Individual Girl Scouts - Juliettes
Girls may join Girl Scouting as “Juliettes.” Girls who want to be members of Girl Scouting but are unable to participate in troop or group activities can register as an individual member known as Juliettes in Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. GSSJC provides these girls with many opportunities to participate in Council-sponsored activities.
Juliettes is for Brownie through Senior Girl Scout age levels, and comes with no requirements other than Girl Scout membership.
Although individually registered girls ages 6-17 can become Juliettes, the distinction is especially popular among girls ages 11-17. Tweens and teens have asked for flexibility in their Girl Scout experiences. Being a Juliette providing a menu of participation options that can be matched more closely to the girl’s time and interests.
Some of today’s girls register as individuals because they were Girl Scouts as younger girls and are now looking for a new way to stay connected while not making a year-long commitment to a troop/group. Some girls may be looking for ways of mixing and matching their special interests with Girl Scout participation - for example they take part in weekend workshops, special events, leadership projects, or vacation retreats that improve their skills and meet their needs. Some girls may live in an area where there are few or no other registered girls. Whatever the reason, Juliettes adds another dimension to Girl Scouts, which helps to assure that Girl Scouting is for every girl, everywhere!
Questions and Answers about Juliettes
Q. How can individually registered girls participate
in Girl Scouting?
A. The Council and many Girl Scout areas implement special Juliettes-only events. Juliettes may join service unit and Council-wide events, attend day and resident camps, sell Girl Scout cookies, and participate in trips with troops or attend events with friends of their choice.
Q. Can Juliettes work on badges and try-its and earn
A. As a Juliette, you are eligible to participate in most of the opportunities available to girls in troops such as badge work. Sometimes you may just go about doing some activities a little differently. For example, Juliette Girl Scouts call upon their parents or adult relatives to act as the “troop leader” and friends can be the “troop members” for activities designed for groups.
Q. Do individually registered girls participate in
community service activities?
A. Yes. Juliettes want to be advocates for good causes, and if they choose they may participate in Council-sponsored community service projects or other service project in their area. Girl Scouting is about girls participating in activities they enjoy doing. When individually registered girls choose to work on badges and other awards, these girls will complete community service-oriented work as required.
Q. How do Juliettes find out about events?
A. Juliettes receive 10 issues of the Council magazine, The Golden Link, and the Resident Camp Guide in the mail. Here you will find information about Council-wide events and upcoming program activities as well as information about summer camp. Juliettes also receive special Juliettes newsletters during the year. Juliettes may also find out about activities on this Web site by going to the CIN (Council Information Network).
Q. How do Juliettes sign up for events?
A. You will find a Program Registration Form on this Web site and in each issue of The Golden Link. You may decide you want to participate with a bunch of your Juliette friends, a troop, or you can just grab your favorite adult and go. However you decide to do it, make sure to join the fun!
Q. Is there a special uniform or emblem for Juliettes?
A. Although uniforms are not a requirement to be a Girl Scout, many girls want to purchase one to feel like they are part of a group. Juliette Girl Scouts may choose to purchase uniform components appropriate for her Girl Scout level or select cool Girl Scout T-shirts. A special emblem for Juliettes is available for sale in the Girl Scout Shops. It can be worn where troop numbers would be placed on a sash or vest. You should receive a copy of the official catalog in the mail, or you can shop online.
Q. Can Juliettes sell Girl Scout Cookies?
A. Juliettes receive their cookie materials, training, and recognitions from their service unit cookie manager or service unit Juliette coordinator. A Juliette selling cookies has four options:
- She may sell with a troop at any level. Her recognitions are sent
to the troop with the troop recognitions. Her bonus is kept with
the troop bonus.
- A group of Juliettes within one service unit may sell cookies as
a group. The bonus money is kept by the group.
- She may sell individually. Her order is sent to the service unit
cookie manager. Her recognitions are sent to the service unit cookie
manager. Her bonus is shared between the service unit and Council.
- She may participate as a member of a Council group, such as the Green Starlettes or Mariners, or with a group of Juliettes selling as a Council group. The bonus goes to the interest group. If she sells with the Council group, she will be treated to a special day and activity with the group.