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Register today for the 2009-2010 Girl Scout year! Call the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest at 800-895-7390 or click here to find your local Membership Manager. A year of fun and adventure is in store for every future Girl Scout!

What Do Girl Scouts Do?

Girl Scouts have fun and discover new things in all kinds of ways. Some of the topics girls are exploring today include health and fitness, the arts and financial literacy. Along the way, girls build friendships, learn teamwork, earn badges, play games, and more. Summer camp at one of our two camps – Camp Mitre Peak & Camp Pioneer –  is also a popular activity for Girl Scouts of all ages.

Girls learn how to plan their activities, and take on progressive levels of responsibility as they progress through Girl Scouts. The program encourages increased skill building and also promotes the development of strong leadership and decision-making skills. Girl Scouts are girls just like you who have fun, make friends, and discover new places! Girl Scouts go camping, visit museums, care for the environment, sell cookies, help people in the community, and participate in exciting events that change all the time. Girl Scouting gives girls like you the chance to explore your world and have a lot of fun at the same time!
 
Who can become a Girl Scout?
Girl Scouting is open to all girls ages 5-17 who accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Women and men 18 years or older may register as adult Girl Scouts.
 
Girl Scout Daisy                         (K-grade 1)
Girl Scout Brownie                     (grades 2-3)
Girl Scout Junior                        (grades 4-5)
Girl Scout Cadette                     (grades 6-8)
Girl Scout Senior                       (grades 9-10)
Girl Scout Ambassador             (grades 11-12)               

A girl may participate in Girl Scouting through many pathways: in a TROOP or GROUP, with girls from her school or neighborhood; IN-SCHOOL during the school day; through SPECIAL INTEREST groups who get together for a specified period of time; by attending EVENTS throughout the year with girls her own age; by attending resident or day CAMPS; or through TRAVEL including regional, national and international trips.
 
Adult Girl Scouts

Adult Girl ScoutsGirl Scouts provides adults 18 years or older the opportunity to continue their career in Girl Scouting or join for the first time. Adults have just as much fun as the girls when they are a part of the Girl Scout family. Adult Girl Scouts serve as role models for all girls, attend training in a variety of fields: leadership, administrative, outdoors, and more, and travel to national and international events. They share knowledge and skills, network with other adults with similar interests, gain marketable skills, and serve in leadership capacities mentoring girls. Adult Girl Scouts are eligible for outstanding service honors. Click here for a Volunteer Application.
 
 
How much does it cost?
GSDSW is committed to ensuring that all girls have access to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience regardless of background, ethnicity, economic status or geographic location.

A national membership fee of $12.00 helps Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) fund program research, training, services to councils and accident insurance coverage. GSUSA was chartered by the United States Congress in 1950. Through membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGS), GSUSA is part of a worldwide family of 10 million girls and adults in 145 countries.

Visit the websites www.girlscouts.org and www.waggsworld.org for more information.
 
TROOP DUES     Girls and their leader/advisor decide the amount of dues and how often they should be collected. The dues vary according to the cost of desired projects and goals of individual troops.

UNIFORMS     We are a uniformed organization with both casual and formal pieces available. The uniform gives girls a great sense of belonging.

PROGRAM FEES     Resident, troop and day camps, family events and programs are offered throughout the year at fees based on activities.

FUNDING ACTIVITIES     Girl Scouting teaches girls to earn their own way through participation in the annual Cookie Sale and other money-earning projects that may be planned by the troop/group appropriate to their grade level.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE     Girl Scouting is open to all girls and adults regardless of their ability to pay. Financial assistance is available and requests are confidential.


MEMBER REGISTRATION

Girl Registration Form

Adult Registration Form

Dues Summary Form

Financial Assistance Application