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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!

Because of Her

Because of Her - 12 Month Patch Program

Because of Her - Full Patch

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.

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Learn more or download the patch program today
A Year in the Life of Juliette
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. 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.

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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.

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!

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!

Heaping Helping of Health Patch
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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

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

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.

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.

Get Outdoors Challenge
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Who's ready for some amazing outdoor adventures?!


The Outdoors Challenge is your chance to learn new skills, build connections with friends and family, and have fun - all while exploring outdoor spaces that are down the street or across the country!

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Get Outdoors Patch
Get Outdoors Spring/Summer Leaves Patch

Challenge Rules & Regulations

  1. The challenge takes place March 20 - September 22, 2018.
  2. The challenge is open to current girl members.
  3. Girls should complete at least 10 activities from their grade level and 30 from the all ages list to earn their patch. Girls can also substitute 2 activities from a younger grade level to count toward their requirements. For example, an Ambassador can go stand up paddleboarding, even though that activity is listed under Cadette. Or, she can help younger girls work on an activitiy for their grade level, and still count it towards her checklist.
  4. Girls may only submit one final checklist. Girls may complete activities as a troop/group, but each girl should only count activities that she took part in.
  5. Once they've completed the checklist requirements, girls are eligible to purchase the Outdoors Challenge patch.
  6. Girls and adults must follow the Safety Activity Checkpoints for all activities.
  7. Patches should be purchased by October 1, 2018.
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Share the fun and show off your outdoor stills by submitting photos and videos for our Get Outdoors Challenge photo album!

To submit your photos, share them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #GetOutdoorsGS or email them to

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Donate Life
WV Donate Life

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.

Solar United Neighbors SUN Patch

Are you ready to learn more about solar energy and the positive impact it can have on the community and the environment? Solar United Neighbors has developed a Sun Patch program for the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council. Check out the Solar United Neighbor’s guide to learn more about solar energy and earn a Sun Patch.