1) WHO CAN JOIN?
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.
2) HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
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.
3) CAN MEN VOLUNTEER?
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.
4) DO VOLUNTEERS HAVE BACKGROUND CHECKS?
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.
5) WHEN AND WHERE DO TROOPS MEET?
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!
6) WHAT WAYS CAN I VOLUNTEER?
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 filling out our Volunteer Opportunities Interest Form!