Scouting Without a Unit – Lone Scout

A reader asked:

Because of her busy schedule, my daughter is going to be a Juliette Scout, an individual scout not affiliated with a troop. Does such a thing exist for Boy Scouts?

If a youth cannot conveniently join a unit, then he or she can register as a Lone Scout in Cub Scouts or Scouts BSA:

Information about Lone Scouting

The local council will help a family decide if this is a good fit for a youth or not. The bottom of that page shows some typical reasons why a youth would choose to take this path.

Any readers out there with experience with Lone Scouts? Do you recommend it? What are the pros and cons? Add your comments below.

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