How do I get my daughter into a Girl Scout troop?
news! There are many ways to become a Girl Scout! You can attend one
of our informational meetings, email
us, or call 704.731.6500 to speak with your Onboarding Specialist.
How often do troops meet?
Depending on the age of the
girls, most troops meet weekly or biweekly for 1 – 1.5 hours.
How much does it cost to be a Girl Scout?
The $25 annual
fee goes directly to Girl Scouts of the USA. In addition, most troops
have dues of approximately $1 per meeting to help cover supplies,
programs and patches. For the beginning troop materials, the Hornets’ Nest Girl Scout
Shop offers a Starter Kit for approximately $60 including a
Girl Scout bag with the basic uniform pieces, pins and books to get
started. Once a troop has started, they can earn money through the Fall
Product Program and the Cookie Program. Financial assistance is available for all
aspects of Girl Scouting including registration, dues, basic uniform
pieces, books and program events.
Where do I buy Girl Scout uniforms, books, etc.?
The Hornets’ Nest Girl Scout
Shop is the place to go to purchase everything you need for the
ultimate Girl Scout experience! Please visit us to see the latest
merchandise (7007 Idlewild Road, Charlotte, NC 28212), or call
704.731.6608 to learn more.
How do I volunteer with Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council?
Call 704.731.6500, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
visit our Ways
to Engage page, or visit Volunteer
Match to search for opportunities.
How much time does it take to volunteer?
That’s up to
you! We have several opportunities that range from once a year to once
a week. Contact
us to discuss your interests, availability and location.
I’d like to help with a troop, but how will I know what to
Strong training programs ensure success and we have
great adult development programs to provide volunteers
with tools for success. From online courses to our Program Guide (Winter/Spring), volunteers are provided with
resources to make a difference in girls’ lives.
What classes/training sessions do troop leaders need to take?
Girl Scouting 101 is a 45-minute course
including information on the history of our movement, program
resources, cookies and more.
Volunteer Essentials is an introduction to the
leader position that covers council policies, organizing and
registering a troop, and handling troop finances.
Once you clear the Criminal Background
Check and complete the above courses, you can begin meeting with
I’m starting a troop – where will my troop meet?
you’re a member of a religious or community organization, you can
start there since many organizations allow troops to meet in their
facilities. You can also talk to your Girl Scout’s school or a local
school to check availability. While it may be an option, these
facilities are typically unavailable in the evenings. If finding a
meeting place is a challenge, please