Parent Resources

Be Part of Her Team

Research shows that girls develop best in an all-girl environment, which allows them to develop leadership potential and blossom in a safe environment where they make friends, develop important life skills, strengthen values and have fun doing it.

Learn about flexible pathways for girls in Girl Scouting.

A girl benefits most from Girl Scouting when her parents are involved. Even for busy parents, Girl Scouts offers many flexible ways you can be on her team.  Volunteers are always needed, and there are many ways you can support girls’ success.

• Help with meeting set-ups and clean-ups
• Coordinate a phone or e-mail tree
• Coach a sports clinic, share a hobby or lead a hike
• Transport or chaperone girls on a field trip
• Be a Cookie Mom or Dad during the annual sale
• Help with paperwork

As a Girl Scout volunteer, you’ll have fun and make new friends. Talk to a Girl Scout volunteer in your area or contact us at 949.461.8800 or

Important Resources and Forms

2014 Membership Registration Form-Girls
2014 Membership Registration Form-Girls Spanish
2014 Membership Registration Form-Adults
2014 Membership Registration Form-Adults Spanish
Camp Assistance Form
Council Service Fee - Video from Nancy Nygren, CEO
Council Service Fee - FAQ
Family Connections e-Newsletters
How to Wear Girl Scout Insignia
Health History Form-English
Health History Form-Spanish
Health History Form-Vietnamese
Important Information for Families
Permission Slip-English
Permission Slip-Spanish
Permission Slip-Vietnamese
Volunteer Application Form

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Your Support is Vital
The annual cost to provide the Girl Scout Leadership Experience program for just one girl is $400. With nearly 23,000 Girl Scouts in Orange County, family support is crucial to help cover the actual costs. The total annual cost for girl membership will be $20 for 2013-2014: $5 Council Service Fee (to support Girl Scouting in Orange County) and $15 National Membership Dues (to GSUSA). The 2013-2014 cost for Adult Membership will be $15.  There are many ways families can support Girl Scouting locally:

Encourage your daughter’s participation in the product sale programs 
Contribute to the Family Giving Partnership
• Ask your employer about matching funds and in-kind donations
• Purchase Girl Scout supplies and uniforms at the Orange County council shop.*

*All purchases from the GSOC shop help support local Girl Scout activities. Purchases from other retail outlets do not benefit Girl Scouts of Orange County.