Girl Scout Juliettes are registered girl members, in grades K-12, who are not affiliated with a troop and complete Girl Scout activities with the guidance of an adult mentor. This article outlines how Juliettes can participate in a way that fits their schedule and participate in activities that meet their needs and interests.Why Participate as a Juliette?
- Gain leadership experience.
- Have the opportunity to participate in all Girl Scout activities individually, so they can tailor their experience.
- Create a well-rounded Girl Scout experience by completing the planning guide for their grade-level on their own time.
- Serve their community through individual community service projects and Take Action projects.
- Have opportunities to connect with other Girl Scouts through council sponsored virtual and in-person events.
Complete Girl Scout Journeys and Badges
Girls can choose from different Journey books at each program grade level. Journeys guide girls towards becoming a leader in their community. Juliettes can also earn badges, which include a variety of skill-building activities, many of which compliment the Journeys.
Attend Girl Scout Events and Activities
Juliettes can meet other girls in their area while completing Journeys, earning badges, and learning more about the outdoors, STEM, healthy living, and entrepreneurship at council-sponsored events. Service units also offer many events and field trip and service opportunities, which are great ways for Juliettes to meet other Girl Scouts in their area. New this year to Girl Scouts River Valleys will be exclusive Juliette Girl Scout virtual meet-ups and programs.
Help Others Through Community Service
Part of the Girl Scout Law is to “make the world a better place.” Juliettes can work on their own or with their Girl Scout community to carry out this Girl Scout tradition. Juliettes can also pass along what they’ve learned, gain leadership skills, and earn special mentoring awards by helping younger Girl Scouts at troop meetings, events, camp, and more.
Participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program or the Fall Product Program (Snacks & Magazines sale)
Just like Girl Scouts in troops, Juliettes can fund their Girl Scout activities while learning business skills like goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics when they participate in the Cookie Program or the Fall Product Program (Snacks & Magazines sale).
Earn Girl Scouting’s Highest Awards
The Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards are the highest awards in Girl Scouting. Juliettes can earn these awards too by leading a Take Action project to improve their local community.
Travel with Girl Scouts
Juliettes can experience leadership opportunities and cross-cultural understanding through regional, national, and international travel. Learn more about traveling with Girl Scouts.
- Register as an adult member of Girl Scouts.
- Seek out and relay information and opportunities for their girl.
- Help their girl plan her Girl Scout year using the Planning Guides.
- Connect with their service unit team for opportunities to meet other Girl Scouts and participate in local events.
- Follow Volunteer Essentials and Safety-Wise to keep their girl safe.
- Connect with other Mentors in their service unit.
Resources for Juliette Mentors
Juliettes and their mentors should refer to nearly all the same resources as girls who participate in troops and Girl Scout volunteers. Follow the troop leader checklist to find planning guides, take online trainings, and see your year at a glance. All parent/guardian and Juliette Mentors will also be invited to join a Juliette Rallyhood that will provide guided support on program opportunities and special activities you can do with your girl.
JPCs can be used at Girl Scouts River Valleys’ shops, camps, and for programs. For other Girl Scout activities, girls can turn in JPCs with receipts and a reimbursement form.
Summary of Resources
- Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) – This online tool makes it easier for leaders to manage troops, plan meetings, download meeting plans, and engage both with parents/guardians and girls.
- Troop Leader Year-at-a-Glance – Follow the troop leader checklist to find planning guides, take online trainings, and see your year at a glance.
- Introduction to Rallyhood – The all-in-one platform for Girl Scout communication and collaboration, combining many of the tools Girl Scout service units and troop leaders use to communicate with other volunteers and families.
- GirlScoutsRV.org/Events – Juliettes are encouraged to register for council-sponsored events.
- Activity Vendor Directory – Find field trip and community service opportunities.
- Highest Awards – Juliettes can earn Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards.
- GirlScoutsRV.org/Travel – Juliettes have all the same travel opportunities as troops.
- Volunteer Essentials – Mentors will use this comprehensive guide to learn about their responsibilities as a Girl Scout volunteer and Girl Scouts River Valleys’ volunteer policies and procedures.
- Health, Safety, and Using Safety-Wise – This article outlines how to keep girls safe.
- Earning and Managing Troop Money – Except for the bank account references (Julliets do not have accounts), Juliettes can follow all the same money earning and managements principals in this article.
- Deposit Form – Use this form to convert money from an activity, or from a previous troop into Juliette Program Credits.
- Reimbursement Form – Use this form to pay for Girl Scout activities with Juliettes Program Credits via reimbursements.