Girl Scouts address pandemic challenges with free memberships for new girls

Girls and families are facing new challenges and hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Isolation, upended routines, learning loss and economic hardships are all adding to the everyday burden families are facing. Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes recognizes those challenges and knows the role Girl Scouts plays in supporting families. They have launched their “For Every Girl” initiative, offering free memberships to all new members.

“Girl Scouts continues to provide a shelter from the storm – a place where girls can find connection, belonging, learning opportunities and unique experiences with their peers,” says Rebecca Sgarlotti, Membership Engagement Director. “Meeting the moment in creative and innovative ways, we’ve been able to transform our program to ensure girls can still access Girl Scouts virtually. Removing the financial barrier to giving us a try in these challenging times is the right thing to do,” she continues.

Girl Scouts continues to focus on helping girls reach their full potential through the organization’s four core pillars – STEM, Outdoors, Life Skills and Entrepreneurship. In addition, current programming emphasizes three areas that are critical to girls’ success right now: supporting girls’ mental health, mitigating learning loss and helping girls reflect the values of justice and fairness. For new girls interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, visit to sign up today, through March 31.

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