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Alumni and Lifetime Membership

Once a Girl Scout, Always a Girl Scout…

Whether you are a recent high school graduate, were in Girl Scouts many years ago, or simply live life with Girl Scout values, we want to connect with you!

Our Girl Scouts of Western New York Alumni Association brings together women and men of all ages, backgrounds, and Girl Scout experiences. We seek to engage members and alumnae across generations, providing meaningful connections, in order to make the world a better place for girls.

Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) was launched in 2008 following the merger of four legacy councils:

• Girl Scout Council of Buffalo & Erie County, Inc.,
• Girl Scouts of Genesee Valley, Inc.,
• Girl Scouts of Niagara County, Inc., and
• Girl Scouts of Southwestern New York, Inc.

Today, GSWNY is the leading organization for girl leadership in the Western New York region, serving 15,000 girls and 7,000 adult volunteers across a nine-county jurisdiction, including Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties.

Connect with us online - Girl Scouts of Western New York Alumni:
Facebook, LinkedIn, and the Alum Survey


Lifetime Membership

Our lifetime members are a cherished part of the Girl Scout family. Members who make this commitment to Girl Scouts support the Lifetime Membership Endowment Fund, which is used to develop and extend Girl Scout membership to more girls.

Lifetime membership is available to any individual who accepts the principles and beliefs of the Girl Scout Movement, pays the one-time lifetime membership fee, and is 18 years of age or older (high school graduate or the equivalent).

As a lifetime member, you will receive:

  • a welcome letter and lifetime member certificate signed by the chair of the GSUSA National Board of Directors
  • a lifetime membership card
  • Girl Scouts bimonthly alumnae enewsletter
  • eligibility to purchase a lifetime membership pin
  • additional benefits, like invitations to events, based on your council affiliation

How much is a lifetime membership? Lifetime membership dues are $375.00. A special lifetime membership, at the reduced cost of $195.00, is offered to girls who are registered Girl Scouts at the time of their high school graduation, provided they apply for lifetime membership before their current annual membership expires.

Becoming a lifetime member is easy. Here's how:

Download the Lifetime Membership Registration Form (PDF)

Return the completed form along with your check, money order, or credit card information to the Buffalo Service Center at 3332 Walden Avenue, Suite 106, Depew, NY 14043.

Reach out to a Customer Care representative at email or call 1.888.837.6410.