By Troop Support Specialist – Brittany Bowie
Spring is here! It’s the perfect time to clear the clutter and organize your troop for the upcoming year. Take advantage of the Early Bird Spring Renewal and receive awesome incentives for the troop and each Girl Scout. Not sure where to start? Follow this checklist:
Early Bird Checklist:
◊ Start today – Have parents/caregivers register their Girl Scout today and start collecting rewards. Girl Scouts who renew during the first three weeks will receive an Exclusive Early Bird “Lead like a Girl Scout” t-shirt. Visit gslpg.org/renew for the Step-by-Step Guide.
◊ Renew online – Eliminate the chaos of paperwork and have families register online. Each family has access to a member profile on the “My GS” tab.
◊ Pay $25, receive $10 – When you renew your membership during the spring, you’re automatically eligible for great early bird rewards. A $10 membership Voucher Credit will be given for each girl member registered by June. This means GSLPG wants to give you credit to buy cool stuff in our retail shop or help pay for your next council event.
◊ Communicate – Start having conversations about your troop and looking forward to next year. Will all girls continue? Who will be the troop leaders? What kind of activities you and your troop will participate in? Asking these questions will ensure your troop’s status. Login into “My GS” and check your troop roster before April 15, 2017.
◊Make new friends – Know a friend interested in becoming a Girl Scout? She can register, too! And there’s a patch for that. New members can sign-up and be ready for the next year.
◊Celebrate! – The fun does not end with just your troop’s bridging/summer activities, but will continue throughout summer. Each girl registered by June 6 will be sent an invitation to a FREE private skating party in June.
◊Make Early Bird a tradition in your troop – Both troop leaders and families benefit by registering during early bird. It helps families by ensuring that their daughters get back in their preferred troop and maintain their amazing friendships. It helps troop leaders to plan their year with a confirmed and committed count of girls for the following year. Together, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience continues!
Early Renewal season gives any of our members—girls, troop leaders, and parents—the chance to register early for the 2017-2018 membership year and receive rewards. Check out the complete list of Early Bird Incentives.