Kick off the fall with an exciting new journey as a Girl Scout and discover fun and friendship at every turn!
Build a habitat for baby animals or dive into the world of robotics. Clean up a local park or design your own garden. Meet new friends and learn new things about yourself.
As a Girl Scout, you’ll have the chance to explore the world around you, have a blast, and—most importantly—find the space to be truly, totally yourself.
That’s what being a Girl Scout is all about.
Don’t miss your chance to grow, learn, and laugh with a supportive crew at your side.
Use the map below to locate an event near you and find out about troops in your area. All girls and adults are welcome, regardless of location. Select your event and click the link to register and receive login information.
Go to https://mygs.girlscouts.org/ and select the Find troops button.
Search for a troop by entering zip code, radius of at least 10 miles. Use the radio button to pick a membership year. Go to the bottom of the page to hit search.
On the next page enter the troop number in the search box. If the troop doesn't appear, select "Apply to participate without a troop".**
Use the + sign to add one girl. Use the green log in button.
On the next page, enter your information as the parent. Go to next participant to enter your girl's information, select membership product, payment method and select the button that says “Submit Member Details," then "Review Cart.”
On the review page, go to the bottom to accept the Girl Scout Promise. Select “Add payment details."
Enter your credit card information. If you have selected Financial Aid, you will get an email acknowledging your application.**
Click “Submit Payment”, and a confirmation will be sent to you.
**Email email@example.com to request girl to be added to troop or status of financial aid.
Note for new or lapsed members: From May to September, the membership system offers an extended year membership for $35 ($10 for the rest of current year and $25 for the new year that starts October 1).
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 619-610-0821, for help. Nosotros hablamos español.
Whether you have a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months to give, volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible, fun, and meaningful! Be the troop leader that supports her every week, an advocate for girls in your community, a mentor in your area of expertise, or provide behind-the-scenes support that makes Girl Scouting possible.
Questions? We’re here for you! Contact us at email@example.com or at 619-610-0833.
The Girl Scout Outreach program delivers the unmatched power of Girl Scouting to underserved neighborhoods. Since its inception in 1980, more than 100,000 local girls have benefited from GSO. Every year, GSO serves over 4,000 girls, ages 5-14 from low-resource communities in 60 schools throughout San Diego County, from San Ysidro to Oceanside. Our staff-led afterschool programs are the core of GSO, with professionally-trained, bilingual program leaders serving as facilitators and role models.
Each year, the GSO team collaborates with community partners, college interns, and other volunteers to lead sessions on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), life skills, leadership development, anti-bullying, and health and wellness. GSO also extends learning opportunities to families, promotes mentoring, leadership, and volunteerism, and hosts numerous events such as:
Questions? Contact Outreach Manager Lucy Esparza, 619-610-0788.
According to surveys, 46 percent of GSO girls are happy to answer questions in a group setting and 56 percent are happy in the outdoors. But don’t take it from us! Here’s what girls, parents, and school staff have to say about GSO.
“Helping her reach her goals and spending quality time with her was a win-win for both of us.”
Read Genevieve’s story
“You get to explore the outdoors and make lots of friends. It’s fun!”
Read Anyra’s story
“What I discovered about myself is I’m a fun person and I’m not as shy as I thought I was.”
Girl Scout participant
“Having Girl Scouts at our school is a true gift. We truly appreciate all of the dedicated staff who brighten up the day for us all.”
“My daughter can’t stop talking about Girl Scouts after she gets home from school.”
Girl Scout parent
“The girls smile ear to ear every time we remind them its Girl Scouts day!”
Q: Who can join?
All girls TK-12th grade are welcome to join Girl Scouts.
Q: What if I/my family already has a profile in My GS?
Log into your Member Profile, and from there you can
Q: I don’t know anything about these troops. How do we choose?
All Girl Scout troops are unique, so the best thing to do is talk to the leaders and even attend a troop meeting. You can sign your girl up for multiple troops in the catalog, and the leaders will contact you with more information. You can always revisit the catalog to check out new troops, too. Once you’ve found the perfect fit, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll update your account.
