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Patch Programs and Council’s Own Patches
Please note that some patch programs and council’s own patches may not be listed. Some of the activities created by the legacy councils that now form Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles are similar but may have different requirements, so please inquire with regional program staff for more information. Patches are available in our council stores, unless otherwise noted. For store contact info click on the SHOP tab at the top of the page.
California Native Badge
Before the 405, the 101, the 5 or the 10, there were plants and animals. Before Hollywood, Los Angeles, Malibu, and Long Beach there were people that lived here for hundreds of years. There are unique plants and animals and people, native only to the region that we call home. Some have vanished in the mists of time, however if we listen to the stories told by the buzz of bees, the crashing of the sea and the voices in the wind, we might just be surprised to still find miracles native only to greater LA. Each level of Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors will learn about one of these elements; eventually tying all together the knowledge of Greater LA’s unique natural and cultural history. Please click below to download the guide according to girl level.
Cadette Badge Information
Senior Badge Information
Ambassador Badge Information
Girl scouts make connections to communities and all around the world. Let’s make a new connection – to our planet. Climate change and global warming is changing our planet and affects our lives. Find out how Girl Scouts of all levels can help!
Columbia Memorial Space Center Patch Programs
Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey is giving Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles the opportunity to earn patches with programs about astronomy, robotics, and space exploration! There is a cost per girl (you can register individually or as a troop), and to register you must contact the Columbia Memorial Space Center directly, at 562-231-1200 and ask for Rick O’Connor. There are only 20 spots open per session; however groups of 10 or more can schedule their own workshop. Please see below for the list of sessions:
|Space Explorer:||Aug. 13, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.|
|Nov. 12, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.|
|Earth Science:||Oct. 8, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.|
|Robotics:||Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.|
|Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.|
|Astronomy:||July 16, 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.|
|Robotics:||Sept. 10, 2:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.|
|Dec. 10, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.|
Driving My Financial Future: Toyota Financial Empowerment Program
Sponsored by Toyota Financial Services
Toyota Financial Services is offering a FREE financial literacy program that teaches girls real-life financial skills and helps them pursue their dreams. Underserved girls in grades 4–12 who attend Title 1 schools and/or are eligible for the school lunch program can participate, and receive a free copy of The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, two free Girl Scout financial literacy badges, and a Toyota participation patch! Contact Michelle Geathers at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this take-home activity girls can complete as a troop or individually.
Eight Basic Camping Skills Patch Program
Brownie through Junior Girl Scouts learn the skills needed to make outdoor living fun, enjoyable and easy! Level 5 activities are provided for those who are seeking an additional challenge after completing the first four levels. Brownies and Juniors may advance through the skill levels in day camps, resident camps, or in their own troops. Cadettes and Seniors may advance in the same way or by teaching these same skills to a younger camp unit or troop.
Free Being Me Patch Program
Developing leadership skills is an important part of being a Girl Scout-and body confidence is an important step in becoming a good leader. Free Being Me is a patch program for girls ages 7-14 that empowers girls to become leaders by recognizing global beauty pressures and becoming more body confident. To earn the Free Being me patch each girl should complete a 5 session program (including the “Personal Challenge” activities during sessions), and make a real difference to others by reaching out to at least two girls with an activity lasting an hour that passes on the body confidence messages and skills that they have learned. A Leader Guide and separate Girl Guide is provided to help move you through the program. Please contact email@example.com after completion of the program to receive your patch. Note: This is a free patch program.
Go the Distance Patch Program
Be a champion and Go the Distance with our 2016 walking patch program! This do-it-yourself experience will help promote healthy living habits while also learning about the athletic endeavors of Olympians. Girls, troops, and families are encouraged to go for the gold and have a great time earning their limited edition patch and customized multi-function silicone band pedometer. For more information contact Christine Colvin at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
Guide Dogs of America Patch Program
The Guide Dogs of America Patch Program is to help Junior, Cadette, and Senior Girl Scouts facilitate knowledge of raising and caring for specialty guide dogs.
JPL/NASA EARTH Science Patch Program
Most Girl Scouts know that JPL builds rovers and NASA sends astronauts into space. Did you know that NASA and JPL also keep an eye on our home planet – Earth? Understanding Earth from the viewpoint of space helps us understand and connect to our changing world.
The Justice Patch Program
By earning the Justice Patch, girls will develop a sense of fairness, an understanding of why we have laws, and how laws can be changed. Girls will learn how laws are designed to help people, as well as the role of lawyers and judges in the community.
Marine Mammal Badge for Brownies and Juniors
Through this badge, Girl Scouts will learn about, experience, enjoy, and help support the health, welfare, and habitat of marine animals of Southern California.
Brownie Badge Information
Junior Badge Information
Mission Trails Badge for Juniors
Mission Trails Council’s Own Badge is designed for Junior Girl Scouts to learn about life along the Mission Trail and how the blending of cultures contributed to our California heritage.
Starry Skies Patch Program for Brownies
The Starry Skies Patch Program for Brownies teaches girls about astronomy and constellations, while relating it to important issues here on Earth, such as light pollution and space junk! Brownies can earn a patch doing fun, educational activities while working toward completing their Journey: It’s Your World-Change It! Brownie Quest
Super Troop Patch Program
2014-15 GSGLA Super Troop Patch Criteria: Being a Super Troop begins with Early Bird! By June 2015, re-register your troop before the fall rush and take the first step toward becoming a GSGLA Super Troop in 2014-15. All Super Troops receive a special GSGLA patch and will be recognized council wide for their efforts. Click the links below for the 2014-15 Super Troop Patch Criteria and Application, and you’re on your way to earning that special GSGLA patch!
2014-15 Super Troop Application: English | Spanish
2014-15 Super Troop Requirements: English | Spanish
Techbridge Patch Program
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and Techbridge have joined together to offer five fun, hands-on "programs-in-a-box" to inspire girls in science and engineering! Each bin contains 4-5 activities to complete in order to earn a puzzle-piece patch. Earn all 5 puzzle piece patches and put them together to complete one big patch! Patch is available from STEAM Program Manager Kris Simon after program is completed and payment for supplies has been received.
Tournament of Roses Patch Program
The Tournament of Roses Patch Program is designed to teach girls about the Tournament of Roses Parade and the preparations required to make it happen, the role of volunteers in the parade, and related places of interest in Pasadena. View the patch program requirements and download the Quiz and evaluation/order form.
For each year a girl completes this program, she only needs to add the dated bar patch; click here for an example.
Video Game Designer Patch Program
This Patch Program gives Girl Scouts the chance to make their own video games and learn about the games industry. Inspiring girls to design video games helps them foster Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills and ensures that the world will have a strong female voice in the video games and technology of today and tomorrow. This Patch Program correlates with both Junior and Cadette Journeys. Click here for more information in the Activity Guide. Patches available for purchase at your local GSGLA retail store. Contact email@example.com for information on finding a Video Game Designer role model in your area.
Inactive Patch Programs and Badges:
Earth Hour Patch Program: A grant from GSUSA which ended several years ago.