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Make S'more Friends

The S'more the Merrier!

Graham Crackers + Chocolate + Marshmallows = A Yummy Trio!

Girl Scouts is the perfect place to make new friends! Invite new girls and volunteers to join in the fun and your troop could earn an exclusive “I Made S’more Friends” patch!

Beginning November 1, troops that add a trio of three (3) new members - girls or adults - will earn an exclusive “I Made S’more Friends” patch for everyone in the troop!

Bonus: Add five (5) new members and we’ll give your troop $25 to host a s’more-filled welcome party!

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To qualify, new members must register between November 1 and December 15, 2021. Troops must be established with at least two volunteers assigned to leadership roles (troop leader, troop admin, troop program guide), at least five girl members, and an active troop bank account by December 15, 2021.

Rewards will be distributed in January 2022. Qualifying troops will receive patches for girls and adults. $25 will be credited into the qualifying troop bank account for the troop to use towards any troop activity.

Make sure you have the correct number of openings displayed on the Opportunity Catalog so you can add s'more friends! Complete the Troop Changes Form to update your openings. 

  • Who qualifies as a new member?
    Girls who purchase a 2022 membership between 11/1 and 12/15.
  • Adults who purchase a 2022 membership and select a troop volunteer role between 11/1 and 12/15, including lapsed members who renew.

Troop Resources

How to invite "s'more" friends to your troop

Adding "s'more" friends to your troop is easy!

Have your girls pass out fill the troop flyers (downloadable below) or host a ‘bring a friend’ troop or service unit event. You can also hang fill the troop flyers at libraries, schools, grocery stores, and anywhere else you can think of!

Fill the Troop Flyers

These flyers give potential members specific instructions to join your troop. Simply download, customize with your information, and print!

Social Media

Share on your social media pages that you are looking to add girls or volunteers to your troop. You can also ask the other volunteers and parents of girls in your troop to share on their pages.

Order Materials to Handout

Click here and fill out the form to request materails from GSNEO! We will mail them to the address you enter in 5-7 business days.

Host a ‘Bring a Friend’ Event

Girls may want to invite their friends to see what Girl Scouts is all about. The troop can plan a special ‘Bring a Friend’ event where they can bring friends to try out a Girl Scout activity. Be sure to consult Safety-Wise for the required girl/adult ratios for meetings and purchase non-member insurance.

S'more Friends FAQ

Q: What is Make S'more Friends?

A: The Make S'more Friends promotion runs from Nov. 1 – Dec. 15. Troops that add 3 or more girls or volunteers to their troop during this time will earn an exclusive patch for everyone in the troop. Bonus: Add 5 new members and we'll give your troop $25 to host a s'more-filled welcome party!

Q: Who is eligible?

A: Any K-12 troop that has their girl and/or volunteer vacancies displayed on the Opportunity Catalog. Troops must be established with at least two volunteers assigned to leadership roles (troop leader, troop admin, troop program guide), at least five girl members, and an active troop bank account by December 15, 2021.

Q: Who counts as a new girl or volunteer ?

A: Any girl who purchases a 2022 membership between November 1 and December 15, 2021. Any adult who purchases a 2022 membership between November 1 and December 15, 2021, AND chooses a volunteer role.

Q: What do I need to do to participate?

A: Just add 3 or more girls or volunteers to your troop.

Q: How do I display my troop on the Opportunity Catalog?

A: Please fill out the Troop Changes form or call Customer Care at 800-852-4474.

Q: What can I do to promote openings in my troop?

A: Fill the troop flyers are available to download, print, and hand out at school, church, the library, and anywhere else you can think of. Additional marketing materials can be requested from GSNEO using this link. You can share your troop openings on Facebook, and ask others to share that you're looking for new members, too.

Q: How can we verify that a new girl or volunteer was added to our troop during the campaign period?

A: Visit gsneo.org and click MY GS. After logging into your MY GS account, select My Account, then from the menu on the left side My Troops. Select your troop number in the drop down to see the Girls and Adults registered to the troop. You can also view your current roster in the Volunteer Toolkit.

Q: What happens if we are unable to add at least 3 new members by December 15?

A: Only troops that add 3 or more girls or volunteers by December 15 will qualify, but you can continue to recruit new troop members all year.

Q: What if I want to recruit a girl or volunteer who was a member in the past, but her membership has expired?

A: In the spirit of making s'more friends, girls that were lapsed members, Juliettes, or are transferring to your troop from another troop are included.

Q: Do I need to do anything after we add s'more friends to our troop?

A: No. We will pull troop reports, mail patches, and deposit $25 into qualifying troop bank accounts in January 2022.