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With new programs in outdoor adventure and STEM and the promise of dozens of new skills to learn and awards to earn, the trail is hers to blaze at Girl Scouts! She's a force to be reckoned with, and we can help her unleash more of that unstoppable potential—in a place that’s all about championing girls’ success. Renew her Girl Scout membership today.

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Early Bird Renewal Thank You Gifts

New! Opening Day Patch

As a special thank-you to our earliest birds, GSEMA will provide a special “More to Explore” patch to the first 500 girls who renew their memberships on May 1, 2020.

For Families

GSEMA will provide a $5 shop coupon to each girl who renews her membership by May 15. The coupon has no minimum purchase requirement, and can be used at all GSEMA shops and camp trading posts. New this year: coupons will be delivered via email in the receipt confirmation when registration is complete. 

Additionally, each family will be entered into a drawing for several Member Benefit family packages! Giveaways include:

  • 1 gift basket from Dave & Busters  
  • 1 family 4-pass to Pinz Kingston for bowling and arcade, and a swag bag/basket
  • 3 sets of a 4-pack of tickets to Boch Center for performances of Trolls LIVE!
  • 1 set of 2 passes for Boston Duck Tours
  • 1 family membership to Buttonwood Park Zoo
  • 1 set of 2 tickets to Broadway in Boston for the opening night of Anastasia on July 8, 2020, at 7 PM
  • 1 set of 4 tickets to Monster Jam from Feld Entertainment on June 27, 2020, at 7 PM
  • 1 group visit to LegoLand, including Hot Deal Meal Deals, a patch for each girl, and an activity sheet for up to 15 people
  • 1 set of 4 tickets to a Boston Red Sox game (excluding opening day or Yankees games), a pre-game batting practice viewing, and a Red Sox gift bag
  • 1 family 4-pack of Anytime Lift Tickets to Pats Peak (including weekends or school vacation weeks) for the 2020-2021 season 

To qualify, renew her membership by May 15, 2020.

For Troops and Troop Leaders

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 registration through eBiz or DoubleKnot. Troop leaders will receive an email in August with details about how to claim program credits. Additionally, all troop leaders and assistant troop leaders who renew their membership or are Lifetime Members by June 5 will receive a $10 shop coupon. 

To qualify, troops must renew 75% of their girl members by June 5; then register or renew two adult members, have no product program debt, and submit an Annual Troop Finance Report by June 30.

For Service Units

New this year: service units that qualify will receive money for each girl renewed. As communities renew a higher percentage of their current girl membership, each girl’s renewal will earn them more money.  

Service units that renew:

  • 30% of girls by June 19 will earn $1 per girl renewed  
  • 50% of girls by June 19 will earn $2 per girl renewed  
  • 70% of girls by June 19 will earn $3 per girl renewed 

To qualify, service units must 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. There is no minimum number of girls renewed required to qualify.

For Every Girl

GSEMA will give a special Early Bird Renewal patch to every girl who renews her membership by June 19. Patches will be distributed to troop leaders via service unit volunteers or Volunteer Support Specialists at the first service unit meeting of the 2021 Membership Year (usually in September or October).  

To qualify, renew her membership by June 19, 2020.


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

Bridging to Brownies

Stepping Up! Daisies to Brownies is a 15-minute video that gives a Daisy Leader who is moving up to Brownies an overview of Brownie meetings, troop year, Brownie program, resources, and support.

Learn more about planning your first bridging ceremony, or join other Daisy troops at a council-wide bridging ceremony at Camp Cedar Hill during National Bridging Week! Daisies can engage with older girls, try fun Girl Scout Brownie activities, and share their favorite things about being a Daisy. They can also be part of the bridging ceremony and receive their Bridge to Brownie Awards! 

Bridging to Juniors

Stepping Up! Brownies to Juniors is a 10-minute video that gives a Brownie Leader who is moving up to Juniors an overview of how troop meetings and the girl-led experience shift at this program level.

To help guide your girls’ transition from Brownies to Juniors, your troop can earn the Bridge to Junior Award by completing two steps: Pass It On! and Look Ahead! More information about these steps can be found in the handbook section of the Brownie Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, and on page 10 of the Girl Scout Bridging Guide.

Bridging to Cadettes, Seniors or Ambassadors

Girls can take the lead in big ways in the oldest program levels. Share the Girl Scout Bridging Guide with them and let them design their own ceremony!

Are your girls unsure which adventures to pursue as Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors? They can attend Bridging to the Future: Exploring Opportunities with Girl Scouts to learn more about service and travel opportunities, outdoor activities, women's empowerment activities, and more for older girls.

Do your girls want to do big things and improve their community in the process? Girl Scout Highest Awards show future colleges, employers, and the community that your girls are changing the world. Learn more about how you can help them earn the Silver Award or Gold Award!

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.


2020–21 Membership Options

Annual Membership

The Girl Scout membership year runs from October 1 to September 30. The annual Girl Scout membership fee is $40 for girls and $25 for adults (financial aid is available).  The $40 for girls includes the $25 GSUSA membership fee and the $15 GSEMA Council Service Fee.  The Council Service Fee helps to ensure that Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts is able to continue to provide exceptional girl programming and outstanding volunteer support. There is no service fee for adult members.

Lifetime Membership

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

Lifetime membership dues are $400. A young alum lifetime membership is available (at the reduced cost of $200) to anyone between 18–29 years old who was a girl member at any time in her childhood.

To purchase a 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.