side menu icon
new_parents

New Parent Guide to Girl Scouting

Thank you for choosing Girl Scouts! Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Our program is designed for girls from kindergarten through 12th grade and at every level, Girl Scouts have fun while being challenged to make the world a better place.

When you're a Girl Scout, you're also a G. I. R. L. (Go-getter, Innovater, Risk-taker, Leader). Read on to discover what it means to be a
G. I. R. L.

Join Girl Scouts Step by Step
Go to girlscoutsem.org/join
Select Girl or Adult Registration
Enter your contact information
Enter “Troop” in the troop number field
Fully complete the process, including payment, to secure your spot!

Can’t find the troop? You can either select “Unsure” or “I want to...” options, or contact the Answer Center.

The Basics
weather-sun_32

Membership Dues
A $25 annual membership fee, due at the time of registration, goes directly to Girl Scouts of the USA and pays for the various services it provides to Councils, development of program materials and activity insurance.


shopping-cart_32

Supplies
Your Girl Scout’s troop might collect dues to pay for activity supplies, field trips, uniforms, service projects and more. Participating in the Fall Product and Girl Scout Cookie Program can help finance her troop’s activities! Girls can wear a sash, vest, tunic or official Girl Scout T-shirt as her uniform. Uniforms can be purchased at the Girl Scout Shop!


user3_32

Grade Levels
Any girl in grades K–12 can join the fun at Girl Scouts. Whether you want to be part of a troop, sign up for exciting series or events, explore the outdoors, or travel the world, each age level has something for you. Girls are placed in the appropriate grade level according to her school grade.

 

  • daisy
  • brownie
  • junior
  • cadette
  • senior
  • ambassador
Be The Role Model She’ll Always Remember
wln_volunteer

It starts with one day, one meeting and one role model who shows her she can accomplish more than she ever imagined. At Girl Scouts, we want every girl to feel so excited about her future because she knows she can achieve anything she sets her mind to. It begins with YOU!

There are tons of opportunities to volunteer, from troop leader to lending a hand at a meeting. Whatever time you can give to the girls is appreciated. Girl Scouts provides a wide range of resources and trainings to make volunteering easy and convenient.

Her Girl Scout Experience
Publications

Every year, you’ll receive two publications that highlight all the cool opportunities Girl Scouts offers!

Look for Inspire Discovery in your mailbox each August and January, with info on upcoming programs and events. Girls can attend programs with or without their troop.

The Camp Adventure Guide hits mailboxes in November and showcases Girl Scouts’ exciting camp opportunities.

These publications and more are available on our publications page.

Registering for Programs
Registering for a program or camp is easy! Visit www.girlscoutsem.org/register. If you have not purchased a program before you will need to create a new account using the same email address you used when purchasing a membership for your Girl Scout. Need more help? Contact the Answer Center.

Camp
Camp_Properties

At Girl Scouts we believe the value of the outdoor experience in a girl's life is beyond measure. When a girl spends time in nature she learns cooperation and team building as she develops the skills needed to grow into a leader of courage, confidence and character. Girls can attend camp programs with or without their troop.

fire_32

Girl Scout Camp
Girl Scouts operates three campgrounds in eastern Missouri:

  1. Camp Cedarledge (Pevely, MO)
  2. Camp Tuckaho (Troy, MO)
  3. Camp Fiddlecreek (Labadie, MO) 
flashlight_32

Camp Programs
There are three ways girls can participate in a camp program:

  1. Troop Camp
  2. Resident Camp
  3. Day Camp
search_32

Registering for Camp
Registering for a camp is easy! Visit www.girlscoutsem.org/register. If you have not purchased a program before you will need to create a new account using the same email address you used when purchasing a membership for your Girl Scout. Need more help? Contact the Answer Center.

Financial Assistance

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is committed to providing every girl, everywhere with the opportunity to participate in Girl Scouting, regardless of financial background. Financial assistance is available to cover membership dues, camping fees and Inspire Discovery program costs of $15 or more.

Financial Assistance Guidelines:

  1. Camp: Applicants will need to complete the Activity Scholarship Application and the Camp Program Application
  2. Programs: Applicants will need to complete the Activity Scholarship Application and the Individual Activity Form
  3. Applications must be completed and received by Girl Scouts at least three weeks prior to the camp or program
Girl Scouts is for the Whole Family

Raising Awesome Girls

Have you seen what’s new on the Raising Awesome Girls blog? You’ll find advice on everything from dealing with school bullies to talking with your daughter about media and the news. Check out the latest post on busting gender stereotypes. 

Questions

The Answer Center offers registration assistance, answers to general questions, tips, guidance, resources, links and information about disability accommodations.

Contact the Answer Center
Phone: 314.400.4600
Email: answercenter@girlscoutsem.org
For information regarding hours visit: www.girlscoutsem.org/answercenter