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Renew during Early Bird


You are more than a Girl Scout. You're a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)TM.

We believe there's no such thing as too much. That there's no excuse for making excuses. Our strength doesn't come from how much we can lift but from how often we can lift ourselves back up. We are everyday optimists. Adventure seekers. Problem solvers. We are girls, troop leaders, mentors, advocates, parents, Girl Scouts. We are G.I.R.L.s. We will not stop, in fact, we're just getting started. Renew today.

Helpful Documents for Renewing

Need help or have questions? Email registration@sjgs.org or call 713-292-0300.

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Patches available while supplies last. See "What can I win?" below in the FAQs for more information. Renewed April 3 - 10? See "How do I pick up my free patch?" for more information.

Early Bird FAQs
 

What is Early Bird?

Early Bird is your chance to be the first to renew for another exciting year of Girl Scouts! Whether she’s a go-getter, innovator, risk-taker or leader, when your Girl Scout renews her membership between April 3 and June 16 she gets the chance to unleash her greatness for another year.

When is Early Bird?

GSSJC’s Early Bird renewals begin Monday, April 3 and end Friday, June 16.

Who can renew during Early Bird?

All currently registered members! During Early Bird parents or guardians can renew themselves and their Girl Scouts, and troop leaders can renew themselves and their troop members.

Why should I renew now?

Whether you’re the troop leader, parent or guardian, renewing shows your Girl Scout you believe in the power of G.I.R.L. You understand the amazing opportunities she gets as a Girl Scout, and you’re committed to helping her continue her journey to greatness.

Renewing also means there’s one less thing to worry about at the start of another busy school year AND renewing your Girl Scout can help her troop and Community earn awesome prizes!

How much are membership dues?

Membership dues are $25 for the 2017-2018 membership year. Please see our FAQ document for more information on membership dues.

Where do I renew?

Online! Starting April 3, log in to your MyGS account to renew. We’ll also send you a few email reminders.

What Internet browser should I use?

Chrome is the preferred browser for viewing our website and logging in to MyGS. Download it here.

Internet Browser and Pop-up Blockers
To view and print your Girl Scout membership receipt, you may need to temporarily disable pop-up blockers for the web browser you are using. It is best to do this BEFORE you start the renewal process.

How do you manage this? See below for simple steps for a variety of Internet browsers. In addition, you can do a Google search and find these steps online for your specific browser. Remember: once you have completed your renewal, you may wish to follow these same steps enable your pop-up blocker again. 

Google Chrome
Chrome is the preferred browser for viewing and logging in to MyGS.

  • On your computer, open Chrome.
  • At the top right, click the three stacked dots at the top right under the close button.
  • Click Settings.
  • At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  • Under “Privacy,” click Content settings.
  • Under “Pop-ups,” select Allow all sites to show pop-ups.

Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Select the Tools button. 
  • Select Internet options.
  • On the Privacy tab, under pop-up blocker, clear the Turn on pop-up blocker check box.
  • Select OK.

Safari

  • Open Safari.
  • Choose Preferences.
  • Click Security.
  • Uncheck Block pop-up windows.

Android Device

  • On your Android, open the Chrome app. 
  • Tap the three stacked dots.
  • Tap Settings > Content Settings > Block Pop-ups.
  • Turn pop-ups off by tapping the slider.

Apple Device

  • On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app. 
  • Tap the three stacked dots.
  • Tap Settings > Content Settings > Block Pop-ups.
  • Turn pop-ups off by tapping the slider.
What can I win?

What can I win?

Our Early Birds are extra special for showing their commitment to another year of Girl Scouts – become one to be eligible for one of these great prizes. This year we have offers for girls, their troops AND their Communities – but hurry! Some items are only available for a limited time.

  April 10 April 30 May 15 May 31 June 16
GIRLS          
FREE Early Bird Patch  x        
Week of Resident Camp*
(2 drawings)
x x      
Family Pack to Schlitterbahn-Galveston
(3 drawings)
x x x    
Early Bird Patch* ($1.25 at Girl Scout Shop)   x x x x
           
TROOPS          
Gift Card to Girl Scout Shop* (4 drawings) x x x x  
Free Hike with Henry and Friends (5 drawings) x x x x x
           
COMMUNITIES          
Community Camp Weekend*
(1 winner)
x x x x x
Community Bonus Check* x x x x x

*GIRLS: Week at Resident Camp - session selection based on 2017 camp availability.
Early Bird Patch - limited number available.
TROOPS: Gift Card to Girl Scout Shop - must renew 70% of troop members by May 31.
COMMUNITIES: Community must hold qualifying event for incentives.
Community Weekend - Must renew 45% of members in Community by June 16. Placement/credit for a community camp event based on availability reserved by Aug. 15, 2017. 
Community Bonus Check - All Communities renewing 40% of members will receive $250. Communities renewing 45% of members will receive $350. 

How do I get the Early Bird patch free?

When you renew April 3 - 10, you are eligible to receive GSSJC's Early Bird 2018 patch for FREE. Print or email a copy of your receipt when you complete your renewal.

Miss that step? No problem - we'll also send an email to everyone who qualifies for the free patch on Tuesday, April 11 with instructions.

Patches are available while supplies last.

How do I pick up my free patch?

Members who renewed April 3 - 10 can take their printed or emailed receipt to their local Girl Scout shop to pick up free patches.

In addition, GSSJC sent emails to qualifying members and troops April 11 - 12 notifying them they were eligible to receive free Early Bird patches. Members can also present this email at their local shop to pick up their free patch.

I'm a leader who needs to add a girl or edit a volunteer role.

As a troop leader, you can make a number of updates to your troop's information:

  • Add a new girl or adult to your troop for the 2017-2018 year – Click on the “Troops” tab and scroll down to Add a New Member to Troop to start their registration.
  • Add or change volunteer roles for an adult in your troop – Click on the “Troops” tab and to the right of their name click on Add/Edit.
  • Open your troop to new girls or edit your troop meeting information – You can do both by clicking on the “Troops” tab. Scroll down and click on View/Edit Troop information
I'm a parent who needs to change my daughter's troop or add a new member in our household.

As a parent, you can make a number of changes to your Girl Scout or family's information:

  • Add a new troop for a girl - You can do so through the Membership” Tab under Participation, Add/Change Troops.
  • Add a new volunteer role for yourself? – You can do so through the “Membership” Tab under Participation, Add Role.
  • Add a new girl or adult to your household for the 2017-2018 year – Scroll down on the “Membership” tab to Add a New Member to Household!
  • Update your contact information or child’s school information – Click on the “Family Profile” tab to Edit your household’s information.

  

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