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Top 3 Reasons to be an Early Bird Girl Scout VIP!

April 7, 2015

Girl Scout Early Bird VIP


**Please note Early Bird Registration will now open April 16, 2015. Thank you!!

By Laura Douglass, Membership Director

Early Bird Registration starts April 16th and here’s the top three reasons why you don’t want to miss the opportunity to be a Girl Scout VIP!

1. Free stuff! What girl doesn’t love the chance to add a little more ‘flare’ to her Girl Scout uniform? By renewing before June 30th, you will receive the brand new 2016 Early Bird patch. Be a total fashionista and set the latest trend by being the first girl in your troop to wear this fun patch!

Plus each troop can earn a little fun swag as well. By renewing now, you will not only hold your spot in your troop and help your co-leaders better plan for next year’s fun, but each troop that renews 5 girls and 2 adults will also earn a $15 Council Gift Card. What a fabulous way to kick-off your next troop year.

And there’s more! Each and every week during the Early Bird registration period, we will be surprising one lucky troop with an additional $10 Gift Card. All troops with 5 girls and 2 adults that have renewed for 2016 are eligible for the weekly drawing – each week you’ll have the chance to like or comment on a Facebook post to lock-in your chance to win!

2. Unicorn Riding Lessons! Okay, so technically we don’t really offer unicorn riding lessons but Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines does present a whole year of amazing opportunities from summer resident camps, to scavenger hunts and museum trips, to visits with top scientists at research laboratories.

Do you want to go rock climbing? Do you want to see a professional sports team and ‘meet and greet’ the players? Do you want to learn about folk arts or how about spending an entire day creating your own crafts? We’re putting the finishing touches on these events and so much more for our 2016 program year calendar. By renewing your membership before June 30th, you can be an Early Bird VIP and help ensure we have the resources needed to continue planning these remarkable opportunities.

3. Beat the Rush! Face it, we’re all busy these days and warmer afternoons will soon beckon us to lazy afternoons by the pool and long weekends with friends and family around the picnic table. By renewing before June 30th, you will secure your spot in your troop and help minimize the paperwork hassle later so your leaders can hit the ground running as soon as the new school year begins. Why wait in line if you don’t have too? Relax, Early Bird! Renew by June 30th and you get to check off one more thing on your back-to-school-to-do list.

So let’s recap, shall we? As a Girl Scout Early Bird VIP you’ll earn flare for your uniform, do your part to earn a little swag for your troop, help your troop be eligible to win even more swag in our weekly drawings, all summer long you’ll feel more connected to your troop and your council by providing resources for optimal planning to make 2016 the best year ever, and you get to jump to the head of the line before fall registration. Now isn’t that a pretty sweet package deal of awesomeness for our Early Birds?

To renew, visit the My GS community and login. There are options to renew individual girl and adult memberships, troop renewal, and new family renewal (where you can renew everyone in your family with just a few clicks!). You can visit our Early Bird Renewal page for more details!


Want to learn more? Click here to access our new membership renewal portal….

You can also send us a note or give us a call at 1-800-284-4475. We’d love to hear from you!



The Early Bird Catches the Worm – 2014 Registration is Open

April 3, 2013

By Leslie Flood, Chief Business Officer

Wow – the 2014 Early Bird Registration opened on April 2 and we already have Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines troops renewing their memberships.  A big thank you to Troops 864, 1754, 210, 1152 and 1744!

Register Online Now to Receive a $10 Council Gift Card

Early Bird Patch 2013

Early Bird Patch 2013

Each troop that re-registers online by June 20th with at least 5 girl and 2 adult members will receive a $10 Council gift card and Early Bird patches for each girl and leader registering early.

Did you know that we have a new membership fee for 2014? At the 2011 National Council Session in Houston, delegates voted to increase the annual and lifetime membership dues starting with the 2014 membership year. Annual GSUSA dues for girls and adults will be $15.00.

The lifetime membership fee is 25 times the annual fee, so on October 1, 2013, the lifetime fee for adults will be $375. If you are interested in purchasing a lifetime membership, please take advantage of the current fee and save $75.

Lifetime Membership makes a Great Gift!

Lifetime membership is a great gift and a great value for our dedicated Girl Scout Ambassadors. Girl Scouts who will graduate high school this year can purchase a lifetime membership at the reduced rate of $156. Girls also have the option to pay all or part of the reduced lifetime membership fee with their Cookie Dough.

Family Partnership Donation!

Renewal time is Family Partnership donation time. A new feature in CORE now allows you to donate to Family Partnership when you renew your membership.  Thanks for your support!

Whether you register on C.O.R.E.  or by paper, please take time now to renew your membership for the 2014 year! The online process is quick and simple and can be done by the parents (preferred) or through the Troop Management link.  If you have any questions, please contact us at

Troops not using the online registration system can register early too by completing and returning their paper girl and adult registration forms with one troop check per batch.  Troops must submit their paper registrations by June 20 to receive their Early Bird patches.

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