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Renew your Membership

Renew Your Membership—You’ve Got This.

Strength, resilience, togetherness, and the support of community—that’s what Girl Scouts of Alaska  is all about. So in this uncertain world, you can count on one thing for sure: today, tomorrow, together, we are on your team.

 

Renewal FAQs

Financial Assistance

Membership fees should never be a barrier to girls becoming Girl Scouts. Check the financial aid box when registering to submit your financial aid request.

Trouble logging in?

Q: Why isn’t my username working?
A: Your username is typically your email address. If you have more than one email address, try each. You can also use the “Forgot Your Password?” link to send a reset email to your email address. If you’re still having trouble, contact your council’s Customer Care team.

Q: Why aren’t I getting the password reset emails?
A: The password reset emails come from gsusacustomercare@girlscouts.org, so please make sure it’s added to your safe senders list. If you requested the reset email before marking our email address as safe, check your spam folder. If you’re still not receiving the email, contact your council’s Customer Care team to verify that your username/email address is correct.

Q: How do I reset my password when I no longer have access to the email address associated with my account?
A: Your council’s Customer Care team can easily change your username/email address without requiring you to recreate your account.

Q: Why can’t I see my family when I log in?
A: There are a couple reasons this could happen:

  • Another adult family member may be listed as the preferred contact on the account. That person must log in to renew. Contact your council’s Customer Care team if you’d like to be listed as your household’s preferred contact.
  • You may have a second or duplicate account with a different email address. Try a different username. If that works, be sure to contact your council’s Customer Care team to merge the two accounts into one.

Q: Why can’t I see my troop(s) when I log in?
A: There are several reasons this could happen:

  • Troops are listed on a separate tab from your family. If you have more than one troop, look for the pull-down menu to change between them.
  • Check your member profile to make sure you’re listed as a volunteer in the troop.
  • Not all troop volunteers can access the troop tab. Check with your council to see which volunteer roles they allow to access the tab.
  • If your background check has expired, you may lose access until it is up-to-date.

Still having issues? Contact our Customer Care or give us a call at 907-248-2250.

Why should I renew during Early Bird?

Early Bird Registration is Girl Scouts of Alaska's spring renewal opportunity where members can renew for the upcoming year and receive great perks.

Register/renew by April 8th to receive:

  • Girls: Entrance into a drawing for a charm bracelet and starter charm, entrance into a drawing for a My Little Pony toy, and an Early Bird patch
  • Adults: Entrance into a drawing for a free Encampment site, entrance into a drawing for 1 of 5 Samsung Galaxy watches, and an Early Bird patch

Register/renew by April 16th to receive:

  • Girls: Entrance into a drawing for a My Little Pony toy, an Early Bird patch
  • Adults: Entrance into a drawing for 1 of 5 Samsung Galaxy watches, Early Bird patch

Register/renew by April 30th to receive:

  • Girls & Adults: Early Bird patch

View requirements and more details here.

Why should I participate in Fill Your Troop?

View Flyer Here.

We know that many of you are still determining your plans for the 2021-2022 school year. We’re moving the FYT campaign to September to give you more time to organize for fall and still receive the benefits that the FYT program offers. If your troop has met the FYT requirements before September you will also receive the below incentives.

Here’s how to qualify for Fill Your Troop incentives:

Troops that renew or register at least 2 Troop Leaders and 7 girls will earn:

  • Extra 5 cents per box sold during the 2022 Cookie Program
  • Extra 10 cents per item sold during the 2021 Fall Product Program

Troops that renew or register at least 2 Troop Leaders and 12 girls will earn:

  • Extra 5 cents per box sold during the 2022 Cookie Program
  • Extra 10 cents per item sold during the 2021 Fall Product Program
  • AND either: 
    • Badge kit and DIY cupcake party for the troop OR
    • Virtual outdoor program and friendship bracelet or lanyard supplies for the troop

We’re here to help. We have invitation templates you and your girls can use. Girl Scouts of Alaska will also be recruiting and placing girls throughout the fall and winter by working with schools, holding recruitment events, advertising on social media, and more.

Questions? Contact Customer Care at customercare@girlscoutsalaska.org or call (907) 248-2250.

Why should I participate in Be a Sister?

View flyer here.

Troops who complete five of the activities below by October 31, 2021 will earn the Be a Sister patch for each girl in the troop (patches will be mailed to the Troop Leader). The troop will also be placed in a drawing for:

• Free attendance at Encampment (includes site fee and girl fees), with priority session selection, OR

• A party for the troop with food and Girl Scout activities.

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1. Check your troop’s meeting details in the participation catalog. Ensure there are open spots (if    possible) and that the meeting details are correct.

2. Host a Girl Scout table during events at schools connected to your troop.

3. Contact 2-3 friends and invite them to become Girl Scout volunteers—sign at least one up.

4. Host a “bring a friend” event in September or October. Invite local girls to attend and join your troop – sign at least two up.

5. Share the Be a Sister social media posts with families in your troop. Ask them to share it within their network.

6. Work with your council to distribute flyers in your local community. Generic flyers can be found here, and you can contact customercare@girlscoutsalaska.org for more personalized flyers.

7. Host a Girl Scout table at a family-focused event in your community.

8. Identify three skills you’ve gained by being a Girl Scout volunteer, and share those via your social media channels, encouraging others to get involved as volunteers.

9. See if you can get your troop announced at a local sporting event, school announcement, or faith community service. Invite others to join.

10. Help your Girl Scouts write a brief note describing why they love Girl Scouts and share it via social media with your network.

11. Wear your Girl Scout uniforms to school and pass out invitations to other girls to join Girl Scouts.

BONUS: Troops can also earn Fill Your Troop incentives during the month of September.  Find more information here.

Submit the online form by October 31, 2021 to indicate which activities your troop completed for the challenge.

Do I need another background check?

Adult Girl Scout members holding a Girl Scout volunteer role are required to complete a background check every three years. The background check is completed online.

Following the completion of a membership renewal, all volunteers who have not completed a background check in previous years, or have not completed a background check in the past three years, will be asked to complete a background check.

Volunteers completing the background check will receive an email from the background check vendor, including specific directions on completing the background check.

Do I need to renew if I have a Lifetime Membership?

Lifetime members must confirm their volunteer role(s) for the 2020-2021 membership year in MyGS. This ensures we have accurate information about how you are participating this year. There is no payment required to confirm your role. 

How to Renew a Troop: Step-by-Step

Troop Leaders, you can use the following step-by-step instructions to renew your troop! For more information or call us at 907-248-2250.

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