Who advises the girl?
The parent/guardian or volunteer designated by the local volunteer team (Service Unit Team) can advise a Juliette. All adult advisors that plan to work on the Girl Scout program with the girl, must be registered adult members of the Girl Scouts.
What does the advisor do?
Each advisor/parent not only provides guidance for most of the girl’s Girl Scout experience, she communicates information from both Girl Scouts of Connecticut and local Girl Scouts regarding program, training, and recognition opportunities. A Juliette advisor/parent is the link between Girl Scouting and the individual girl member.
Does an advisor need Volunteer Application and references? Training?
If the unrelated advisor has direct contact with the girl and is working on Girl Scout Program then they must be registered and complete a background check. Juliette advisors are encourage to take GSOFCT Orientation but it is not required.
How will Service Units know they have Juliettes?
The local volunteer area manager (Service Unit Manager) has access to the contact information for all independently registered adults and Juliettes. Local volunteers are encouraged to reach out to Juliettes and share information about Girl Scout community events. Juliettes can also join a Girl Scouts of Connecticut group on Rallyhood by contacting Customer Care and requesting to be a part of the Juliette rally and be connected with other Juliettes across the state. This will also provide Juliettes and their families information about current GSOFCT programs, the product sales programs, and summer camp.
Can a Juliette go on trips? Is she covered under insurance? Does a permission slip need to be filled out and submitted to the local Service Unit?
A Juliette can go on trips or participate in Girl Scout activities sponsored by troops, Service Units, and Council. As a registered Girl Scout, she is covered under Girl Scout Insurance. Juliettes may directly register for GSOFCT events online.
Check out our Program Resource Guide to find council-sponsored events to attend.
Can Juliettes occasionally get together to go camping, horseback riding etc. along with their advisors?
Yes, a Juliette can participate in events with other Juliettes and approved Girl Scout advisors. A troop trip application should be submitted to the local Service Unit Manager. If the girls decide they would like to continue to get together they should form a special interest group.