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National membership dues are $25 per member and these fees go directly to GSUSA.


Membership Year 2023 Renewal Instructions – Start your registration process today!
  • Log in with your username and password
  • Navigate to the “Home” tab on CouncilAlignMENT 
  • Click on the “Troop #### Management (2022)” box in the bottom left-hand corner
  • Then, click on “Troop Member Roster (Re-Register Option)”
  • Utilize the checkbox function to select current youth and adult members who plan to re-register
  • At this point, you may add any Gift to Girl donations next to the individual making the donation. Leaders should enter all donations and click “Add Donation” before checking any of the red Xs.
  • Click each red X to add all memberships and Gift to Girls donations to your total payment. Use your troop debit card to pay for membership fees and Gift to Girl donations. All items that do not have a green checkmark will remain in your Troop Shopping Cart until selected.

Volunteers Make the Future!

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee has always appreciated the value and support our leaders bring to our organization. We are excited to honor our volunteers in the following ways:

  • GSMIDTN will pay the GSUSA registration fees for one 01 and 02 for every troop.
  • GSMIDTN will pay for one CPR/First Aid certification, Camping Skills I, and Camping Skills II for each troop.

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New Opportunities for Bridging Troops

  • Daisy to Brownie
    • Go camping at one of our camp properties
    • Take an overnight trip with your troop
    • Attend Brownie First Nighter
    • Try activities like archery, cooking over a campfire, Lego robotics, and rock climbing
    • Attend a Brownie Core Camp program
    • Spend a whole week at summer camp
  • Brownie to Junior
    • Spend up to 3 days traveling with your troop
    • Attend a Junior Core Camp program
    • Attend Junior Journey Weekend
    • Earn your Bronze Award
    • Try activities like flying squirrel, swing by choice, kayaking, and canoeing
    • Go horseback riding
  • Junior to Cadette
    • Go on a Destination or a council-sponsored travel trip
    • Earn your LiA, PA, and PA Skilled Bar Awards
    • Earn the Cadette Community Service Bar
    • Earn your Silver Award
    • Attend Cadette Journey Weekend
    • Try activities like high ropes challenge and zip line
    • Take a week-long trip with your troop
    • Become a Vaquera and be around horses all the time
  • Cadette to Senior
    • Go on a Destination or council-sponsored travel trip
    • Earn your CIT and VIT Awards
    • Earn your Senior Community Service Bar
    • Earn your Gold Award
    • Attend Senior Journey Weekend
    • Be on the Teen Advisory Committee
    • Become a Vaquera and be around horses all the time
  • Senior to Ambassador
    • Go on a Destination or council-sponsored travel trip
    • Earn your CIT and VIT Awards
    • Earn your Ambassador Community Service Bar
    • Earn your Gold Award
    • Attend Ambassador Journey Weekend
    • Be on the Teen Advisory Committee
    • Apply for scholarships for college

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should my troop consider renewal?

    Current memberships (except Lifetime Members*) expire September 30, 2022. Renewing shows the troop is continuing and ready for the next year of adventures. Make sure volunteers and girls have renewed! The earlier the commitment, the easier it is to keep things together.

    *Lifetime Members do have a membership ready for 2022, but their troop does not. Lifetime members who are volunteers still need to renew their troop registration.

  • Can I renew my membership on CouncilAlignMENT?

    While CouncilAlignMENT is used to register you and your Girl Scout as council members, we encourage troops to use Early Bird Renewal as an opportunity to decide about returning as a group. Troops

    Further, the CouncilAlignMENT app may be used to register for program events, adult trainings, camps, and property reservations, but Early Bird Renewal must take place on a desktop version of CouncilAlignMENT.

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  • What is Early Bird Renewal?
    Early Bird Renewal gives returning Girl Scout troops the opportunity to renew their commitment to the Girl Scout movement. All Girl Scout memberships must be renewed for the new Girl Scout year: October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023.

    National membership dues are $25 per member and these fees go directly to GSUSA. However, registration will only cost $15 for girls and adults who register by June 6, 2022. During that time, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee will subsidize $10 per member.

    Update: Early Bird Renewal is now closed, but Girl Scouts are welcome to join at any time!

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    Early Bird Renewal offers benefits* for both the Girl Scout and the troop!

