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2020 Early Bird Registration


2020 Early Bird

Register for the Upcoming Girl Scout Year

The Girl Scout year is flying by and summer will be here before you know it! We’re taking flight to explore all the adventures in store. During Early Bird season, we offer Girl Scout members the opportunity to register for the upcoming membership year and unlock their chance to win exciting Girl Scout experiences (Learn more below!). This year’s Early Bird season is from May 1–31, 2019 and features our Early Bird mascot, the great blue heron (selected by Troop 30257). Look no feather, we’ve got all the information you want to know about this special bird with our Early Bird Activity Plan.

Girls and adults who register as members for the 2019–2020 Girl Scout year by May 31, will receive the exclusive 2020 Early Bird patch and a Girl Scout Shop punch card which gives you 15% off any item purchased in the store on eight separate visits between July 2019 and June 2020 (mailed out in June).

Troop leaders who register during Early Bird will also receive a troop leader Girl Scout Shop coupon (via email in June) for $10 off $50 or $20 off $100 (valid July 1–October 31, 2019).

Lifetime members who confirm their role for the 2019–2020 Girl Scout year by May 31 will also receive the patch and punch card.

New members who join by May 31 also qualify for Early Bird!

Back by popular demand, we’re offering one-of-a-kind benefits for Early Birds—plus, special drawings for troops and service units. Click here for an overview of Early Bird benefits.

Troop Benefits

Troops who register at least one troop leader and half of the number of 2018–2019 Girl Scout members in the troop (half is based on troop’s girl memberships as of March 31, 2019) by May 31, 2019 will qualify as an Early Bird troop.

Qualify as an Early Bird troop by May 31, 2019 as step one to earning an additional 10¢ per package during the 2020 Cookie Program. 

Qualify as an Early Bird troop by May 12 for the chance to win:

  • Free 2020 Membership (we’ll reimburse your troop for up to 14 members)
  • Cookie Booth Fast Pass (priority booth selection for the 2020 cookie sale)

Qualify as an Early Bird troop by May 31 for the chance to win:

  • Free 2020 Membership (we’ll reimburse your troop for up to 14 members)
  • Cookie Booth Fast Pass (priority booth selection for the 2020 cookie sale)
  • Priority (And free!) Troop Camp Registration for 2020. One troop can register for troop camp one week before registration opens and we’ll cover the costs. Max value $1,500.
  • Program Event Registration (pick a Girl Scouts River Valleys program event for your troop and we’ll cover the costs)
  • Tish in a Tent (Girl Scouts River Valleys CEO Tish Bolger will visit your troop’s tent overnight and she’ll even bring the s’mores)
  • Name a Horse at Camp 2020
  • Choose the 2021 Early Bird (your troop will consult with Girl Scouts River Valleys’ staff to pick the 2021 Early Bird)

Take it to the Nest Level

Troops that submit a troop catalog update between May 1–31 earn an additional entry into the campaign drawings.

Service Unit Benefits

Service units that meet their Early Bird registration goal (50% of girls and adults) by May 31 will be entered in a drawing for:

  • Free Encampment Rental (Free Girl Scouts River Valleys property rental for a service unit encampment. Max value $750.)

The Fine Print

  • To be an Early Bird troop, troops must register at least one troop leader and half of the number of 2018–2019 Girl Scout members in the troop (half is based on troop’s girl memberships as of March 31, 2019) for the 2019–2020 membership year. Example: If you had 13 girls as of March 31, 2019, you must renew at least one troop leader and register 7 girls (round up). Both renewing and new members count toward the goal. New troops formed between April 1–May 31, 2019 qualify if they have one troop leader and at least three girls registered for the 2019–2020 membership year.
  • Drawing winners will be notified via email by June 21.
  • Unless otherwise specified, there will be one troop winner for each Early Bird benefit.
  • Prizes are not transferable.

How to Register