Girl Scouts of the USA’s (GSUSA) National Board of Directors has voted to increase annual Girl Scout Membership Dues to $15 beginning in 2013–2014. Every dollar of the membership dues is sent to GSUSA and provides accident insurance covering members participating in approved Girl Scout activities, program development, research, resources, training and services to councils.
The updated fee will be incorporated into the online registration process with 2014 early registration beginning on April 1, 2013. The slight increase will allow GSUSA to provide higher-quality services and resources to members via more efficient learning and tools for delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, as well as technology that makes joining Girl Scouts fast and easy! At $15, membership remains a great value!
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is sensitive to the continuing economic challenges that affect many in our council, and realize that this $3 increase may be a hardship for some. No girl will be denied access to Girl Scouting for financial reasons. Financial assistance is available and provides confidential, need-based support to individuals seeking Girl Scout membership.