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Council Patch Programs

Think of patches like a scrapbook of activities. Fun Patches and Council Patches are available in the council shops unless otherwise noted.

This month's highlighted patches:
 
Share the Warmth 2022 website

Share the Warmth
Girls will learn about poverty and homelessness, then donate items that help people stay warm, such as blankets. This patch program is held in partnership with the Salvation Army and Sleep Experts. This patch is only available November through December.  Download PDF

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Pajamas for Seniors
Participating Girl Scouts will donate new pajamas and improve the quality of life for residents of nursing homes, assisted living, and adult daycare facilities. This patch is available year-round.  Download PDF

Best Girl Scout Year Ever

Best Girl Scout Year Ever

Have the best Girl Scout year ever while earning a free patch! Throughout the 2022-2023 membership year, participants will grow in all key aspects of the foundational Girl Scout experience. Download PDF

Patch Programs

Sponsored Patch Programs (free to GSNETX members)
Check descriptions and links for detailed patch requirements. Be sure to complete the online reporting form for each free patch program. Members of GSNETX receive sponsored patches for free. Out-of-Council troops may order patches from our shop. Email shop@gsnetx.org to place an order. 
 
If you would like to request patches for a program that is no longer available, please email programs@gsnetx.org. We will do our best to accommodate the request. However, there is no guarantee that the request may be filled.

All patch designs, offerings, and requirements are subject to change. 

January Patches

IF/THEN® Collection Patch 
Part of the STEM Seal of Approval. Click here to explore the largest free digital library, that includes thousands of photos, videos and other assets that authentically represent women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Once done, complete the online reporting form and use your confirmation email to pick up your new patch. 

Best Girl Scout Year Ever

Best Girl Scout Year Ever

Have the best Girl Scout year ever while earning a free patch! Throughout the 2022-2023 membership year, participants will grow in all key aspects of the foundational Girl Scout experience. Download PDF

February Patches

Black History Month Patch
Girl Scouts of all backgrounds are invited to learn about Black History Month and appreciate the noteworthy contributions of Black and African American people. Let’s honor the phenomenal African American women who shaped our history and the Girl Scout movement. Powered by the Dallas Mavericks.  Download PDF

GSNETX Conmemora el Mes de la Historia Afroestadounidense 
Este programa está diseñando para ayudar a las Girl Scouts de todos los orígenes a aprender sobre el Mes de la Historia Afroestadounidense, así como valorar las importantes contribuciones que han hecho las personas negras y afroestadounidenses a lo largo de la historia. Honremos a las extraordinarias mujeres afroestadounidenses que dieron pie a nuestra historia y al del movimiento de Girl Scouts. Impulsado por los Dallas Mavericks.  Download PDF

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Multicultural Community Celebration Fun Patch: Black History Month (Not a free patch)
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements and contributions of the African American and Black communities—a time (though not the only time!) for emphasizing the central role of this varied community throughout U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. We’ve got plenty of activities for you to choose from as you join the Black History Month celebration. You’ll discover and learn your way to earning a Fun Patch! Click here for activities. Actividades en Español

March Patches
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Girl Scout Birthday Patch (Not a Free Patch)
Celebrate being a Girl Scout during the month of March! Girl Scout's Birthday month is the best time to learn about Girl Scout's History and how to truly be a Girl Scout. Build friendships and a stronger bond with your Girl Scout sisters as you complete this patch.  Download PDF

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Fluor Engineering Month
Girls celebrate Engineering week all month long by attending events, workshops, or completing engineering badges and journeys. This patch program is held in partnership with Fluor. Complete this patch in February. Download PDF

Best Girl Scout Year Ever

Best Girl Scout Year Ever

Have the best Girl Scout year ever while earning a free patch! Throughout the 2022-2023 membership year, participants will grow in all key aspects of the foundational Girl Scout experience. Download PDF

April Patches
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Verizon Earth Day
Girls may celebrate Earth Day all month long as they learn that using resources wisely makes the world a better place. This patch is only available in April.  Download PDF

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Comerica Money$ense Patch
This patch will teach Girl Scouts of all ages that building money management skills now can continue to pay off decades into the future. Comerica has developed this engaging and interactive program that goes beyond bills and coins to understanding checking accounts, interest, and more.

