How does Girl Scouts work if my daughter is NOT in a troop?
The iGirl program is Girl Scouting custom-made for girls that can not or do not wish to commit to the troop experience. It’s a great way to mix and match a girls’ unique interests with Girl Scout participation – special events, weekend workshops, leadership projects, or travel opportunities that improve your skills and meet your interests and needs.
iGirls are busy, independent, self-confident girls and young women who want to be a part of something larger – Girl Scouts! Meeting in troops is one way to be a part of the Girl Scout experience, but when there aren’t available troops in your area, your troop no longer meets, or you become too busy with extra-curricular activities or sports, becoming an iGirl will allow you to continue your Girl Scout experience on an individual basis.
The iGirl program is available to all girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade. It is especially popular for girls ages 11 – 17 who love the Girl Scout program but are very busy with other activities. It’s a way to stay connected and fulfill your Girl Scout dreams without making a long-term commitment to a troop.
iGirls, may participate in everything that is open to girls of that grade level. They may attend all council sponsored programs such as events, series opportunities, year-round camp experiences, and travel opportunities. And can also take part in council sponsored money earning activities to help pay for Girl Scout events and activities.
iGirls do not attend troop meetings; instead, they will work on Girl Scout programs with a parent or another adult mentor. Girls choose which activities to participate in and which earned
recognitions/awards they wish to complete. iGirls can earn the Journey awards and badges as well as the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.
Becoming an iGirl can help girls continue their own personal leadership adventure!