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Become a Girl Scout

At Girl Scouts, the next opportunity to stand up, speak up, and take the lead is never far away. With us, she'll develop the confidence and skills she needs to create her own success—whatever that looks like to her!

Our proven, one-of-a-kind leadership development program, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, is the best in the world for encouraging girls' growth, and your help can make all the difference.

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Annual Membership
(valid 10/1/2021–9/30/2022)
Girl Membership: $25
Adult Membership: $25

Why Join Girl Scouts

At Girl Scouts, it’s our mission to provide you with fun, social, and unique opportunities so that you can do Girl Scouts the way you want. Along the way, you’ll see just how awesome you are at being yourself, being a leader, and making the world a better place!

You are a Girl Scout, which means you are ambitious, creative, willing to try new things, and eager to break the mold. Most importantly, you have the power to lead your own Girl Scout experience! Explore all the ways to participate to find what sparks your interest—and join today.

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience

Backed by more than 106 years of experience, Girl Scouts continues to fuel the female leadership pipeline. Data shows that Girl Scout alumnae enjoy higher incomes, more rewarding careers, and are more active in their communities than their peers. Why? Our all-girl, girl-led environment creates a space where girls can try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and feel comfortable failing, dusting themselves off, and trying again.

All-Girl Environments

An all-girl experience is important to girl development. Research shows that single-gender environments provide more opportunities for girls to build confidence, a key component of leadership.

Individually Tailored Experiences

There are tons of ways to have fun and explore the world in Girl Scouts, like joining a troop, traveling the world, exploring the outdoors, and attending awesome events. Any girl in grades K–12 can join the fun!

The Result? A Lifetime of Leadership!

At Girl Scouts, “Can I?” quickly turns into “I will!” as girls transform their ideas into action, turn their questions into adventure, and grow their confidence through practice. In fact, being a Girl Scout helps girls thrive in five key ways. As a Girl Scout, she:

  • Develops a strong sense of self
  • Displays positive values
  • Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks
  • Forms and maintains healthy relationships
  • Learns to identify and solve problems in her community

With Girl Scouts, she’ll do more than she ever thought she could, dream bigger dreams than she ever imagined, and—oh, yeah—change the world. Bet you didn’t think rock climbing or selling cookies would help her do all that, did you?


How to Join Girl Scouts:

Our troops are volunteer-led. To find a troop with openings in your area, follow the 3 easy steps below. If you don’t find one that works for your girl and family, give us a call at 520-327-2288 and we can help! You can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions section on our website. 

If you’re ready to start your own troop, visit How to Start a Troop.

Steps to Register a Girl

Use our online registration form for girls to get started! You’ll be asked for some basic contact information and then taken to our Opportunity Catalog, to choose how she would like to participate in Girl Scouts. 


Enter your zip code to search our Opportunity Catalog to find a local Girl Scouting option that works for your family. Options that are available in your immediate zip code for your girl’s grade will be displayed. To find the best option, you may need to expand the zip code radius, or enter your girl’s school zip code instead.

If you’ve been given a troop number but can’t find it in the catalog, don’t worry!  You can select “Unsure” which will allow you to type the troop number or other identifying information into a text box. 

If you aren’t sure what troop to pick, you can always select “Unsure”. Our staff will work to place girls that selected this option into new or existing troops. In order to begin this process, we do ask that girls are registered members, which involves paying the $25 membership fee.


Complete the joining process by purchasing a Girl Scouts of the USA membership for your girl. Annual membership is $25 and financial aid is available. And don't forget to register yourself to lend a hand as a volunteer!

If you have any questions, please contact our Member & Volunteer Support TeamWe are happy to provide you with additional information and walk you through the joining process.

Steps to Register as an Adult or Volunteer

All adults who join Girl Scouts will have the option to volunteer with us—before you begin, check out all the volunteer roles we have available to see what sparks your interest. Your gift of time—as a core volunteer or an occasional helper—helps girls grow into leaders!


Use our online registration form for adults to get started! You’ll be asked for some basic contact information. Please provide your full name as this information will be used to run volunteer background checks.


You’ll be taken to our Volunteer Opportunity Catalog, where you choose how you’d like to participate in Girl Scouts. Volunteer roles in your immediate zip code will be displayed. To find the best option for you and your family, you may need to expand the zip code radius, or enter your girl’s school zip code instead.

If you’ve been given a troop number or a volunteer role but can’t find it in the catalog (or you aren’t sure what to pick), don’t worry! You can select “Unsure” which will allow you to type the troop number and the role you wish to occupy into a text box.

Interested in starting a new troop and being your girl’s troop leader? Select “I want to be a troop leader.” You can learn more about starting your own troop in our How to Start a Troop guide.

Not ready to volunteer? Just continue registering without selecting a volunteer role. You can contact us anytime after you join to add volunteerism to your Girl Scout experience.


Complete the registration process by purchasing a Girl Scouts of the USA membership. Annual membership is $25 and financial aid is available. 


Complete a background check. Because you’ll be working directly with youth, this step is required. Follow-up emails will guide you through the steps. We will be in touch as soon as the process is finalized. (Need assistance? This video can help.)


After your volunteer background check has been processed you will be officially on-boarded (with training) as a new Girl Scout volunteer! Look for an email inviting you to begin the New Leader Training Path.

If you have any questions, please contact our Member & Volunteer Support Team. We are happy to provide you with additional information and walk you through the joining process.


Join an Existing Troop or Program

When you join Girl Scouts, you get options! From a traditional troop of your peers to going solo as a Juliette, you’re sure to find a place here.

Volunteer-Led Troops
Council-Led Clubs
Juliettes (Individual Girl Members)


No matter how you choose to participate, with Girl Scouts you can:

Make new friends at  programs & events »
Explore your passions with  Girl Scout badges »
Make the world a better place with  Leadership Journeys »
Lead an impactful project while earning a  Highest Award »
Be bold and travel the world »
  Find your inner entrepreneur through the  Girl Scout Cookie Program »