Extended Year Membership
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Extended Year Membership

The Extended Year Membership (EYM) 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 and then continue participation into the fall for a troop experience. The EYM option is available for USAGSO members from April 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020.

If you register with USAGSO and find out you are moving, we will be happy to transfer your membership to a stateside council or another overseas community. 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 Incentives

For All Members

Register through the Extended Year Membership option, and you will receive a 20% discount to USAGSO's online store, Girl Scout World!

For Girl Members

Register through the Extended Year Membership option, and she will receive the 2020-2021 Early Bird patch & a 20% discount to USAGSO's online store, Girl Scout World!

For Overseas Committees

Earn $$$ for your community by participating in the Extended Year Membership Campaign! 

OCMTs will receive $10 for every girl registered in your community through the EYM option. 

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Extended Year Membership FAQs

What is Extended Year Membership?

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 2020 would cover April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020 & October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021.

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 April 1, 2020.

What types of activities are available to a EYM 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 April?

Yes. Daisies can now register as Extended-Year members starting April 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 EYM 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 the EYM deadline of 11:59 EST on August 31, 2020.

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, 2020.

Why should I register during COVID-19?

While the current situation is one we have not faced before and has changed the programmatic landscape for many of our members, USAGSO is still here and still operating in many of our overseas locations. A lot of troops are meeting virtually and Girl Scouts are still gaining those fantastic leadership skills, even if the setting has changed a bit. Many of our Girl Scouts have enjoyed their virtual troop meetings as a way to touch base with their friends and gain new skills--and just enjoy being a Girl Scout!

Most of our overseas troops start to meet before the start of the Girl Scout Membership Year on October 1. If your Girl Scout joins as an EYM right now, she can participate with her troop as soon as things get back to normal.

Additionallly, Girl Scouts of the USA has developed some great virtual programming, either through the Volunteer Toolkit or through the new GIrl Scouts at Home initiative. USAGSO also has a whole list of virutal resources, which can be found on our COVID-19 Resources page. 

And don't worry, If your family moves to a new overseas community or back to the United States after registering as EYM, your membership moves with you! Visit our Membership Moves page for more information on how to transfer your membership

 

To help you with registration, we have a great Extended Year Membership registration video. This video will guide you through the registration process with lots of tips and tricks!

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