Girl Scouts love to earn badges and Journey awards they can display on their uniforms. But that’s not all, there are patches too! You may already know that patches can celebrate a troop activity like a trip to the skating rink or a visit to town hall. Girl Scouts can also earn patches by completing programs unique to GSHNJ, all of which are listed below. Click on the patch name to find more information and the patch booklet.
These patch programs are available for Girl Scouts from any council and can be completed individually, with family, or with your troop. Upon completion, patches can be purchased at any of GSHNJ’s council shops.
Created in sisterhood with the Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast
At Girl Scouts we build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We are committed to empowering girls to speak out and stand up against racial injustice and all other forms of discrimination. Using the tools of education and empathy, we aim to unite girls across the country to find shared experiences and celebrate different backgrounds. Through these actions, we can all aspire to Be a Better Sister!
Upon completion, buy your patch in the council shop and wear it on the back of your uniform.
Girl Scouts of all ages can earn the Be Sun Safe patch, created in partnership with Summit Health Cares. Learn why you have to be careful in the sun, prepare yourself and your family for being outside, and share what you've learned with your community!
For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts have learned the skills, embraced the experiences, and cultivated the friendships that enable them to change the world right now and accomplish big things in the future. Get to know GSHNJ’s CEO, Natasha Hemmings, and explore some of these areas to earn this exclusive CEO patch.
Thanks to girls in Service Unit 21, GSHNJ has our own badge! Download the requirements for free, Brownies through Ambassadors explore all the neat things Newark, New Jersey has to offer, then buy your badge in a council shop. Upon completion, wear this badge on the front of your uniform.
This patch program includes activites that will introduce Girl Scouts to 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT). Each topic has options to Engage, Explore, and Explain 5G and IoT. Girl Scouts can do more or modify the activities to adapt to their skills levels as needed.
Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) has partnered with GSHNJ to offer the Food Allergy Awareness Patch Program. FARE is the world's leading food allergy advocacy organization and the largest private funder of food allergy research. The Food Allergy Awareness Patch Program requirements give Girl Scouts the opportunity to learn about life with food allergies, with an emphasis on raising awareness of the public health issues, which impacts 32 million children and adults in the United States.
Empowering all girls through improving body confidence and self-esteem, WAGGGS, Girl Scouts, and Dove have teamed up to work toward a world where everyone feels free to be themselves. Once you’ve completed the program, contact email@example.com for a free patch. Wear this patch on the back of your uniform.
The Hearts of Service program tracks and recognizes service hours that girls at all grade levels perform as Girl Scouts. This is an optional program and may be completed as an individual or as a troop, though girls individually track their hours and individually earn their Hearts of Service awards.
Here's How It Works:
Requirements & Awards Earned
Center Patch: Purchased the first year a girl begins the program. No hours or paperwork are required to purchase this portion of the patch.
Level Rocker: Purchased after completing the hours or service required which correspond to the Girl Scout Level
Heart Segment: Purchased for each additional 5 hours or community service (e.g., if a Brownie completes 15 hours of community service, she has earned the level rocker plus one heart segment).
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Every girl knows that making wise decisions, especially when it comes to money, is important. As future leaders, entrepreneurs, and contributors to our community it’s important to know what it takes to make the most of your money.
The Fidelity Investments “Know It! Grow It!” Investment Patch Program introduces Girl Scouts to concepts that will help girls develop the skills and confidence to invest in themselves and the world around them. This patch program can serve as a toolkit to increase girls’ abilities to understand and effectively use various financial skills as they work through the Fall Product Program, Cookie Program, and outside money-earners for their troops and service units. When girls complete the first round of product program requirements, they receive a Fidelity Investments “Know it! Grow It!” patch and the appropriate money-earner patch based on what they’ve completed. The best part is that you can use this patch program for each fundraising program you choose to do during the year.
Smartphones, tablets, video games and computers are all technology devices, or “screens.” Today, screens are a bigger part of our lives than they ever were before and it’s helpful to think and learn about how much screen time is healthy and useful in our lives--and practice making smart choices about using screens. Upon completion, buy your patch in the council shop, and wear it on the back of your uniform.
The 2023 Winter Outdoor Challenge is here! Complete enough activities to earn 100 points. Check off which ones you did and bring your list to any GSHNJ Council Shop to buy your 2023 Winter Outdoor Challenge patch, while supplies last.