*Bonus: By completing this curriculum, you may be eligible for funding/reimbursement of your Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award.
  Download PDF

May Patches
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Multicultural Community Celebration Fun Patch: Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (Not a free patch)
The Girl Scout Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Fun Patch is designed for Girl Scouts of all levels and their leaders, to celebrate the cultural richness of all people in the U.S. whose ancestors came from the Pacific Islands or the Asian diaspora, and to acknowledge the many contributions of the AAPI community to our nation. Girls and leaders have plenty of activities to choose from to earn this fun patch, and we encourage girls from all ethnic backgrounds to participate.  English PDF Spanish PDF

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BrainHealth 

Spark curiosity, creativity, and courage. Through a series of hands-on activities, girls will discover their unique brain powers, connect with others creatively, and take actions to inspire their family, friends, and communities to lead brain-healthy lives. Available year-round, for all girls, starting October 2022. Download PDF

Okay to Say Patch Design

Okay to Say™ 
Girls will learn about mental health issues and how it affects our community. This patch program is held in partnership with Okay to Say™. Complete this patch anytime this year.  Download PDF

Las niñas también aprenderán cómo ser Girl Scouts más consideradas y compasivas a medida que aprendan sobre el impacto que las emociones y los pensamientos tienen sobre su propio comportamiento y el de los demás.  Está Bien Decir

June Patches
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Multicultural Community Celebration Fun Patch: LGBTQ+ Pride Month: (Not a free patch)
June is LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) Pride Month, an annual celebration of the achievements, impact, and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community in the United States. In June we also commemorate the Stonewall uprising which marks the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ+ Americans. As Girl Scouts we deeply value diversity and inclusion. A Girl Scout is a friend and ally to all families.  
Download PDF  Spanish PDF

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Celebrate Diversity
Girls learn that diversity and inclusion are Girl Scout traditions. They can make the world a better place as they explore and celebrate diversity in their community. This patch is available year-round.  Download PDF

Best Girl Scout Year Ever

Best Girl Scout Year Ever

Have the best Girl Scout year ever while earning a free patch! Throughout the 2022-2023 membership year, participants will grow in all key aspects of the foundational Girl Scout experience. Download PDF

July Patches
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Celebrate Diversity
Girls learn that diversity and inclusion are Girl Scout traditions. They can make the world a better place as they explore and celebrate diversity in their community. This patch is available year-round. Download PDF

Best Girl Scout Year Ever

Best Girl Scout Year Ever

Have the best Girl Scout year ever while earning a free patch! Throughout the 2022-2023 membership year, participants will grow in all key aspects of the foundational Girl Scout experience. Download PDF

August Patches
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Jumpstart: Are your girls ready to have even more STEM adventures? Jumpstart is an easy to use, on-the-go digital assistant helping parents and volunteers to deliver empowering, enjoyable, STEM programming. Volunteers and Girl Scouts can earn a special Jumpstart patch when a parent or leader registers as a Jumpstart user and helps girls complete at least one badge of their choice using Jumpstart. When you have completed your first badge on Jumpstart, fill online reporting form  to request your patch.  Download PDF

September Patches
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Wonders of Polymer Science: Calling all innovative minds! Come learn how plastic is important to our modern lifestyle and see how polymer scientists and engineers are improving the world around us by developing new materials to make shoes, medical equipment, and bike helmets. You’ll even mold your own plastic items as you learn about basic color theory. Brought to you by the Society of Plastics Engineers. To complete this patch, pick up your free kit (one per troop) at your local Girl Scout shop. To watch videos pertaining to the patch, follow this link. When you have completed your patch, fill online reporting form to request your patch.

Hispanic Heritage Month
This program is designed to help Girl Scouts of all cultures develop an understanding and appreciation of the richness, diversity and similarities of the Hispanic and Latin culture through Discover, Connect and Take Action. Download PDF

Este programa está diseñado para ayudar a las Girl Scout de todas las culturas, a comprender y apreciar la riqueza, diversidad y similitudes de las culturas Hispana y Latina, con la ayuda de Descubre, Conecta y Actúa. Parche Herencia Hispana

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Multicultural Community Celebration Fun Patch: Hispanic Heritage Month (Not a free patch)
This patch is designed for Girl Scouts of all levels and their leaders, to celebrate 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 we encourage girls from all ethnic backgrounds to participate, they are sure to learn interesting new things.
Download PDF 
Actividades en Español

October Patches

Hispanic Heritage Month
This program is designed to help Girl Scouts of all cultures develop an understanding and appreciation of the richness, diversity and similarities of the Hispanic and Latin culture through Discover, Connect and Take Action.  Download PDF

