Girl Scouts is the first and largest girl-led organization in the world, and for over a century has been preparing girls in grades K-12 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, as we continue the Girl Scout mission, it is important that we keep pace with an ever-changing world. To ensure we have the resources to support our mission, Girl Scouts of the USA's National Board has decided to increase the annual membership fee to $25, for the 2018 membership year. Registration opens on April 1, 2017 for the 2018 membership year.
Every dollar of membership dues is sent to Girl Scouts of the USA to cover the cost 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. Membership dues also help fund the implementation of new technologies to improve the Girl Scout experience for girls, volunteers, and parents.
Although there is an increase in the membership fee, the GSSNE Board of Directors reviewed the potential increase in Council Service Fee for GSSNE members and determined that there would not be an increase in council fees at this time. For the 2018 membership year the total registration cost for girl members will be $35.00 and for adults will be $25.00.
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The Value of Girl Scouting...
As the first and largest girl-led organization in the world, a Girl Scout membership is one of the most valuable investments anyone can make in a girl's life. This dues increase brings the cost of joining Girl Scouts into line with the value of its programming and the unique leadership opportunities for girls not available through any other organization.
And the Value of our Volunteers...
Our volunteers are the lifeblood of Girl Scouts and are critical to the success of our mission in reaching girls and changing lives. The additional funding received through membership dues will help us ensure that volunteers receive the support and resources they need to deliver a high quality Girl Scout experience and will assist us in bringing Girl Scouting to even more girls.