Council Patch Programs
Through council patch programs, girls are able to connect with their community on a whole new level! Girls will be able to develop new relationships with local organizations and learn all about what their communities have to offer!
Each program has a list of requirements and once girls have completed the project - they earn an awesome new patch!
Looking for more information? Want to order patches? Sure!
Contact Nichelle Lynn, Troop Support Specialist
Featured Patch Programs:
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: $1.05, Patches are available for purchase through the GSWCF Store.
Skip the Straw – D,B,J,C,S,A
A plastic straw takes hundreds of years to break down; about 500 million straws are used every single day in the United States. Take part in this environmental awareness patch program in collaboration with the Florida Aquarium and help eliminate one of the top 10 marine debris around the world.
This patch program is available for all grade levels from Daisies through Ambassadors. Work on the suggested activities with your troop or individually, share with us your Skip the Straw challenge by completing this form and you are on your way to receive your patches.
Cost: Patches are free for members of GSWCF; patches for members of other councils are $1.00 each + shipping and handling
Available Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2020 while supplies last.
4 Family Patch - D, B, J, C, S, A
Girl Scouts love our families and want everyone to support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience beyond a troop meeting or Juliette activity. Explore Girl Scouts with your daughter/s and earn a patch while doing so. The adventure begins with you! Complete the criteria and post a photo or video of you and your family engaged in one of the activities to social media using #GirlScouts4Family and tagging GSWCF.
Cost: The first 200 members who visit the Girl Scout store and show us their Girl Scout family photo on social media will receive a FREE patch for their Girl Scout (limit two free patches per family). Additional patches will be available for purchase in council stores.
4 –Her Patch - D, B, J, C, S, A
The best Girl Scout troops have support from families. Girl Scout leaders are volunteers who take on a huge commitment in making sure the girls have fun and experience Girl Scouting at its best. Help your leader by volunteering to support troop activities or specific needs in troop management. When you support your daughter’s troop, you can help her earn a free patch!
Cost: Free to girls whose parents meet the criteria outlined in the 4Her guide. Follow the steps and contact us at 4Her Patch Request
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
Girl Scouts Global Action - D, B, J, C, S, A
The Girl Scouts Global Action patch 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.
Cost: $3.00 each, 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: $1.05, GSWCF Store
HART Transit Patch Program - D, B, J, C, S, A
How do you get around town? HART (Hillsborough Area Regional Transit) is helping girls discover available transit options in the community, experience how to connect with public transit, and become a transit advocate by sharing your experiences. This patch must be earned as a troop.
Cost: Patches are available for free from HART, while supplies last (not available through GSWCF Stores or Resource Center). Once your troop completes the program requirements, fill out the form on the last page of the requirements above, and submit to HART Community Relations to obtain your patches.
Hispanic Heritage - D, B, J, C, S, A
Hispanics are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Discover how many Hispanics are living in your county; learn about the Hispanic influence in Tampa and develop awareness and appreciation of diversity.
Cost: Patches are free, while supplies last. Order here.
Organ Donation Awareness - D, B, J, C, S, A
Organ, eye, and tissue donation gives people a second chance at life. One organ donor can save as many as eight lives. One organ, eye and tissue donor can save and heal more than 75 lives. Girls who earn this patch will learn about organ donation and how it saves lives as well as have opportunities to promote organ donation awareness.
Cost: Patches are available for free from LIFELINK, while supplies last (not available through GSWCF Stores or Resource Center). Once your troop completes the program requirements, please e-mail a photo or description of the activities completed to the LIFELINK Coordinator listed on the patch requirements page to obtain your patches.
SUN Patch Program - D, B, J, C, S, A
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 Girl Scouts of all ages where they can learn about how solar works, discover solar energy at work around them, and become solar ambassadors to help grow solar in their communities.
Cost: Patches are available for free from Solar United, while supplies last (not available through GSWCF Stores or Resource Center). Please follow the instructions at the end of the Patch Program to obtain your patches.
Volunteer Toolkit Patch – for 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.