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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. 

Barbie I Can Be
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Barbie I Can Be

 

Daisies and Brownies, do you know what you want to be when you grow up?  What’s your dream?  Maybe you know or maybe you don’t. Either way is fine!  But one thing is true: you can be anything you want to be. Download the booklet and patch here, or email programs@gshnj.org for free pre-printed booklets and patches. Wear this patch on the back of your uniform.

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.

Council's Own Badge: Newark
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Council's Own Badge: Newark

 

Thanks to girls in Service Unit 21, GSHNJ has our own badge! Go here to learn all about it and download the requirements for free. Upon completion, buy your badge in the council shop, and wear it 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.

Summer Outdoor Challenge
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Summer Outdoor Challenge

 

Here are tons of cool outdoor activities. How many can you do this summer?  Check off enough to earn 100 points, then visit your local council shop between June and September to buy the patch. Wear it on the back of your uniform.