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who can be a girl scout?

Girl Scouting is open to all girls ages 5-17 regardless of race, creed, nationality or socio-economic status. To join Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, you must live or attend school within the Heart of New Jersey Service Area.  If you do not live within this area, check your phone book or GSUSA's Council Finder for your local council.

Girl Scouting offers one continuous program with six different age levels:

  • Daisy: Kindergarten - grade 1
  • Brownie: grades 2-3
  • Junior: grades 4-5
  • Cadette: grades 6-8
  • Senior: grades 9-10
  • Ambassador: grades 11-12
what do girl scouts do?

Girl Scout Daisies...
learn many different things by doing arts and crafts, singing songs, and playing games. They learn how to share and they explore the exciting world around them.

Girl Scout Brownies...
earn Try-its, go to camp, make new friends, do crafts, dance, play games, explore, and develop new skills.

Girl Scout Juniors...
earn badges, learn new skills and discover new things about themselves. Junior Girl Scouts take part in a wide variety of programs including camp.

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors...
begin to broaden the world around them by earning Interest Project awards and by learning new leadership skills. Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors have many options open to them, including the Destinations program. Leadership experiences are available in a variety of ways, including working at summer camp!

What is a Girl Scout Juliette?

What is a Girl Scout Juliette?

A Girl Scout Juliette is a girl who participates in Girl Scouts as an individual member. It is named in honor of the founder of Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low. Today's girls may sometimes find it hard to fit all their desired activities into their busy schedule. If you are a Girl Scout who does not wish to join a troop, or are unable to find a troop that meets at a convenient time or place, you can still be a Girl Scout!

If you choose to be a Girl Scout Juliette, you can participate in council events, earn awards, camp, and even sell Girl Scout Cookies! You can select as many or as few activities that interest you and fit your schedule.

What can a Girl Scout Juliette Do?

Attend Program Events and Trainings
As a Girl Scout Juliette you can select from hundreds of cool events offered through the council’s event calendar. The calendar is available online at www.gshnj.org

Enjoy Day and Resident Camp
As a Girl Scout Juliette you can attend both day and resident camps, where you can choose from many fun camping experiences.

Earn Awards
Some Girl Scout Juliettes like to earn awards. Girl Scout Daisies can earn Learning Petals. Girl Scout Brownies can earn badges. Girl Scout Juniors can earn badges, the Junior Aid Patch and the Girl Scout Bronze Award. Older girls can earn badges, and/or the Girl Scout Gold Award and Girl Scout Silver Award. Each grade level can also earn Journey Awards. Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting containing requirements for awards can be purchased at the Girl Scout Shop or online at www.gshnj.org

Participate in Service Unit Activities
Since Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey serves 7 counties, this large area is divided into 62 smaller areas called service units. These smaller volunteer-led units host a variety of events and activities throughout the year for girls in your community.

Participate in Product Programs
The Fall Magazine and Nuts Program starts in November and the Girl Scout Cookie Program starts in January. Girls receive incentives for participating in product programs. Information on how a Girl Scout Juliette participates can be obtained through your service unit nut/cookie manager.

How To Become a Juliette

Step 1 Registration:
Complete the Girl Scout registration online here. Once registered e-mail your local Field Executive (Find their e-mail here) titled “Juliette Girl Scout.” In the body of the e-mail include the Girl Scout’s name, town, school and grade so they can be included in service unit communications!

Step 2 Choose an Advisor:
Your adult advisor can be anyone who would like to support you in pursuing your interests in Girl Scouts. Some common choices are parents, adult siblings, neighbors, or family friends. Ask your advisor to register as an adult Girl Scout as well!

Step 3 Explore:
Once you have registered, you are a Girl Scout. Now comes the exciting part of deciding which events you would like to attend, which awards you would like to work on, and which other programs you want to take part in. Your only limit is your time and imagination.



how do girls participate?

Girls may participate in Girl Scouting by:

  • being part of a troop
  • being a Girl Scout Juliette
  • going to programs
  • spending a summer at camp
  • attending special events

The choice is yours!

interested in joining?

If you are interested in joining Girl Scouts, have your parent or guardian complete the Girl Interest Forms below!

» Girl Interest Form

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