Q: What is the requirement for parent signature with online registration?
A: A parent signature is not required with online membership registration. GSUSA considers permission implied by virtue of the payment received from a parent or troop leader.
Q: What is the requirement for parent signature with paper registrations?
A: A signature of a parent/guardian is required on form for girls new to Girl Scouting; however, paper forms should only be used when requesting financial aid or purchasing a Lifetime membership if you are a graduating senior in high school.
Q: If parent signatures are not required with the online registration system, why were volunteers required to obtain them in the past?
A: This is a change in expectation by GSUSA. They consider the payment of membership dues online to be sufficient to meet their permission criteria. GSUSA still requires a signature on any paper forms that are received.