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Extended-year Membership for NEW Members


Joining Now? Choose Our NEW Extended-year Membership!

For the first time ever, Girl Scouts of the USA has introduced an Extended-year Membership opportunity for NEW members!

In the past, new members who joined Girl Scouts later in the Girl Scout membership year had to pay the full membership fee again soon after their initial registration, if they wanted to continue with Girl Scouts into the fall. A new Girl Scout membership year begins every October 1.

Through the new Extended-year Membership option available from April 1 through June 30, 2019, new Girl Members (entering grades K-12, Fall 2019) and new Adult Members (parents, volunteers, and troop leaders) can register for an up to 17-month-period ending Sept. 30, 2020. Extended membership costs $56 for girls (and $35 for adults), and allows you to begin your Girl Scout Leadership Experience now, as of April 1, and continue through the summer right into the traditional troop experience in the fall without paying double membership fees. It’s seamless—and a pretty sweet deal! 

For new girls, Extended-year Membership provides the ultimate opportunity to get started on their Girl Scout adventure now and then stay for the whole next year. And it lets new adult members start their onboarding process immediately, participate in activities with their daughters, and maybe even begin recruiting for their new troop!

Extended-year Programs for Girls Entering Kindergarten Fall 2019

Girls entering Kindergarten in Fall 2019, who have registered to be a Girl Scout Daisy, can attend these programs FREE, with their parent or guardian.

Daisy Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead
May 4 & 18, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Paramus Service Center (300 Forest Avenue, Paramus)

Daisy Robotics! Girl Scout Daisies will learn about robots, find out what robots can do and team up to design their own robot with some new Girl Scout friends!

Cheers for Animals
June 2019 (date and time TBD)
Bergen County Zoological Park at Van Saun County Park (Paramus)

Welcome to This Amazing Animal Adventure! Come take a trip with your new Girl Scout Daisy friends through The Bergen County Zoological Park. This “New World” Zoo exhibits wildlife from North and South America. Exhibits include rare and unusual species including Baird’s Tapirs, Andean Condors, American Alligators, Golden Lion Tamarins and South American Pampas. Girl Scout Daisies will learn how the Zookeeper cares for the animals and have fun exploring the zoo with a fun scavenger hunt activity. All Girl Scout Daisies will receive a 3 Cheers for Animals Journey Book.

Daisy Discovery Day at Camp
June 2, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Lake Rickabear Day Camp, Kinnelon

Take a journey with your family and learn how to navigate your first year as Girl Scout Daisy! Learn about the Girl Scout Promise and Girl Scout Law, discover how to earn your Daisy Petals, and explore Girl Scout Camp.

Me & My Guy
June 15, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lake Rickabear Day Camp, Kinnelon

Bring your favorite guy for a day of outdoor fun at Lake Rickabear. Play miniature golf, enjoy a hotdog off the grill, explore our trails, and try out our outdoor bowling alley. Wear your bathing suit and bring a towel for water fun and more! “Guys” do not have to be Girl Scout members.

Daisy Sew Petite
July 20, 2019,  (choice of one session) 9-10 a.m., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1-2 p.m.
Riverdale Service Center (95 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale)

In this introductory, hands-on class specifically designed for Girl Scout Daisies, girls will create a fun, easy to sew project using a computerized sewing machine. Girls will make an embroidered messenger bag using colorful fabrics and threads while having fun and learning the language of sewing.

Extended-year Benefits for Girls Entering Grades 1-12 Fall 2019

For girls entering Grades 1-12 in Fall 2019, there are benefits to Extended-year Membership, too! If your girl wants to attend Summer Day Camp at Jockey Hollow or Lake Rickabear, Extended-year Membership will provide the ultimate opportunity to get started on a Girl Scout adventure in the summer. Extended-year Membership also offers participation in any Girl Scout Council-sponosored activities before Sept. 30, 2019. Then, as of Oct. 1, she'll already be signed up for the whole next membership year. 

Extended-year Membership for New Volunteers

Get a jump start on your Girl Scout Leadership Experience along with your daughter with an Extended-year Adult Membership. Interested in leading her troop or assisting a troop leader? Volunteer your time today, get your training started immediately, and be ready for when the new Girl Scout year starts October 1.