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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
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Google Fiber Digital Inclusion patch
Google Fiber Digital Inclusion patch
Google Fiber Digital Inclusion patch
Google Fiber Digital Inclusion patch
Life Skills
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Community First! Village

(see curriculums below)

Community First! Village Scavenger Hunt ›

Junior curriculum Cadette curriculum Senior curriculum Ambassador curriculum

Created by Anna Wicker, Ambassador Scout, Bluebonnet Circle Service Unit

 
Wells Fargo Financial Literacy patch
Explore Austin patch
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CapMetro patch
Girl Scouts for All patch
Girl Scouts for All Patch

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!

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Poison Control Patch

Thanks to the Texas Poison Control Network your Girl Scouts can now become more poison safe! Girls will learn about not only safety around poisonous substances but also things they may come in contact with while camping from poisonous plants to poisonous snakes to various bites and stings.

Daisies Brownies Juniors Cadettes Seniors and Ambassadors
Project Warm Hugs patch
Rail Safety patch
Silver Lining patch
Stand Beside Her Patch

Welcome to the Stand Beside Her Patch Program. We’re so glad you’re here! Teaching girls to be supportive of one another is a lifelong skill that girls can develop at an early age to make friends, support one another, end comparison and competition and combat bullying. 

Veteran's Day patch
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It is never too early to start thinking about your future (Invest in 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.

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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

If your troop is interested in connecting with an A+FCU branch for a tour, click here - use this link: https://aplusfcu.org/blog/girl-scouts

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Women's Right to Vote

Girl Scouts across Texas will celebrate the 100 year anniversary of women's suffrage (passage of the 19th Amendment) in 2020. Learn about the process of amending the constitution and the efforts that take place to get an amendment ratified into law. Learn about the women's suffrage movement and the 19th Amendment. The Texas 2020 Women’s Right to Vote Centennial Patch is intended to be a catalyst for conversation and to encourage girls to learn more and take action to make the world a better place.

Entrepreneurship
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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 wOith your skill set.

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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

If your troop is interested in connecting with an A+FCU branch for a tour, click here - use this link: https://aplusfcu.org/blog/girl-scouts


 
VentureLab Entrepreneurship Patch Curriculum
Outdoor Adventures
Bat Conservation patch
Don't Mess with Texas patch
Take Care of Texas patch
Water Conservation patch
Lonestar Ranger Award patch
Pokémon GO Girl Scout Safari patch
Google Fiber Digital Inclusion patch
Google Fiber Digital Inclusion patch
Google Fiber Digital Inclusion patch
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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.)

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 Doubleknot ($2.50 each) by the 15th of the following month. Links to each patch program are provided below. 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: HEB Health & Wellness and Google Fiber - Digital Upstander

HEB Health & Wellness Patch Program

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February: Library Lover
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Library Lover

Literacy is the cornerstone of education, and libraries are the cornerstone of literacy. In earning this patch, you will learn more about what libraries can provide and have the chance to use a computer, print, get books, audiobooks, movies and more. 

Library Lover Curriculum

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March: Guardians of the Gulf
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Guardians of the Gulf

Girl Scouts will learn about water pollution and ways that they can minimize that pollution in the Gulf of Mexico watershed. This curriculum works best for Brownies and Juniors, but it can be scaled back for Daisies or made more intensive for Cadettes.

Guardians of the Gulf Curriculum

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April: Austin Opera and Wells Fargo Financial Literacy
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Austin Opera

While completing the requirements for the Austin Opera patch, girls will have the opportunity to build cultural intelligence by gaining historical knowledge of opera as well as the many skills and people that collaborate to produce an opera. They will experience a beautiful art form and learn to be critical and thoughtful listeners and audience members.

Austin Opera Curriculum

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Financial Literacy

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.

REGISTER FOR PATCHES

May: Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage
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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month which celebrates Asians and Pacific Islanders who live in the United States. Asian-Pacific includes all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands. Girl Scouts will have a cultural experience by participating in the activities to earn this celebration patch.

 

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Curriculum

June: Sunscreen, Get Outdoors, and STEMtastic Summer Challenge
STEMtastic Summer Challenge

Summer is the perfect time of year to explore STEM (science, tech, engineering, math) and try new things. Fulfill at least the minimum number for your grade level between June 1 and August 31, 2020. Once you accomplish your list, come into any Girl Scouts of Central Texas shop to purchase the patch (while supplies last)!

STEMtastic Summer Challenge

Stay tuned! More details about the Sunscreen and Get Outdoors patch programs are coming soon. 

July: GSCTX Unite and Get Outdoors
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Wizards Unite

Draw your wands and get ready to play Harry Potter: Wizards Unite! The mobile app game casts a Cheering Charm on its players, but there are also valuable lessons to be learned, such as arithmancy and herbology. Girls will explore the outdoors and use technology safely, the connection between magic in the wizarding world and STEM in the muggle world.

Wizards Unite Curriculum

August: Women's Voting
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Women's Right to Vote

Girl Scouts across Texas will celebrate the 100 year anniversary of women's suffrage (passage of the 19th Amendment) in 2020. Learn about the process of amending the constitution and the efforts that take place to get an amendment ratified into law. Learn about the women's suffrage movement and the 19th Amendment. The Texas 2020 Women’s Right to Vote Centennial Patch is intended to be a catalyst for conversation and to encourage girls to learn more and take action to make the world a better place.

September: Capital Metro and National Honey Month
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National Honey Month

September is a busy time for beekeepers as it's the end of the honey collection season and bees are starting to prepare their hives and themselves for winter. Bees are vital in keeping our world pollinated and growing, but their numbers are declining. We need bees to keep our planet lush, green and delicious! Celebrate bees and honey by learning about them through this month’s patch.

National Honey Month Curriculum

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Capital Metro

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.

Capital Metro Curriculum

October: Stand Beside Her
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Stand Beside Her

Teaching girls to be supportive of one another is a lifelong skill that girls can develop at an early age to make friends, support one another, end comparison and competition and combat bullying. Join the national movement this month to Stand Beside Her through a special patch program.

November: A+ Federal Credit Union and Opt Out November
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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

If your troop is interested in connecting with an A+FCU branch for a tour, click here - use this link: https://aplusfcu.org/blog/girl-scouts

Stay tuned! More details about the Opt Out patch program are coming soon. 

December: Human Rights Advocate
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Human Rights Advocate

Human rights were born from the belief that we are all created equally. Unfortunately, there are many places and ways in the world in which it is not followed. Becoming aware of these issues is the first step to becoming an advocate! Once you know about it, you can make a positive difference, even from right in your home.

Human Rights Advocate Curriculum

Seasonal Bucket List

When you're a Girl Scout, you can find adventure anywhere! Explore the fun of year-round activities with our seasonal bucket list. When you complete the list, you can even purchase a special patch to remember all the fun. Purchase in the Austin Retail Shop (at Kodosky Service Center) while supplies last.

Complete the Winter 2019 Bucket List between December 22, 2019 - March 20, 2020.

 

If you have any questions about programs, reach out to our Customer Care team and they will get your question to the right staff member.