You can absolutely join Girl Scouts by yourself. This type of membership is known as an Individually Registered Member (IRM). Individually registered members are also known as Juliettes, named after our founder, Juliette Gordon Low. Juliettes choose how to participate based on their schedule and interests.
Joining as a Juliette is great for Girl Scouts without a troop available nearby or who want to enjoy Girl Scout programming with their family. They can get started right away by earning badges independently or attending events to meet other Girl Scouts in their area.
Badges signify that a Girl Scout completed all the steps needed to earn this recognition for the new skills they learned. Each badge takes a Girl Scout through the steps of learning about the skill, practicing, and demonstrating it. Badge topics range from the outdoors to STEM, or art, and even career exploration. They’re a great way to try something new and see if you enjoy it.
Love being outdoors? Follow your passion and sign up for weekend camping trips as a Juliette. Camp as often as you want and meet other Girl Scouts who share your enthusiasm for the great outdoors.
Expand your horizons by spending a week at camp in the summer or exploring local state parks. As a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador (grades 6–12), you can even explore the United States—or the world!—by traveling to other Girl Scout camps.
Girl Scout Juliettes are individually registered Girl Scouts, who choose to be a part of the Girl Scout experience but may be waiting for a troop to get started in their area, may have participated in a troop that no longer meets, or just prefers the Girl Scout experience on an individual basis.
Juliettes have access to a robust offering of Girl Scout experiences and can take the lead to pursue activities that match their individual interests and schedule. As a Juliette, girls work on Girl Scout programs with a parent or other adult mentor. Each girl decides what activities to participate in and which awards she wants to earn.
Girl Scout Juliettes is a girl-led, family driven Girl Scout experience. As a caregiver of a Juliette, you and your Girl Scout will be partners, shaping and sharing in the fun of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
As a Juliette’s parent/caregiver, guardian, or mentor, you will participate in guiding your girl’s Girl-led experiences, and:
Our council is divided into geographic areas called service units. Your service unit consists of girls and adults from your neighborhood and surrounding schools. It is led by volunteers who support local Girl Scout members in delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Service units organize local meetings and provide support to volunteers as well as give your Juliette opportunities to interact with other girls in the community.
Each service unit is led by a volunteer service team that works in partnership with a regional Community Membership Executive (CME), a GSNEO employee. If you ever have questions or need help navigating her Girl Scout experience – or she decides to join a troop – please contact Customer Care by phone at 800-852-4474, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by Live Chat.
Juliette Girl Scouts can do anything Girl Scouts in a troop can do. As a Juliette, you have the same opportunities as girls in traditional troops, and are able to pick and choose the way you want to participate in Girl Scouts.
Complete Girl Scout Journeys + Badges
Girls can choose Journeys at each program grade level. Journeys guide girls towards becoming a leader in their community. Juliettes can also earn badges, which include a variety of skill-building activities, many of which complement the Journeys.
Attend Girl Scout Events + Activities
Juliettes can meet other girls in their area while completing Journeys, earning badges, or learning more about the outdoors at council-sponsored events. Service Units also offer many events and service opportunities, which are great for Juliettes to meet other Girl Scouts in their area.
Help Others Through Community Service
Part of the Girl Scout Law is to “make the world a better place”. Juliettes can work on their own or with their Girl Scout community to carry out this Girl Scout tradition. Juliettes can also pass along what they’ve learned, gain leadership skills, and earn special mentoring awards by helping younger Girl Scouts at troop meetings, events, camp, and more.
Participate in the Cookie Program and Magazine and Snack Program
Juliettes can fund their Girl Scout activities while learning great business skills including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Learn more about Cookies and the Magazine and Snack Program.
Earn Girl Scouting’s Highest Awards
The Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards are the highest awards in Girl Scouting. Juliettes can earn these awards by leading a take-action project to improve their local community.
Travel with Girl Scout Destinations
Juliettes can experience leadership opportunities and cross-cultural understanding through regional, national, and international travel.
A typical Girl Scout year is made up of a blend of experiences and opportunities as the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is different for every girl, based on her needs and interests. Below are the tools and resources to help Juliettes and their mentors plan a great year:
Juliette Resource Guide:
Here is your guide to do anything a Girl Scouts in a troop can do.
Connect with other Juliette's in your area and across our council!
The Volunteer Toolkit will assist you in planning your Juliettes program year. It's the one-stop shop for all Badge and Journey materials.
>>VTK User Guide: Caregiver of an Individually Registered Girl
Learn about the different parts of Girl Scouting.
Find a list of the events planned specifically for the Juliettes so you can connect with other Girl Scouts.
Pixie Plus is a great way to find non-council-sponsored events and activities.
Juliette Funds Request:
Need to request Juliette Funds to use for Membership, Program Registration, Local Service Unit events, and Gold Award projects? This form can be submitted more than once, up to the amount the Juliette is qualified for based on available funds.
If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Care team at 800-852-4474, email@example.com, or use our Live Chat feature during business hours.
||Juliette Chaperones participate with their Girl Scout Juliettes by chaperoning field trips and events.
Yes! Juliette Girl Scouts can do anything Girl Scouts in a troop can do. As a Juliette, you have the same opportunities as girls in traditional troops, and are able to pick and choose the way you want to participate in Girl Scouts.
2023 Magazine & Snack Program (MSP) resources for Juliette families:
2024 Cookie Program resources for Juliette families:
Want to participate in GSNEO's Product Sales program? Fill out the Juliette Product Sales Financial Responsibility Form to get started.
Girl Scout Juliettes (and their caregivers) are some of the most inspiring people in the world! Share your story or memory with GSNEO for a chance to be featured in an upcoming issue of the Juliette Gazette, GSNEO social media, or other GSNEO publication!