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Essentials of Registration

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Below you'll find details and some commonly asked questions about registering for Girl Scout membership and Girl Scouts GCNWI programs.

Membership Registration

Registering as a Girl Scout member—which can also be referred to as joining or renewing—is done through your MyGS account which is accessible by selecting "MyGS" from the main navigation of our website.

Login to MyGS »


Camp and Program Registration

Registering for summer camp and programs now happens through one website!

Visit the Girl Scouts GCNWI Program Registration Site »

Create or Update a Program Registration Account

Visit the Girl Scouts GCNWI Program Registration site »

  1. Select “Sign In" if you are an existing GSGCNWI Member or parent/caregiver of an existing GSGCNWI Member.
    • You will be prompted to enter an email address. Please use the email address from your primary MyGS account. Your MyGS email address is the primary account used when you renew a Girl Scout membership online. If you do not know which email is used for this, please contact Customer Care.
    • Check your inbox for an email sent from customercare@girlscoutsgcnwi.org with a link to reset your password.
    • Log-in to the registration site, then verify that your family members are correct and update if necessary.
  2. Create a New Account if you are not a current member of GSGCNWI or are a troop leader wishing to register girls in your troop for programs or camp.
Adding a Family Member
  1. Under ‘Account Settings’, click on ‘Change information about Family/Friends’.
  2. Then choose option to ‘Add New Family Member’.
  3. Fill in all pertinent information then click submit button.
Troop Leader Account Activation
  1. Create a New account (example below).
    First Name: Juliette
    Last Name: Low-your five-digit troop number (Low-12345)
  2. You will need to use a different email address than your family account email address.
  3. Once the account is created you can add the Girl Scouts in your troop as a family member.
  4. You will only need to do this process once.
How to Register for a Camp or Program
  1. Click on ‘Programs’ in top menu bar.
  2. Searching for Programs:
  3. Click on the camp program or program that you’re interested in to view the description. If registration is open, add to your ‘Cart’. If registration is not open yet, you can add the program to your ‘Wish List’.
  4. You can continue adding items to your ‘Wish List’ or ‘Cart’ 
  5. Once a program is added to your cart you will be prompted to choose a participant. Click on the correct participant from the drop-down menu and click ‘Next’.
  6. Answer the activity questions.
  7. Review waivers and check the boxes to agree. When finished reviewing, click ‘Next’.
  8. Review purchase(s) and select the boxes that apply to your purchase, i.e. day camp transportation and Girl Scout membership. Click ‘Add Merchandise and Camper Kit’ if you wish to purchase these items and add to your cart. Click ‘Proceed to Shopping Cart’ to proceed to check out or click ‘Add to Cart & Continue Shopping’ to add more programs to your shopping cart.
  9. When you’ve completed shopping, click ‘Proceed to Shopping Cart’ to check out.
  10. Review and initial waivers.
  11. Click ‘Check Out’.
  12. Add payment and billing information and click ‘Pay’.
  13. If you wish to save your credit card information for ease of future transactions, check the box ‘Store this card for future use.’ You will need to enter the CVV/CVC number each time you check out.
Program Registration FAQs

Q. How will I know if I have registered for a program?

A. If you click on ‘My Account’ under ‘Account Program’ click on ‘Historical Transaction List’. Here is where you can search for your prior transactions. A participant that is registered for the program will say “Enroll” under transaction. A participant on a waitlist will say “Waiting List” under transaction. A participant that transfers from one program to another will say “Transfer In” under transaction.

Q. How do I add more than one program into my cart?

A. At the bottom of the fees page when registering for a program, underneath the ‘Proceed to Shopping Cart’ button, there are two options: ‘Register Another Participant for this Activity’ to add another participant to your shipping cart before finalizing payment, or ‘Add to Cart & Continue Shopping’ to search for another program and add to your shopping cart before finalizing payment.

Q. If I have a program in my wish list, do I still need to register?

A. Yes. When a program is open for registrations, you will need to add the program from your wish list into your cart. A program in a wish list does not guarantee a spot in the program.

Q. How do I join the waitlist for a full program?

A. On the page for a program, you will click on the title of program to open the page with program details. Click ‘+Add to Waitlist’. You will choose the participant, fill out the pertinent information, and agree to the waivers. You will receive a receipt stating that your camper is on the waitlist. You will be contacted if a space opens in the program but being on the waitlist is not a guarantee of entry. We encourage that you register for your second- or third- choice program to ensure you do not miss out on an opportunity to come to camp or our programs.

Q. Is my credit card number and personal information safe?

A. Yes. Your information is encrypted using a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology, the highest form of encryption generally available to the public. All credit card transactions are encrypted and secure.

Q. When is my full payment due for summer camp?

A. Final payment for summer camp programs is due by June 1, 2020. Final payments will be automatically charged from the credit card on file on this date.

Q. How do I check my balance for summer camp registration?

A. If you click on ‘My Account’, under ‘Payment Details’, click ‘Pay on Account’. Here is where you can see your balances for registrations. You can also check your previous payments, change your automatic-charges, and view account payment details.

Q. How can I transfer into a different program?

A. Please contact Customer Care for assistance.

Q. I need to change my t-shirt size, buddy, transportation etc. How can I make a change?

A. Please contact Customer Care for assistance. We will be able to make the changes to your registration. 

Q. What should I do if I need to cancel my program registration?

A. Please contact the program registrar directly at reghelp_events@girlscoutsgcnwi.org or 815-651-2711.

Q. I keep trying to register for programs, but it won’t work.

A. Please contact Customer Care for assistance. We can help you register over the phone.

Q. I’ve already created an account to register for Girl Scouts GCNWI programs before. Is this the same thing?

A. No, this is a brand-new system. The previously existing program registration websites are no longer in use.

Q. Is this connected to my MyGS account? Can I use that to register?

A. No, this is not the same as your MyGS account. We have uploaded your household membership information from MyGS to make it easier on you. 

Q. Is this where I should renew membership registrations?

A. No. Girl Scout membership registration and renewal will still occur through MyGS which is accessible through the main Girl Scouts GCNWI website at girlscoutsgcnwi.org.

Q. Can a GCNWI gift card, Nutty Bucks, or Cookie Dough be used as form of payment?

A. Yes. Please contact the program registrar directly at reghelp_events@girlscoutsgcnwi.org or 815-651-2711.


We are here to help!

If your questions about registering for membership or programs aren't answered above, contact us.

Issues with membership registration?

Contact our Registration Help Desk at 1-855-ILOVEGS(456-8347), ext. 6720 or RegHelp@girlscoutsgcnwi.org.

Download Essentials of Membership Registration [PDF]


Issues with Program or Camp Registration?

Contact our Customer Care team at 1-855-ILOVEGS (456-8347) or customercare@girlscoutsgcnwi.org.

Download Essentials of Camp and Program Registration [PDF]