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Another Year of Girl Scout Fun


You're a Girl Scout. That means you’re a G.I.R.L.
(Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)TM.

We believe in the power of the positive. That there’s no excuse for making excuses. Our strength doesn’t come from how much we can lift, but from how often we can lift ourselves back up. We are everyday optimists. Adventure seekers. Problem solvers. We are girls, troop leaders, mentors, advocates, parents, Girl Scouts. We believe in the power of G.I.R.L and we know you do too.

Not yet a member? Join now.
Renew by June 13 to receive your free Power of G.I.R.L. patch!


Spring Renewal, managed through My GS, runs from Tuesday, April 4 through Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Incentives will be awarded for those who renew membership during this period.


The annual cost of Girl Scout membership in eastern Massachusetts for 2017-18 is $40 per girl and $25 per adult member. This price includes the $25 GSUSA membership fee and a $15 council service fee (girl membership only).


GSEMA implements a safety policy which requires all volunteers who work directly with girls to complete a two-part Criminal Background Check.


Need help using our online renewal system? Please scroll to the bottom of this page for quick and easy renewal tips and resources.


2017-18 Spring Renewal Incentives

Service Unit

Renew the following percentage of girls by June 13 and receive:

  • 75% of girls: $500 and pick of available encampment date*
  • 65% of girls: $400
  • 50% of girls: $300


  • The three service units/areas with the highest percentage of renewed girls will receive lunch with GSEMA’s CEO, Pat Parcellin, and Chief Membership Services Officer, Carrie Weatherbee.
  • The service unit/area with the highest percentage of renewed girls will also be awarded a complimentary table for eight at GSEMA’s signature breakfast event, the 2018 Leading Women Awards.

Note: To qualify for any service unit incentives, a minimum of 50 girls must be renewed, the service unit/area must have an active bank account, and must submit a service unit financial report by June 30, 2017.

*Reservation choices must be received before campsite reservation opening day -- November 15, 2017 for February - August 2018 reservations / April 15, 2018 for September 2018 - January 2019 reservations -- to ensure best site choice.


Renew 75% of your girls and two adult volunteers by June 13 and receive:

  • a coupon for the NEW 2017 Girls’ Choice Troop Camping badges for Daisy through Ambassador Girl Scouts, redeemable at any GSEMA council shop. This badge is the first-ever for Daisy Girl Scouts. (Coupon will be valid for number of badges equal to number of girls renewed.)
  • a link to the Troop Camping badge requirements

Note: To qualify for troop incentive, troop must renew a minimum of four girls and two adult volunteers, have no Product Sales debt, and submit a troop financial report by June 30, 2017.


Renew by June 13 and receive:

  • Spring Renewal patch


2017-18 Membership Fees

Membership Year

The Girl Scout membership year runs from October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018.

GSUSA Membership Fee

GSUSA announced a National Board-approved increase in the girl and adult membership fee from $15 to $25 effective for the 2017-18 membership year. GSUSA's website provides a comprehensive overview of the membership fee increase.  

GSEMA Council Service Fee

To ensure Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts is able to continue to provide exceptional girl programming and outstanding volunteer support, we will increase our service council fee by $5, beginning with spring renewal for the 2017-18 Girl Scout membership year. The council service fee will be $15 per girl membership. There is no service fee for adult members.

Lifetime Membership

Lifetime membership is available to any individual who accepts the principles and beliefs of the Girl Scout Movement, pays the one-time lifetime membership fee, and is 18 years of age or older (high school graduate or the equivalent).

Lifetime membership dues are $375.00 (25 times the 2016-17 annual dues). A special lifetime membership, at the reduced cost of $195.00 (13 times the 2016-17 annual dues), is offered to girls who are registered Girl Scouts at the time of their high school graduation, provided they apply for lifetime membership before their current annual membership expires.

Becoming a lifetime member is easy. Here's how:

  1. Download the Lifetime Membership Registration Form
  2. Return the completed form along with your check, money order, or credit card information to a GSEMA office or to Girl Scouts of the USA, 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-2798


2017-18 Spring Renewal Training Resources