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.
Ongoing Patch Program
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 program will be offered. You will 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 2016 Monthly Patch Program Patch!
Each patch program includes:
- A specific program area of concentration.
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 ($2.00 each) by the 15th of the following month. Patches will be mailed to you after the monthly deadline. This usually means that you will receive patches 4-6 weeks after the registration deadline. For example, February patch registration ends on March 15th and the patches are then mailed out 4-6 weeks after that date in mid-April.
Developed by one of our esteemed collaborators, Stephanie Valentine, this program is sure to make you and your girls are more safe in the on-line community. Games, surveys, and interaction on GSCTX's own personal private network, KidGab, you will get psyched about earning digital Girl Scout patches and more! Let us bring the virtual world to you and let's all be safe and have fun on-line! Click here to start the fun!
January: Take Care of Texas
Take Care of Texas (TCOT) is a statewide campaign of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) that encourages all Texans to conserve water and energy, keep our air and water clean, and reduce waste. The campaign raises awareness of conservation and recycling and educates the public on how small changes can have a big impact. GSCTX is currently the first Texas council to partner with TCOT. Be the first Girl Scout in Texas to earn this patch!
February: Let’s Go to the Movies
On February 28th, the 88th Academy Awards Ceremony will take place naming the best movies have to offer from the previous year. In honor of that, we are going to the movies!
March: Keep America Beautiful
Keep American Beautiful (KAB) Week developed from eleven consecutive years' observances of KAB Day. It originated in 1971 as "Scouting Keep America Beautiful Day." KAB Day was eventually extended to a week-long observance (usually the fourth week of April). Millions of citizens across the nation participate each year. This month’s patch will help us get ready for this annual April celebration! Click here to start the fun!
April: Wells Fargo Financial Literacy
A 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! Click here to start the fun!
If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Wolfe, Director of Program Services, at 1-512-490-2324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.