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Special Interest Girl Scout Troops

Special Interest Girl Scout Troops

In Girl Scouts, you can do anything ... but sometimes you might want to dive more deeply into a special interest. Try out one of our groups below – or maybe start your own!

Individual Girl Scouts (Juliettes)

Juliettes is a membership opportunity for individual participation, available to girls of all ages throughout the Council. Juliettes is designed to facilitate membership for a girl who, for whatever reason, cannot participate in a traditional troop.

Any girl in grades K-12 can be a Juliette member. Some girls choose this program as their Pathway for the year. Other girls choose to start their Girl Scout experience as a Juliette until a troop becomes available for them. Can you think of a friend or relative who might like to join Girl Scouts? This would be perfect for them too.

Becoming a Juliette is especially popular for girls ages 11-17 as it allows for a more flexible Girl Scout experience. Girls who have many extracurricular commitments can choose to be a Juliette and participate in their favorite annual campout, join a special interest group that meets less frequently than a troop or earn badges as she has time rather than on a troop schedule.


For more information email Amber Allen or call 314.400.4618

FIRST® Robotics

FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) aims to inspire girls to become science and technology leaders. This mentor-based program is designed to inspire innovation, cultivate interest in STEM fields, and foster life skills (such as self-confidence, verbal communication and team-building).

Teams, led by adult volunteer coaches and mentors, work together to design and build a robot and program it to do various tasks. At the FLL Challenge and FLL Explore levels, they also research a topic based on the challenge and do a presentation about their research and innovative solutions. Teams then compete at regional tournaments.

Through robotics, girls will learn valuable life and employment skills by creating ideas, solving problems and overcoming obstacles. They will also gain confidence in their abilities to positively use technology.

FLL Explore and FLL Challenge teams that apply by May 31st will receive an invitation for a special summer opportunity.

Coaches will receive additional information about Coach Trainings.

FIRST® Robotics Levels

For more information email Brooke Stochl, Program Manager - Robotics or call 314.592.2377.

For more information email Lauren Kornegay Dollar, Program Manager - Robotics or call 314.592.2376.

Join us for a virtual information session!

We invite you to join our Program Managers as they discuss the Robotics Programs at Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri and how participation can benefit and inspire your girl. 

Please register below (via Zoom) if you plan on attending.

Information Sessions
6:30 pm

More than LEGO: The Building Blocks of Robotics

All FIRST Robotics and SeaPerch levels. K-12th grades.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Information sessions will be 30–45-minute presentations with questions.

For questions about information sessions, email Brooke Stochl at or call 314.592.2377.

SeaPerch Robotics

SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme.

The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork and technical applications.

  • SeaPerch 
    • 2nd-12th grade, 2-5 girls
    • Applications will be released in October for the 2023 season

For more information email Lauren Kornegay-Dollar, Program Manager - Robotics or call 314.592.2376.


The Mariner Program is a special interest program for 7th through 12th grade troops or girls from different troops; the optimum minimum number of girls in a ship is six. Mariner Ships (Troops) participate in the Mariner Program in addition to standard Girl Scout activities.

Individual girls can participate with an existing ship while maintaining participation and registration with her existing troop or a group of girls and leaders can establish their own ship.

Our focus is on water activities, including canoeing, swimming, sailing and related nautical skills. This well-established program offers girls a wide variety of personal development and leadership opportunities. When a Mariner graduates from high school, she is eligible to continue to participate as a member of the Barnacle Ship, whose members administer the various events and serve as mentors to the girls.

For more information email Melissa Niedermann or call 314.592.2346.