September is a time for a fresh start and new beginnings. Children head back to school, and life eases back into a routine. At Girl Scouts, fall is a time of welcoming returning and new Girl Scouts to this phenomenal leadership program. Here are answers to some of the burning questions of those new Girl Scouts.
How much does it cost?
It costs $15 a year to be a Girl Scout. That $15 open the doors to a year’s worth of leadership growth and amazingly fun opportunities!
What if there’s not a troop?
Being a Girl Scout does not mean she is a part of a group of other Girl Scouts (also known as a troop). There are numerous ways for Girl Scouts to be a Girl Scout! She can be an individually registered Girl Scout (also known as a Juliette- after our founder Juliette Gordon Low) doing all the awesome things a troop would do on her own time. She can attend Girl Scout camp! She can be a part of a Girl Scout series focusing on an interest of hers. A Girl Scout can attend events planned by volunteers, staff and Girl Scout community partners. Did you know we have over 400 events planned for this Girl Scout year?! Check them out at www.GirlScoutsToday.org/Calendar!
When is my troop going to meet?
Girl Scout troops are run by volunteers. The volunteers work together to plan a day and time to meet consistently through the year. This could be once a week to once a month. It all depends on the availability of the girls and the troop volunteers.
For new troops, there is a lag period of when they can start. Before they can meet with the girls, their background check must come back clear and they have some trainings to complete. This can take 4-6 weeks to accomplish.
What other questions do you have about joining Girl Scouts? Ask us in a comment and we’ll answer!