Girl Registration FAQs

Who can register for Girl Guides?

Girls born between 2000 and 2012 are eligible to join the organization. Girls are registered into a branch of Guiding based on their birth date. The branches and corresponding birth dates are listed below.
Birth Year Branch Level (2017-2018) Branch Level (2018-2019)
2013 - Sparks
2012 Sparks Sparks
2011 Sparks Brownies
2010 Brownies Brownies
2009 Brownies Guides
2008 Guides Guides
2007 Guides Guides
2006 Guides Pathfinders, Trex, Extra Ops
2005 Pathfinders, Trex, Extra Ops Pathfinders, Trex, Extra Ops
2004 Pathfinders, Trex, Extra Ops Pathfinders, Trex, Extra Ops
2003 Pathfinders, Trex, Extra Ops Rangers, Trex, Extra Ops
2002 Rangers, Trex, Extra Ops Rangers, Trex, Extra Ops
2001 Rangers, Trex, Extra Ops Rangers, Trex, Extra Ops
2000 Rangers, Trex, Extra Ops Rangers, Trex, Extra Ops*
1999 Rangers, Trex, Extra Ops  
*Only applicable if a girl is 17 or younger as of September 1, 2018

How much does it cost to join Girl Guides?

It costs $175 for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 Guiding years. It is payable at the time that you submit the registration. Families that register three or more girls are eligible for a family discount. The first two girls registered would each pay the $175 membership fee. The third and subsequent girls would pay just $90 each for their memberships. The fees are the same, regardless of when you register your daughter/ward.

There is a $4 transaction fee processed each time you submit a new registration online which is charged by the software provider and is not returned to GGC.

Fees are non-transferrable in that they cannot be applied to another girl or a future Guiding year. If you are moving within Canada and wish to transfer your daughter/ward’s registration, please contact us. There is no cost to transfer your daughter/ward’s registration.

What does the registration fee cover?

The registration fee covers your daughter/ward’s membership with the organization from September 1 to August 31.

How is the registration fee utilized by the organization?

Of the $175, $24 goes directly to the girl’s unit, $60 goes towards the National Membership fee, and $91 goes to Ontario Council which is in turn used to support girls in Ontario. Learn more about how membership fees support girls in Ontario.

Please note that there may be additional costs throughout the year for your daughter/ward’s uniform or for extra-curricular activities (sleepovers, camps, program days, etc.). Costs for extracurricular activities are determined along with your daughter/ward’s Unit Guider.

My family is in financial need. Are there subsidies available to offset the registration fee?

Yes. $100 of the $175 membership fee can be subsidized. Subsidies are granted based on the financial need of the family. Membership subsidies may be applied for via the online girl membership registration system. Members are also eligible to apply for additional subsidies for camp programs and events, scholarships, and travel.

When can I register for Girl Guides?

2017-2018 Guiding year
Currently open to all girls

2018-2019 Guiding year
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018, 7:00 a.m. - open to active girls returning to the same unit
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018, 7:00 AM - open to active girls returning to the same unit or a new unit
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018, 7:00 AM - open to all girls

How do I register for Girl Guides?

Registrations are accepted via our online girl membership registration system. The system is encrypted to ensure confidentiality of your personal information and to ensure that you may transmit payment securely. It takes approximately 15 minutes to submit a registration. Please note: only the parent/guardian of a girl may submit her registration as the online registration includes attestations that only a parent/guardian may agree to. You will have an opportunity to select your daughter/ward’s unit as you progress through the registration system.

What information do I need at hand to register online?

Make sure you have:
  • An email account
  • A credit card (Visa/Mastercard) OR a PayPal account

Exceptions to online registrations

In some situations, you may not be able to submit an online registration for your daughter/ward. Here are a few examples:
  • You wish to register your daughter/ward in two units (typically Pathfinder or Ranger age girls that also wish to register for a Trex unit – please register her for one unit via the online girl membership registration system, and contact us to have the second unit added)
  • You wish to register your daughter/ward for a branch that differs from her year of birth (typically includes girls with special needs)
  • You wish to pay all or part of your daughter/ward's fee via a third party organization
If any of these situations apply to you, please contact us for assistance.

How do I know what unit to register my daughter/ward in?

The online girl membership registration system includes a Unit Finder which allows you to find a unit that is age-appropriate for your daughter/ward, that has available spots, and that is on an evening or in a location that is convenient for the needs of your family.

If you are not able to find a unit that has availability that is suitable to your family’s needs, please consider our Lones program as an alternative to typical unit meetings. If you are interested in this option, you may register online. You will be able to find Lones units within the Unit Finder using the postal code P0M 1K0. If you need assistance, please contact us.
Please note: if a unit is full, you will be given an option to have your girl added to a waitlist. If you are notified that a spot has become available, you will be given 3 business days to confirm your registration for the spot. In fairness to others on the waitlist, if you do not claim the spot within 3 business days, it will be offered to the next girl on the list.

What happens after I’ve submitted my online registration?

You will receive an email, which is confirmation of your daughter/ward’s registration as well as a receipt for payment.

If you are submitting a registration between April and September for a September start date, you can expect to hear from your daughter/ward’s Unit Guider by the second week of September.

If you are registering outside of that time frame, you can expect to hear from your daughter/ward’s Unit Guider within a week of registering.

If you do not hear from your daughter/ward’s Unit Guider, please contact us.

How do I withdraw my daughter/ward’s registration?

If I withdraw my daughter/ward, can I get a refund?

Refunds are not based on attendance at unit meetings. A full refund less a $20 administration fee will be issued if the office is contacted prior to the start of the fifth scheduled unit meeting. In cases where a girl joins after the unit meetings have started, a refund will only be considered prior to the fifth scheduled unit meeting from her date of joining.

Please note: if the organization is unable to provide placement for your daughter/ward in a unit, or if a unit is closed due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued.

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