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Individually Registered Girls

Individually Registered Girls (IRG) are girls who create their own unique Girl Scout experience without being part of a traditional troop.

Under the guidance of an adult mentor, a girl can mix her interests with participation in Girl Scout events, special groups, community service, one-of-a-kind leadership opportunities and more!

Girls get to decide the activities they participate in, the skills they want to learn, and which recognitions and awards to complete - all at their own pace.

Here are a few ways Individually Registered Girls can join in on the fun!
Awards & Badges

Girl Scout awards and badges are a great way for a girl to explore her interests and learn new skills—and to remember every adventure and show the world what she has accomplished.

Get all the details for every topic and grade level in the Award and Badge Explorer.


Make new friends, learn new skills, and have a ton of fun enjoying the great outdoors at day camp or overnight camp! Check out our camp page to learn more.

Council Events

Our council hosts girl programs and events throughout the year. Check out our event calendar to learn more.

Council Shops

From uniform pieces to badges, handbooks to fun Girl Scout merchandise, our GSHNJ shops have got you covered. We have a council shop in both our North Branch and Westfield service centers. Visit our shop page to learn more. 

Highest Awards

The highest awards give girls the chance to do big things while supporting the issues they care about. Learn more about how girls can leave their mark with a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award project.


Discover new things, connect with others in the community, and take action to make the world a better place. Every Girl Scout grade level has different Journeys to choose from that include a sustainable Take Action project and all the exploration, discovery, and adventure to power a lifetime of leadership and success!

Product Programs

Be part of the world’s largest girl-run business by participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program or Fall Product Program. Earn Brownie Points that can be applied towards camp, membership, programs, and items in our council shops. Check out our Cookies+ page for more details.

Self-Guided Activities

Our Girls Scouts at Home page hosts plenty of self-guided activities and resources to keep Girl Scouts connected.

Service Unit Events

Your Service Unit may host special events for local Girl Scouts. Looking to connect with your Service Unit? Contact our team or to learn more.

Special Interest Groups

GSHNJ’s special interest groups allow Girl Scouts to explore what excites them and to connect with new like-minded friends!

Travel Opportunities

From field trips to global adventures, there are plenty of unique travel experiences to choose from!

Mentoring Individually Registered Girls

Every IRG has an adult mentor she can rely on to help guide her best Girl Scout experience. Like troop leaders, mentors must be registered, background checked, and trained adult members of Girl Scouts.

Questions about the registration process? Contact

Questions about trainings? Contact

Funding the Girl Scout Experience

Financial Assistance is available to cover the costs of girl and adult memberships.

Funds raised by IRGs through council’s Product Programs or other Girl Scout-related money earners are accumulated into holding accounts. These funds can be accessed to reimburse a variety of expenses related to a girl’s participation in Girl Scouting. For more information, see our IRG Fund Request Form.


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