Q: The troop meeting time/day says “TBD,” or the description says the meeting date and time is subject to change. What does this mean?
Troops that are in formation may have meeting times or dates listed as “to be determined” (TBD). Once a troop leader is established, s/he can decide the best time to meet with input from girls and parents. If you want to know more about when a troop might meet, please contact email@example.com.
Q: I’m searching for a specific troop, but it’s not coming up in the catalog.
Make sure you put a “0” before the troop number (e.g. to find Troop 1234, type “Troop01234” in the search bar). You may also need to clear the zip code field in case the troop is listed in a different zip code than your own. The Troop Catalog shows all troops that have told us they are open to new members. If the troop leader has invited you to join, choose the “Unsure” option and type the troop number in the popup box. If you have not spoken to the leader, it is possible that the troop is not open at this time.
Q: None of the troops in this list will work for my family. What’s next?
If you don’t find the right fit in the catalog, please select “Unsure.”
If you’re interested in volunteering to start a troop, please indicate that in the “Unsure” field. Get a front-row seat to your girl’s leadership development and experience the fun of Girl Scouting together! We would love to help you get started. We provide the training and support, you set the troop schedule, and the girls take the lead.
Regardless of your interest in volunteering, answering "Unsure" will promt a Membership staff member to contact you and help you discover the best option for you and your girl.
Q: The troop my girl joined still needs a leader or girls to get started. What can I do?
The Troop Catalog indicates how many members and volunteers each troop still needs. Troops only need a minimum of five girls and two adults to start meeting.
If you are interested in volunteering, we would love to help you get started! There are various ways to volunteer, with varying levels of time commitment. Girl Scouts San Diego provides all the training and support you need for a fun and successful experience.
If your troop needs more girls or adults, Girl Scouts San Diego's Membership team will actively recruit for your troop until you have enough members. We can create paper or electronic flyers to distribute at your school or in your community, or we can host an information meeting to tell other parents more about Girl Scouts. Troop members will receive email updates on the troop’s status.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about volunteering or recruiting members.
Q: How is the troop notified when a new member joins?
If the troop already has a leader established, s/he receives an email with the new member’s contact information. Leaders should follow up within a few days to welcome new members. If the troop is still in formation and doesn’t have a leader yet, new members receive an email indicating the troop’s status.
Se invita a las familias que aún no están conectadas a nuestro programa a experimentar lo divertidas que pueden ser las Girl Scouts. Únase a nuestro equipo de Girl Scouts San Diego para una tarde llena de diversión y exploración. ¡Haz nuevas amigas y aprende más sobre la organización dirigida por niñas más grande del mundo!
Únase a nosotras cualquier martes a las 5:30 p.m. o miércoles a las 6:30 p.m.
What is Girl Scouts?
Girl Scouts is more than an activity—it’s a Movement dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
Why do girls love being Girl Scouts?
Girl Scouts is a way of life that brings out the best in your girl, even in the most challenging of times. While they’re learning about STEM, the outdoors, entrepreneurship, and important life skills, Girl Scouts are also discovering new ways to make their family and community stronger, kinder, and better for everyone.
How does it work? What’s a “troop”?
Groups of Girl Scouts, called troops, typically meet weekly or every other week for an hour or two. Guided by adult volunteers, troop members choose the hands-on activities and projects that excite them, try new things, and cheer each other on. Together, they earn badges to reflect their successes and show the world what they’re made of.
What’s the goal?
Making sure girls are given the opportunity to reach their full potential by developing values and skills that will lead them to happier lives.
When can I get started?
If your girl is ready to let her best self shine and start creating the world she wants to see, she’s ready to be a Girl Scout today. A Girl Scout membership is $25—plus any applicable council fees. A Girl Scout membership year starts on October 1 and lasts until September 30 of the following year, but you can get started early by joining or renewing your membership in April each year. Find your local Girl Scout council and get started today.