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Early Bird Patch 2021 - 2022

Early Bird Information

No matter where in the world you move, Girl Scouting will continue to play an important role in your daughter’s journey to greatness. Help her continue to reach for the stars by renewing her Girl Scouts membership this Early Bird season from April 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021.

By renewing during Early Bird season, you're eligible to receive some of these amazing incentives!

A girl membership** for the 2021-2022 Membership Year costs a total of $45, which includes a $25 GSUSA membership due and a $20 USAGSO Council Service Fee (CSF). Included in her Early Bird membership is USAGSO's very own Early Bird patch for girls who renew on April 1st! Also, if you renew with USAGSO and find out you are moving, we will be happy to transfer your membership to a stateside council or another overseas community.  

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Early Bird FAQs

When is Early Bird registration available?

The registration period for Early Bird starts on April 1, 2021 and ends June 30, 2021. To qualify for the Early Bird incentives, members must have fully completed the registration process by June 30, 2021 at 11:59 EST.

If you encounter issues completing your registration, contact us and we can assist you in making the deadline.

Who can register for Early Bird?

Currently registered Girl Scouts members (renewing members only).

Not currently registered? Check our Extended Year Membership options!

What are the incentives for Early Bird?

Check out our great Early Bird Renewal incentives.  Hurry, they won't last long! 

What if we’re moving this summer?

USA Girl Scouts Overseas provides a sense of security and stability as families transition to new locations, giving girls an immediate support network and friendship group with whom they have something in common. Show your daughter that you believe in the power of G.I.R.L. by continuing her Girl Scout journey into next year.

If you are transitioning back to the United States, USAGSO can easily transfer your membership to a stateside council.  If you are moving to another overseas community, USAGSO can also easily transfer your membership.

My daughter is a Juliette. Can she still participate?

Yes!  Early Bird patches are for any girl who registered by the June 30, 2021 deadline – whether she’s in a troop or not.

On another note, we have an great resource for our individually registered members to help you through your individual Girl Scouting experience. 

What about NEW members?

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 EYM option is available for USAGSO members from April 1, 2021 through July 31, 2021.

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

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Early Bird & the Renewal System

What if I can’t see the option to renew in the system?

Refer to our Systems Resources, VTK Guide, or VTK videos on our website.  There are helpful tutorials and step-by-step guides to assist you. One amazing resource is the Early Bird Renewal Video we have that shows you how to renew step-by-step in the system.

If you have additional questions, contact our customer care team, or give us a call at 1-800-467-0070.  We’ll look into it on the administrative end to remedy the issue.

When I go into the system to renew, I don’t see all the members. What should I do?

If you are missing members of your troop or household, please immediately send an email to our customer care team. They will work with you to get your troop/household list updated.

Due to an anticipated increase in the number of these types of requests, we strongly urge you to review your troop/household list now and let us know of any missing members. Waiting until the last minute could result in troop/family members missing out on the Early Bird incentives.

I’ve tried to log into MyGS but my password doesn’t work. I’ve clicked the “reset password” button several times, but nothing happens.

If this happens, please submit an email to our customer care team. This usually means the email address you are using to access MyGS doesn’t match what we have on your account. We can quickly take care of this – just let us know!

I’ve never logged into my MyGS account. How do I do that?

We will be happy to send you your login instructions – just email us at overseascustomercare@girlscouts.org and we’ll take care of it.

We also have this great Early Bird Renewal video to show you exactly how to renew in the system.

My daughter's new troop does not appear in the opportunity catalog, can she still participate in Early Bird?

Girls are members of their 2020-2021 Membership Year Girl Scout troop until 11:59pm (Eastern Daylight Saving time) on September 30, 2021 Because they have paid for a full membership year, the system will not remove them from that troop until the year has ended. 

We understand that sometimes troops start to form and begin meeting before September 30. The troop leader can always add girls to her troop, via her MyGS account, even if the troop is full.

If the guardian is trying to renew her Girl Scout, we recommend: renewing her membership from your online MyGS account and, when you get to the opportunity catalog screen, select "Unsure". Upon selecting "Unsure", a popup box will appear with the question "Why did you select Unsure?". In this box, please provide the full 5 digit troop number and the name of the troop leader. Once confirming with the troop leader that space is available, we will then be able to move your Girl Scout into her new troop.

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