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First Year Experience

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Welcome to your first year as a Girl Scout! Our program team has worked hard putting together a FREE resource for first year Girl Scouts and their families. The First Year Experience Passport Program is a year long challenge to our new members to get active in their Girl Scout community.

Follow along with our passport program and earn points as your Girl Scout completes different tasks and participates in programs to have the BEST first year experience possible. From joining a troop and earning badges to getting involved with council activities, our team has put together a comprehensive, fun passport program that will keep your Girl Scout engaged all year long!

Learn more on the First Year Experience Flyer

Passport Program

Save and print the Passport Program guide. This color-in as you go guide will help you stay on track to have the best Girl Scout year ever! 

Earn the Patch

Girl Scouts who want to participate can download the passport guide that they can follow throughout the 2022-2023 membership year. After earning 10 points by completing tasks like visiting a GSSEF Retail Store, earning a Grade Level Badge, or selling 100 boxes of cookies (just to name a few), Girl Scouts will earn the "My First Year" patch.

Please note that patches are limited to the first 500 Girl Scouts who earn 10 points and submit their project completion form.


Emails will be sent out weekly to newly registered Girl Scouts. If you have any questions about how to get started, please reach out to our customercare team at or call 561-427-0177.