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Blaze New Trails!

The world can be a challenging place. Girl Scouts prepares her for the curves in the road. 

Be prepared. That's our Girl Scout motto. When life throws us curves, like right now, we face those challenges with courage and confidence. In fact, we believe so strongly in our ability to help your girl gain tangible skills that last a lifetime that we have adapted our entire program to fit the current reality.

The best part of our Girl Scout Leadership Experience is that we believe in building skills over time. We start with the basics, like making new friends and learning to respect herself and others. Then, through a menu of experiences, she learns to make decisions, set goals, assume responsibility, help others through service, explore careers, and take safe risks by trying something new without fearing failure.

The best part is that every experience and skill that we can help her build right now will continue to help her be successful at school and in life. 

We anticipate the year ahead to look a little different. With our outstanding program content and resilient approach to life, Girl Scouts is just what every family needs right now - an advocate and ally who believes in the amazing things their girls can do. 

Join us, and get ready to see your girl shine like never before! She will discover a world of opportunities waiting for her, even as we navigate our current reality together.

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Virtual Troops Forming Now! 

Everything is evolving right now, and so is Girl Scouts. Do you want to sign up, but not yet ready to meet in person? Join a virtual Girl Scout troop!

Virtual troops create a safe space for girls who want to earn badges and fun patches, make new friends, and learn really cool new things under the guidance of adult mentors. 

There is a Junior troop and two Daisy and Brownie virtual troops available for your girl to join right now! Check out the meeting schedule below:

  • Daisy Troop #85000 – Tuesdays at 3 p.m. CST
  • Daisy Troop #85001 – Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. CST
  • Brownie Troop #85002 – Wednesdays at 3 p.m. CST
  • Brownie Troop #85003 – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. CST
  • Junior Troop #85004- Wednesdays at 4 p.m. CST

In Girl Scouts, she’ll become her best, most resilient self—ready to take on the world in her own unique way.


Meet with Troops in Person 

If you are ready to meet with Girl Scout troops in person, you can do that too!

Right now we have some troops that are meeting in small groups. That's an option for new and renewing girls who wish to see their friends and do activities in the outdoors.

COVID-19 is still an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily. Our recommendations require everyone to take all reasonable precautions to limit potential exposure for girls, volunteers, and families.

Please read the guidelines for complete details, and adhere to them carefully.

When your girl joins Girl Scouts, her health and safety is our number one priority. We expect our guidelines to continue to change in the coming months, and commit to making her experiences as fun and rewarding as ever whether we are in person, online, or a combination of both.

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National membership dues are $25 per year.

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.