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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.

 
 

 

What is Early Bird?

The Girl Scout year begins on October 1st and ends on September 30th each year. The Early Bird renewal period is a time for troop leaders and parents to renew their individual and troop memberships for the upcoming Girl Scout membership year. Beginning April 1st, you can renew early for the membership year beginning October 1st. 

Download the complete 2022 Early Bird Packet here. 
 
Why Early Bird?

1. Get a jump start on all the fun!

2. Troop Leaders will know whether girls will be back when school resumes and if there are openings in the troop.

3. Parents make sure their daughter(s) will be back in the same troop by Fall. Plus, it will be one less item on your very full list when you’re deep in back-to-school mode.

4. Troops will be ready for the Fall Product program.

5. Service Units can better plan for the year.

6. Your troop will be eligible for Honor Troop.

7. Bragging rights!

8. Receive Early Bird Perks!

Early Bird Perks for Girls

Individual Girl Perks

• Every girl renewed by June 30, 2022, receives a free Early Bird patch

• Exclusive registration for a special council event at reduced price

* Early Bird patch is proudly displayed on the back of the Girl Scout uniform.

Early Bird Perks for Troops

Be an Early Bird Troop!

Your troop must be in good standing and meet the below criteria:

1. Renew at least 75% of the girls (according to troop roster as of March 31)

2. Renew at least two registered and approved volunteers

3. Turn in complete Troop Financials to council by June 30, 2022

• Your Troop Financial Report MUST include your summary Financial Report, Ledger, all bank statements, and all receipts

• All documents must be legible to be considered complete

• Please see GSDSW Troop/Service Unit Financial Reports for details

What are the Early Bird Troop Perks?

1. Exclusive registration for a special council event at reduced price

2. New! One early Cookie Booth sign-up

3. Fall Product Program Troop Proceeds

o Base troop proceeds for nut and candy items, .85 per item

4. Cookie Program Troop Proceeds

o 1 – 250 Troop PGA (Per Girl Average) .65 per package

o 251 – 400 Troop PGA .70 per package

o 401 – 600 Troop PGA .75 per package

o 601 + Troop PGA .80 per package

How Does My Troop Receive Our Perks?

Submit your Early Bird Troop Application by June 30, 2022

*Individually Registered Girls (IRG’s) and service units do not need to  submit application to receive Early Bird Perks.

Early Bird Perks for Service Units

Be an Early Bird Service Unit!

Service units, with a service unit manager, may earn one free reservation at Camp Mitre Peak OR $100 gift card to our council shop by meeting either of the below criteria:

• Largest percentage of Early Bird registrants

• 75% of your troops earn the Early Bird Troop distinction

*Service unit must be in good standing with financials turned in by June 30, 2022.

 

Submit your Early Bird Troop Application

Deadline: June 30, 2022

Application required to receive Early Bird Troop Perks

*Individually Registered Girls (IRG’s) and service units do not  need to submit to receive Perks.

 

Don't Miss Out!

Don’t miss out on earning Honor Troop because you forgot to Early Bird. Early Bird renewal is part of the Honor Troop requirements. See our Honor Troop Application at www.gsdsw.org under Forms for full details.

Not a member? Join now!

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.