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Ways to Participate

At Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, girls have more choices and ways to participate than ever before. From art to science, camping to community service, there's something for every girl, no matter what she's passionate about. Grab your girl and, together, take a look at all the exciting ways to be a Girl Scout! 

Join an Existing Troop or Program

When you join Girl Scouts, you get options! From a traditional troop of your peers to going solo as a Juliette, you’re sure to find a place here.

Volunteer-Led Troops

Volunteer-led troops are led by a volunteer member of the community—usually a parent or caregiver of one of the girls in the troop. You and your troop sisters decide what to do, and work together with your troop leader to make it happen. Whether you get together once a week or once a month, you’ll find yourself counting the days until your next troop meeting starts!

You’ll try new lots of new things—like camping, designing robots, making jewelry, geocaching, helping your community, conducting science experiments, planting gardens, going on field trips, and oh, so much more—and lead your own adventure the whole way.

Council-Led Clubs

Council-led clubs provide girls in 6th-12th grades the unique opportunity to do a deep dive into an area they’re interested in. These groups can be joined in addition to, or even in place of, a volunteer-led troop. They are led by Program Specialists on staff at Girl Scouts. Each is designed to give girls an outlet to explore their own interests with like-minded girls:

  • Astronomy Club is our space science club with chapters in Pima and Yuma Counties. Girls conduct experiments, earn badges, go on field trips, meet with local astronomers, stargaze, and more.
  • Girl Volunteer Corps is our community service club with chapters in Pima, Cochise, and Yuma Counties. Girls take action on local issues they care about through hands-on service projects that they choose, plan, and lead together. 
  • Trailblazers is our outdoor adventure club, with one chapter (so far!) in Pima County. Girls choose their expeditions as a group, such as backpacking, paddling, or rock climbing, and set off together to explore their strengths, test their limits, and take the lead along the way!   
Juliettes (Individual Girl Members)

Juliette Girl Scouts are registered girl members in grades K-12 who are not affiliated with a troop or troop leader. Instead, you’ll have flexibility to try all the experiences Girl Scouts has to offer, on your own time and at your own pace. You’ll participate in our program grade levels (Daisies, Brownies, etc.), earn badges and awards, sell cookies, and much more—all with personal guidance from an important adult in your life.

Whether you travel the world or meet new friends at Girl Scout events, your independence and passion will lead you to success both in Girl Scouts and in your life!    

Check out our dedicated Juliette Girl Scout page for resources and more information! 



Start a Girl Scout Troop

Parents, caregivers, and community members make a key difference in the lives of girls by guiding them through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Leading a troop is an incredible way to help girls empower themselves to make the world a better place! To get started, select the “I want to lead her troop” option when you join Girl Scouts.



No matter how you choose to participate, with Girl Scouts you can:

Make new friends at  programs & events »
Explore your passions with  Girl Scout badges »
Make the world a better place with  Leadership Journeys »
Lead an impactful project while earning a  Highest Award »
Be bold and travel the world »
  Find your inner entrepreneur through the  Girl Scout Cookie Program »  
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