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

We believe in the power of G.I.R.L. and we know you do, too. We are girls, troop leaders, mentors, advocates, and parents; we are Girl Scouts. Volunteers, show your commitment to being a go-getter, innovator, risk taker, and leader by renewing your membership today and helping to renew other members in your service unit. Members who renew between April 2 and June 15 can help their troop, service unit, and family earn additional thank-you gifts! (Details below.)

Not yet a member? Join now.

What does power of G.I.R.L. mean to you?

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“Girl Scouting means being willing to actively make a difference. It is too easy to sit back and complain about life, but a Girl Scout will seek out a solution for these problems. Girl Scouting is caring about the community we live in and trying to always make it better.”
Gold Award Girl Scout, Annie Panos, North Andover

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“I have been a Girl Scout my whole life and Girl Scouts has made me who I am. I love all the opportunities Girl Scouts has given me to grow and learn new skills.”
Ambassador Girl Scout, Madison Schofield, Millis

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“I’ve continued in Girl Scouts for 8 years because of all the great people I’ve met and the fun I’ve had.  I have been given so many opportunities.”
Cadette Girl Scout, Atalya Hook, New Bedford

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“I love going on the adventures we take.” This troop set a Girl Scout Cookie goal to sell 5,000+ packages to go to Rocking Horse Ranch.
Junior Girl Scout, Lowell

2018-19 Early Bird Renewal Incentives
Family: April 2-15

As a special thank you to our earliest birds, GSEMA will provide a $5 shop coupon to each girl who renews her membership. The coupon has no minimum purchase requirement and can be used at all GSEMA shops (in-store only) and camp trading posts. Coupons will be sent via email to each girl’s primary caregiver by May 15.

Additionally, each family will be entered into a drawing for several Member Benefit family packages! Prizes include one 4-pack of tickets to Monster Jam in June 2018 (which also includes special Pit Passes), two 4-packs of tickets to the Corn Maze Challenge in the fall of 2018, and two 4-packs of tickets to the Museum of Science.

To qualify: Renew her membership between April 2 and April 15, 2018.

Troop: April 2-May 25

Troops that qualify will receive a $50 program credit for up to 12 girls renewed, and a $75 program credit for more than 12 girls renewed. Program credits can be applied toward any GSEMA program that occurs between October 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Registration must be completed through eBiz. Troop leaders will receive an email by August with details about how to claim their program credit. Qualifying troops that also register for the 2018 GSEMA Camporee will be entered into a drawing to choose their preferred campsite!

To qualify: Troops must renew 75% of their girl members by May 25, register or renew 2 adult members, have no product program debt, and submit an Annual Troop Finance Report by June 30.

Service Unit: April 2-June 15

Service units that renew:

  • 50% of girls by June 15, will receive $300
  • 65% of girls by June 15, will receive $400 and the ability to submit encampment paperwork on November 1, 2018, or April 1, 2019, for those camping seasons
  • 75% of girls by June 15, will receive $500 and the ability to submit encampment paperwork on November 1, 2018, or April 1, 2019, for those camping seasons

In addition, the three service units with the highest percentage of girls renewed will also receive their choice of either a customized 2’x6’ vinyl banner with the service unit name or a customized Girl Scout flag and parade harness (example). The highest renewing service unit will receive a VIP table at GSEMA’s SUN Day kick-off event on August 26, and complimentary registration for service unit team members.

To qualify: Service units must renew a minimum of 50 girls, have an active service unit bank account, renew or register at least two service unit leadership team members, and submit the Annual Service Unit Financial Report by June 30.

G.I.R.L.: April 2-June 15
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As an additional thank you, GSEMA will give a special Early Bird Renewal patch to every girl who renews her membership by June 15. Patches will be distributed to troop leaders via service unit volunteers or volunteer support specialists at the first service unit meeting of the 2019 membership year (usually September or October).

To qualify: Renew her membership between April 2 and June 15, 2018.


Troubleshooting Resources
Technical Support

If you need help renewing your individual or family membership, watch this video or read this step-by-step guide.

If you need help renewing your troop’s memberships, watch this video or read this step-by-step guide.

Troop Leadership Change

If your troop is changing leadership next year, the Transitioning to Leadership video will provide expectations and next steps for incoming leaders. If you have any questions or need support, please contact our Customer Care team to be connected with your local volunteer support specialist.

Troop Bridging to the Next Level

These LEAD Online step-up videos support troop leaders who are bridging to the next level. If you need help accessing LEAD Online or would like to talk with your local volunteer support specialist about bridging, please contact Customer Care.

Troop Disbanding

If your troop plans to disband next year or you are unsure about continuing, please let us know. Our volunteer support team would love to talk with you about options for the troop, opportunities for individual girls who wish to continue in Girl Scouts, and alternative membership pathways. Please review the Disbanding Troop Checklist and contact Customer Care to be connected with your local volunteer support specialist.


2018-19 Membership Fees
Membership Year

The Girl Scout membership year runs from October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019.

GSUSA Membership Fee

GSUSA’s girl and adult membership fee is $25. For more details, please visit GSUSA's Membership FAQs.

GSEMA Council Service Fee

To ensure Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts is able to continue to provide exceptional girl programming and outstanding volunteer support, the council service fee is $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 $400. A young alum lifetime membership, at the reduced cost of $200, is offered to anyone 18 years to 29 years old who was a girl member at any time during her childhood. To purchase Lifetime Membership for yourself or as a gift, visit GSUSA’s Lifetime Membership page.

 

For additional renewal support, please contact Customer Care at 844-306-GSEM (4736) or CustomerCare@gsema.org.