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.
Complete guided steps to learn a new skill.
Get outdoors and make new friends.
Fund your next big adventure.
As a Girl Scout, you’ll enjoy many different opportunities to have fun, make friends, and do things that have a positive impact on your life, your school, and your world. Independently registered
Girl Scouts in grades K-5 typically earn badges and patches, participate in their preferred council-hosted programs and events, attend summer camp, and participate in the cookie program.
Older girls do all that and more; they can also explore careers, travel the country (and the world), go on outdoor adventures, and take on award-earning projects that transform their communities and help them stand out on resumes and college applications.
As an Individually Registered Member, your experience is led by you and supported by your family. Your caregiver(s) will be a resource for you to stay engaged. To support your Girl Scout experience, your caregiver should:
In turn, your caregiver can ask questions and get support from our council staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-547-4405.
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) is what Girl Scouts do and how they do it. Girl Scout badges and journeys are part of the GSLE.
Girl Scout journeys and badges are a great way to explore your interests and learn new skills—and to remember every adventure and show the world what you’ve accomplished. Think of badges as the first step in exploring new interests. Guided activities help you explore diverse topics based on our four program areas—outdoors, STEM, entrepreneurship, and life skills.
You also have access to unique activities designed by our council specially for our girl members through the Council Patch Program. Whether you want to tour our council’s cities, discover a love for animals at the Living Museum, learn more about the Armed Forces, or conquer challenges on the Fitness Trail, you can find a patch program perfect for you!
Accessing badge and journey materials:
Ready to get started on some Girl Scout badges or journeys? The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is your digital portal for easy access to these Girl Scout activities. You’ll find the Volunteer Toolkit via the left menu bar of MyGS in My Account. It’s accessible on any desktop, tablet, or mobile device.
Whether you’re a Girl Scout ready to earn your next badge and make new friends at an art workshop, or an adult volunteer looking for training opportunities, we’ve got an upcoming event to help you do it...and all Girl Scout members are welcome. It’s as simple as checking out our events calendar and registering!
As campers sit around the campfire, paddle canoes with friends, put on gear to climb the camp wall, or try archery for the first time, something in them begins to change—they gain a sense of pride. They face their fears. They grow by learning new skills and become stronger and more confident.
Girl Scout camp is transformative. Our trained and caring staff members support girls in discovering who they are and what they can become. Our engaging programs and activities are designed with girls’ interests in mind, so they can grow their passions and take healthy risks in a safe, supportive environment.
When you travel as part of a Girl Scouts-chaperoned trip, you experience different foods, sights, smells, and cultures as you visit different regions of the United States or other countries. From high-adventure outdoors opportunities to ecological explorations and cultural exchanges, you’re sure to find a trip that piques your interest as you travel with other girls from across our council and across the country.
Daisies and Brownies start with field trips and progress to day trips, overnights, and weekend trips. Juniors can take their adventures farther with longer regional trips. And Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors can travel the United States and then the world. There are even opportunities for older girls to travel independently by joining trips their council organizes or participating in GSUSA’s travel program, Destinations.
Girl Scouts who pursue the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award lead sustainable, large-scale projects that make a lasting impact in the community. Earning higher awards gives you hands-on leadership and project management experience, and can help you stand out on job applications, resumes, and college applications.
Bronze Award – Available to Girl Scout Juniors
It all starts here. Juniors team up with fellow Girl Scouts to explore their community, discover a need or issue they care about, and work together to address it. It’s a chance to create a plan and make an impact on the community they live in.
Silver Award – Available to Girl Scout Cadettes
Ready to help your community and earn one of the highest awards in Girl Scouting? Cadettes can team up with a small group of fellow Girl Scouts or work on their own. To earn the Silver Award, you will research an issue you care about, make a plan to address it, and then take action to improve your community.
Gold Award – Available to Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors
Gold Award Girl Scouts are rock stars, role models, and real-life heroes. How do they do it? By using everything they’ve learned as a Girl Scout to solve a problem in their community or make a lasting change in their world. Seniors and Ambassadors who want to go for the Gold Award build a team of trusted adults, peers, and leaders in their community to guide them through challenges and support their success. As a bonus, the Gold Award opens doors to a variety of scholarships, preferred admission tracks for college, strong networking and amazing career opportunities, and much more.
In addition, there are many other awards and scholarships that are only available to Girl Scouts!