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Patch Programs

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Patch programs provide Girl Scouts an opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities while earning a fun patch.  Most patch programs are available to Girl Scouts of all grade levels, and some will list different requirements to complete the patch, depending on grade level.   These programs can extend over multiple troop meetings and will cover a variety of subjects, such as healthy living, STEM, community service, and Appalachian history.  Completing patch programs will help your troop along their Journey, and may satisfy requirements for certain badges.  Check back for more fun patch programs to be added in the future!

A Year in the Life of Juliette
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A Year in the Life of Juliette Patch Program

Help us celebrate the life of our founder Juliette Gordon Low with the Year in the Life of Juliette Patch program. Every month will bring a challenge (with a new patch) that focuses on the important work that Juliette did, and the values that she encouraged in Girl Scouting. The centerpiece patch for the A Year in the Life of Juliette patch program is available in the online shop. There are no specific requirements to purchase the center patch - just download the order form below. Each month has a different topic relating to something that was important to Juliette Gordon Low. Each month's patch can be displayed around the center patch, and if girls complete all 12 programs, they will have a complete series. Girls can choose to earn all 12 patches in one year, or over a series of years.

Order patches in the Girl Scouts Official Online shop!

Barbie I Can Be
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Barbie I Can Be Patch Program

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? What’s your dream? Maybe you know or maybe you don’t. Either way is fine! But one thing is true: You can be anything you want to be! Submit this form to request the free activity booklet! While supplies last!

Because of Her
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Because of Her - 12 Month Patch Program

Celebrate some of history’s most notablewomen, ranging from activists to athletes, from scientists to poets. Each month, Girl Scouts will learn about a great woman’s impact on the world.

Girls will be guided through activities relevant to the notable woman’s story. Each patch ties into the Girl Scout program, be it by satisfying certain parts of a badge or Journey, or simply by showing girls what women of courage, confidence and character are able to accomplish.

Start off the program with the center patch, and earn a rocker for every month. After a full year, girls will have a the whole set.

Order patches in the Girl Scouts Official Online shop!

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Learn more or download the patch program today

Donate Life
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Girl Scouts have the opportunity to change lives and impact the world in meaningful ways. The Donate Life Patch Program is an opportunity for Girl Scouts to learn about how the meaningful donation of organ, eye and tissue donation gives people a second chance at life.

Elena of Avalor
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Disney and GSUSA created a leadership guide for Girl Scouts based off the strong and ambitious Princess Elena from the Disney TV Series, Elena of Avalor. Elena exemplifies all qualities of a Girl Scout and teaches girls everywhere how to find the leader within. Use this leadership guide to teach your Girl Scout important skills, such as problem solving, confidence, empathy, and more!

This program does not have a patch associated with it, but girls can still have a blast while skill-building during these activities.

Elena of Avalor Girl Scout Leadership Guide

Forgotten Soldier Outreach
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Forgotten Soldiers Outreach has developed a patch programs for Girl Scouts from all over to participate in. Follow the steps to celebrate soldiers that are deployed around the world. Inform Forgotten Soldiers of your completed project to earn a complimentary fun patch!

Forgotten Soldier Outreach Guide

GirlSports
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Time to get on the field! GirlSports is a healthy-living initiative encouraging girls to participate in sports and develop healthy lifestyles. Girl Scouts believes that girls who compete on the playing field succeed and lead in life. Plan a program for your girls to receive this fun patch and even a badge! This program is geared towards all levels. Badges they can earn by doing this program include Fair Play, Practice with Purpose, Good-Sportsmanship, Cross-Training or Coaching. Once you complete the curriculum, you can contact the Council Shop to purchase this patch or more Girlsports gear!

Download the GirlSports Booklet!

Heaping Helping of Health
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Karen Brandt designed this fun patch program about healthy eating for her Gold Award Project.  Since childhood obesity is a growing problem in the United States, Karen decided she would create a program to teach other Girl Scouts how to eat healthily.  Karen is certain that kids can be good cooks, and that cooking healthy food can be easy and rewarding.  Once your troop completes the workshop, you’re encouraged to share what you’ve learned about healthy cooking with others in your community!  Please see page 3 for instructions on ordering this patch after completing the program.

Intellectual Property
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The IP Patch was developed as a joint partnership between the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC) and the USPTO and in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Education Foundation.  The program will include supporting curriculum and structured activities for girls of all ages designed to increase awareness of and interest in the creation and protection of intellectual property (IP) across disciplines and particularly as it relates to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  For patch requirements and instructions on ordering, visit http://www.ipoef.org/?page_id=30

SUN (Solar United Neighbors)
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Calling all girl scouts and troop leaders who are interested in solar energy!

Solar United Neighbors has developed the SUN Patch Program that can be implemented by any Girl Scout troop across the United States! While earning the SUN patch, Girl Scouts of all ages can learn about how solar energy works, discover solar energy at work around them, and become solar ambassadors to help grow solar education in their communities.
Your troop can start earning the Solar United Neighbors SUN Patch by downloading the PDF. To find out more information, please visit Solar United Neighbors.org. Reach out to getinvolved@solarunitedneighbors.org to let Solar United Neighbors know that your troop will be working on the SUN patch! They can answer questions, offer ideas, and provide more ways for your troop to get involved with solar energy.