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Q. Who are Girl Scouts?
A. Girl Scouting is for every girl, grades K-12 (ages 5-17). The only requirement is that they accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Adult women (and men) 18 years and older can be Girl Scout members, too!
Many adult members are volunteers who work with girls or other adults to provide the Girl Scout Program to girls in their community.
Q. What do Girl Scouts do?
A. Girl Scouts do just about everything that girls like to do, from sports to science to community service! What makes it a “Girl Scout activity” is the mentoring that happens when girls work with trusted, trained, caring adults under the guidance and values inherent in the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
Q. What does it cost?
A. Girls and adults may join Girl Scouts by paying a $15.00 annual membership fee to our national organization, Girl Scouts of the USA. The fee covers the cost of insurance required for members participating in Girl Scout activities.
Local troops set their own troop dues for supplies and activities. Financial aid is available so that no girl is denied the opportunity of being a Girl Scout.
Q. How can I volunteer?
A. If you have a skill, a spark, or just a dream of helping girls grow strong, there is a place for your volunteer spirit in Girl Scouting. Whether you have a lot of time to give or just a little, you can make a difference in the lives of girls.
Q. How do I find out if there is a troop in my daughter's school that she can join?
A. Use the Zip Code search on this website to find out who your membership lead is. This staff member can assist you and your daughter on you Girl Scout journey.
Q. How do I contact a staff member at the council office to find out how to get involved with Girl Scouts?
A. Use the Zip Code search on this website to find out who your membership lead is and your closest service center.
Q. Do girls have to wear a uniform?
A. Uniforms are not required, however, many troops choose to wear them to show that they are part of the largest organization dedicated solely to girls. Uniform components are available through the Council Shop.
Q. How old do girls have to be to join Girl Scouts?
A. Girls can become a Girl Scout Daisy when they are 5 years old and in kindergarten.
Q. Can men be Girl Scout troop leaders?
A. Absolutely! Every Girl Scout troop requires two or more adults (minimum one unrelated female) with one adult designated as the leader.