Join I want more information If you are interested in finding out about a Girl Scout Troop in your community before you join Girl Scouts, please fill out this form. A Girl Scout representative will contact you to answer your questions and help you find a troop in your area. I want to join right now To join Girl Scouts, login to the Online Registration System. Are you interested in learning a sport, sampling the arts, preparing for a career, or pitching a tent? Do you dream of publishing stories online, traveling to exotic places, or speaking up for girls in your town? In Girl Scouting, you can do it all! And you can do it right now. It’s never too late to join in the fun. Start by joining a troop near you. Depending on your grade in school, you can be a member of one of the following types of troops: I want more information about Financial Aid We believe all girls should have the opportunity to experience everything that Girl Scouts has to offer. If you are in need of financial assistance, please fill out the financial assistance packet. If you have questions, contact email@example.com Daisy Troops, K-1st Grade Girl Scout Daisies meet in a nurturing, inclusive environment. They go on trips, learn about nature and science, and explore the arts and their communities. Girl Scout Daisies can also earn Learning Petals and receive participation patches. Click here to find out more. Brownie Troops, 2nd-3rd Grade Girl Scout Brownies work together in groups, earn Girl Scout Brownie Try-Its, and explore their community. Friendship, fun, and age-appropriate activities begin at the Girl Scout Brownie meeting and move out to the community and wider world. Click here to find out more. Junior Troops, 4th-5th Grade Girl Scout Juniors earn badges and discover what girl power is all about through new activities and by learning to take charge of their own plans. They gain self-confidence as they explore the world in partnership with their sister Girl Scouts and Troop Leaders. Click here to find out more. Cadette Troops, 6th-8th Grade; Senior Troops, 9th-10th Grade; Ambassador Troops, 11th-12th Grade Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors participate in Girl Scouting in many ways. Under the guidance of a Troop Leader, girls select activities and resources to suit their needs while giving back to their communities. They build self-esteem and confidence in their skills as they work on a wide range of projects and gain life experiences. Click here to find out more. If you are not interested in joining a troop, you can register as an individual girl member. Register individually and get regular updates by mail on events and opportunities. Individual members can also go to Girl Scout Camp. Message to Parents What do you want the girl in your life to become? Whether she is 5 or 17, you want her to become self-confident, strong, and compassionate. You want her to respect herself and others, make good decisions, be open to new challenges, and use her skills and talents to make her world a better place. You want her to build strong friendships, be a leader, and put her values into practice in her everyday life. You want her to become her best self. Social pressure, image issues, and uncertain security—there are so many potential hurdles to girls’ well-being. For over 100 years, Girl Scouts has been helping girls realize their full potential and everything that Girl Scouting offers today is more relevant than ever. What Do Girl Scouts Do? Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities to address the important issues in their lives. Girl Scouts do almost anything girls like to do! Girl Scout program activities are open to all girls who are members of Girl Scouting, are based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, and are done with the support of caring, trained adults. Girls ages 5-17 enjoy program experiences based on the progression of activities available in Girl Scout handbooks, award books, online and Go Girls Only. Through their Girl Scout program experiences, girls: Gain skills and confidence Learn to understand and respect others Develop the ability to make positive decisions based on their values Contribute to their communities and become leaders Based on expert research and developed through years of experience, the Girl Scout program provides engaging and worthwhile activities that respond to the needs of today’s girls, with flexibility that respects their busy lives—and yours! Your Time, Your Life Your calendar is full. Your to-do list is jam-packed. You want to help out, but it’s almost impossible to find the time. Don’t panic. You don’t have to give up your life to support your girl. Because there are only so many hours in a day, girls, along with their parents and caregivers, have to balance many growing and diverging interests, commitments, and responsibilities in a world of PDAs and PTAs. You’ll be surprised at how flexible Girl Scouting is today. You can choose how little or how much time and energy you can give—an hour, a day, or maybe just a “thank you” to your Girl Scout’s Troop Leader. Customize Your Role From being the “head cheerleader” who encourages and supports your daughter in Girl Scouting, to accompanying the girls on a field trip to a local museum, to helping raise the funds and traveling with a group to a Girl Scout World Center in India, you can use your skills and expertise to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. There are so many ways to be a Girl Scout. Today’s Girl Scouts offer pathways – choose one or choose them all. No matter what’s selected, offering Girl Scout programs makes a positive and lasting impact on girls. Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania offers the necessary support and resources. Troop: Your daughter can join a troop and meet regularly with other girls to participate in exciting activities, make a difference in your community, and have lots of fun. Events: Maybe your daughter has more than one passion. If so, she can attend multiple half- or one-day events throughout the year in subjects that interest her most. Travel: Pack her bags for adventure. Girl Scouts go places! Whether it’s across town or to a museum in the city, the adventure and what they learn will stay with them forever. Camp: Girls attend day or resident camp programs to meet new friends, learn new skills over a series of days or even weeks! Series: Does she love dance? History? Photography? Visiting the aquarium? Many other girls do, too. She can explore lots of her interests with them in a way that fits her schedule. Some girls participate in one pathway, while others may select any combination of the five. No matter how she becomes involved in Girl Scouting, three keys to leadership development are incorporated into every aspect of the Girl Scout experience – through girl-led, cooperative and learning-by-doing activities – which makes every pathway FUN! As a family member of a Girl Scout who participates in any of these five pathways, you can receive information from Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania through: Spark Magazine This publication is mailed twice a year–one copy to every registered Girl Scout household. Spark is available online sectioned out below for your convenience. Additional copies can be obtained at Council Service Centers or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join the mailing list. Spark Spring/Summer 2015 Entire Issue Camp Guide Program Guide Online Resources You may also connect with us on: Facebook Twitter Flickr Youtube Instagram Our web site is updated weekly and provides the most current listing of events and opportunities to you and your girl. E-mail Newsletters Finally, if you’re like many busy families, having reminders of registration dates is greatly appreciated. Click here to sign up to receive GSEP News. We’ll let you know about upcoming Council events and other news about our volunteers and the accomplishments of our Girl Scouts.