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The COMAR (Commonwealth Online Membership & Activity Registration) application is a Customer Relationship Management System that has been developed by GSUSA and councils specifically for Girl Scout use. GSUSA is in the process of implementing COMAR applications in councils nationwide. Members will benefit in many areas from this new upgrade, however one of most noticeable and immediate changes will be in our online registration process. COMAR is now available for members to use for new registration and re-newing registrations.
Click here to visit the COMAR Help Page for a COMAR Quick Reference as well as tutorial videos on how to use the new system.
Volunteer with Girl Scouts today.
Every girl has the ability to lead. But only one in five believes she can.
The mission of Girl Scouts is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. This would be impossible without our volunteers: adults who give their time, energy, and passion to provide opportunities and leadership skills that enable girls to learn and grow. As a volunteer, you'll introduce girls to new experiences that show them they're capable of more than they ever imagined. You'll be their cheerleader, guide, and mentor, helping them develop skills and confidence that will last long after the meeting is over. Imagine the smiles, the excitement, the memories made--those are the moments you'll share at Girl Scouts.
Explore what being a volunteer could mean for you. We know what it means for girls.
Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia (GSCV) serves more than 16,000 girls and 5,700 adults in 30 counties and the cities of Emporia, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Richmond, and Fredericksburg. GSCV is one of eight councils serving the state of Virginia. Membership is open to any adult female or male, who is committed to furthering the mission, goals and successes of Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts welcomes girls of all religions, nationalities, economic backgrounds, and abilities. All Adults, age 18 and older, can become members.
Join Girl Scouts
The Girl Scouts are open to all girls and adults who accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law and meet membership requirements.
Anyone who meets or can meet membership requirements shall not be denied admission or access to the Girl Scout program because of race, color, ethnicity, creed, national origin, socioeconomic status or disability.
Be a Girl Scout Volunteer.
What did you do today? As a Girl Scout volunteer, you'll have the opportunity to help girls build self-esteem and confidence. If you can't make a full year commitment or commit to a regular schedule, it's no problem. We offer flexible ways to participate.
Since 1912, Girl Scouts has built girls of "courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place." Girl Scout volunteers are a diverse group of women and men whose expertise, skills, interests, and life experiences nurture each girl's individuality and leadership qualities.
Whether you choose to work directly or indirectly with girls on a short-term or long-term basis, you will get all the instruction, guidance, and support you need. Please note that some positions do require a background check authorization.
I'll help, but what are my options?
Girl Scout Troops need a partnership of leaders and parents working together as a team. There are many opportunities to support Girl Scouting, including the following:
Girls in grades K-12 can't wait to be part of the largest organization for girls on the planet! At Girl Scouts, you never know what adventure await! You might explore the solar system, venture on a nature hike, become a weather watcher, write and star in a play, enjoy a scavenger hunt, or take an amazing trip. The most amazing part is you'll do it with other girls and caring adults who just might become your friends forever.
So if you can't wait, Girl Scouts is here to inspire you to roll up your sleeves, help your community, earn badges and awards, and enjoy Girl Scout journeys, an exciting way to learn about leadership. Whatever your interest, Girl Scouts has it.
Develop Leadership Skills
Girls today believe that a leader is defined not only by the qualities and skills one has, but also by how those qualities and skills are used to make a difference in the world. In their own words, they want to be the type of leader who "stands up for his or her beliefs and values," and "tries to change the world for the better." Leadership is "knowing what you believe and putting it into action." As the world becomes more complex and uncertain, understanding how girls see leadership is crucial.
Can't wait to be a Girl Scout? We know exactly how you feel! Select an option below to get started!
Membership as a Girl Scout is granted to any girl who:
has made the Girl Scout Promise and accepted the Girl Scout Law.
has paid annual membership dues, (Girl Scout membership year starts October 1 and ends September 30).
meets applicable membership standards.
The Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
The Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
Make a Difference, Donate Today!
Girl Scouting depends upon the generous support of individuals, corporations, foundations, civic organizations; anyone who has a stake or passion in the well -being and development of girls as they grow to assume their places as future leaders of tomorrow.
Girl Scouting develops confidence and resilience in the young women of today by providing them with the tools to face challenges and make sound decisions. The community's generosity and support maintain Girl Scouting as one of America's most valued and trusted traditions.
Your gift to the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia will help us continue to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place!
Here's how you can help:
Employee Volunteer and Match Giving Programs
What are employee match giving programs? Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations.
What are volunteer grant programs? Volunteer grant programs are corporate giving programs in which the company will match volunteer hours with a grant to an eligible nonprofit organization. Employees who volunteer a specified number of hours at an eligible non-profit may request a grant to "match" their effort.
The following employers have matching gifts and/or volunteer grant programs. If your employer isn't listed, please be sure to check with your human resources department.
|Aetna Foundation||Markel Corporation|
|Altria Group, Inc.||MeadWestVaco|
|Bank of America||Monsanto Fund|
|Capital One||Pepsi Bottling Co.|
|Carmax Foundation||Pfizer Foundation Matching Grants Program|
|Charles Schwab Foundation||Philip Morris|
|Coca Cola Co.||Prudential Foundation|
|CSX Corporation||Sprint Foundation|
|CVS Volunteer Challenge Grants||Starbucks|
|General Electric Foundation||Universal Leaf Foundation|
|GlaxoSmithKline Foundation||Virginia Credit Union|
|H&R Block||Walmart Foundation|
|Home Depot||Wells Fargo|
|Kraft Foods Matching Gifts Program||
Gifts to Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, are deductible to the extent allowable by tax laws.
Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia,(GSCV) is one of 4 councils for the state of Virginia, and serves more than 12,000 girls and 5,700 adults in 30 counties and the cities of Emporia, Richmond, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Fredericksburg, and Petersburg.
Girl Scouts experience six different age levels which allow girls to progress in skills and activities together. Placement options give girls the chance to experience Girl Scouting in a variety of ways – including but not limited to, church, school, housing communities, and individually.