You can absolutely join Girl Scouts by yourself. This type of membership is known as an Independent Girl Member (IGM). Independent girl 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 an IGM 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.
After clicking on "Continue" below and filling out your basic information, you'll find our girl opportunity catalog, where instead of choosing a troop, you’ll choose "Individually Registered Member.” To find this option, you may either:
Once your membership is paid for and the registration process is complete, you'll be transferred by council staff into your Service Unit’s specific Individually Registered Member group (ex. SU601 – Ind. Member). A Service Unit is a geographic area of troops and Individual members that are supported by a team of Service Unit volunteers. As an IGM, you'll be invited to participate in both Service Unit and council-wide events.
If at any point you'd like to stop the registration process before purchasing your Girl Scouts membership, a staff member will be in touch shortly to answer your questions or provide you with more information.
MEMBERSHIP – Complete annual member registration to participate.
MORE INFORMATION – Download the IGM Experience Guide to walk through the basics of getting started as an IGM, step by step.
Interact with other Girl Scouts and council staff, and see what’s coming up to plan your schedule:
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.
Love being outdoors? Follow your passion and sign up for weekend camping trips as an IGM. 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.