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Renew her Girl Scout membership today!


Your Next Step, Powered by Girl Scouts!
New Badges, New Journeys, New Discoveries

What path will you choose next year? With new programs in outdoor adventure and STEM and the promise of dozens of new skills to learn and awards to earn, at Girl Scouts the trail is yours to blaze! You’re a force to be reckoned with, and we can help you unleash more of that unstoppable potential—in a place that’s all about championing girls’ success. Whatever the next step looks like for you, we can help you make it happen.  

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Early Bird FAQs

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, 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.

Your council’s Customer Care team can provide additional support.

Everything you need to know about Early Bird
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 May 1 and June 14, she gets the chance to unleash her greatness for another year.

When is Early Bird in 2019?

Early Bird renewals take place between Wednesday, May 1 and Friday, June 14.

Who can renew during Early Bird?

All members! Parents or caregivers can choose to renew their Girl Scout individually or troop leaders may renew members of their troop. Volunteers can also renew their membership and roles. Lifetime members are encouraged to renew their volunteer roles during this time.

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.

How much is it?

Membership dues are $25 per person.

Early Bird incentives and offers
Shop Coupon

All adults that complete renewal for their troop and/or their household by May 12 will receive an e-coupon via email the week of May 13, 2019. E-coupon is good for 25% off any non-uniform item AND buy 4 fun patches, get one free (limit of 6 free patches). One email will be sent to the person who completes renewal for their troop and/or household members.

Free Patch

Any member who renews their Girl Scout membership anytime between May 1 and Sept. 30, 2019 is eligible for a free My Next Step patch. After you've renewed, visit a Girl Scout Shop in San Jacinto Council and show either a receipt or your MyGS page with your 2020 membership renewal to receive a free patch. Patches must be picked up in person and cannot be mailed. Available while supplies last.

Community Incentives

Communities will be eligible to earn a bonus incentive from the Council if they achieve a certain level of Early Bird participation AND provide an approved renewal-based incentive to their Community members to encourage participation.


  • Reaching 45% of renewed girl + adult members = $250 community bonus
  • Reaching 50% of renewed girl + adult members = $350 community bonus
  • Increase of Early Bird renewal girl + adult members by 10% = official Girl Scout tablecloth

Communities must submit their Community incentive, via email to their VEM, by April 30, 2019 and receive approval from council to qualify.

Bonus checks will be deposited into Community bank accounts by ACH transfer by August 1, 2019.

*Adult members with lifetime membership will count toward Early Bird goal by renewing their volunteer role(s) in MYGS!

*Increase incentive can also be earned by communities that reach a bonus incentive. 


  • Create a Community Incentive Plan that encourages all girl AND adult members in your Community to participate in the Early Bird campaign.
  • The Community incentive(s) applies only to those who participated during the Early Bird renewal campaign (May 1-June 14).
  • Submit your Community Incentive Plan, via email, to your VEM for approval by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30.
  • Receive approval for the selected incentive/s prior to implementation.
  • Use at least one Community communication platform to promote both the Council Early Bird Campaign posts and the Community incentive plan (social media, email, Remind, group text, Community newsletter, etc).


  • Host a renewal event exclusive to renewed members.
  • Offer free or discounted entry into an existing community event.
  • Use Community funds to cover a portion of the membership fee.
  • Hold a drawing for a troop pizza party.
  • Hold a drawing to cover the cost of CPR/First Aid Training, Fall Volunteer Conference or other training.
  • Other ideas to get your Community excited!
Helpful tips to make renewing easy
Where do I renew?

Online! Log in to your MyGS account to renew. We’ll also send you a few email reminders.

I'm a leader who needs to add a girl or edit a volunteer role - help!

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 2019-2020 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 Girl Scout's troop or add a new member to our household - help!

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 2019-2020 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.

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.


  • 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.
I'm a lifetime member - why do I need to renew?

Lifetime members do not need to renew their membership. However, all lifetime members are asked to log in to their MyGS account during Early Bird and renew any volunteer roles they might currently hold.

Are you a troop leader AND a lifetime member? Just a reminder that while you don't need to renew your membership, you can:

  • Renew girl and adults members in your troop
  • Renew any adult roles
  • Update your troop meeting information
  • Check for CBC (criminal background check) expiration dates for yourself and other adults - contact to renew a CBC