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Patch Programs

Looking for even more fun things to do with your girls? GSHNJ has several fun patch programs your girls can participate in! All programs include a facilitator guide or clear directions on what, exactly, to do. Girls can complete them individually or with a troop.

Cookie Rookie
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Cookie Rookie

 

What can a cookie do? Download this free facilitator guide to help your cookie-selling newbies discover their Five Skills as they learn all about the Girl Scout Cookie Sale. Each guide provides five full 90-minute lesson plans.  Buy corresponding patches in the council shops. Wear this patch on the back of your uniform.

Cooking with Care | #GSHNJxGoya
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We are so excited to share with you a new patch program in development and partnership with Goya! Food is not only an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but is a connection to cultures, heritage, countries, faith, and traditions founded years ago. The benefits of cultural foods, traditions, cooking methods, and more are being rediscovered today!

Individuals or whole troops can work on this patch to:

•  discover the role food plays in different cultures;
•  connect that to the science behind healthy eating, and then;
•  take action to tackle the problem of food insecurity in their local community.

View patch requirements in English or Spanish and find in our Service Center Shops. 

Council's Own Badge: Newark
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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.

Free Being Me
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Free Being Me

 

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 programs@gshnj.org for a free patch. Wear this patch on the back of your uniform.

Hearts of Service
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Hearts of Service

 

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. Learn more here!

One Smart Cookie
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One Smart Cookie

 

What can a cookie do? Download this free facilitator guide help your cookie-selling veterans brush up their Five Skills.  Each guide provides five full 90-minute lesson plans.  Buy corresponding patches in the council shops. Wear this patch on the back of your uniform.

Pen Pal Network
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Pen Pal Network

 

Girls will make long-lasting connections with Girl Scouts from across the country, across the ocean, or just across the state. Plus, this is a fun way to learn about different cultures and improve writing skills, while sharing stories and making new friends. It’s easy, too!

Screen Smart
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Screen Smart

 

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.

Stand and Be Counted
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Stand and Be Counted

 

Did you know that every ten years, the United States Census Bureau makes an effect to count every person living in the United States? This is called a census, and the very first U.S. Census was conducted in 1790! Earn this patch to discover why we count everyone, what happens afterward, and how you can become involved. Upon completion, buy your patch in the council shop, and wear it on the back of your uniform. Also available en español.

Summer Outdoor Challenge
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Summer Outdoor Challenge

 

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 2020 Summer Outdoor Challenge patch, while supplies last.