Indie Girl Scout
Register to become an Indie!
An Individually Registered Girl (Indie), formerly known as a Juliette, is a registered Girl Scout in grades k-12 who is not affiliated with a specific troop, but is still able to discover, connect and take action!
Registering as an Indie is a great opportunity for girls who are looking to tailor a Girl Scout experience that best fits their time and interests. Although girls in kindergarten through 12th grade can register individually, becoming an Indie is especially popular for older girls (grades 6-12th) as it allows for a more flexible Girl Scout experience, especially if she has other extracurricular commitments.
An Indie does not attend troop meetings but continues to participate in council programs, can attend resident and day camp, travel, and even earn their Bronze, Silver and/or Gold Award. Indies are still able to work on the Girl Scout program with a parent or other adult mentor and can decide which activities she wants to participate in and which badges she wants to earn, all while being able to participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program and Fall Product sales.
While registered as an Indie, girls are still identified in the same age-level categories as Girl Scouts in troops:
- K-1st Grade – Daisy Indie
- 2nd-3rd Grade – Brownie Indie
- 4th-5th Grade – Junior Indie
- 6-8th Grade – Cadette Indie
- 9-10th Grade – Senior Indie
- 11th-12th Grade – Ambassador Indie
Why Should I Become an Indie?
There are many advantages to participating in Girl Scouts as an Indie. Indies:
- Gain leadership experience.
- Have the opportunity to participate in all Girl Scout activities individually, so they can tailor their experience.
- Serve their community through individual community service projects and Take Action projects.
What Can an Indie Do?
Indie Girl Scouts can do anything Girl Scouts in a troop can do. Indies learn to Discover, Connect, and Take Action when they:
- Attend Girl Scout Programs + Events
Indies can meet other girls in their area while participating in council-sponsored programs and events. Council programs are open to all registered Girl Scouts and many are tailored to the program grade level, making it a more age-appropriate and exciting experience. These events range from exploring the outdoors, diving into STEM, enhancing their self-confidence and leadership skills, and much more. Service Units also offer many events and service opportunities, another great way to get involved!
- Complete Girl Scout Journeys + Badges
Girls can choose from three different Journey books at each program grade level. Journeys guide girls towards becoming a leader in their community. Indies can also earn badges, which include a variety of skill-building activities, many of which complement the Journeys.
- Earn Girl Scouting’s Highest Awards
The Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards are the highest awards in Girl Scouting. Indies can earn these awards by leading a take-action project to improve their local community.
- Help Others Through Community Service
Part of the Girl Scout Law is to “make the world a better place”. Indies can work on their own or with their Girl Scout community to carry out this Girl Scout tradition. GSHNC also promotes a Council-Wide Take Action Project each year focusing on a current issue within our community that we want to tackle together. For more information on the Council-Wide Take Action Project, contact our Program Department.
- Participate in the Cookie Program + Fall Product Sale
Indies can fund their Girl Scout activities while learning great business skills including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Learn more about the Cookie Program and the Fall Product Sale here.
- Travel with Girl Scout destinations
Indies can experience leadership opportunities and cross-cultural understanding through regional, national, and international travel sponsored through the Girl Scouts. Visit our Travel page to learn more about these opportunities and how to get involved.