At Girl Scouts’ 55th National Council Session on October 25, 2020, the National Council resolved that discounted lifetime membership dues of $200 should be offered to long-term volunteers with ten or more years of service. The Movement confirmed that long-tenured volunteers are critical to our mission and Girl Scouts knows that the knowledge and commitment they bring to girls is immeasurable. If you are a currently registered adult member in your 10th year (or more) of volunteer service and are not yet a lifetime member, you are eligible for this discount!
Did you know that since January 2019 every new Lifetime membership includes a $25 Scholarship for a girl in your local council? From January, 2019 – Sept, 2020 – 22,247 new lifetime members joined and GSUSA donated $556,175 to councils to fund memberships for underserved girls in their local communities!
If you are eligible and interested, click "Learn More" and fill out the form. We will keep you updated about this exciting opportunity.
Our popular Inside Outside Campout from the summer of 2020 is back this month with a winter twist - the theme is Winter in the Woods! This is a live, interactive virtual campout! Will you camp in your backyard - or your living room? The choice is up to you!
We're proud to announce we've designed an exclusive patch and t-shirt for the event! The patch is included in the $7 registration. The t-shirt is available for $10 and must be pre-ordered by January 24. Adults can participate for $7 or for free with a registered girl.
Register by January 12, 2021 to receive activity book and patch in advance. Late registrations will receive a digital activity book and the patch after the event.
The Inside Outside Campout: Winter in the Woods Friday, January 22 | 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. CT AND Saturday, January 23 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT
Featuring: - Storytime with GSUSA Interim CEO, Judith Batty; GSUSA Board Chair, Karen Layng; and GSNCA CEO, Karen Peterlin - On our Facebook page, we'll continue to announce exciting guest speakers!
We are currently planning and working through the logistics for 2021 Summer Camp. More information will be available soon, including information on how to save your camp spot. Space will be extremely limited, so watch for the announcement and more details in the January Program Update (which will be sent during the third week of the month) and on social media later this month. Follow us on Facebook here and Instagram here.
You're Invited to the Upcoming Girl Scout Network Campfire Chat!
Join Girl Scouts of the USA for a Campfire Chat live virtual event with women who are passionate about the power of investing in women-owned startups to bridge the funding gap and create an equitable society. In addition to hearing their stories and discussing the state of start-ups and funding today, we’ll also reflect on the importance of investing in a bright future for all American women.
Adults and high school girls (Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors) are all welcome to join us for this special live virtual event! Unable to attend live? Register now and you can view the playback when it is available.
Female-Founded Startups: The Women Investing in Our Future Wednesday January 13, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. CT
Featuring: - Natasha Case, Co-founder and CEO of Coolhaus - Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital - Shelly Bell, Founder and CEO of Black Girl Ventures - Debra Sterling, Founder and CEO of Goldiblox (Moderator)
Tips for Troop Leaders LIVE: What Does a "Successful" Girl Scout Year Look Like Now? Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. CT
It may be a new year, but January also marks the halfway point in the troop year! So what’s coming up in the second half? Can your troop still enjoy the foundations of a great Girl Scout experience—like a variety of girl-led activities, field trips, and fun Girl Scout traditions—if you can’t meet in-person? We’ll hear from the Girl Scout Research Institute about the importance of these experiences throughout the troop year and two current troop leaders will share how they’re making it happen right now.