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FAQs

 

Who can be a Girl Scout?
Girl Scouts is open to all girls grades K-12, and to volunteers, both men and women, over the age of 18. All members must be willing to make the Girl Scout Promise, accept the Girl Scout Law, and pay annual membership dues.

What do Girl Scouts do?
Girl Scouts participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). The GSLE is a model which engages girls in discovering themselves, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place. Girl Scouting is a girl-led, learning by doing, cooperative learning process that engages girls in a fun way. Girls learn new skills, make lifelong friends, and are empowered to make a difference in the world.

 

What are the age levels?
    Girl Scout Daisy: Kindergarten-1st Grade
    Girl Scout Brownie: 2nd-3rd Grade
    Girl Scout Junior: 4th-5th Grade
    Girl Scout Cadette: 6th-8th Grade
    Girl Scout Senior: 9th-10th Grade
    Girl Scout Ambassador: 11th-12th Grade

How much does it cost to be a Girl Scout?
National membership dues are $15 annually. This entire amount goes to Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and pays for accident insurance, program development and resources.
Troops may also have dues. Each troop decides how much and how often dues are collected. This money stays with the troop to pay for program supplies, activities, trips, and recognitions.


Does my Girl Scout need books?

The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting and the Leadership Journeys are the resources girls need to receive the best possible leadership experience. Books may be purchased in a GSMH retail shop.

 

Do I have to buy a uniform for my daughter?
Girl Scouts at each level have one required element (tunic, sash, or vest), for the display of official pins and awards, that will be required when girls participate in ceremonies or officially represent Girl Scouting.


Is there financial assistance available?

Yes. GSMH offers financial assistance for membership dues , books, uniforms, event registration fees, and adult trainings.

 

When will my Girl Scout sell cookies?
 The Girl Scout Cookie Program at GSMH is from January to March.

 

Does my daughter have to sell cookies?
Participation in this Girl Scout program activity is voluntary. However, girls tell us selling Girl Scout cookies is fun. Girls practice life skills such as teamwork, money management, and entrepreneurship. This activity provides Girl Scout councils with revenue to support Girl Scouting in local communities, including a portion that goes back to the Girl Scout troop/group selling the cookies. Customers purchase great cookies and know they are supporting the girls in their area.

 

Where does the money earned from Girl Scout Cookies sales go?
The best way to understand where the money goes is by picturing a cookie. A piece of the cookie goes to pay the baker for making the product. Another piece goes to the local Girl Scout council to support Girl Scouts in its area, and a third piece goes directly to the group selling the cookies.

 

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