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
- Add or change your troop membership
- Add new members
to your household
- Update the contact information
- Sign up for events and trainings
- and more
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
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
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.