As the first and largest girl-led organization in the world, Girl Scouts has spent over a century preparing girls for every day leadership by providing rich experiences for them to explore new interests, face challenges, form new friendships, and make lasting community contributions.
Now in our second century, it is important that we keep pace with an ever-changing world and ensure we have the resources to support our mission. Girl Scouts of the USA’s National Board has decided to increase its annual membership fee from $15 to $25 starting on October 1, 2017 for both girl and adult members. The increase is effective for the 2017-2018 membership year (Fiscal Year 2018), which includes 2017 Early Bird registration this spring. Every dollar of membership dues is sent to Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to cover the costs of fundamental services supporting the Girl Scout Movement. This includes, but is not limited to, accident insurance for members participating in approved Girl Scout activities, program development, research, resources, training, technology, services to councils, and protection of the Girl Scout brand.
As announced to our membership last week, this summer GSUSA and USAGSO will deliver exciting, new technology specifically built for our international members in order to improve the Girl Scout experience for our overseas girls, volunteers, and parents.
The membership due increase will support:
- Online registration—no need to scan...