New Member/Guardian Frequently Asked Questions
Girl Scouts have fun – exploring a variety of exciting activities that strike your individual interests.
Girl Scouts learn – gaining critical skills and knowledge through their leadership journeys.
Girl Scouts connect – embracing diversity and collaborating with girls who will become lifelong friends.
Girl Scouts help – transforming their local community and making the world a better place.
Girl Scouts lead – now and throughout their lives.
You decide how you want to participate in Girl Scouts. Some girls enjoy being a member of a traditional troop. Others prefer to join special interest groups or participate through Camps or Travel opportunities. Still others like to boldly strike off on their own and gain the benefits of membership as an independent “Juliette.” Regardless, every Girl Scout can explore her Leadership Journey through multiple Girl Scout Pathways.
Girl Scouts at each level are only required to wear one element (Tunic, Sash or Vest) for the display of official pins and awards, during their participation in ceremonies or activities that officially represent the Girl Scout Movement. Though a unifying look for girls and adults at each level is encouraged. Click on Uniforms for a full description of the complete unifying look at each level
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Girl Scout Membership Dues are $12* a year. This entire amount goes directly to the national Girl Scout organization - Girl Scouts of the USA. The funds pay for activity insurance for all girl and adult members, the development of Girl Scout handbooks and resource guides, and other Girl Scout program and management support that is provided by Girl Scouts of the USA to our local council - Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.
Girl Scout Troop/group dues finance most activities with money earned through council-sponsored product sales (Girl Scout Cookies), and approved Girl Scout Troop money-earning activities. There may be some activities though, such as travel experiences, where girls may need their own money for incidentals.
Girl Scouting is for every girl, everywhere. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas strives to ensure the fullest Girl Scouting experience possible for every member. Click here for more information about our Financial Assistance opportunities. The Northeast Texas Council also offers The Gift of Girl Scouting through several community outreach and education programs.
Girls’ safety is top priority. The Northeast Texas Council follows Girl Scouts Safety Wise health and safety practices that ensure girls are always well supervised by trained adult volunteers. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas follows the GSUSA standards and policies that ensure girls are always well supervised by the appropriate number of screened and trained adult volunteers.