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You’re invited. Press play with us.

Making friends, testing her strengths, exploring new possibilities. It’s all here for her.

Whether teaming up with others or learning to shine on their own, Girl Scouts have the tools and community support they need to succeed.

Press play with Girl Scouts. Where she can be herself and her confidence can soar.

She’s ready to go.

Browse troop openings or search for a specific troop by clicking the Join Girl Scouts button below. When you find your perfect troop, click the + icon and Log In. Once you create an account, you’ll be able to register directly for that troop!

If you don't see a troop that meets your needs, have questions, or need help with registration, complete our Interest Form and a member of our team will reach out to assist.

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And grownups? Whether you have kids, grandkids, or no kids of your own, you can have a front-row seat to the fun and community, too. Press play and volunteer with Girl Scouts. You’ve got what it takes to change girls’ lives.

FAQs

What Do Girl Scouts Do?

Groups of Girl Scouts from the same community, called troops, typically meet weekly or bi-weekly for an hour or two. Hand-in-hand with adult volunteers—often parents or caregivers—girls select exciting hands-on activities and projects, try new things, and cheer each other on. 

In a troop, girls earn badges for each new skill they learn and challenge they overcome. Badges are grouped into four areas—outdoors, entrepreneurship, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and life skills. Girls can also participate in events hosted by our council and go to camp. As girls enter middle school, they can dig deep into what interests them—they might learn to code, make a PSA, travel to new places, or go on an outdoor adventure. There's also the potential for earning college scholarships! 

What are you waiting for? Join today!

How Does Girl Scouts Benefit Girls?

Our Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with proven results. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that help girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world. 

Research shows that girls learn best in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment. Girl Scouts is a place where she’ll practice different skills, explore her potential, take on leadership positions—and even feel allowed to fail, dust herself off, get up, and try again.

Girl Scouts is proven to help girls thrive in five key ways as they:

  • Develop a strong sense of self
  • Seek challenges and learn from setbacks
  • Display positive values
  • Form and maintain healthy relationships
  • Identify and solve problems in the community
How Do I Find a Troop?

We offer a couple of ways to find troop openings. If you visit https://mygs.girlscouts.org and click Find a Troop, you will be able to browse troop openings near you. (Make sure you enter in your zip code and your girl’s grade).

You can sign up directly for the troop of your choice by clicking the + icon, then Log In. Once you create an account, you’ll be able to register for that troop.  

If you don't see a troop that meets your needs, have questions, or need help with registration, complete our Interest Form and a member of our team will reach out shortly to assist.

How Much Does It Cost to Be a Girl Scout?

Girl Scouts is a great value! Dues are just $35 for the membership year that runs from October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022. Annual dues include a $25 national membership fee and our $10 council service fee.

Optional costs may also include a Girl Scout uniform and program fees for select activities. Of course, we don’t want cost to be a barrier, so don’t hesitate to ask us  about financial assistance.

How Do I Start My Own Troop?

Give girls opportunities to have fun, meet friends, and make a difference in their communities and in the world by bringing the world of GIrl Scouting to your local school or neighborhood. 

To start a troop, you’ll need two adults to volunteer, yourself and one other—one of which must volunteer as the troop administrator. A troop should consist of at least two approved, unrelated volunteers, and five girls.

Once you join Girl Scouts, pass the background check, and get trained, you’ll be ready for your first adventure! 

To get started, complete our Interest Form and type "I'm interested in starting a troop" in the Comments/Questions box. If you already know where you want your troop to meet and have at least five girls interested, let us know!

Experience Girl Scouts at an Upcoming Event

Experience Girl Scouts at an upcoming community event. Click here to see where we'll be next!

You can also register to attend an upcoming virtual open house where you can learn all about Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council and ask questions. To see upcoming dates and register, click here.

Questions or Need Help Finding a Troop?

We are here to help! If you don't see a troop that meets your needs, have questions, or need help with registration, complete our Interest Form and a member of our team will reach out to assist.