Patch Programs & More
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.

Celebrate some of history’s most notable women, 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 the whole set.

The Get Outdoors Challenge is open to current girl members. Girls should complete the total number of activities specified for their grade level from the activity list during the specific time period (fall/winter or spring/summer). If you have already done the challenges in the past, participants can start another ring of leaves around the center patch for this year’s challenges. The patch challenges are updated every six months. Once girls have completed the checklist requirements, their leader or parent/guardian is eligible to purchase the Get Outdoors Challenge main center patch and appropriate leaf set. Be sure to purchase the patches within a month of the end of the season to ensure the patches are in stock. 

We are excited to announce the 2024 community service project.   This exciting community service project will unite Girl Scouts with the Environmental Protection Agency to teach troops about being healthy and making their hometowns healthier for everyone.

Read more here as we invite your Girl Scouts to learn about personal hygiene, healthy foods, how to make a difference in their hometown and more!

Thanks to a grant from the EPA, the cost of the patches will be covered so there is not a cost to the troop for the patches!  

As Girl Scouts, we are leaders and changemakers. We stay eager to be part of something bigger than ourselves and believe that we can make the world a better place. That's why Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council is proud to offer the Hospital Helpers community service project.

This exciting opportunity will unite Girl Scouts with the West Virginia University School of Public Health to bring joy to children in hospitals. Involvement in the Hospital Helpers Program means helping children feel cared for and loved by their community.

To participate, Girl Scouts will take action by collecting items, fostering a sense of caring and learning about health care systems in their community.

After completing this program, fill out our form to receive your patch!

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.
Through this patch program, Girl Scouts will celebrate their Appalachian heritage. Each month, Girl Scouts will explore an Appalachian-centric theme and a Mountain Momma who impacted the culture, history, and created change in the community. Girls will be guided through a range of topics, and activities that will enhance their knowledge, while further cementing ties to their Appalachian heritage. This patch program has been created to compliment the four Girl Scout’s Program Pillars (Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, STEM, and Outdoors).
Girl Scouts of Black Diamond understands that Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) are vital to our future—the future of our country and the future of our girls. Women with STEM jobs earn 33% more than women in any other kind of job! However, to encourage innovation in STEM fields, girls also need a healthy dose of creativity and ingenuity. With the Arts added to the mix, STEAM is everywhere and shapes our everyday experiences. This 12-month patch program helps girls discover, connect, and take action within the five diverse fields of STEAM. This program is powered by Suddenlink.