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Extended-Year Membership

The "Extended-Year" membership is an option for NEW members and allows for them to join at a prorated price of $35 for adults and $60 for girls**.

This price includes membership for the current and following year. This option gives families a one-time incentive to start Girl Scouts in the summer (perhaps registering for a camp) and then continue participation into the fall for a troop experience. The "Extended-Year" option is available for USAGSO members from May 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019.

This option will not be available for renewing members, as their current membership already covers participation in the summer.

**A Council Service Fee of $25 is applied to girls' membership.

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Extended-Year Membership FAQs

What is the Extended-Year membership option?

This is a membership option for NEW girls and adults that allows them to register for $35 for adults and $60 for girls. The price includes the council service fee and  memberships for both the remainder of the current membership year and the entire next membership year.

For example, Extended-Year membership for 2019 would cover May 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019 & October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.

Because the Extended-Year membership is a GSUSA promotion, it will show up in the online registration starting on April 1, 2019. However, USAGSO will not start promoting this product until May 1, 2019.

Who can register with the Extended-Year membership?

This membership option is for NEW girls and adults only. New members can access the registration option through the USAGSO website

Because they were once a member and should be considered a returning member, lapsed members are unable to register as Extended-Year members. They should renew their membership through the Early Bird renewal process starting on May 1, 2019.

What types of activities are available to an Extended-Year member?

They will be a member just like any traditional annual member. Their membership is not limited to resident or day camp. Extended-Year members will experience everything Girl Scouts has to offer, including joining a troop, attending community-sponsored events, and more!

Does this change also allow pre-K girls to join in May?

Yes. Daisies can now register as Extended-Year members starting May 1 and participate in Girl Scouting activities throughout the summer.

How will the Council Service Fee apply to Extended-Year membership?

Extended-Year Girl Membership: total is $60, which includes a $35 membership for up to 18 months, plus the $25 Council Service Fee (CSF).  USAGSO charges a $20 CSF for a one-year membership and an additional $5 for the extended-year option. Total membership fees for girls are $45 for one year or $60 for the Extended-Year option.

Extended-Year Adult Membership: total is $35, which includes membership for up to 18 months. Note that CSF only apply to girl memberships and not to adult memberships. Total membership fees for adults are $25 for one year or $35 for the Extended-Year option. 

 

Will financial assistance be offered for this membership category?

Yes. Financial aid for Extended-Year membership will work similarly to financial aid for an annual membership.

 

Are Extended-Year members also entitled to Early Bird incentives?

All members who renew for Extended-Year membership, will have access to great Early Bird incentives from USAGSO if they register before 11:59 EST on June 30, 2019.

First, all girl members will receive our brand new Early Bird patch! And secondly, ALL members who register for the Extended-Year membership this year will receive a one-time only 20% discount** from the USAGSO's Shop, Overseas Girl World.

You will receive the discount code through email after your Extended-Year membership is processed, which may take up to a week. For questions, please contact overseascustomercare@girlscouts.org.

**Discount cannot be applied to orders placed through the GSUSA store. The discount must be used for individual purchases – not OCMT or Troop purchases, and cannot be combined with other specials (i.e. camp kits). Discount must be used by September 30, 2019.

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