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Early Bird Renewal

Early Bird Registration is here: April 15 - June 30, 2017!

You are more than a Girl Scout. You’re a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)TM.

We believe there’s no such thing as too much. That there’s no excuse for making excuses. Our strength doesn’t come from how much we can lift but from how often we can lift ourselves back up. We are everyday optimists. Adventure seekers. Problem solvers. We are girls, troop leaders, mentors, advocates, parents, Girl Scouts. We are G.I.R.L.s (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader). We will not stop. In fact, we’re just getting started. 

We also have great incentives for our girls and adults who renew their commitment to another amazing year of Girl Scouts. 

Why sign up for Early Bird? 

  • Exclusive Event! We'll be hosting super-fun zombie-themed events all across the council this summer - FREE for girls who register during Early Bird!
  • Exclusive T-Shirt! Girls and adults who attend our Early Bird zombie events can order an exclusive zombie t-shirt for $5!
  • Patches! Every girl who registers during Early Bird gets a cool custom patch.
  • Get $25 for 5! Your troop will get $5 off the adult registration for up to five adult volunteers.
  • Service Unit Fun! If your service unit renews 80% of your Girl Scouts during Early Bird, the service unit will get a $25 gift card to use on something fun for an event!

Parents/Guardians: You can renew your Girl Scout in one of two easy ways! 

Volunteers: Be sure to check out our Early Bird Renewal Guide on The Bridge for step-by-step guides, FAQs, and more to help make renewing your troop easier than ever!

Trouble Logging In to MyGS?

Need help logging into MyGS? Check out our post about online accounts on The Bridge - our volunteer resource. You can also give us a call at 800-342-8389 or email us at info@gsiowa.org, and a member of our Customer Care team will help you!

Q: Why isn’t my username working?
A: Your username is typically your email address. If you have more than one email address, try each. You can also use the “Forgot Your Password?” link to send a reset email to your email address. If you’re still having trouble, contact your council’s Customer Care team.

Q: Why aren’t I getting the password reset emails?
A: The password reset emails come from gsusacustomercare@girlscouts.org, so please make sure it’s added to your safe senders list. If you requested the reset email before marking our email address as safe, check your spam folder. If you’re still not receiving the email, contact your council’s Customer Care team to verify that your username/email address is correct.

Q: How do I reset my password when I no longer have access to the email address associated with my account?
A: Your council’s Customer Care team can easily change your username/email address without requiring you to recreate your account.

Q: Why can’t I see my family when I log in?
A: There are a couple reasons this could happen:

  • Another adult family member may be listed as the preferred contact on the account. That person must log in to renew. Contact your council’s Customer Care team if you’d like to be listed as your household’s preferred contact.
  • You may have a second or duplicate account with a different email address. Try a different username. If that works, be sure to contact your council’s Customer Care team to merge the two accounts into one.

Q: Why can’t I see my troop(s) when I log in?
A: There are several reasons this could happen:

  • Troops are listed on a separate tab from your family. If you have more than one troop, look for the pull-down menu to change between them.
  • Check your member profile to make sure you’re listed as a volunteer in the troop.
  • Not all troop volunteers can access the troop tab. Check with your council to see which volunteer roles they allow to access the tab.
  • If your background check has expired, you may lose access until it is up-to-date.