Early Bird Extended Through July 17 – Renew Your Membership for 2017

Early Bird season now runs through July 17 – it’s going to be a hoot, and we think you’ll see why after learning about this year’s mascot and the great perks for participating!

The Low-Down: Early Bird is an annual season when we start to wrap up the current Girl Scout year and prep for next year by offering members early membership renewal (which comes with perks!).

The Dates: This year’s Early Bird season started May 1 and has been extended to July 17.

The Perks: Girl Scout members who renew their membership for the 2016-2017 Girl Scout year during the Early Bird season will receive the 2017 Early Bird patch and a shop punch card, which gives you 15% off any item purchased in the store on 12 separate visits, between July 2016-June 2017. These items will be mailed directly to members during the month of July.GS_early bird_patch_2017

The Process: Troop leaders and service unit volunteers have been given the opportunity to renew troops prior to today, so you may have already been contacted by your troop leader or service unit volunteer regarding renewing your membership. If not, you can learn more about the renewal process, find answers to frequently asked questions, and renew your membership online here.

Bonus Fun: Our 2017 Early Bird mascot is the (adorable) Northern Saw-whet Owl. To get you more acquainted with this lovable, native bird, our Troop Support team developed an Early Bird activity plan, which is filled with Saw-whet owl fun facts, games, and activities. (Our favorite is the Saw-whet Owl puppet craft — complete with its own pellet!)

We hope you have a fantastic spring and take advantage of these Early Bird perks! As always, if you have questions regarding renewing your membership or the Early Bird perks, you can contact us at 800-845-0787 or girlscouts@girlscoutsrv.org.


  1. Rebecca Cuellar says

    My daughter will be in kindergarten at Grey Cloud Elementary in Cottage Grove next year. Is there a Daisy troop there that she could join?

    • Sara Gove says

      Hi Rebecca! We are excited to hear you are looking for a Daisy troop for your daughter! Someone from River Valleys will follow up with you on next steps regarding joining a troop after July 1.

  2. Tonia says

    I’m trying to get my daughter’s membership renewed for next year and the site isn’t working. I switch the drop down from “current” to “next year” and the renewal options drop down is blank and if I click on continue it just brings me back to the same page and has reset the page back to “current”. It also will not allow me to add a member to the household and I am trying to volunteer to as a co leader for my daughter’s troop. What do I do? now we are going to miss out on the early bird specials!!

    • Sara Gove says

      Hi Tonia,

      Have you been able to renew? IF not, let us know and one of our staff can contact you to help you get renewed. Thanks!