Registering Girls in Girl Scouting
Every participant (girl or adult) in Girl Scouting must register and become a member of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan (GSHOM). Girl Scout membership dues are valid for one year. Membership dues (currently $20) may not be transferred to another member and are non-refundable.
Pre-registration for the upcoming membership year occurs in the spring. Girls are encouraged to register early to avoid the fall rush and obtain early registration incentives! Early registration helps ensure uninterrupted receipt of forms and materials from your regional center, helps girls, council volunteers and staff plan ahead, and gets girls excited about all the great stuff they want to do as Girl Scouts next year. Girl Scout program level is determined by the grade level a girl will be in school during the current membership year beginning October 1st.
Lifetime membership is available at a reduced rate for graduating Girl Scout Ambassadors. A lifetime member must be at least 18 years old (or a 17-year-old high-school graduate) and agree to the Girl Scout Promise and Law.