop might collect dues to pay for any activity supplies, field trips, uniforms, service projects and more. Participating in the Fall Product and Girl Scout Cookie Program can help finance her troop's activities! Girls can wear a sash, vest, tunic, or official Girl Scout T-shirt as her uniform. Uniforms can be purchased at the Girl Scout Shop!

Grade Levels
Any girl in grades K-12 can join the fun at Girl Scouts. Whether you want to be a part of a troop, sign up for an exciting series or event, explore the outdoors, or travel the world, each age level has something for you. Girls are placed in the appropriate grade level according to her school grade.

Financial Assistance

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is committed to providing every girl, everywhere, with the opportunity to participate in Girl Scouting, regardless of financial background.

Learn more about financial asssitance.

Contact Us

Our Customer Care team is ready to assist you! We will do our best to answer questions, connect you to specific staff members and help you find important resources.

Toll free: 1-855-ILOVEGS (1-855-456-8347) ext. 6313

Direct: 1-312-912-6313

Chat with us online from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Just click on the Chat Now button!

Registration Help for Families

855-ILOVEGS (456-8347), ext. 6720

If your girl and family has never registered for Girl Scouts, it's easy to get started, and you are in the right place!

From our homepage, new members select JOIN for girl and family member registration. Family members who wish to volunteer with a troop may start their registration by selecting VOLUNTEER.

Then follow these steps:

  1. Complete all fields in the form and select CONTINUE.
    Note: The email address you provide will become your username.
  2. Enter the desired troop or service unit number. Expand the search radius.
    Note: Ensure your correct Zip Code is in the search. If the troop is not found, select UNSURE. Enter desired troop number for "Why are you unsure?" 
  3. Select the correct membership year, complete the form, and CONTINUE.
  4. Review your membership selections before choosing CHECK OUT
  5. From the payment screen, you can choose:
    1. ADD ANOTHER MEMBERSHIP if you need to register more girls or adults in your household.
    2. REQUEST FINANCIAL AID if you require assistance.
    3. DONATE to Family Partnership to give underserved girls in our area access to Girl Scouts.
  6. Select CONTINUE to proceed with payment.
  7. Watch your inbox for your confirmation emails. 
    1. You will find important information and links to set up your MEMBER COMMUNITY profile. 
    2. If a volunteer role requires a background check, you will receive a separate email.