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Become a Girl Scout

Why Join


Backed by 105 years of experience, Girl Scouts fuels the woman-leadership pipeline. According to information gathered by the Girl Scout Research Institute, data shows that Girl Scout alumnae enjoy higher incomes, more rewarding careers, and are more active in their community than their peers. Why? Our all-girl environment and individually tailored Girl Scout experiences give girls the chance to take the wheel and take the lead.

Our program provides engaging and worthwhile activities that respond to the needs of today’s girls with the flexibility that respects their busy lives – and yours! Ninety-six percent of girls have tried at least one new thing as a Girl Scout and Girl Scouts of Western Washington challenges girls to explore their passions and get out of their comfort zone. 

How to Join

Thank you to our sister council in California for providing this great how-to video.

If you need assistance completing your membership, please contact our Customer Care team at 1(800) 541-9852 or customercare@girlscoutswworg.

You can complete registration at any point during the calendar year!
How to join Girl Scouts: 

1) Click Join Now to visit our registration site and tell us a bit about yourself. 
2) Enter your zip code to find a nearby troop and choose one that will work best for you and your family. Or, enter the number of the troop you are interested in to pick a specific troop!
3) Not sure what troop is best for you? Or don't see your troop in the search? Select “unsure,” and let us know what experience your girl would like or what troop number you are searching for. A staff member will reach out to you to help you find a troop!
4) Complete the process by becoming a member of Girl Scouts. You will pay $25 in member dues and there is financial assistance available. If you require financial assistance, please apply for it here in addition to filling out the registration form. 

Ready to register your girl? Register here.

Transferring your girl from another council? Fill out our Council to Council Transfer Request form

Want to become a Girl Scout volunteer? Learn more about how volunteers make a huge impact on the Girl Scout experience! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Girl Scouts of Western Washington is an inclusive organization, and we accept all girls in kindergarten through 12th grade as members. We also recognize that gender is not binary - people don't identify only as boys or girls. We welcome children from across the gender spectrum. 

Membership costs $25 a year, and financial assistance is available if you qualify. Visit our financial assistance page to apply. Additional costs will vary depending on the Girl Scouting adventure chosen. Some expenses such as books and uniforms are optional but may also be covered by financial assistance. Girl Scouts can also use money from product sales to fund troop expenses including uniforms, badges, and patches.

Absolutely! Men make great volunteers and role models for girls. All volunteers must pass a background check, and male Troop Leaders must have a female Co-Leader.

All troop leaders must be a registered member over 18 years old and able to pass our background check. Background checks are free and will be sent to you via email from our external vendor after membership is purchased or you volunteer for a role.

Troops are led by volunteers. Volunteers decide when, where, and how often their troop meets. On average, troops meet twice a month for about an hour. Some troops meet in schools, homes, churches, fire stations or businesses, for example. Some meet weekly, monthly, or around other activities. The girls and volunteers should decide together what works best for the troop. Girls are encouraged to lead meetings and activities depending on their age group. Every troop is a little bit different!

You can be a troop leader, co-leader, troop treasurer, or troop representative. All these volunteer roles attend monthly service unit meetings. However, there is a myriad of volunteer opportunities including being an outdoor specialist, cookie manager, and more! Find out what might be a good fit for you by clicking Volunteer Now below filling out our interest form.


Ready to register for a troop near you? Click Join Now to start the registration process.
Once you tell us a bit about you and your girl, you will have access to our troop search tool where you can search for and select a troop! If you aren’t sure which troop is best for you, select “unsure” and one of our dedicated Placement Specialists will help you find a good fit! Some troops are in need of additional volunteers to get started. Please let us know at the end of your future Girl Scout's registration if you are interested in volunteering.