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Renew your Girl Scout membership and blaze your own trail!

Renew Girl Scout Membership

Keep blazing your own trail with new Girl Scout badges, Journeys, and discoveries!

With new programs in outdoor adventure and STEM and the promise of dozens of new skills to learn and awards to earn, the trails 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.

Not yet a member? Join now.

Why Girl Scouts? These GSEMA Gold Award Girl Scouts share their perspectives.

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“One day a woman will be president and I won’t be surprised if she was a Girl Scout.” Sophia L.

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“In Girl Scouts there is a legacy of role models I endlessly admire for their tenacity and passion.” Vineetha Y.

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“Girl Scouting has empowered me to stand out and be what others can’t, and do what others won’t.” Christina B.

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“I am an advocate for myself and others, and proud to be able to stand up for those who do not have a voice." Emily N.

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“Girl Scouting means contributing to the community and being kind and brave even when times are tough." Amelia A.

 
Early Bird Renewal Incentives
April 12: For Families

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 and camp trading posts. Coupons will be emailed 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 four individual girl tickets to Adventures in Storytelling (6/15/19); two 4-packs of tickets to the Corn Maze Challenge in the fall of 2019; two sets of 2 tickets to Blue Man Group; two 4-packs of tickets to the Museum of Science; and a grand prize to Monster Jam at Gillette Stadium (6/15/19), which includes pit passes and a pre-show track walk.  

To qualify: Renew her membership between April 1 and April 12, 2019.

May 10: 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 registered through eBiz or DoubleKnot. Troop leaders will receive an email by August with details about how to claim their program credit. Additionally, all troop leaders and assistant troop leaders that renew their membership by May 10 will receive a $10 training credit (excludes Outdoor Basics training) or a $10 shop coupon.

To qualify: Troops must renew 75% of their girl members by May 10, register or renew 2 adult members, have no product program debt, and submit an Annual Troop Finance Report by June 30.

June 7: For Service Units

Service units who renew:

  • 50% of girls by June 7 will receive $300
  • 65% of girls by June 7 will receive $400
  • 75% of girls by June 7 will receive $500

In addition, the service units with the highest percentage of girls renewed will receive:

  • Top 5: Limited edition custom 2’x6’ vinyl banner
  • Top 3: Option to submit encampment request two weeks early
  • Top 1: A La Carte Program in your community (up to ~$250 value)

To qualify: Service units must renew a minimum of 50 girls by June 7, have an active service unit bank account, renew or register at least 2 Service Unit Leadership Team members, and submit the Annual Service Unit Financial Report by June 30.

June 7: For Every G.I.R.L.

As an additional thank you, GSEMA will give a special Early Bird Renewal patch to every girl who renews her membership. Patches will be distributed to troop leaders via service unit volunteers or volunteer support specialists at the first service unit meeting of the 2020 membership year (usually in September or October).

To qualify: Renew her membership between April 1 and June 7, 2019.


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.

Are you a Daisy troop flying up to Brownies? Join other Daisy troops at a council-wide bridging ceremony at Camp Cedar Hill! All incoming Brownies will receive their Girl Scout Brownie Pin. Learn more.

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.


2019-20 Membership Options
Annual Membership

The Girl Scout membership year runs from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. 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 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. For a limited time only in April 2019, volunteers of more than 10 years may purchase a lifetime membership at the discounted rate of $200. You will see this as an option when renewing your membership for the upcoming year.

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 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.