Let’s Talk to a Girl Scout Juliette!
There are so many ways to participate as a Girl Scout. One way is as a Girl Scout Juliette!
A Juliette can participate in all of the fun activities she so chooses without being a member of a Girl Scout troop. Some Juliettes attend camp, many earn badges, some go for their Highest Awards, some travel, and some do all of the above!
We checked in recently with a Girl Scout from the Dayton region about her Girl Scout experience as a Juliette, and here is what she had to say.
Hi! I am Olivia and am a Juliette here in the Western Ohio area. I have a twin brother who is currently working on his Eagle Scout project in Boy Scouts. I am currently homeschooled and a sophomore in high school. This year I played sports at our local Christian school. I was on the cross-country team, a cheerleader for basketball, and then on the track team. I enjoy traveling, playing the piano and spending time outdoors.
I have been a Girl Scout since I was 5 years old and in kindergarten. I joined Girl Scouts while living in Alaska. My mom was the troop leader there, Troop 631, and we had approximately 10 girls in our troop. Over the years, we went from 10 girls to 7 to 5 then to only 2 of us. As a Girl Scout, I have had many great memories. From summer camp, to Encampments, to patch classes, tours of local facilities, making swaps, an awesome trip to Seattle and even traveled to Juliette Gordon Low’s birth place in Georgia—I have loved every minute of it.
I have earned my Bronze and Silver Awards. My Bronze Award project was completed as a troop and we collected winter clothing and school supplies for local children in need. For my Silver Award, there were only 2 of us and we built 10 garden beds for a local church. That was a lot of work, but it looked amazing when finished. The best part was going to the garden store and shopping for all the flowers and vegetables. I am currently working on my Gold Award. I will be working with a local nursing facility in Springfield to create a stone fire pit and a wheel chair accessible seating area. I am hoping to have this completed sometime this summer so the residents can get outside and enjoy visiting and roasting marshmallows with other residents.
Though the last few years I have been a Juliette, I have still been able to sign up for and participate in all the activities girls in a troop would be able to do. I have sold cookies, magazines, nuts and candy, went on camping trips, volunteered and attended Girl Scout events.
I think Girl Scouts has been such an important part of my life and wouldn’t change it for the world!
If you are interested in joining Girl Scouts as a Juliette, and participating in the abundant perks of membership, visit gswo.org/juliette to learn more, then head to girlscouts.org/join to get started!