Welcome to Girl Scouts!
Thank you for submitting your information to our membership team. The Regional Executive for your area will reach out to you about membership options for your girl.
By choosing Girl Scouts, your future leader is a part of a larger, girl-led community committed to their success. Through Girl Scouting, you’ll help shape your girl’s experience as they gain valuable skills, try new things, and tackle challenges head-on.
- The Basics
Any girl five years old and in grades K–12 can join the fun at Girl Scouts! Whether they want to make new friends, sign up for exciting programs, explore the outdoors, or travel the world, each grade level has something for them. Girls are placed in the appropriate age level according to school grade.
Girl Scout grade levels are:
- Daisy: K – 1st grades
- Brownie: 2nd – 3rd grades
- Junior: 4th – 5th grades
- Cadette: 6th – 8th grades
- Senior: 9th – 10th grades
- Ambassador: 11th – 12th grades
Ways to Camp
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee offers many ways to get outdoors! Girls may start their experience with a day trip to camp canoeing, conquering our zip-line, or doing archery. We encourage Girl Scouts to overcome their fears and move beyond their limits. Girls can choose to attend camping programs with or without their troop.
Our Camp Properties
- Funding the Fun
Membership Dues & Fees
A $25 annual membership fee, due at the time of registration, goes directly to Girl Scouts of the USA and pays for the various services provided to councils, development of program materials, and activity insurance.
Depending on their level, Girl Scouts can wear a sash, vest, or tunic as their uniform. Uniforms are required and can be purchased in the Girl Scout Cabin. The price varies on uniforms and required pieces. If you need financial assistance, reach out to your Regional Executive for more information.
Your Girl Scout troop may also collect dues to pay for activity supplies, field trips, service projects, and more. Participating in Girl Scout Fall Product and Cookie Programs can help finance their troop’s activities!
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee is committed to providing all girls with the opportunity to participate in Girl Scouts regardless of financial background. Contact your Regional Executive to learn more.
Girl Scouts: it’s where you belong.
Here’s Where You Come In
Positive family support is an essential part in building girls that are bold and committed. Your dedication to their growth won’t go unnoticed – you’ll be growing too! Families who engage and volunteer have the opportunity to make a positive impact on girls in their community. Girls always need guides and mentors to help them develop into successful adults.
Whether you lead a troop or chaperone field trips, the time you devote will inspire today’s girls to become tomorrow’s leaders. Consider becoming a volunteer to help your Girl Scout make the world a better place!
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee is here to provide resources, support, and opportunities for all Girl Scout families.
If you are interested in leading a troop, contact your Regional Executive to learn about the great benefits and discounts we give to volunteers!
- Ways You Can Help
- Leader/Co-Leader(s): Plans/assists in leading activities and communicates with parents
- Treasurer: Reconciles bank statement
- Troop Cookie Coordinator: Organizes Cookie Program sales
- Fall Product Coordinator: Organizes Fall Product sales
- Event Coordinator: Plans events/field trips for troop to participate in
- Service Project Coordinator: Organizes and plans service projects
- Activity Chaperone/Driver: Drives, serves as adult helper at activities trips
- First-Aid Parent: Certified in CPR and First Aid (must attend all camping events)
- Phone Tree Chair: Makes phone calls in case of last-minute meeting, activity changes, or emergency
- Badge Coordinator: Takes a specific badge or Journey and plans activities to fulfill its requirements
- Meeting Helper: Helps at each meeting with pre-planned activities
- Cookie Booth Chaperone: Serves as adult coordinator and cookie booth supervisor
- Troop Photographer: Takes photos and posts to online site or memory book
- Snack/Supply Coordinator: Organizes snacks and supplies for each meeting
- Frequently Asked Questions
How do girls join a Girl Scout troop? After interest night or recruitment events, your Regional Executive will be in touch to share if there are leaders and registration instructions. For new troops, this can take a few weeks to find and train volunteers. Some existing troops take in new girls and this can be a pretty quick process.
If you have already registered and are looking for a troop, the membership team will do their best to find you an open troop or a new troop to join. Reach out to your Regional Executive to find out what troops are open in your area.
How do I register my child for Girl Scouts? Since our troops are led by volunteers, we want to ensure that we have a placement for your girl before you register. When your Regional Executive has a placement for your child, they will send you the most up-to-date instructions on how to register your child through CouncilAlignMENT.
How often and when do Girl Scout troops meet? Most troops meet 1-2 times per month, and the day and time is dependent on the troop your girl joins!
Where do troops meet? Troops typically meet in schools, homes, clubhouses, libraries, or places of worship.
What do girls do at the meetings? During troop meetings, girls learn leadership and friendship skills through our badge programs! We have a variety of badges so each girl can explore their own interests.
Who leads Girl Scout troops? Girl Scout troops are volunteer-led by dedicated family or community members who are excited to see girls grow, and each adult plays a specific role in the troop.
What’s required to become a troop leader? To become a troop leader, volunteers must complete the CouncilAlignMENT volunteer application and online background check. There is also required training with council staff. This will give new leaders all the background information about Girl Scouting!
What is CouncilAlignMENT? CouncilAlignMENT has been designed by Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee to fulfill the needs of volunteers, parents, and staff who want to better serve Girl Scouts in our community.
Do I have to use CouncilAlignMENT? Yes, CouncilAlignMENT is used to register your Girl Scout as a council member and register for program events and activities as well as make payments online.
How do I get started with CouncilAlignMENT? Contact your Regional Executive to receive instructions on how to set up your account!
Find Us on Social Media!
- Facebook Pages: facebook.com/gsmidtn or facebook.com/gsmidtnEnEspanol
- Facebook Community Group: facebook.com/groups/gsmidtngroup
- Instagram: instagram.com/gsmidtn
- Twitter: twitter.com/gsmidtn
Once registered, you may request access to our private Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee Community Group. The group is the perfect place to ask for suggestions about upcoming troop events, connect with others outside your troop or service unit, and trade ideas!