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Early Bird Renewal

If you renew between April 1st - May 15th...

  • Girls will recieve the special Early Bird Patch designed by one of our very own GSofSI Girl Scouts! Check it out!
  • Girls can register for Haunted Camp Torqua or Zombie Run, in the fall, and receive a $5 discount per girl! (limited to the first 500 registrants)
  • Girls will be entered for a chance to win a 4 pack of theme park tickets to enjoy this summer!

But wait, there's more...

  The "Get Outside" Troop Incentive!
Each Troop that is 100% renewed will be entered to win a Camp Out Package which includes a FREE weekend at camp and camp gear!

GSofSI Early Bird Renewal FAQ's

Who can renew during Early Bird?

All currently registered members! During Early Bird parents or guardians can renew themselves and their Girl Scouts, and troop leaders can renew themselves and their troop members. Parents, troops, and volunteers can easily renew memberships for themselves or their girl(s) online with a credit or debit card using MY GS. Renewing early gives you more time to ask for help and address technical issues before the fall rush.

Why should I renew now?

Whether you’re the troop leader, parent, or guardian, renewing shows your Girl Scout you believe in the power of G.I.R.L. You understand the amazing opportunities she gets as a Girl Scout, and you’re committed to helping her continue her journey to greatness. Renewing also means there’s one less thing to worry about at the start of another busy school year. Think about how much fun you have had in Girl Scouts this year. Now think ahead to next year where even more exciting Girl Scout activities are planned. Early Bird is your chance to be the first to renew for another exciting year of Girl Scouts! Whether she’s a go-getter, innovator, risk-taker or leader, when your Girl Scout renews her membership between April 1 and May 15, she shows the world the Power of G.I.R.L.

I’m a troop leader, why should I Early Bird register?

Troop Leaders who Early Bird get to head into the summer with knowing if all their girls will be back in the fall and can start effectively planning activities for the coming year. You can also offer spots for new girls in time for recruitment. You can have your roster ready and be able to hit the ground running once the new membership begins. Quick and easy online registration allows you to utilize the convenience of registering your whole troop online to avoid sending paperwork with personal information and money attached through multiple sets of hands before it reaches us.

I’m a parent, what is the benefit to me to register my daughter early?

By renewing now, parents get to make sure their daughter(s) will be right back in the same troop by securing their spot. Plus, it will be one less item on your very full list when fall arrives and you’re deep into back-to-school mode.

I’m a girl, what is the benefit of registering early?

Renew now and you free your mind to start thinking of all the things to come. Girl programs, outdoor events, STEM, Travel and destinations, and camps…we’re putting the finishing touches on events for our 2020 program year calendar.

Our troop always waits until school starts to register. Why should I do it earlier?

Registering during Early Bird allows time to work on any issues that arise. There were several questions/cases from members to customer care for Early Bird last year (between April to July) and more questions/cases during the three months that followed (August to October). Registering early means you aren’t behind others asking questions about joining for the first time or wanting a troop transfer.

What about getting a new Criminal Background Check (CBC)?

CBC’s can be handled well ahead of time – when registering, the system can tell if the CBC is going to expire before September 30 and will automatically send an invitation to renew. This means less CBC statuses to check for leaders at the beginning of the year. 

Impact of Expiring CBC on Troop Leaders During Renewal:
If customer renews their membership after October 1 and the CBC has already expired, the system will re-trigger their CBC when they go to renew. However, if a customer renews their membership after October 1 and their CBC has not already expired, the system will not re-trigger their CBC when they renew. The only time the system automatically re-triggers a customer’s CBC is:

 a) If they are renewing (at any time of year) and their CBC is already expired, or

 b) If they are renewing early for the upcoming membership year (starting April 1) and their CBC is set to expire within the current membership year (by Sept. 30 of the current year)

Clarification on Troop Leaders Renewing Girls:
Troop Leaders with CBC’s expiring before October 1 will be able to renew girls in their troop up until October 1. If by October 1 they have still not completed their CBC, they will no longer be able to view the Troops tab and will not have access to VTK.

Additional Reasons to renew as an Early Bird

Additional reasons to renew as an Early Bird:

  • Eliminate the chaos of paperwork in the fall. 
  • Ensure that you and the girls do not lapse in insurance coverage or membership. 
  • Ride the wave of enthusiasm after the girls’ big trips and ceremonies. 
  • You can use cookie proceeds to pay for all or part of the girls’ registration fees. 
  • It is a great way for service units to increase their retention. 
  • It’s useful for service units to plan for Fall Recruitment and for upcoming service unit events.
  • Spend your summer at camp, traveling, or lounging by a pool with no worries of having Girl Scout registration on your “to do” list. 
  • Spring programs go live on October 1st – troops planning to participate in these events need to be registered already so they can meet the deadlines.

 

                                                                        

Renew

Your Next Step, Powered by Girl Scouts!
New Badges, New Journeys, New Discoveries

What path will you choose next year? With new programs in outdoor adventure and STEM and the promise of dozens of new skills to learn and awards to earn, at Girl Scouts the trail is yours to blaze! You’re a force to be reckoned with, and we can help you unleash more of that unstoppable potential—in a place that’s all about championing girls’ success. Whatever the next step looks like for you, we can help you make it happen.  


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Trouble Logging In?

Q: Why isn’t my username working?
A: Your username is typically your email address. If you have more than one email address, try each. You can also use the “Forgot Your Password?” link to send a reset email to your email address. If you’re still having trouble, contact your council’s Customer Care team.

Q: Why aren’t I getting the password reset emails?
A: The password reset emails come from gsusacustomercare@girlscouts.org, so please make sure it’s added to your safe senders list. If you requested the reset email before marking our email address as safe, check your spam folder. If you’re still not receiving the email, contact your council’s Customer Care team to verify that your username/email address is correct.

Q: How do I reset my password when I no longer have access to the email address associated with my account?
A: Your council’s Customer Care team can easily change your username/email address without requiring you to recreate your account.

Q: Why can’t I see my family when I log in?
A: There are a couple reasons this could happen:

  • Another adult family member may be listed as the preferred contact on the account. That person must log in to renew. Contact your council’s Customer Care team if you’d like to be listed as your household’s preferred contact.
  • You may have a second or duplicate account with a different email address. Try a different username. If that works, be sure to contact your council’s Customer Care team to merge the two accounts into one.

Q: Why can’t I see my troop(s) when I log in?
A: There are several reasons this could happen:

  • Troops are listed on a separate tab from your family. If you have more than one troop, look for the pull-down menu to change between them.
  • Check your member profile to make sure you’re listed as a volunteer in the troop.
  • Not all troop volunteers can access the troop tab. Check with your council to see which volunteer roles they allow to access the tab.
  • If your background check has expired, you may lose access until it is up-to-date.

Your council’s Customer Care team can provide additional support.