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Patch programs provide Girl Scouts an opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities while earning a fun badge.  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 Patch Program
Year in the Life
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 council shop. There are no specific requirements to purchase the center patch - just download the order form below. From March 2016-March 2017, we'll post a new patch program each month relating to a topic 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.

Center Patch Order Form

Strong Girls Healthy Meeting Patch
Strong Girls Healthy Meeting Patch

Calling all Girl Scouts! Interested in making your troop meetings healthier and more engaging? The Strong Girls Healthy Meeting patch is available for all troops! The patch program helps your Girl Scouts adopt healthy troop meeting practices that will keep them healthy now and as grow up. Help your girls reach their full potential by reinforcing healthy habits! For patch program information, download the Strong Girls guide.

Once you’ve completed the patch requirements, contact your service unit coordinator or troop support manager to receive FREE patches.

Tooth Fairy Patch Program

The ToothFairy Patch Program allows Girl Scouts across each of the six age groups to learn about oral health, become advocates for access to quality dental care, and develop leadership skills. To earn a ToothFairy Patch, a Girl Scout participates in at least one activity from three different leadership categories. Learn more>

Order ToothFairy patches!

Guardian of the Rainforest Virtual Patch Program
guardian of the rainforest
Guardian of the Rainforest Virtual Patch Program

Join us for Guardian of the Rainforest, designed by the Philadelphia Zoo and Girl Scouts, Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen. Rainforests are home to many endangered animals including the orangutan. In this badge program, you can learn how you can save these animals from extinction as well as more about rainforests and the animals that live there. If you are looking to complete your Junior Girl Scout Animal Habitats Badge, Senior Voice for Animals Badge, or Ambassador Justice Journey, this program fits perfectly! Email once you complete the activities in Parts 1, 2, and 3. They will mail you a Guardian of the Rainforest patch

To get started, download the information and activity packets!

Calcium Challenge Patch Program & the Co-Ops for Community Patch
Calcium Challenge Patch Program and the Co-ops for Community Patch.

Both of these patches are offered by Cabot Cheese Company in Vermont and are perfect for younger Girl Scouts. The Calcium Challenge patch was originally created for Girl Scouts by eighth grader Megan Novak of Troop 369 in Birmingham, Alabama. This patch is all about teaching young people how important calcium is to the healthy development of the body. The Co-ops for Community Patch program inspires young boys and girls to learn more about the value of cooperatives as a better business model, and helps builds leadership skills and supports community connections.

Girl Scout Ranger Program
Girl Scout Ranger Program

The National Park Service and Girl Scouts of the United States of America have partnered to create the Girl Scout Ranger Program. Through this program you are invited to explore the outdoors and learn about the history of national parks. Girl Scouts are invited to participate in a variety of existing, organized educational or service projects at national park sites, or design their own experience or project to align with Journey work, badge activities, or a Take Action or Highest Award project. Girl Scouts are awarded certificates and/or patches for their participation.

SOS (Save Our Sculptures) Patch Program
SOS (Save Our Sculptures) Patch Program

Save Outdoor Sculpture! is proud to sponsor the SOS! Patch program for Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. To earn the patch, scouts must complete learning and service activities designed to help them discover female role models, investigate local history and experience the satisfaction of volunteering in their community to preserve outdoor sculpture.

Mental Health Awareness
Mental Health Awareness

With the increase in youth bullying, suicide and drug use, Girl Scouts are actively fighting to create change. Through a program to educate and reduce the stigma of mental illness, Girl Scouts can earn the Mental Health Awareness Patch developed by us for playing a positive role in their communities.

Barbie: Be Anything Do Everything
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! Ask your Troop Support Manager for this free activity booklet and patch!

Adventures on the Gorge Patches

Adventures on the Gorge has developed these fun new patches that Girl Scouts can earn by participating in thrilling outdoor activities.  Girl Scouts who visit Adventures on the Gorge to zip-line, whitewater kayak, raft, or participate in Timber Trek, will receive a special Girl Scout rate on activities and will earn these awesome patches!

Heaping Helping of Health Patch
Microsoft Word - Heaping Helping of Health Patch Program - GSUSA

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.

PokémonGO Patch

Attention all Girl Scout Pokémon trainers! You can now earn a special fun patch while playing Pokémon GO! Pokémon GO is loads of fun, but there are also valuable lessons that Girl Scouts can learn while playing like how to explore the outdoors safely, the importance of biodiversity and protecting the environment, and how to appreciate landmarks of historical and cultural interest. To earn the Pokémon GO Girl Scout Safari patch, complete the requirements in the following three categories.  Details >

Intellectual Property Patch Program

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

MedExpress First Aid Patch

Interested in earning your MedExpress First Aid Patch? Troops can now visit their local MedExpress to do so. The visit begins with a center tour in which troops will meet and learn more about careers in the medical field and how urgent care works. Troops will also learn about first aid and make their very own first aid kit to take home, along with their MedExpress First Aid Patch.

  • For a list of local centers, visit
  • You can request a MedExpress First Aid Patch activity through our Community Connections webpage at
  • The MedExpress Center Manager has the autonomy to set-up dates that will work best for the troop and the Center

Visits to MedExpress Centers are dependent upon staff availability and proximity to MedExpress Centers