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4YourGirlPic300.jpgWe understand families have many choices when it comes to ways to foster their girls’ healthy development. Choosing to be involved in Girl Scouts allows the family to support their girl, serve the community, pass on important values and to experience a shared sense of accomplishment — all at the same time! 

There are so many flexible, fun ways to add your time and talents. When you do, your family becomes part of the greater Girl Scout family in Western Washington, across the country and around the world. 

Check out the resources below to find instructions, ways to get involved, answers to common questions, and lots more.  And thank you for joining your family with ours!

Registration

It’s that time of year again!  Register between April 1 and June 20, for the upcoming 2014-2015 Girl Scout membership year to get all the benefits of Spring Renewal!

Is your Girl Scout an Independently Registered Member (IRM)?  IRMs who register by June 20, 2014 for the 2014-2015 membership year will receive a free patch and additional Cookie Dough Rewards for the 2015 Cookie Sale! Learn more here.

Is your Girl Scout part of a troop?  Ask her leader about Spring Renewal, including the patch for every girl renewing by June 20th and other troop rewards!

We've heard the eBiz Online Registration system has changed to make it easier for families to manage their account, how does that affect us?
The new family-based system has many upgraded features to improve your online registration uses. Learn more in our letter to membership.

We want to register as new members or renew our membership, how do we do that?

You can go directly to register online here, or go here for more information.

Am I able to register my Girl Scout and/or myself for events, including camp and volunteer learning workshops?​
Yes! If you are the “Family Manager” you can register yourself and your Girl Scout online by following these simple instructions. If you are not the Family Manager, you can only register yourself. If you’d like to change who your designated Family Manager is, please have the current Family Manager send a written request to MembershipRegistrar@GirlScoutsWW.org.

Financial Assistance

Are we eligible for Financial Assistance?

If you are interested in Financial Assistance, please review the following resources:  Financial Assistance, Financial Assistance Request Form, Financial Eligibility Form. Keep in mind, paper forms must be submitted to apply for Financial Assistance.

How Your Family Can Help

How can our family support our girl’s troop?
Take a look at the 4 Your Girl - Family Involvement Kit. There are many fun, flexible ways your family can customize your contributions At a Meeting, At Home, and On the Go.

Members of our family want to support our daughter’s troop, and work directly with the girls. What do we need to do first?

You will want to apply here, and pick the role of Troop Parent Helper. You will be asked to complete a Volunteer Agreement and criminal background check.  Once that is done, you are able to fill many job roles with your troop. Take a look at the 4 Your Girl Family Involvement Kit, to explore all of the options (including roles that do not require a volunteer application or background check).

More Questions?

We are new to Girl Scouts and have a lot of questions.

Check out our Family Q&A and Girl Scout Glossary. If you still have unanswered questions, your nearest regional office is a great place to start.

Forms

What forms or permission slips might our family need to review or fill out and turn in?

Girl Scout Cookies

What role does our family have in Girl Scout cookie activities?

That’s a great question- there are many ways your family can support your girl’s troop learn and earn with the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Here are some resources to answer your questions and get you started.

Girl Scout Merchandise

What’s the best way to shop for our Girl Scout?

You have your choice: Shop our new online store and benefit our council or check us out in person at our two stores and pop-up shops!