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Join Girl Scouts and Watch Her Become Her Best Self


Join us for Becoming Me, a program inspired by former First Lady Michelle Obama!

Finding your voice and becoming your best self? That’s what it means to be a Girl Scout! And through our new Becoming Me program, your girl will explore her story and who she can become, earn badges, and even attend a special members-only virtual event with Mrs. Obama!

The program launches on May 6 and you won’t want to miss out— learn more and save your spot by April 30.

Join Now for $35 and She'll be Set until 2022!

At Girl Scouts, she’ll practice making the world a better place by doing community service projects, coding, exploring the outdoors, and so much more. And when you sign up with her now, you’ll be covered for the rest of this membership year AND the next, plus she'll get a Kellogg's Wellbeing Box! 

Now that’s a sweet deal! 

Stop by Girl Scouts GCNWI first-ever tent sale to pick up your FREE Kellogg's Wellness Box. While supplies last. Click here for more information.

Join and Get a Free Kellogg's Wellbeing Box

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.

For a limited time, join Girl Scouts and receive a FREE Kellogg's Wellbeing Box with everything you need to start your journey to physical, emotional, and societal wellness! 

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

Join Girl Scouts today

What’s In the Box?

The Kellogg’s Wellbeing Box was designed to teach girls and their families ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle, whether it’s by eating a variety of different foods, providing healthy coping mechanisms, or creating fun and enjoyable experiences with the family outdoors. 

The box includes: 

  • Kellogg’s MyBowl®
  • basil starter grow kit
  • lavender seeds kit
  • mini cotton sachet bag
  • stress ball
  • journal
  • Kellogg’s cereal
  • Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treat® crispy marshmallow square
  • Girl Scouts GCNWI Wellbeing fun patch!

Join today to get her free Kellogg's Wellbeing Box! 

Already a member? Register for a program and get a free box! Learn more.  National membership dues are $25 per year. 

How to Claim Your Box
  1. Join Girl Scouts as a girl member
  2. Within 2 business days after joining, you will receive an email with a link to claim your box. 
  3. Complete the process listed in your receipt, including selecting a pickup location and time for curbside pickup from one of our regional gathering places/retail shops (except for downtown Chicago).
  4. Boxes will be available for pick-up only starting April 1, 2021.


APRIL 2021
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Wednesday, April 21
  • Thursday, April 29

MAY 2021
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Monday, May 3
  • Tuesday, May 11
  • Wednesday, May 19
  • Thursday, May 27


3155 71st Street, Woodridge, IL 60517

1551 Spencer Road, Joliet, IL 60433

8699 Broadway Road, Merrillville, IN 46410

650 N. Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

The Chicago Shop is closed until further notice.


Launch Her Into The World Of Girl Scouts!

Learn how our uniquely designed kindergarten and 1st grade readiness program, known as Daisy Launch, will help to strengthen her social skills, while providing fun and safe activities as she explores the ever-changing world around her. 

Join us to learn more how Girl Scouts can prepare your girl for kindergarten or first grade in Fall 2021!

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.

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

Already a member? Log in to renew.


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 IRGs or individually registered girls). 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.

Search for a Girl Scout troop.

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 3:15 p.m. CST
  • Daisy Troop #85001 (grades K-1) | Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. CST
  • Brownie Troop #85002 (grades 2-3) | Wednesdays at 3:30 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

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
The Girl Scout Membership Year runs annually from October 1–September 30. A $25 annual membership fee, due at the time of membership 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.

Extended Year Membership
As of April 1, Girl Scouts is offering an extended year membership for new girl and adult members, which will allow you to purchase an 18-month Girl Scout membership at a prorated cost. The extended year membership term runs from April 1, 2021–September 30, 2022. 

This membership option allows new girls and adults to join Girl Scouts in the spring and summer and benefit from paying a reduced rate of $35 for the partial year in which they are joining. 

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!