You can absolutely join Girl Scouts without being part of a Girl Scout troop. This type of membership is known as an Individually Registered Member (IRM). Individually Registered Members are also known as Juliettes, named after Girl Scouts' 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.
Girl Scouts have the opportunity to learn countless new skills and show themselves and others what they acquired or learned by earning badges. Badges signify that a Girl Scout has completed all the steps needed 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 cover a variety of interests and topics including the outdoors, STEM, 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 new levels, with activities becoming more challenging as they progress.
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.
Create your own path, discover your strengths, explore new possibilities. It’s all waiting for you.JOIN NOW