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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

 

Wells Fargo Financial Literacy patch
Explore Austin patch
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CapMetro patch
Project Warm Hugs patch
Rail Safety patch
Silver Lining patch
Veteran's Day patch
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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.

REGISTER HERE

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

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 with your skill set.

REGISTER HERE

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

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 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: HEB Health & Wellness Patch Program
February: Out of this World
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Learn more about the history of manned space flight, how humans adapt to living in space, and women's roles in aerospace with this patch.

March: Google Fiber (Digital Literacy & Inclusion)
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Become more digitally literate by learning how to use different digital and online tools.  Learn how to be safe and protect yourself and your identity when online.  Know how to be a good digital citizen and spot hate speech and online bullying.  Once you’ve become more digitally literate, understand why it is important for everyone to have access and knowledge of digital tools, and take action by teaching others about what you’ve learned.

REGISTER HERE

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!

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May: Mermaid
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The Mermaid Society SMTX's 2018 SPLASH Guardian Patch season is almost over for this year. The SPLASH Patch is earned in 2 parts. The first part is attending a Mermaid Chat where participants will receive all the documents for the criteria and protocol for earning the patch. The last Mermaid Chat for the 2018 SPLASH Patch season is Saturday, July 14th at 11:00 am, at The Meadows Center, San Marcos, TX.

For further information concerning how to earn the SPLASH Patch, please contact Marieta Hutchison at marieta@mermaidsocietysmtx.com.

To earn the patch in 2018, all criteria must be sent in by August 18, 2018, via their Troop Leader. The criteria can be mailed to:

Marieta Hutchison
P.O.Box 963
San Marcos, TX
78667

-or- scanned and emailed to marieta@mermaidsocietysmtx.com.

Thank you. There will be a SPLASH Patch Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, September 12th, from 6-8 at The Activity Center in San Marcos, TX for those who can attend. For those who cannot attend, their patch will be mailed to their Troop Leader.

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June: Austin Zoo
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The mission of the Austin Zoo is to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation and education. Patch can be completed by visiting any local zoo.

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July: Sun Safety
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Your skin is your body’s coat. It protects you from cold and heat. It keeps your insides in and the bad stuff—like germs—out. Did you know that your skin is your largest and fastest-growing organ? It’s important to take care of your skin by protecting it from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and indoor tanning beds. Over exposure to UV can cause skin cancer, the most prevalent cancer in America. Outrun the Sun, Inc., a nonprofit organization supporting sun safety and skin cancer prevention, is helping to bring Girl Scouts a new Sun Safety Patch. You can earn this special patch by being a sun safety advocate. Learn ways of protecting your skin and teach others through hands-on activities and social media!

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August: World Elephant Day
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Celebrate and discover nature’s largest land animal, the elephant! Earn this month’s patch by discovering the origin of elephants, connecting with their lifestyle and take action to help preserve future generations of elephants.

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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 Jordan at jordan.smith@capmetro.org.

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October: Fall Fun
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October begins the start of fall and (hopefully) cooler weather! It's a time of harvest, celebrating the change of season and fun and fellowship with your community, your friends and family. October's Patch of the Month is designed to help you get in the spirit of this fall season!

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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.

REGISTER HERE

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

December: Italian Culture
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Are you Italian or know someone who is? Earn this month’s patch through culinary experiments, language practice, and hands on activities.

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