How to Become an Independent Girl Scout

By Laura Jerpi

Independent, or Juliette, Girl Scouts are able to have many of the same experiences of those girls in troops, without the structured meeting schedule. Some of these Girl Scout experiences include earning badges, selling cookies, and participating in activities with other Girl Scouts.This may be the best option for girls living in an area that doesn't have a troop,or girls without a way to get to meetings, or girls with a very busy schedule.

Go to "girlscouts.org," click "Join Us," and click "Find a council online."

Click on your state on the map of the United States.

Choose the Girl Scout Council that is closest to you, and click on the website link associated with it.

Check the "Contact Us" section of the website and call or send an email to your local Girl Scout Council.

Talk with a representative from your local Girl Scout Council about how to get started as an Independent Girl Scout. She will tell you a bit about how the Independent Girl Scout program works in your area.

Complete the member registration form that the representative from your local Girl Scout Council will send you after contacting her.

Read the member welcome packet that the representative from your local Girl Scout Council will also send, along with the registration form. This guide will give you more detailed information on the way that the Independent Girl Scout program works in your local council.

About the Author

Laura Jerpi has been working in marketing since 2007. She is an interactive copywriter who writes for Thought Leadership Publications, Ai InSite and South Source. Jerpi holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration from Robert Morris University.