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Girl Scouts may look different than it did a few short weeks ago but make no mistake: Girl Scouts is not cancelled. Girls and families need the support, consistency, and community Girl Scouts River Valleys can provide, now more than ever.

For a paper version of the join forms, contact us.

Familias hispanohablantes: Pueden descargar nuestro Formulario de Inscripción para Niñas/Muchachas y Adultos (PDF). Más información acerca de Girl Scouts en nuestra página girlscouts.org/es.html.

Why Girl Scouts?

New Member Deal
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Families interested in joining this spring can purchase a membership valid through September 30, 2021 for only $35 (That’s a $15 savings!). Girls will receive the exclusive Early Bird patch featuring the Eastern Bluebird and gives girls a head start on summer activities like Every Girl in a Tent.

Joining in the spring also gives new leaders time to get set up and ready to go for fall. You can set up a troop bank account, complete training, and pick out a few activity plans for fall.

Girl Scouts at Home – Virtual Programming

Girls need Girl Scouts now more than ever. Check out our Girl Scouts at Home webpage for links to virtual programs and online resources to support girls in grades K-12. Girls can earn all or part of a badge during a program and then purchase badges and have them shipped to their home (for free!). Virtual programs are offered weekly on Facebook Live and through Zoom.

During this time of social distancing and school closures, we will also continue to post a variety of tips, resources, and activities that families will find helpful while at home. Check out our In the Loop blog posts.

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience

Girl Scouts is the best girl leadership program in the world. Our program centers on what we call the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, or GSLE—a collection of engaging, challenging, and fun activities like earning badges, going on awesome trips, selling cookies, exploring science, getting outdoors, and doing community service projects.

At Girl Scouts, she’ll get to lead her own adventure and team up with other girls in an all-girl environment to choose the exciting, hands-on activities that interest her most. Along the way, she’ll gain important skills in four areas that form the foundation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience:

  • Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
  • Outdoors
  • Life Skills
  • Entrepreneurship

Research shows that girls want, and thrive in an all-girl, and girl-friendly, environment where their specific needs are addressed. Girl Scouts are leaders in their communities when they create sustainable projects like building bat houses, increasing traffic safety near schools, and providing comfort to pediatric patients during recovery.

Regardless of her race, class, or religion, every girl has a home at Girl Scouts.

Try Girl Scouts for Free

Try-it Girl Scout troops are virtual experiences offered to families interested in Girl Scouts. It's free and provides you with the opportunity to learn more before joining.

What is a try-it Girl Scout troop?

Girls get to see what Girl Scouts is like. They'll take part in virtual meetings with other girls over the summer (June through August) to see what a Girl Scout troop meeting is like. Together, they'll learn about Girl Scout traditions, life skills, STEM, the outdoors, and entrepreneurship!

Also, girls will earn fun patches for meetings they attend and have the opportunity to complete their own community service project. At the end of their community service project, they’ll receive a special pin honoring their accomplishment.

What are the benefits?

Research shows that Girl Scouts helps girls grow in confidence. Plus, through a try-it Girl Scout troop, you’ll get to see the positive impact of Girl Scouts before joining a troop in your community this fall.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has stopped many girls from participating in-person in activities they love. Try-it Girl Scout troops give your girl the opportunity to connect with others, build valuable life skills, and have fun this summer!

Meeting Schedule & Registration

Daisies
(Grades K-1)
Mondays
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Jul 13 - Aug 24
(4 sessions)
Register
Daisies
(Grades K-1)
Tuesdays
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Jul 14 - Aug 25
(4 sessions)
Register
Brownies/Juniors
(Grades 2-5)
Mondays
2:00 - 2:45 pm
Jul 13 - Aug 24
(4 sessions)
Register
Brownies/Juniors
(Grades 2-5)
Wednesdays
2:00 - 2:45 pm
Jul 15 - Aug 26
(4 sessions)
Register
Cadettes
(Grades 6-8)
Thursdays
3:00 - 3:45 pm
Jul 16 - Aug 27
(4 sessions)
Register

 

Want to know more before joining?

Learn about financial assistancewhat Girl Scouts do or see all the ways to volunteer. Still have questions? See our FAQ, ask us anything, or try Girl Scouts for free and join us virtually!