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Council FAQs

Girl Scouts is the premier leadership program for girls, letting girls themselves determine how they will spend their time and the impact they can make in their community and the larger world.

Para Español llamar 844-306-GSEM (4736).

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How can my girl participate in Girl Scouts?
  • Camp: Outdoor adventure is an integral part of Girl Scouting. We offer resident and day summer programs, April vacation sessions, and outdoor programs throughout the year so girls and their families can enjoy the outdoors and develop lifelong friendships.
  • Troop: Grade-level group that meets regularly during the school year in which girls develop leadership skills and have a great time together.
  • Community-based partnerships: we partner with schools and after-school programs to bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls in key under-resourced communities.
How do I find out about program offerings?

Registered members will receive our Ultimate Guide in the mail in late August, and our Camp Guide in January. At any time during the year, search our program database by location, date or topic, or our camp database.

Additionally, you can sign up to receive our monthly enewsletters, which highlight upcoming programs, council updates and other important news.

When do troops meet?

Troops can begin anytime during the year, with most troops meeting from October through June, and some meeting a few times during the summer. We encourage troops to meet at least twice per month. Meeting days and times are determined by the troop volunteer team. We recommend that troops meet in community centers, schools or other public buildings.

How much does Girl Scouts cost?

Girl membership is $40 per year, which includes the GSUSA membership fee of $25, and a council service fee of $15. The service fee is not applicable to adult memberships.

Troop dues are decided by the troop. Dues cover the cost of awards, program supplies, snacks and other small items. Dues can be collected weekly, monthly or once a year. The amount and the collection schedule is determined by each troop. Many troops have dues of $5-7 per month.

Is Financial Assistance available?

Yes. Cost should not prevent any girl from becoming a member or participating in Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts' activities or programs. Financial Assistance is granted based on need, within the limits of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts budget.

Is a uniform required?

No. The membership pin shows that one is a Girl Scout. Girls can display insignia on Girl Scout sashes or vests. When asked to represent Girl Scouts in public, girls should be in uniform or dress for the occasion with something that identifies them as Girl Scouts. The Girl Scout Shop carries many options.

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What forms of payment do you accept?

When making a payment through our website, including our eBiz program registration site, please note that we accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover cards.

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How can I support my daughter’s troop?

We offer many volunteer opportunities, including participation in your girl's troop volunteer team.

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Who do I call or email if I have a question?

Have a question about the Girl Scout Member Community, our website, your membership status or GSEM programs? We’re here to help! Email your question to or call us at 844-306-GSEM (4736). 

Para Español llamar 844-306-GSEM (4736).