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Membership in the Girl Scouts of the Philippines is voluntary. It is open to Filipinos residing here and abroad as well as non-Filipinos residing in the Philippines who believe in the principles of Girl Scouting and subscribe to the Girl Scout Promise and Law. It offers various and countless opportunities and privileges for growth and self-development such as membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and participation in the 8-Point Challenge Program.
Girls, young women and adults who believe in Girl Scouting and accept the principles embodied in the Girl Scout Promise and Law have the opportunity to be a member of the organization.
As GSP member should subscribe to the Girl Scout Promise and Law and pay the annual registration fee corresponding to the position she holds in the organization. The amounts of registration fee per type of membership are as follows:
Girl Members (4-21 years old divided into five (5) age levels)
|Twinkler (4-6 years old)||P50.00 per girl|
|Star (6-9 years old)||P50.00 per girl|
|Junior (9-12 years old)||P50.00 per girl|
|Senior (12-16 years old)||P50.00 per girl|
|Cadet (16-21 years old)||P50.00 per girl|
|Troop Leader||P50.00 per adult|
|Co-Leader||P50.00 per adult|
|Barangay Committee Member||P50.00 per adult|
|District Committee Member||P50.00 per adult|
|Associate Member||P50.00 per adult|
|Trefoil Guild Member||P50.00 per adult|
|Council Standing Committee Member||P50.00 per adult|
|GSP Staff||P50.00 per adult|
|Council Board Member (Councils)||P175.00 per adult|
|Council President||P400.00 per adult|
|Regional Committee Member (Region)||P400.00 per adult|
|Central Board Member (National)||P500.00 per adult|
Membership with GSP is annual. It starts on the date the registration fee is paid and expires one year thereafter.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES
For Girls and Young Women
- Fun, adventure, learning, character training and development through experience in camp/ outdoor activities and badgework in the 8-Point Challenge, community involvement activities, special programs, and international experience.
- Opportunity to explore other fields of interest and learn new skills useful in one’s life;
- Opportunity for leadership training and working with others.
- Opportunity for service in the development of young people in the community.
- Opportunity to bring out girls to encampment/trainings within and outside the country.
- Opportunity to understand girls and young women and contribute to their development.
- Training opportunities for personal growth and development, locally and internationally.
- A wide variety of service and development opportunities as troop leaders, district field advisers, trainers, officers, and members of the boards and committees at council,regional,national, and international levels in Girl Scouting.
- The privilege of membership in the WAGGGS and participation in its programs.
- To represent their troop/barangay/city/municipality/province to Council, Regional, National and International Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting events.
- The chance to stay and participate in the Girl Scout Program at the National and World Centers where opportunities for meeting friends are many.
- The joy of taking the Promise and Law as a way of life.
- The privilege of wearing the GSP uniform.
- Entitlement to financial assistance in cases of death, accident and rape from the GSP-Membership Mutual Assistance Fund (GSP-MMAF)
There are two (2) categories of membership; the ACTIVE MEMBERS and the AUXILIARY MEMBERS.
The active members are composed of Girl Scouts (4-21 years old belonging to the five age levels namely; Twinkler, Star, Junior, Senior and Cadet), Charter/Life Members, Members of the Central Board, Members of Special and Standing Committees, Members of the Regional Committees, Members of the Provincial/City Councils, Members of the Barangay Committees, Troop Leaders and GSP Staff.
The auxiliary members on the other hand are composed of Honorary Members, Associate Members, Trefoil Guild Members and Sustaining Members.
Hereunder are the descriptions of each type of membership.
Girl Scouts – girls and young women carrying out the Girl Scouting Program are further classified according to their varying needs and interests. They are as follows:
- Twinkler (4-6 years old)
- Star (6-9 years)
- Junior (9-12 years old)
- Senior (12-16 years old)
- Cadet (16-21 years old)
Charter/Life Members – the original incorporators of the organization whose names are listed in Commonwealth Act No. 542 as amended by Republic Act No. 4375, Presidential Decree 720 and Executive Order 267 and their successors who shall be members for life and shall not exceed sixteen (16) in number. They shall have perpetual succession and any vacancy that occurs shall be filled by the Central Board as may be provided for in the By-Laws.
Members of the Central Board – the highest policy-making and governing body of the GSP.
Members of Standing and Special Committees – those who perform advisory or recommendatory functions pertaining to their respective areas of work such as: Membership, Program, Training, Communications, Personnel, Finance, Fund Development, National Equipment Service, Real Properties and Buildings, Legal and International.
Members of the Regional Committee – The committees help the Central Board in the management of the Girl Scouting program and resources in the different Provincial/City Girl Scout Councils within their area of jurisdiction.
Members of the Provincial/City Councils – those who promote and extend membership to all girls and manage the policy implementation and coordination in the Provincial/City Councils.
Members of the District Committees – those who coordinate Girl Scouting activities in the barangays within the districts.
Members of the Barangay Committees – those who promote and develop Girl Scouting by supporting their Girl Scout troops in the implementation of the Girl Scout Program.
Troop Leaders/Co-Leaders – the adult women who help the girls in the troop to carry out the Girl Scout Program.
GSP Staff – adult members who are:
- Regularly employed by the GSP as full time staff in varying positions at the National Headquarters, Regional, Council Offices and Camping and Program Centers.
- Not regular employees of GSP, but opt to be members.
Honorary Members – outstanding citizens of the Philippines chosen by the Central Board for the furtherance of Girl Scouting Program.
Associate Members – those unable to work actively with a Girl Scout group but who are in interested in Girl Scouting and are willing to extend their support.
Trefoil Guild Members – former Girl Scouts of the organization who wish to carry on the Girl Scout code in their community and to give support to the Movement.
Sustaining Members – those who extend financial and/or material support to the Movement.
Be a member and join GSP now! You may visit or call any of our Councils and Regional Offices nearest your residence or place of work or you may contact/visit our Membership Division at the GSP National Headquarters at the following address and contact numbers. Our staff will be glad to assist you.
GIRL SCOUTS OF THE PHILIPPINES
901 Padre Faura, Ermita, Manila
Contact Person: Quesha May T. Suaco, Membership Director
Tel. Nos. : 526-5194 or 523-8331 to 42 local 229
Fax No. : 524-5144
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