Dear Girl Scouts,
Recently, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced that the annual membership fee will increase to $25 with the 2018 membership year starting October 1, 2017. This change will include membership renewals completed during the Early Bird and Spring Renewal periods in spring 2017.
Every dollar of the annual membership fee is sent to GSUSA to cover the cost of fundamental services supporting the Girl Scout Movement, including accident insurance for members participating in approved Girl Scout activities, research, resources, training, and services to councils.
For information about why this decision was made and how the increase may affect you, I encourage you to read this letter from Girl Scouts of the USA CEO, Anna Maria Chavez and to review the FAQs available on Girl Scouts USA’s website.
Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington remains committed to ensuring that all girls can participate in Girl Scouts, regardless of their financial situation. Our financial assistance program will continue to offer support to those who may not otherwise be able to participate.
A Girl Scout membership is one of the most valuable investments anyone can make in a girl’s life. Thank you for making the investment in your girl.
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington
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