Girl Scouts of R.I. now registering

Girl Scouts of R.I. now registering

PROVIDENCE - From now until early October, Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, Inc. will host registration events in communities across the state. Parents or guardians and girls entering grades Kindergarten through 12 are invited to attend. There will be a sampling of Girl Scout activities, staff and volunteers will be on hand to give you more information about the many ways to get involved, and you can register on-site.

GSRI offers the opportunity to build character and skills for success in the real world in an accepting and nurturing all-girl environment.

New this year is the opportunity to be among the first to utilize the Girl Scout Leadership Center - a 10,000 square foot space at GSRI's new headquarters in Warwick. The Center will incorporate high quality programming in the areas of STEAM - science, technology, engineering, art and math - making a difference, life skills, travel and adventure, camping and outdoor skills, and global citizenship.

Volunteers are also encouraged to sign-up. As a volunteer, you'll help introduce girls to new and exciting experiences. No matter how busy your schedule is, there is an opportunity to be a role model for girls, ranging from sharing a skill once, to leading a troop short-term, or joining in on the fun year-round. For more information about volunteer opportunities, contact Jill Olson-Crowley at 401-331-4500 x1415 or email

There are several other ways for girls to customize their Girl Scout experience, including registering individually to participate in a program, attending an after-school program in one of the urban communities served, and attending summer camp.

The registration fee to join is $25. Fifteen dollars goes to Girl Scouts of the USA for national membership dues and a $10 council service fee stays here in Rhode Island. Financial assistance is available. To save time, those interested can also visit and register online.

For more information, call 401-331-4500.