By now you’ve probably heard us talk about Spring Renewal. It’s our annual tradition of inviting our members to renew early and earn some amazing incentives. Since April 1, we’ve given out gift cards, t-shirts, tickets, and more. But we aren’t finished yet!
We still have THREE $100 Amazon gift cards to give away, 10% off adult apparel, service unit gift card incentives, GSWNY Program Cards, and the guaranteed win of SAGE Tuition Rewards.
Renewing in the next 16 days automatically enters you into the drawings and provides you with the SAGE points. Essentially, this is free money for college. Accepted at 400 colleges and universities around the United States, every girl who renews by May 31 receives 2,500 points (aka $2,500) and every co-leader and service unit manager who renews by then receives 3,500 points (aka $3,500). Don’t miss this incredible opportunity!
Beyond the incentives, renewing now gets you and your girl ready for the next year of Girl Scouts. When the new school year rolls around, it’s one less thing to worry about because you know you’re all set.
We’ve already talked about how Girl Scouting is a year-round experience, and now we have the best way to get started! Our Extended Year Membership gives you the fun of Girl Scouts the rest of this year AND the entire next year as well.
Regular membership is $25 per membership year, which runs October to September. Extended Year Membership gives you the rest of the 2018-2019 year AND the 2019-2020 year for only $35.
That means you can attend our exciting upcoming programs, go to camp, find your troop, and learn what it’s like being a Girl Scout ahead of the fall rush. You give yourself an edge now instead of rushing around during the busy back to school season.
For pre-k girls, this means they can join right now with Extended Year and have a whole summer of fun before the year kicks off in October. We even have a special Daisy Launch initiative, featuring activities and parties throughout the summer for our new Daisies.
It’s hard to believe the month of April is over and tomorrow brings us May! While we’re excited about the flowers and sunshine, we’re here to talk about Spring Renewal and the amazing incentives still available for you!
First of all, in case you don’t know, Spring Renewal is a time to re-register for the following year of Girl Scouts. Our membership year begins in October, but renewing early secures your spot for the fun yet to come AND includes amazing incentives.
Renewing your membership by May 31 automatically qualifies your girl for SAGE Tuition Rewards. These points translate to money for college, meaning the $25 you pay for her membership turns into 2500 points, which becomes $2,500 to be used at one of 400 colleges and universities across the United States.
The deal is even sweeter if you’re a co-leader. When you renew early, you receive 3500 SAGE Tuition Rewards points, or $3,500, that your girl, son, niece, nephew, god child etc. can use for higher education.
Outside of those GUARANTEED rewards for re-registering during Spring Renewal, you have other chances to win. If you renew by 11:59 p.m. TONIGHT, you’re entered into a drawing for one of three $200 Amazon gift cards. If your entire troop and two co-leaders are renewed, your troop can win one of two sets of tickets to your favorite local museum or zoo (up to 12 tickets).
More than 100 years ago, Juliette Gordon Low registered the first 18 members of Girl Scouts and began and unstoppable movement that’s still making a difference today. In commemoration of our March 12 birthday, we take a whole week to celebrate!
Girl Scout Week runs every year and always includes March 12. It will begin on a Sunday and end with the Girl Scout Sabbath the following Saturday. This year, our week runs from March 10 to March 16.
March 12 –
Tuesday: Girl Scout Birthday and the Importance of Volunteering
March 13 –
Wednesday: (Innovator) Cookie Power
March 14 –
Thursday: (Risk-Taker) Girl Scout High Awards and Community Service
15 – Friday: (Leader) Camp
16 – Saturday: G.I.R.L. Agenda and Girl Scout Sabbath
There are a number of ways for you to get involved this week, from showing your Girl Scout pride to winning some amazing prizes. In addition to celebrating, we’re also holding The Girl Scouting Year-Round Virtual Join Event! We’ll have trivia and recruitment incentives to give you a chance to win all week long.
Here’s a breakdown of the daily Girl Scout activities throughout the week! To download a copy or learn more, click here.
March 10 – Sunday Theme: Girl Scout Sunday
Wear your Girl Scout uniform to worship. Talk with your Girl Scout sisters and family to connect with a local place of worship and learn about how Girl Scouts can be represented on Girl Scout Sunday.
Host a Girl Scout Cookies and milk party after worship. Bring Girl Scout cookies (and possibly sell some too), share what goals you achieved with your cookie sale, and talk about the skills you have learned from the Girl Scout Cookie program.
Earn your My Promise, My Faith Award. Work with your family and faith leaders to earn the pin to celebrate the connection between the Girl Scout Promise and Law and your faith.