Este programa está diseñado para ayudar a las Girl Scout de todas las culturas, a comprender y apreciar la riqueza, diversidad y similitudes de las culturas Hispana y Latina, con la ayuda de Descubre, Conecta y Actúa. Parche Herencia Hispana

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Multicultural Community Celebration Fun Patch: Hispanic Heritage Month (Not a Free Patch)
This patch is designed for Girl Scouts of all levels and their leaders, to celebrate 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 we encourage girls from all ethnic backgrounds to participate, they are sure to learn interesting new things.
Download PDF 
Actividades en Español

November Patches
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Multicultural Community Celebration Fun Patch: Native American History Month (Not a free patch)
Throughout November, Native American Heritage Month celebrates the cultures, histories, and countless contributions that Native American communities have provided to the United States. We invite you to take this opportunity to learn more about the cultures of the Indian Nations in your state and across the country. We’ve got plenty of activities to choose from, so you can make new discoveries and have tons of fun learning while earning a fun patch! Download PDF

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Tackle Hunger
Partcipating Girl Scouts will learn about food insecurity and how they can make a difference in their community. Girls are encouraged to host a food drive and donate to a local food bank. This patch is available through February. Download PDF

Share the Warmth 2022 website

Share the Warmth
Girl Scouts earning this patch will learn about poverty and homelessness, then donate items that help people stay warm, such as blankets. This patch program is held in partnership with the Salvation Army and Sleep Experts. This patch is only available November through December. Download PDF

December Patches
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Pajamas for Seniors
Participating Girl Scouts will donate new pajamas and improve the quality of life for residents of nursing homes, assisted living, and adult daycare facilities. This patch is available year-round.  Download PDF

Best Girl Scout Year Ever

Best Girl Scout Year Ever

Have the best Girl Scout year ever while earning a free patch! Throughout the 2022-2023 membership year, participants will grow in all key aspects of the foundational Girl Scout experience. Download PDF

Share the Warmth 2022 website

Share the Warmth
Girls will learn about poverty and homelessness, then donate items that help people stay warm, such as blankets. This patch program is held in partnership with the Salvation Army and Sleep Experts. This patch is only available November through December.  Download PDF

Council Patches
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History Museum Explorers
Discover your inner historian! Visit some of the Dallas’ best museums and participate in interactive curriculum that will connect girls to our vibrant past. 

Participating museums with links to Girl Scout Curriculum: 
African-American History Museum
Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park
The Dallas Historical Society
Frontiers of Flight Museum
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Dallas Public Library

The base and star of the patch can be purchased at GSNETX shops. Flags are bought separately during each museum visit.

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Camp Project Partner 
Earn this patch by doing a special camp service project on any GSNETX campsite.

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Girl Scout Troop Camping Patch 
For Girl Scout troops who camp at any GSNETX campsite. This patch consists of basic patch and segments that represent each council campsite.

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Totem Pole Patch (5 total)
Visit GSNETX camps to earn this 5-part Totem Pole patch through fun outdoor activities.

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Polar Bear Award
Earn this patch by camping in a tent (including platform tents) for one night when the temperature reaches 32 degrees or below at any GSNETX campsite.

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TLC Camper Patch
Girls can earn the TLC Camper patch when they (1) demonstrate ‘‘tender loving care’’ for council camp grounds, equipment and facilities, and (2) satisfactorily complete the Camp Site Check-Out List. (Sold as a set.) 

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Girls of "Note"
Girls of "Note" encourages girls to continue one of the traditional skills of Girl Scouts: singing. As you go along in Girl Scouts, you’ll learn more and more songs each year!

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Mission Military Patch
Mission Military is an opportunity to learn more about military service and history. Girls of all program levels can earn this patch!

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My Flag, My Country & Me  
Brownies through Ambassadors will learn to fold a flag, say the Pledge of Allegiance in sign language and conduct a formal flag ceremony, just to name a few, in order to earn these badges.

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Scouting Northeast Texas
All girls can earn the Scouting Northeast Texas patch by learning about their community.

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Summer Reading Program
The summer reading program is designed to encourage Girl Scouts to read, even when school is out! As with all activities, parents should be comfortable with the reading material their children choose.

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Scouting Our Past
Uncover the fascinating stories of women who were Girl Scouts through Scouting Our Past.  

Want to know more about these patches and how to get them? Download our Council Badge and Patch Requirements Booklet.

STEM Seal of Approval
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(GSNETX will provide handouts at STEM events that explain which portion of the STEM Seal of Approval will be earned.)

