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Individual Girl Members (IGMs)

An Individual Girl Member (IGM) is any girl in kindergarten through 12th grade who wants to forge her own Girl Scout path! She is an independent and self-confident achiever who is unable to participate in a traditional troop. Perhaps there are no troops available in her area, a previous troop no longer meets, or the girl becomes too busy with extracurricular activities or sports to accommodate regular meetings. Becoming an IGM allows her to continue her girl-led adventure and fulfill her Girl Scouts dreams without committing to a troop.

An IGM builds her own unique Girl Scouts experience with the support of a parent, guardian, or adult mentor. She chooses how and when to participate based on her interests and available time. She takes initiative to decide which recognitions and awards she will earn to build her courage, confidence, and character.

Individual Girl Members can:


Travel the country and even the world on council-sponsored trips and Girl Scouts of the USA Destinations


Participate in the amazing, girl-led Girl Scout Cookie or Fall Product Programs


Join the Girl Scout Advisory Group (GSAG) and play an important leadership role in Girl Scout programs and events


Become a trained Program Aide or Counselor-in-Training



What is an IGM Mentor?

A parent, guardian, or trusted adult who guides an IGM through her Girl Scout Leadership Experience.


Mentors should:

  • Register as an adult member and complete a background check
  • Help their girl plan her Girl Scout year
  • Seek out and share information and opportunities with their girl
  • Follow the Volunteer Guide and Safety Activity Checkpoints to ensure their girl’s safety

To explore all the opportunities available to IGMs, check out the Individual Girl Member Guide!