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Patches and Projects

Want to participate in a community service project or try out one of our many patch programs? You’ve come to the right place! GSofSI holds seasonal “Take Action” council community service projects, plus there are patch programs that girls can participate in throughout the year.


"Take Action" Council Community Service Project
Cold Days Warm Hearts
Winter 2019

This winter GSofSI would like to give back to the senior population in our communities.

Set out with your troop, a parent or another trusted adult and/or a buddy to spend time with local seniors in Independent, Assisted Living or Nursing facilities in our communities. As an alternative, spearhead a collection of blankets and socks to donate to these locations or create and donate tray favors for your local Meals-On-Wheels or Senior Centers. Let’s work together to warm the hearts of senior citizens this winter.

In order for your troop to be noted as participating in the Winter 2019 “Take Action” Project, all Participant and Patch Order forms must be submitted by March 18, 2019 to the council office.  Each patch will cost $2.00 and will be distributed at your local Service Unit Meeting.

We'd love to share your photos on our social media platforms! Be sure to include your troop number with your photo!

We have several exciting patch programs for girls to participate in, as well as some Council’s Own badges (Building Bridges, Southern Illinois Explorer and Archaeology in Southern Illinois). To see all available programs, as well as the requirements for each, visit our Forms section.

GSofSI has several resource kits available. Troops or individual girls can check out the kits to help complete a badge, as a rainy day activity when at camp or as a service project to work with a younger troop or school group. Kits include almost everything you need to conduct the program; there are a few items that you will need to provide for your troop, and they are listed on the front page of each kit guide. Although some kits are created with one age level in mind, if your troop is interested in a subject that is in another age level, go ahead and check it out – the girls will still have lots of fun!

To check out a kit, contact us to make sure it is available. If possible, the kits can be delivered to you in a service unit meeting. Kits require a $20 deposit and a $5 fee. The deposit is refunded upon kit return and return of the pre and post evaluations (included in kit). Simply fill out the kit reservation form and send it or bring it in with your deposit and fee (separate checks). Kits are available for 2 week checkout windows (time can be extended with notice).