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Individually Registered Members (IRMs)

What does it mean to be an Individually Registered Member?

Individually Registered Members (IRMs) are youth members in grades K-12 who are busy, independent, self-confident and want to be a part of something larger – Girl Scouts! Meeting in troops is one way to be part of the Girl Scout experience, but when being in a troop is not the best option, becoming an IRM will allow them to continue their Girl Scout experience on an individual basis.

As an IRM, instead of attending troop meetings, you will work on or participate in Girl Scout programs with the guidance of a parent or guardian. This experience encourages you to select what activities to participate in and which earned awards you wish to complete. The possibilities are limitless!

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Individually Registered Member FAQ

What can an IRM do?

Juliette Girl Scouts can do anything Girl Scouts in a troop can do. Her Girl Scout membership opens up the door to amazing possibilities and options!

She could attend local programs or events, go to camp, participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, earn badges, or earn highest awards that can help her with college admission, scholarships, and job applications! As her guardian, you now have access to the Volunteer ToolKit where you can access badge and journey requirements, track her progress, and more! Visit the Volunteer ToolKit now.

She can even choose to go on trips with other Girl Scouts or attend activities with friends of her choice. So, what are you waiting for? Get your girl started on the experience of a lifetime!

Who can be an IRM?

Any girl who is in grades K-12 may become a Juliette. Adults who mentor and/or assist a Juliette may also register as an adult Girl Scout member. The option is especially popular among older girls in grades 6-12, as it allows more flexibility to participate in the activities tweens and teens prefer and within the allotted time they have.

Why participate as an individually registered member?

It’s a great way for your girl to join the largest network of girls and women in the world! Sometimes girls aren’t ready to be involved in a troop, whether that’s because the perfect troop isn’t available, or she is too busy. If your girl wants to participate in programs or summer camp, but being in a troop does not fit with your family’s lifestyle, she could benefit from being a Juliette.

Our family is very busy, can we still participate?

Yes! Having a full schedule can be a challenge, but as a Juliette she can enjoy Girl Scouts at her own pace. This helps her create her own pathway to her own unique leadership experience.

Can IRMs earn Girl Scout badges and Journeys?

Juliettes can earn all the badges they would like to! In our Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting book, there are easy step-by-step instructions for each badge with many options to make the earning experience unique. All Girl Scout badges include a variety of skill-building activities, many of which complement the Girl Scout Leadership Journeys. These Journeys guide girls towards becoming a leader in their community with themes such as Engineering, Robotics, Outdoors, Empowerment and more!

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OR use the Volunteer ToolKit (which Juliette guardians now have access to) to find badge and journey requirements, track her progress, and more!

What support is available for IRMs?

We have amazing volunteers and staff members available to help you and your Juliette get involved. Within your geographical area (called a service unit), you have a volunteer Service Unit Manager who can help you get connected with other local Girl Scouts and assist you in navigating all the incredible opportunities available. At Girl Scouts of Western Washington, there is a staff Troop Program Manager who can offer ongoing support in addition to your local service unit support. Use our Contact Us page to contact Customer Care and they will introduce you to the volunteers and staff members in your area.

You can also stay connected to the Girl Scout community (including other Juliettes) through our Facebook groups! We have regional Facebook groups for each area in our western Washington council. In those groups, volunteers and staff post about upcoming events and programming that your Juliette can participate in. Find a full list here.

Online support for Juliettes is now available through the Volunteer ToolKit! Find badge and journey requirements, track her progress, and more! Visit the Volunteer ToolKit now!

How much does it cost to be an IRM?

The annual membership fee for all Girl Scouts is $25, whether they are Juliettes or registered as a member of a troop. The fee provides accident insurance for girls participating in Girl Scout activities. Financial assistance to pay for the fee, Girl Scout materials, and programming, is available. Learn more about our Financial Assistance Program.

Can an IRM sell cookies?

YES! A Girl Scout does not need to be in a troop to participate in the Cookie Program or the Fall Product Program. Your Juliette’s portion of the proceeds is called Cookie Dough, and she can use it to pay for Girl Scouting materials, camp, events and programming, items at the Girl Scout store, and much more! Product Program is a great way for Juliettes to self-fund their own unique Girl Scout experience while developing entrepreneurial skills that will last a lifetime!


Interested in becoming an IRM?

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