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1.2.2.7. Patches and Projects

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! GSSI holds seasonal “Take Action” council community service projects, plus there are patch programs that girls can participate in throughout the year.

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“Take Action” Council Community Service Project
Spring Clean Up
March 1 - April 3-, 2017

All Girl Scouts are invited to help their communities spring clean. Girls may complete a minimum of 5 hours cleaning up their community (trash pick-up, planting flowers/trees, beautifying public spaces in the community, etc.). A special patch will be available for girls who participate. To order the patch, fill out the patch information on the participation form and mail it with a check for $2 per patch. All patches will be given out at upcoming Service Unit Meetings and will go to the troop leaders. Please also forward any photos of your troop participating for them to be acknowledged on our GSSI Blog.

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.

GSSI 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).

Not finding the badge or patch you want? No problem! Girl Scout Brownies through Ambassadors can earn a Make Your Own badge once a year! Just choose an idea or topic that interests you, write the five steps (requirements) for learning skills and complete the steps. Then, have fun designing a badge that is uniquely yours! Once designed and ordered, you will get a Girl Scout badge that can be worn on the front of your uniform that is truly your own!