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.
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. Badges are earned on the honor system, you don’t need to submit any proof of their completion. Reflect on the experience by completing the Closing Ceremony detailed in the meeting plan to celebrate your newly earned badge!
You can plan out your year with all of the badges you want to earn using the Volunteer Toolkit or browse the badge explorer.
If your Girl Scout is a Junior, Cadette, or Ambassador, they can also earn their Highest Awards. Note that your team does not have to be Girl Scout members when you are earning your Highest Awards as a Juliette.
Juliettes can register for any program on our events calendar.
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. Juliettes can also join our Very Invested Camper (V.I.C.) Program.
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.GSCB has two travel troops who venture across the globe. They are open to all members across the council.
Once connected with your local Service Unit, you can also participate in their programs and events! Including leader meetings to get to network with your Girl Scouts community.