LITTLE ROCK, AR – As the first and largest girl-led organization in the world, Girls Scouts continues to evolve its unique leadership program and implement new technologies and ways of work to enhance the Girl Scout experience for girls, volunteers and parents. To ensure we have the resources to support our mission, the National Board of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has made a decision to increase the annual membership fee to $25, starting October 1, 2017, (2018 Membership Year) for both girl and adult members.
At Girl Scouts, we remain grounded in the core principles of our founder Juliette Gordon Low – of being an organization that is inclusive, accessible, and innovative – and we are committed to providing a positive and meaningful experience to every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout throughout her life journey.
At Girl Scouts we are always thinking about the future and how we can best prepare the next generation of girls to take the lead every day. Girl Scouts has such a rich history of forward thinking and innovation – and now in our second century, as we advance the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place, it continues to be important that we keep pace with an ever-changing world. While this fee increase will impact many families, we know that a Girl Scout membership is one of the most valuable investments anyone can make in a girl’s life. Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to explore new interests and face challenges, form new friendships, and make lasting community contributions.
As always, financial aid is available so that membership fees are not a barrier for a girl who wishes to join Girl Scouts.
Click here to see the Dues Increase Fact Sheet.