    April 4-11
    (Early Bird – Tier 1)
    April 12-May 2
    (Early Bird – Tier 2)
    May 3-June 6
    (Early Bird – Tier 3)
    Girl Renewal GSMIDTN Renewal Patch with Rocker!

    Drawing for Sweatshirt and Drawstring Bag

    GSMIDTN Renewal Patch with Rocker!

    Drawing for Sweatshirt and Drawstring Bag

    GSMIDTN Renewal Patch with Rocker!

    Drawing for Sweatshirt or Drawstring Bag

    Troop 100% Renewal FIRST TROOP: 1 FREE Drawstring Bag per girl

    Drawing for a Troop Adventure Weekend at GSMIDTN Camp Property**

    $20 off troop registration fees for GSMIDTN Council Quest program

    10 FREE Badge Requirements (PDF) + 1 FREE Badge per girl

    $10 off troop registration fees for any GSMIDTN Council-Sponsored program
    Service Unit 80% Renewal*** Service Unit Team Meeting Dinner with GSMIDTN
    A GSMIDTN staff member will bring a celebratory dinner to your first Service Unit team meeting of Girl Scout Year 2023.
    Service Unit Manager will receive a custom GSMIDTN blanket!

    *Incentives are cumulative and will be distributed during Girl Scout Year 2023. Troop incentives are based on 100% girl and adult safety ratio membership renewals.

    **Troops who renew 100% girl and adult safety ratio memberships within the first week of renewal will be entered to win a weekend of adventure at their choice of Camp Holloway or Camp Sycamore Hills! GSMIDTN will provide the lodging of your choice, a pizza dinner, one tie-dye kit and archery/slingshot experience per girl, and a $75 Amazon gift card to cover troop supplies. Other adventure activities may be booked for additional cost.

    ***Service Units that have 80% girl memberships renewed will receive a dinner that will be brought to the first SU team meeting of Girl Scout Year 2023. In addition, SU Managers will receive a custom GSMIDTN blanket.

    • What is considered 100% for troop Early Bird Renewal?
      Troops are required to have 100% renewal in order to be eligible for all rewards. Troop 100% renewal will be determined by the number of girls actively registered in the troop as of 11:59 PM on April 3, 2022. Adult Ratio requirement means the adults required for the troop to be compliant for safety ratios.
    • How will troop leaders know how many girls are in their troops?
      Current troop rosters will be emailed to Troop Leaders.
    • As a troop leader, what should I do with the “inactive” girls on my roster? Will they affect my renewal numbers?
      Your renewal goal is based on girls registered as of 11:59 p.m. April 3, 2022. Inactive girls should be submitted to your Regional Executive in March to remove them from your roster.
    • What if girls are not coming back next year?
      Troop volunteers and/or girls in the troop will need to recruit new girls to join the troop and “replace” the girl(s) not returning. Girls not returning due to graduation/aging out of the girl program are not required to have a replacement within the troop. Please verify these members with your Regional Executive.
    • It feels like I’m just being penalized because I have girls not returning.
      We understand that it can read a bit like that, but our intent is to be inclusive and help expand Girl Scout membership in Middle Tennessee! We understand 100% renewal is a stretch, and the incentives we are offering reflect that. We hope if you are open and willing to extend an invitation to a new girl, they would help enhance your troop and make for the best Girl Scout experience.
    • How will the drawings for Cabin Swag and Troop Adventure Weekend take place?
      Drawings for sweatshirts and drawstring bags will take place weekly on Tuesdays. One girl from Tier 1 will be drawn to receive both a sweatshirt and drawstring bag on April 12. One girl will be drawn each week of Tier 2 to receive both a sweatshirt and drawstring bag on April 19 and 26, and May 3. One girl will be drawn each week of Tier 3 to receive a sweatshirt OR a drawstring bag on May 10, 17, 24, and 31, and June 7.
      The Troop Adventure drawing will take place on the first day of Tier 2, April 12. All winners will be announced on social media and notified via email.
      All rewards are cumulative, so girls registered will be eligible for all incentives included after they complete registration.
    • Will I be able to choose the badges to be included in the free downloads?
      Troops will be able to decide the badge requirement PDFs and specific badges (one per girl) they would like to receive. A form to submit your requested requirements will be sent out at the end of Renewal (June 7), and all documents will be received prior to Membership Year 2023 kick-off in October.

 

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