TNJL registration for 2023 is now closed


TNJL registration for 2023 is now closed

Girls across Canada are invited to join Girl Guides for free this spring! Discover the fun, friendship and connection that makes Girl Guides unique.

At Girl Guides, girls discover the world, connect with new friends, and take on community projects, all in a safe space where they can be curious, adventurous, and confident.


Is it really free?

Yes! We won’t charge a registration fee for your girl to join Girl Guides this spring.! There may be additional costs during unit meetings for activities or excursions *. After registering, we encourage you to reach out to your volunteer unit leader (Guider) for more information!. 
*Due to availability or pre-booked activities, girls in Try Now, Join Later may not be able to attend all unit events.

How do I find a unit for my child to join?

Our  Unit Finder tool  can help you find a unit near you that is participating in Try Now, Join Later. You can register for any unit with availability. After your child has been registered, she’ll be placed in the unit and your child’s volunteer unit leader (Guider) will reach out.

In the instance that your child cannot be placed in the unit selected, a member of our Customer Care team will reach out to coordinate and find the best unit for you.

When can my child start going to unit meetings?

As soon as you’ve registered your child for Try Now, Join Later, she can join a unit meeting! You will receive information about the location, date and time that the unit meets as soon as she has registered. Your volunteer unit leader (Guider) may also reach out before your first meeting to welcome your girl and provide more information.

When does Try Now, Join Later end?

Try Now, Join Later registration closes on May 4. Girls enrolled before that date will get to participate in Girl Guides until the last unit meeting date for the year. This date will vary slightly depending on your unit, but usually falls in late May or June.

What age group (branch) will my child be joining? 

Please refer to the list below to see which branch your child can join. Depending on her age, she may have the option to try the branch above to get an idea of what comes next! For example, if she is currently six but will turn seven in the fall, she might want to try Embers now!

More information about each branch:  
Sparks (ages 5 and 6)
Embers (ages 7 and 8)
Guides (ages 9 to 11)
Pathfinders (ages 12 to 14)
Rangers (ages 15 to 17)

My child is four, turning five. Can she still take part in Try Now, Join Later?

Girls who will be turning five before December 31st can join in on Try Now, Join Later by becoming a Spark! This is a great opportunity for them to get an idea of what it’s like in Girl Guides before joining us full-time in the fall

Will my child need a uniform?

Girls in the Try Now, Join Later program don’t need to wear the Girl Guides uniform, however you are more than welcome to buy a uniform or other fun Girl Guide items from our online store!

Will my child take part in selling cookies?

Your child may be invited to take part in selling cookies, but it depends on her unit - some units may already be finished selling cookies this year. If the unit is still selling cookies, it is optional for girls in Try Now, Join Later to participate. Reach out to your volunteer leader (Guider) to find out more!

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