Who can be a Girl Scout Juliette?
Any girl in grades K-12 can be a Girl Scout Juliette. Some girls choose the Juliette program for the year. Other girls choose to start their Girl Scout experience as a Juliette until a troop becomes available for them. Can you think of a friend or relative that might like to join Girl Scouts, too?
What do Girl Scout Juliettes do?
You earn awards by using the Girl Scout “Journey” and badge books. Older girls can create and work on their own special projects to earn the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards. Girls may also choose to participate in one or more of the following Pathway options:
|Camp||Experience outdoor adventure at resident, day, or specialty camps.|
|Events||Attend events on topics that interest you most.|
|Travel||Girls, ages 11-17 plan, earn money, prepare for,
and participate in regional, national, and international trips.
|Series||Explore your interests through a series of four to six sessions.|
|Interact online with girls and volunteers in a safe, secure environment.|
Where do I purchase books, awards, badges and pins?
Call or stop by our council shops in either Bangor or South Portland or shop online at www.girlscoutshopmaine.org for all your Girl Scout items. And remember, your awards, badges and pins are paid for by money from the Juliette Fund, a fund that is supported by money earned by Girl Scout Juliettes.
How do I participate in an event?
Check out your newsletter, the Compass that comes out three times a year. Updates are often made to the Website and the GSME Facebook page. To find out about local events in your service unit, contact your juliette consultant or membership manager. Remember to have your parent or guardian complete the Parent Permission Slip and Health Record nd bring them to the event with you.
How much will Girl Scouts cost?
How much does Girl Scouts cost? There is an annual, non-refundable $15.00 membership fee for which financial assistance is available upon request. (To request assistance, submit a Juliette Request for Reimbursement.)
In addition, each girl is encouraged to purchase a copy of a Girl Scout Journey book that corresponds to her age level ($7 each) and/or the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting ($22.50). These materials are available at our council shops and are paid for by the member. Other program fees vary according to the Pathway(s) to which they relate.
How do I connect with other girls?
You will meet other Girl Scouts when you attend events and activities, go to camp or go on a special trip called a Girl Scout destination.
Can I sell Girl Scout cookies?
The cookie program is great fun and you get to learn a lot! Remember to have the adult helping you contact your local Product Sales Supervisor for service unit training dates and an order card.
Where does the money go?
When Girl Scout Juliette’s participate in the product sales, a portion of that money goes into a fund, managed by Girl Scouts of Maine, to cover the cost of awards you earn. You can also request a reimbursement if you attend a Girl Scout program or event; want to do a community service project; or need assistance with the $12 membership fee. Read your Request for Reimbursement form carefully so that you understand this process.
Who helps me earn awards?
A parent, guardian, adult mentor or relative can help you work on badges and awards. Adult guidebooks are available and you can count on support from your neighborhood team and council staff if you need any additional guidance.
What about uniforms?
What about uniforms? Uniforms are encouraged, but not required. Uniforms and other Girl Scout clothing are available for purchase at council shops located at our service centers, or online at www.girlscoutshopmaine.org. The average cost of a basic uniform set is $33.
How do I find out about community service opportunities?
This is a great question. Giving back to our community is a big part of Girl Scouts. Statewide opportunities are listed in the Compass, the Girl Scouts of Maine newsletter, and your local service unit may organize a service project too.
Ready to register? Have fun on your Girl Scout Journey!