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Bring S'more Friends to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts makes a difference in girls' lives. Now, imagine if even more girls had the chance to step outside their comfort zones and tackle challenges because they know they have Girl Scout sisters to cheer them on and lift them up. 

There's never been a better time to invite more girls to join Girl Scouts! Service Units, troops, and girls who participate in our Bring S'more Friends to Girl Scouts program will not only have the chance to share the excitement of Girl Scouts with their friends, but will also receive some awesome rewards!

First, follow these three steps to Bring S'more Friends!

  1. Host a "Bring a Friend" recruitment meeting for your troop or Service Unit area.
  2. Invite the friends to join Girl Scouts: visit www.gsutah.org/join, text the word “Join” to 59618, or call (801) 716-5109.
  3. Once they’ve joined, troop leaders must submit this form by December 16 to receive your troop and girl rewards. Service Units must submit this form by December 16 to be entered into a drawing.

Then, check out the Bring S'more Friends goals and rewards!

Girl Rewards

Girl members who bring a friend who then registers for Girl Scouts between November 1 and December 15, 2019 will receive a free patch!

The Girl Scout and her friend who registers will both receive the reward. 

Troop Rewards

Troops who meet their Bring S'more Friends goal will receive a "GSU Centennial Party in a Box" in January 2020, just in time to celebrate GSU's Centennial year!

To receive the troop reward, troops with less than 10 girls will need to add three more girls to their troop.

Troops with more than 10 girls must increase their membership by 30%. If 30% of your troop's current girl membership does not equal a whole number, round down.

Service Unit Rewards

Service Units that hold a Bring S'more Friends recruitment event will be entered into a drawing fo a $50 gift card - valid at all Girl Scouts of Utah shops OR JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts. 

To be entered into the drawing, please complete this form by December 16.

A Bring S'more Friends event can also count toward your Service Unit's stretch goal!

 

Tips and Tricks for Success

  • Hold a "Bring a Friend" information meeting between November 1 and December 15. Focus on having your girls invite their friends to show them what Girl Scouts is all about!
  • Ask each girl to invite one or more friends to the event. Give each girl invitation cards to hand out to her friends. You can contact Kleo at kkobe@gsutah.org or (801) 716-5109 to request Bring S'more Friends invitation cards. Click here to preview the invitation cards!
  • Have Girl Membership Forms and Adult Membership Forms ready to fill out at your Bring a Friend meeting!    

Frequently Asked Questions

My troop is full, now what?

If your troop is full, a new family can look for other options by searching for troops in the Opportunity Catalog.

Girl Scouts of Utah staff members are also here to help place girls in troops.

If no troop can be identified that meets the needs of the family, a girl can become an individually registered girl member and participate in Girl Scouting independently as a Juliette.

Juliettes are full members and can participate in Girl Scouts in many ways, from selling cookies to going to camp! Juliettes are able to build their own Girl Scout experience by working with a caring adult and participating at their own pace.

What's the benefit of a bigger troop?

A larger troop size will give the troop many benefits:

  • More girls can expand, develop, and enhance their leadership skills.
  • More girls get an opportunity to experience cooperative learning.
  • Your troop environment can be more diverse and inclusive.
  • You will have greater participation and sufficient attendance at meetings, programs, and events.
  • You can ask more adults to help with troop activities and share the responsibilities. 
How do I recruit new girls?

We can help you with resources to guide you through recruiting new girls.

Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Make sure your troop is listed in the Opportunity Catalog.
  • Host a "Bring a Friend" troop meeting.
  • Encourage and provide “Make S’more Friends” invitation cards for the girls in your troop to hand out to all of their friends to attend your next Troop Meeting. Cards can be requested by emailing kkobe@gsutah.org or calling (801) 716-5109. Click here to preview the invitation cards!
  • Showcase what your troop loves to do most at a school or community event.
What if more than one girl asks the same friend to join?

We would be thrilled if multiple girls asked the same friend to join their troop, that means she would probably make a great Girl Scout!

If more than one girl asks the same friend to join, both Girl Scouts and the friend will receive the reward if the friend registers between November 1 and December 15, 2019.

Leaders will need to email Kleo Kobe kkobe@gsutah.org to get the additional patch. 

How can I add new girls to my troop without posting my troop on Girl Scout website?

You can tell the girl and her family to select “Unsure” for the troop during the registration process, and then list the troop number or leader name in the pop-up window. 

Please let us know if you’re expecting a new girl to join your troop by emailing her name to info@gsutah.org.

A 30 percent increase of my troop’s membership is not a whole number, what should I do?

If 30% of your troop's current girl membership does not equal a whole number, round down.

For example:

# of Current Girl Members

# of New Members Needed for Reward

0-13

3

14-16

4

17-19

5

20-23

6

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

We have wonderful staff members who are professionals at recruiting girls to join Girl Scouts! They’d love to help answer any questions you have.

Madison Memmott, Placement Specialist
mmemmott@gsutah.org or (801) 716-5109

Amanda Davis, Recruitment Specialist
adavis@gsutah.org or (801) 613-0169 

 

Notes about the promotion:

  • New Girl Scouts must register between November 1 and December 15, 2019 in order to receive the Bring S'more Friends to Girl Scouts rewards.
  • Girls must be a registered Girl Scout for the 2020 membership year. Rewards will be mailed after January 7, 2020.
  • Leaders must be registered Girl Scout members and have a current background check on file for the 2020 membership year.
  • The "Centennial Party in a Box" reward will provide enough materials for 12 girls. These will be ready for distribution after January 7, 2020.
  • Winners from the Service Unit drawing will be notified after January 7, 2020.