As a youth-serving organization, Girl Scouts must constantly examine how it is meeting the needs of its customers. With the extra funding received from additional membership dues, we will be able to sustain and develop exceptional leadership programs, implement digital innovations and technology to enhance the girl and volunteer experience nationwide, maintain services for our 2.7 million members (1.9 million girls and 800,000 adults), and engage our 59 million alumnae around the world. It will also enable Girl Scouts of the USA to continue to deliver best-in-class services and support for our Movement’s 112 councils and to provide thousands of volunteers with the relevant resources, tools, and training they need to best serve today’s girls.
Girl Scouts of the USA has taken many measures to reduce operational expenses, and is collaborating with councils to focus on developing new revenue streams to support our Movement. The increase in membership dues, along with other efforts to secure external funding, will help Girl Scouts of the USA make important investments in our programming and technology and maintain a strong financial position in order to grow our Movement and continue to deliver on our mission for future generations.