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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.


3 responses to “Scouting Without a Unit – Lone Scout”

  1. Melissa Ann Figge Avatar
    Melissa Ann Figge

    Hello, I wonder if a Lone Scout is allowed to earn the Eagle Scout Honor. Thanks!

    1. Janet Lee Kamenick Avatar
      Janet Lee Kamenick

      I am wo during the same. Will be looking into it this week.

    2. LA Lone Scouts Avatar
      LA Lone Scouts

      All youth in the Scout BSA program has the same opportunity in reaching Eagle Scout Honor if they complete the minimum requirements as described before their 18th birthday. Please refer to the Scout Handbook for details. Same program for all. Lone Scout is a Troop of 1. The Lone Scout parent or adult guardian is the Scoutmaster of the Lone Scout and will need to participate in all activities with the Lone Scout per YPT. Download – print – and READ this guide for the Adult. It will answer all of your questions.*amqrot*_ga*ODgwOTU0NDguMTY2ODQ1ODg5OA..*_ga_20G0JHESG4*MTY4OTI1NzczNi44My4xLjE2ODkyNTc3MzYuNjAuMC4w&_ga=2.228509338.624025923.1689257737-88095448.1668458898 – if you have more questions, you can reach out to the various Lone Scout Eagles and their families on Facebook. Use the search function for “LA Lone Scouts” or “Lone Scout Far East” or “Lone Scouting USA” to name a few.

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