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Patch Programs

Council Patch Programs

Patch programs enable girls to explore their interests, connect with their community, and take action on causes that they care about. Each patch program has a list of required activities girls must complete. Once they do so, they earn a patch that can be placed on the back of their uniform. 

Click the categories below to explore the many patch programs GSWCF has to offer. 

Girl Scouting

Girl Scouts of Florida Fun Patch Challenge D, B, J, C, S, A

Girl Scouts of Florida challenge you to learn fun facts about Florida and more about the uniqueness of the six Girl Scout Councils in the state. PLUS complete one service project along the way!

Cost:  $3.00, Patches are available for purchase through the GSWCF Store.

Volunteer Toolkit Patchfor Adult Volunteers only (sorry girls!)

Volunteer Toolkit or VTK is a digital resource for leaders, parents and Juliette Girl Scouts.  Not only can you create plans for meetings, but you can communicate with your troop and find many ideas for activities.  The VTK can make the process of running a troop easier and more efficient.  It is fun and easy to earn the patch which will include additional year recognition.  Patch Requirements (only for Adult Volunteers).

Cost:  Free to volunteers who complete the scavenger hunt.

Physical, Mental, and Emotional Health

Be Smart Do Your Part Patch - D, B, J, C, S, A

Covid-19  has changed the entire world, and we are learning more about it every day. Be Smart and Do Your Part by learning what it all means, how to stay safe, and what you can do to help.  This patch program is designed for Girl Scouts of all levels and will guide girls in finding accurate, up-to-date information regarding Covid-19, walk you through how you can spread positivity to your community during this time, and show you new ways to be involved in Girl Scouts .

Cost:  $1.15, Patches are available for purchase through the GSWCF Store.

Healthy Minds/Healthy Girls- D, B, J, C, S, A

Mental Health can affect many areas of children’s lives, including their happiness, physical health and academic performance. Children face a great deal of pressure between school, sports challenges at home and activity on social media. Simply Healthcare and the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) have partnered together on the Simply Healthy Minds toolkit. The resources paired with this patch program are to help girls navigate their way through life’s challenges while maintaining healthy and positive mental health. 

Cost: FREE while supplies last. Patches can be ordered directly through GSWCF by filling out the patch request form.

Environmental Stewardship and Outdoor Skills

Conservation Champions - B, J, C, S, A

Environmental stewardship and wildlife conservation education inspires girls to take leadership in their communities to promote a better world. The Conservation Champions patch encourages girls to explore how learning about the environment helps them to develop leadership skills, explore careers, discover how their actions can impact the planet, and learn how to identify and solve problems in their communities.

Cost: $2.00 each, GSWCF Store

Florida Manatee - B, J, C, S, A

Protecting our environment and preserving it for future generations is a duty we all share. Manatees, endangered marine mammals, will not survive without the concern and awareness of people who share their habitat. The purpose of this program is to inform and encourage public awareness of the dangers facing the Florida manatee.

Cost: $2.50 each, GSWCF Store

Fun with Knots Patch Program, B, J, C, S, A

Have fun and learn the skills needed to thrive in an outdoor environment using knots!  Learn how to tie knots, what to use them for.  Learn some games you can play, or knots for unique jewelry, plus try your hand at lashing. 

Cost: $1.15, GSWCF Store

GSWCF Pocket Knife Safety Patch Program – D*, B, J, C, S, A

Outdoor skills are an important aspect for girl leadership development, including how to safely use and care for a pocket knives or jackknifes.  Help girls learn these important skills with the GSWCF Pocket Knife Safety Patch Program.  Younger girls (second year Daisies & Brownies) will learn important progression safety skills.  Junior Girl Scouts & up will earn the patch and take the Girl Scout Pocket Knife Safety Pledge.  Girls will be required to carry their pledge cards with them for all Girl Scout activities when they are using their pocket knife. To work with girls on this patch program, adult members are required to have Pocket Knife Safety training from GSWCF per Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints.    

*Second Year Daisies only. First year Daisies are not allowed to participate in this patch program. 

Cost: $1.15, GSWCF Store

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

Black History Patch Program – D, B, J, C, S, A

It is important to learn about different cultures. The purpose of the Black History Patch is to learn more about the history and culture of African American people. In 1926, Woodson proposed and launched the annual February observance of “Negro History Week,” which became “Black History Month” in 1976. It is said that he chose February for the observance because February 12th was Abraham Lincoln’s birthday and February 14th was the accepted birthday of Frederick Douglass.

Cost: $2.75, Patches are available for purchase through the GSWCF Store.

Girl Scouts Global Action - D, B, J, C, S, A

The Girl Scouts Global Action award is an exciting and enriching way for Girl Scout Daisies through Ambassadors to participate in realizing the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals which aim to reduce extreme poverty and impact major world concerns by 2015. The alliance between WAGGGS and the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals embraces WAGGGS’ mission of empowering girls and young women to develop to their fullest potential as engaged and responsible global citizens. The Global Action Award is an official national award, so you can wear it on the front of your vest or sash, just like a badge.

Cost: $3.00 each, GSWCF Store

Hispanic Heritage Month – D, B, J, C, S, A

During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15), we celebrate the countless contributions that Hispanic people and Latinos have made and continue to make in the United States. We honor the cultural richness of all people in the U.S. whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Girls and leaders have plenty of activities to choose from to earn this Fun Patch. And regardless of their specific ethnic heritage, they’re sure to learn interesting new things.

Cost: $1.50, Patches are available for purchase through the GSWCF Store.

Multicultural Patch Program – D, B, J, C, S, A

The  Multicultural Patch Program helps girls to discover new cultures while debunking stereotypes and celebrating the uniqueness of cultures around the world. Culture is the word we use to identify the behaviors and traditions certain groups of people share like recipes, traditions, language, music, clothing, and art. When we do not share somebody’s culture, it seems strange to us, but it is important to remember we share a lot more in common than we have in than what we are different.

Cost: $2.75, Patches are available for purchase through the GSWCF Store.

Life Skills

Make Freedom Count - D, B, J, C, S, A

Learn the history of voting in Florida and earn the Make Freedom Count Patch by completing at least two activities from Discover, Connect and Take Action.

Cost: $2.00 while supplies last, GSWCF Store

Reading Diva - D, B, J, C, S, A

Read more to earn more. How long will your caterpillar be? 

Cost: Head Segment/$1.25 each, Body Segment/$1.00 each, Set of 1 head and 4 body segments/$5.00 each, GSWCF Store