Girl Scout National Dues
Girl Scout National Dues
to Increase to $15
Girl Scouts of the USA National Board of Directors voted
to increase annual membership dues for girls and adults
to $15 for the 2013-2014membership year, effective
Oct. 1, 2013. Lifetimemembership, which is 25 times the
annual membership fee, will be increased to $375. Girl Scout
Ambassadors graduating fromhigh school qualify
for lifetimemembership at the reduced rate of $195.
Every dollar of themembership dues is sent to Girl Scouts
of the USA in New York City to cover costs such as research,
resources and insurance.
Parents and guardians wanting to request financial
assistance for membership dues can do so by filling out
Financial Assistance Request Application for
. Attach the form to the
, andmail to Girl Scouts of Eastern
Missouri, 2300 Ball Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146.
All details concerning financial assistance requests are
kept confidential. For more information, contact the GSEM
Registration Manager at 314.592.2330.
GS Shop Information
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Buy gift certificates
Accepts mail and phone orders during regular hours
Offers merchandise exclusive to GSEM
GS Shop and Emerson Resource Center
2300 Ball Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
314.592.2378 (GS Shop)
314.592.2360 (Emerson Resource Center)
Mon. & Fri., 9 am-4:30 pm
Tues., Wed. & Thurs., 9 am-6:30 pm
Selected Saturdays, 10 am-2 pm
Aug. 24; Sept. 7 & 14; Oct. 12; Nov. 9; Dec. 14
Summer hours are in effect June 10 through Aug. 23.
Check the GSEMwebsite for summer hours.
The GS Shop and Emerson Resource Center
will be closed on these dates:
Sept. 2 — Labor Day
Nov. 26 & 27 — Inventory
Nov. 28 & 29 — Thanksgiving
Dec. 23 - Jan. 1, 2014 —Winter holidays
News To Know
Introducing the BFF (Be a Friend First) Program
A girl’s relationships with her peers are critical components
of her well-being and ability to succeed in school, as well
as throughout her life. While boys tend to use physical
aggression when they bully, girls aremore likely to engage
in relationally aggressive behavior. This means that
they bully by manipulating their relationships: teasing,
forming cliques, excluding others and using social media
in negative ways, such as spreading rumors.
Girl Scouts of the USA created the eight-week Be a
Friend First (BFF) program series model for middle school
girls to help themdevelop healthy relationship skills,
understand relational aggression and learn about conflict
resolution and bullying prevention. It’s a bully prevention
experience based on the national Girl Scout leadership
Journey for Girl Scout Cadettes.
Girls begin BFF by understanding how to develop healthy
friendships. They then learn to deal with relational aggression
and bullying in their own relationships. Finally, they lead with
friendship in their schools and communities by taking action
to prevent bully behavior.
View powerful videos about the BFF programat:
Leaders or volunteers who would like a volunteer booklet
and schools or organizations interested in bringing BFF to
its girls should contact Michelle Johnson, 314.592.2344,