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Early Bird Membership Renewal Period: April 1 - June 30, 2015
The Early Bird Renewal period gives current Girl Scouts the opportunity to renew their membership early for the upcoming Girl Scout Year (October 2015 through September 2016) by using their credit card or debit card. It's the fastest and most secure way to renew your membership!
Need help? Click here for the Early Bird Renewal Webinar, step-by-step instructions on membership renewal, and FAQs.
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renewing during Early Bird!
Click here to register for the 3/25 Early Bird Webinar. This webinar was created for service unit managers, registrars, and leaders to successfully navigate through the online renewal process for the 2015-16 membership year.
Topics include eBiz and Council updates, Troop and SU rewards, as well as a timeline for the online renewal process; Help Desk FAQs; and a support plan and resources for registrars, leaders, and parents.
Please contact your troop support specialist for additional guidance.
Who is able to renew online?
What payment methods are accepted to renew an individual's membership online?
How do parents/guardians and adults renew memberships?
To make sure all girls and adults continuing in troops appear on the troop roster, troop leaders should enter members’ missing email addresses in the Troop Management Hub and email parents/adult members to remind them to renew by 9/30 at 8:59PM (PST). Click here to download instructions for membership renewal.
How do parents make a Family Partnership contribution?
I am a graduating senior this year. How do I register for the discounted Lifetime Membership?
I clicked on the link that was sent to activate my eBiz account and I received a "page not found" message. What do I do?
If you are experiencing trouble, please email our helpdesk: email@example.com.
Is a separate login required for each person?
What features are available to me on my eBiz account?
Is a parent/guardian signature required for online membership renewal?
What happens if a girl wants to renew her membership but is transferring to another troop?
Transferring to another troop is a two-step process:
Is online membership renewal available in Spanish?
Not at this time. Paper forms must be used to register in Spanish.
What types of transactions must be done by council staff?
Use the Troop Change Form for the following:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the following:
What is online troop management?
eBiz includes a page for leaders called the Troop Management Hub for managing troop communications, membership registration, in-person adult training course registration, etc.
What are the benefits of online troop management for troop leaders?
Who has access to online troop management?
What information can leaders see in the Troop Management Hub?
Should troop leaders renew memberships through online troop management?
A troop leader may renew membership using the Troop Management Hub with the consent of the parents and guardians (signed registration form) in the following circumstances:
Using online troop management to renew members is only available for the leader from the open date of online renewal through 9/30 8:59 PM.
What happens to the Troop Management Hub roster after 9/30?
Girls/adults who have not renewed their membership for the new membership year disappear from the roster. The roster will only include registered members for the 2015-16 membership year. After 9/30, members who wish to renew must register online individually. The troop leader will not be able to register them.
Should troop leaders use online troop management after 9/30 to renew members from the prior year who did not renew?
No. Adding previously registered girls/adults via the Troop Management Hub after 9/30 will create duplicates in the database. Girls and adults who missed the renewal period will need to register online individually.
How do troop leaders use the Troop Management Hub to register new members into existing troops?
In order to affiliate a new girl/adult with a troop, the Troop Management Hub must be used to register the new member.
The Troop Management Hub’s “Add Girl” and “Add Adult” features are used to register new members into an existing troop. New girls/adults are defined as new girls/adults to GSGLA whether or not they have been registered with another Girl Scout council. (If a girl/adult is registered for the current membership year in another council and is transferring to GSGLA, then an inter-council transfer must be executed. Send an email to email@example.com to initiate this process.)
Please note: Girls and Adults that have recently turned in their 2014-2015 paperwork or have been previously registered as a Girl Scout in the past (but not for current year) should activate their individual eBiz accounts to Early Bird for 2015-2016. The leader cannot do this as a duplicate record error will appear prohibiting the registration under Troop Management.
How do troop leaders register girls online with troop debit card or eBiz card?
What should be done with documents collected and used for online membership registration using online troop management?
The troop leader keeps the documents—paper registration forms—used for online registration using online troop management. The troop leader is responsible for blacking out credit card numbers on documents after they have been used for online registration. The documents must be kept in a secure location until the end of the annual membership year, which is September 30, and then SHREDDED.
Which membership registrations cannot be done online?
Payment Type: For troops paying by Financial Aid.
Membership Type: Graduating seniors registering for the discounted Lifetime Membership.
What is the process for offline membership registration?
Where can I get paper registration forms for offline membership registration?
Only those requesting financial aid or seniors registering for the Lifetime Membership should use offline paper registration. Everyone else should register online. The offline early bird membership forms for 2015-2016 are in our Forms Library or can be downloaded below.
Health History Form – English & Spanish
Membership Registration Summary Instructions (for financial assistance) – English