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Individually Registered Girl Scouts

Become a Girl Scout by registering as an individually registered girl and participate in program events sponsored by the council or in your local community. An individually registered Girl Scout is not affiliated with a specific troop, but she is still able to discover, connect and take action at her own pace.

Individually registered Girl Scouts are girls who register and participate individually in Girl Scouts. An individually registered Girl Scout does not attend troop meetings. She works on Girl Scout program with a parent or other adult mentor and decides what activities she wants to participate in and which earned recognitions she wishes to earn.

Individually registered Girl Scouts may join local service unit and council-wide events, attend resident camp, participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program and participate in trips with Girl Scout troops or attend events with friends of their choice.

Although girls in grades K-12 can participate as individually registered Girl Scouts, the option is especially popular among older girls in grades 6-12, as it allows more flexibility to participate in the activities teens and tweens prefer and within the alotted time they have.

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Who can be an individually registered Girl Scout?
Any girl who is 5-17 years of age may become an individually registered Girl Scout. Adults who mentor and/or assist an individually registered Girl Scout may also register as an adult Girl Scout.
 

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Why participate as an individually registered Girl Scout?
It’s a great way to be in Girl Scouts when there are no available troops in your area. Some girls are too busy to be involved in a troop, but still want to do Girl Scout activities. It’s also a solution for girls who want to participate in council-wide program and choose not to be in a troop. Other reasons a girl might prefer individual participation is that she lives in a rural or isolated area, or she may have difficulty coordinating with other girls’ or adults’ schedules. In some areas, there may be a shortage of adult volunteers to lead.
  

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How much does it cost to be an individually registered Girl Scout?
The annual membership fee is $25. The fee provides accident insurance for girls participating in Girl Scout activities. Financial assistance is available. Programs offered throughout the year may have additional costs.