We are committed to building girls’ interest, awareness, and competence in STEM. Your girls can join the fun by working on special GSNETX Council STEM patches. The Texas Instruments STEM center, Air Liquide S, State Farm T, and Fluor E  are free. *The M patch is not free*

Once earned, complete the online reporting form and use your confirmation email to pick up your new patch. 

Seal Requirements

Career Card

Looking to host a STEM event where girls can earn their STEM Seal of Approval patch? Contact programs@gsnetx.org for details.

GSUSA National Patches

Check descriptions and links for detailed patch requirements. These patches are distributed and promoted by GIrl Scouts USA. They are not free and can be purchased here .

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Tree Promise:  Join in on our newest national service project by planting a tree and making an impact in your local community. Planting trees is a great way to become a steward of the environment. Trees provide places for animals and birds to live, reduce pollutants, filter water, and combat climate change. Plus—you and your troop can be a part of the Girl Scout Tree Promise, an initiative to plant five million trees in five years. For more information, check the GSUSA wesbite here.

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GS Love State Parks: Girl Scouts nationwide, along with their troops, friends, and families, celebrate our shared love of the outdoors during Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend is on September 10 and 11th. Grab your backpack and head out to your local state parks for self-guided tours, family hikes, watersports, stargazing, special events, and more! For more information from your council, click here. For more information from GSUSA, click here

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GS Love the Outdoors: Summer is the perfect time to celebrate our love of the great outdoors. You have so many options for how to explore—from your window, a campsite, the sidewalk, or an open trail. Based on your grade level, complete the required number of activities to earn an awesome new patch. For more information, check the GSUSA website here.

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GS Wellness Activities: Life isn’t always easy, but dealing with tricky emotions doesn’t have to be so hard. Try activities from the Girl Scouts: Resilient. Ready. Strong. program to unlock a patch and strengthen your mental wellness. Nobody can snap their fingers and make the world all sunshine and lollipops, but you can take steps to be ready when things get tough. Go get ‘em, Girl Scout! For more information, visit the GSUSA website here.

climate change patch website

Girl Scout Climate Challenge: Engage Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts of all ages in activities that get them outdoors to learn about climate science, connect them with their communities to understand how they’re impacted by climate change, and have them spread awareness of the issue to create change. For more information, check the GSUSA website here.

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Honoring Our Everyday Changemakers: Small acts of kindness and gratitude can have an incredible impact on your community! And through this national service project, inspired by the Becoming Me program series, Girl Scouts can pay it forward by recognizing the people in their communities who have supported them in finding their unique paths. For more information, check the GSUSA website here. 

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Fighting Hunger: Girl Scouts can make a big difference in their communities—and for children around the world—by supporting hunger relief efforts. There are lots of ways for your troop to make an impact, whether you’re meeting safely in person or virtually and even if you aren’t able to give food directly. For more information, check the GSUSA website here.

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Letter-Writing Service Project: Girl Scouts will write letters to people in nursing homes, senior residences, and assisted living facilities, including the dedicated staff and caregivers. This long-distance hug is a way to share your good thoughts with these vulnerable and loved community members. For more information, check the GSUSA website here.

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Cupid Crew Cards for Valentine’s Day Service Project: Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity for you and your troop to reach out and show others that you care—especially those who may be alone on a day that’s all about connection! Your troop can help spread joy to thousands of older adults across the country by writing Valentine’s Day cards. For more information, check the GSUSA website here.

Promote the Vote Service Project: Voting is arguably our most important civic duty—but barriers still exist. In many parts of the country, voting laws and protocols make it difficult for many people, especially people of color, to cast their votes in local and federal elections. In other words, there’s work to be done—and girls can play a part! For more information, check the GSUSA website here.

Citizen Scientist Service Project: How can you play a part in solving some of the biggest problems facing our planet? Enter citizen science, where volunteers help scientists collect data for their studies and experiments. Anyone can be a citizen scientist—all you need is curiosity and a willingness to help! For more information, check the GSUSA website here.

Earn a Pin

Girl Scouts and Faith: My Promise, My Faith Pin

The My Promise, My Faith pin invites Girl Scouts to experience a faith journey by exploring the connections between the Girl Scout Law and teachings from their faith. This pin can be earned each year. Requirements for this pin are included in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for all levels.

To learn more about how to integrate your faith into your Girl Scout experience and how to earn the my Promise, My Faith pin, check out the resources on this page.

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