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Council Patch Program

Explore your interests and expand your horizons by working on patches and badges created just for you! Girl Scouts of Central Texas offers additional patches, badges, and recognitions that are not listed in your program-level handbooks. Some of the patch programs were written by fellow Girl Scouts as a Silver or Gold Award project. The patches are worn on the back of the Girl Scout’s sash or vest. 

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Ongoing Patch Program

Click on a subject that interests you to see what patches you can earn!

STEM & Digital Literacy
Google Fiber Digital Inclusion patch
Financial Literacy & Entrepreneurship
Wells Fargo Financial Literacy patch
Health & Wellness
Free Being Me patch

Free Being Me

Outdoor Adventures
Explore Austin patch
Lonestar Ranger Award patch
Pokémon GO Girl Scout Safari Patch
Environmental & Community Stewardship
Bat Conservation patch
CapMetro patch
Don't Mess with Texas patch
Project Warm Hugs patch
Rail Safety patch
Silver Lining patch
Take Care of Texas patch
Veteran's Day patch
Water Conservation patch
Career & College Readiness
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Monthly Patch Program

Looking for some additional fun activities for your troop or just to do on your own? GSCTX offers a Monthly Patch Program! Each month a new patch will be offered. You'll have the entire month to complete all requirements of the patch. (For some patches your time frame is extended to allow enough time to complete all requirements.) If you complete all the patches for the year you will earn an exclusive 2017 Monthly Patch Program Patch! 

Each patch program includes:

  • A specific program area of concentration.
  • The opportunity for girls to discover, connect, and take action.
  • Activities for all Girl Scout age levels.
  • Additional listing of resources to help with executing the patch program.

When you have completed the patch program each month, place your patch order through eBiz ($2.50 each) by the 15th of the following month. Patches will be mailed to the troop leader after the monthly deadline. This usually means that the troop leader will receive patches 4-6 weeks after the registration deadline. For example, February patch registration ends on March 15; the patches are then mailed out 4-6 weeks after that date in mid-April. Check with your troop leader if you have not received your patches in that time frame.

January: Coming in 2018
February: Coming in 2018
March: Girl Scouts for All (GSFA)
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Learn more about what it's really like to live with differing abilities – and how to support girls with differing abilities in your troop – in this new patch program!  Curriculum is available on the GSFA page.

April: Wells Fargo Financial Literacy
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Girl Scouts has teamed up with Wells Fargo to provide real life exposure to girls that will help them become money mavens. This exciting and inspiring FREE PATCH PROGRAM is available to all grade levels and includes an age-appropriate educational online game approach for girls to learn about financial literacy while having fun!  These experiences will not only inspire girls to set glamorous goals, but will also ensure they become savvy money earners and confident money managers.

2013 GSUSA study revealed that 94% of girls would rather make their own money than rely on their parents and 80% would rather make their own money than marry someone who would support them financially.  Girls feels strongly that financial responsibilities should be shared, with 86% saying that both household partners should make financial decision yet only 12% considering themselves very confident making financial decisions. We can change that!

GSCTX and Wells Fargo know that every girl is a part of the future of our economy and we want to ensure they are confident in their financial decision making.  We’re so excited to partner with Wells Fargo Hands on Banking® to make this possible!

May: Caves & Cave Dwellers
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Texas Karst region is known to have at least 13,000 cave, sinkholes and springs. These geological features cover about 20% of the state and two dozen Texas caverns harbor about 100 Million Mexican free-tailed bats from April to November.

Scattered through the karst region of Central Texas are hundreds of ancient species, specially adapted to an energy-efficient life in permanent darkness. Some of these species are currently endangered by land development, overuse of groundwater, pollution and pest.

For this patch, you will explore a cave, or witness some bats leaving the daytime roost and learn about the geology of caves and cave dwellers. Begin exploring today!

June: Made with Code
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This patch program was so popular when initially offered in 2015 that we are bringing it back one last time in 2017! Code is a tool that lets us use technology to create something and share your ideas. Computer Science and coding have become essential in many fields - from art to business to entertainment - and are at the core of how we learn, teach, work, play, and share our world with each other. Be a part of the 10000 clicks!

July: #HowdyfromCanada
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In July of 2016, five girls representing Girl Scouts of Central Texas traveled to Alberta, Canada, for the 13th annual Guiding Mosaic, a massive guiding event sponsored by the Girls Guides of Canada. Girls from all 10 provinces and 3 territories of Canada and 13 countries from around the world made up this 2,700 person camping extravaganza. The girls, Emma, Mackenze, Ainsely, Kate and Erin, designed a patch to share with GSCTX girls some of the activities that made-up part of the Canadian experience.

August: Women's Equality
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Women’s Equality Day is dedicated to celebrating the women who overcame obstacles and earned the right to vote through courage, determination, and leadership. Women’s Equality Day is also a day to remember our female pioneers. By earning this patch, you will know more about Women’s Equality Day and the importance of the 19th Amendment.

September: Capital Metro
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With a service area of 535 sq. miles, you can travel all around Central Texas on the Capital Metro system. Discover the variety of transportation options available, learn how to navigate public transit and stay safe while exploring all that the Austin area has to offer! You can learn more about Capital Metro at capmetro.org. Ride the bus today!

Our amazing Cap Metro partners have so generously agreed to provide Girl Scout troops passes to use their transportation systems as they earn the patch or just go on an Austin adventure! Anyone interested please contact Jackie at Jackie.Nirenberg@capmetro.org.  

October: Dia de Los Muertos
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Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican and Mexican American holiday whose intricate history is intertwined with the history of Mexico and the Mexican culture. The Day of the Dead is practiced on November 1st and 2nd, during which the graves of loved ones are decorated, special foods are made, shrines are built to honor the dead, and special festival and procession are held. Preparations begin in October and are in association with the Halloween holiday season here in America. Learn more about this holiday!

November: A+ Federal Credit Union
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It is never too early to start thinking about your future.  In this patch program, you will be able to connect the things you enjoy with possible career choices.  You will also examine how careers, college and finance are tied together.  For this patch, you will explore interests, education as well as career pathways by evaluating what is important to you and matching it with your skill set.

Patch Requirements: To earn this patch, please complete the activities appropriate for each age level.  Select the workbook that coordinates with your Girl Scout Level, then complete the steps below.

  • Daisy - Complete Part 1 Exploring Careers and College (Steps 1-5)  
  • Brownie - Complete Part 1 Exploring Careers and College (Steps 1-5) & Part 2 Saving for College
  • Junior - Complete Part 1- Exploring Careers and College (Steps 1-5), Part 2 Saving for College & Part 3 Budgeting
  • Cadette - Complete Part 1- Exploring Careers and College (Steps 1-5), Part 2 Saving for College & Part 3 Budgeting
  • Senior - Complete Part 1- Exploring Careers and College (Steps 1-5), Part 2 Saving for College & Part 3 Budgeting
  • Ambassador - Complete Part 1- Exploring Careers and College (Steps 1-5), Part 2 Saving for College & Part 3 Budgeting
December: KidGab
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Developed by one of our esteemed collaborators, Stephanie Valentine, this program is sure to make you and your girls safer in the online community. Games, surveys, and interaction on GSCTX's own personal private network, KidGab, you will get psyched earning digital Girl Scout patches and more. Let us bring the virtual world to you and let's all be safe and  have fun online!

 

If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Wolfe, Director of Program Services, at (512) 490-2324 or sherryw@gsctx.org.