A Go-Getter is bold, honest, and determined to succeed. Goal-oriented and ambitious, she’s also a life-long learner who believes no challenge is too difficult. G
Set a goal to
achieve a big objective. Is it a Journey
Summit Award, straight A’s, mastering a new routine, or scoring a goal? Create
a plan to work hard to make it happen.
Learn a new
skill. Celebrate your love of learning. Practice
a skill that will help you explore something you’ve always wanted to try.
motivational mantra. Go-Getters get back up and try again when
they fall down. Create a mantra or saying to encourage yourself and others to
be determined to succeed.
March 12 – Tuesday Theme: Girl Scout
Birthday and the Importance of Volunteering
March 12 is the Girl Scout Birthday! On this day in 1912, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled a group of eighteen girls from Savannah, Georgia for the first ever Girl Scout meeting.
Wear your Girl Scout uniform to school to celebrate your Girl Scout sisterhood. Today, over 3.2 million girls and adults are active Girl Scout members, and over 50 million women are Girl Scout alumnae. In honor of the Girl Scout Birthday, take a moment to recognize and celebrate all that Girl Scouts of the USA has done for local communities across the country!
Throw a birthday party for Girl Scouts! Celebrate with birthday cake, party games, and more. Invite your sister Girl Scouts and friends who are not yet Girl Scouts. Ask all of your guests to bring a birthday gift to donate to a local charity.
March 13 – Wednesday Theme: (Innovator) Cookie
Thinking outside the box is an Innovator’s specialty, so she’s always looking for a creative way to take action. She definitely knows how to get things done.
Solve a problem in a creative way. Whether it is a broken shoelace or a polluted beach, Girl Scouts innovate to find unique solutions. Find an imaginative solution to an everyday or community problem.
Invent something new. Think outside the box and find a new way to do something. Share your idea with other Girl Scout sisters or your family.
Create a work of art. Choose your favorite type of art and make a masterpiece that’s cookie-related that looks like something that no one has ever seen before.
March 14 – Thursday Theme: (Risk-Taker) Programs – Girl Scout
High Awards and Community Service
Courageous and strong, a Risk-Taker’s keen to try new things and to embrace the unfamiliar. She’s ready to step up and break the mold if that’s what it takes.
new. Girl Scouts explore the world around them.
Do something that you’ve never done before.
“can’t” from your vocabulary. Think
about the times you’ve said “I can’t (do something).” Try something that you
thought you couldn’t do.
Break the mold. Be the first person you know to try something. Share with your
friends and family about your experience.
March 15 – Friday Theme: (Leader) Camp and Outdoor
A Leader is confident, responsible, and committed to changing the world for the better—and she’s happiest when others join her in taking the lead!
role model. Lead younger girls in
celebrating Girl Scout Week activities and being G.I.R.L.s!
a Take Action project. Make
the world a better place when you Take Action to solve issues in your community
in a sustainable way.
the community. Welcome your community to your
Girl Scout Week celebrations or Take Action projects.
March 16 – Saturday Theme: G.I.R.L. Agenda and Girl Scout Sabbath
Be a catalyst for change in your community—and the world. Champion your views, influence leadership, and advance the G.I.R.L. Agenda to make the world a better place. Every girl has a voice. Every girl’s voice is important.
inspired. Find a problem big or small
in your community. Think of a way you and others can solve it and let your
voice be heard.
prepared. Take a stand and be an
advocate for an issue that is important to you. Share with others why you are
so passionate about this cause.
mobilized. Unleash your inner leader
and make the world a better place.
We’ve been focused on renewing current memberships as the end of September approaches, but we also know a new Girl Scout membership year means more Girl Scouts! To launch our new year, we’re having the Great Girl Scout Sign Up Time.
Stay tuned for more information about our special events, or check out other recruitment events!
We’re just over two weeks away from the end of the 2017-18 Girl Scouting year! New troops are forming and we’re storming the open houses to find my girls who want to become G.I.R.L.s (go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders).
If you haven’t renewed your or your girl’s membership, you still have time before we kick off the 2018-19 year. With so many exciting programs planned, you don’t want to miss out.
So far two lucky members of the Girl Scouts of Western New York have won $25 Target gift cards just by renewing their membership for the 2018-19 year! If you haven’t renewed yet, what are you waiting for? We still have two gift cards to give away, plus awesome prizes all through September!
Thinking you missed out by renewing in the spring? Think again! Everyone who’s already re-registered for next year is eligible to win. Even if you renewed months ago, your name is still in the drawing to win each week!