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Individually Registered Members

There is a place for every girl in Girl Scouts! Individually registered members (IRMs, also known as Juliettes in some Girl Scout councils) are girl members who are not associated with a troop. They mix and match their interests to customize their own unique Girl Scouting experience.

IRMs do not attend regularly scheduled troop meetings. Instead they work on Girl Scout programming with the guidance of a guardian or other registered adult mentor. As IRMs, girls decide what activities to participate in and what badges and/or awards they wish to complete. They may also attend council, service unit, and community partner sponsored events.

Why should I become an IRM?

By participating in Girl Scouts as an IRM, girls can build their very own Girl Scouting experience and still reap the benefits of being part of the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. IRMs:

  • gain leadership experience.
  • develop a sense of belonging.
  • participate in all Girl Scout activities individually.
  • tailor their experience.
  • create a well-rounded Girl Scout experience.
  • complete activities on their own timeline.
  • serve their community through service projects and Take Action projects.
What can an IRM do?

The short answer is, anything she wants! Here are just a few ideas:

Complete badges and Journeys. Journeys guide girls toward becoming leaders in their communities. Badges include a variety of skill-building activities, many of which complement the Journeys. Choose from different badges and Journeys at each program level. 

Attend events and activities. Meet other girls, work toward badges and Journeys, learn about the outdoors, and more at council-sponsored events. Service units also offer many events and service opportunities, which are great for IRMs to meet other Girl Scouts in their area.

Help Others Through Community Service. Working individually or with the Girl Scout community, IRMs make the world a better place. They also pass along what they’ve learned, gain leadership skills, and earn special mentoring awards by helping younger Girl Scouts at troop meetings, events, camp, and more.

Participate in the cookie program and fall product program. Fund activities while learning great business skills including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.

Earn Highest Awards. Earn the Girl Scout Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards by leading a Take Action project to improve the community.

Attend camp. Get outdoors at summer day camp, summer resident camp, council-led weekend campouts, service unit encampments, and more.

Travel. From local field trips to global adventures, IRMs explore different places and cultures, experience leadership opportunities, gain cross-cultural understanding through regional, national, and international travel.

Resources for IRM parents and mentors

Volunteer Toolkit: VTK is a free digital resource that supports IRMs (coming soon) and the adults who lead them in planning and executing badge work. Using VTK makes online organization, planning, and curriculum building possible. To log into VTK by clicking the yellow text, "My GS/VTK," in the top-level navigation of our website. Choose "Volunteer Toolkit," and log in with the email address you use for Girl Scouts.

IRM Handbook: coming soon.

Family Zone: Girl Scouts and their families stay in-the-know with this monthly email newsletter just for them. Look for research-driven info on issues that matter most to girls and links to key programs and events. If you're not receiving this email, please contact Customer Care.

IRM program resources

From Girl Scout to Girl Scout: Journey Outline Guides

Hello! My name is Cadence, and I am an Ambassador Girl Scout. As someone who has completed many Girl Scout Journeys, I know just how challenging the process can be. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the abundance of information available in various guides, manuals, and outlines.

That’s where I come in! I designed my Journey Outline Guides to help simplify your road to success, whether you are part of a troop or an Individually Registered Member (IRM). The only supplementary materials needed to use these guides are the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting or Volunteer Toolkit (VTK).

Each of my guides include five sections:

  • Purpose
  • Take action ideas
  • Additional awards included in the Journey
  • Field trip ideas
  • Reflection and conclusion

Search our events listings for upcoming opportunities for IRMs.

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