You can absolutely join Girl Scouts by yourself. This type of membership is known as a Juliette, named after our founder, Juliette Gordon Low. Juliettes are also known as an Individually Registered Member (IRM). 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.
Juliettes have the same opportunites for activities that girls in troops have! Juliettes can pick and choose how to participate in Girl Scouts, inlcuding council and service unit events, community service projects, camps, travel, journeys, product program sales, and earning highest awards.
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.
Once a badge is earned, it is sewn or ironed onto a sash or vest. A Girl Scout can earn new badges as they progress through each level, with activities becoming more challenging as they move up.
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 trying out one of our activities throughout the year. As a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador (grades 6–12), you can even explore the United States — or the world! — by participating in a travel opportunity.
Creating your own path, discovering your strengths, exploring new possibilities. It’s all waiting for you.JOIN NOW