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Patch Programs

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois offers girls many opportunities to take on new adventures while earning badges. Check out the patch programs available to girls and troops.

Monthly Patch Program

The GSCI Monthly Patch Program is for troops and girls who are interested in additional activities. A new patch program is offered each month for girls to be introduced to a new topic with little preplanning needed for leaders. Use the patch program as meeting filler, a pre-meeting activity for the month, or an at-home project.

When the patch program is complete, follow the link below to order the fun patch and complete an evaluation. Patches are $3 each and will be mailed the following month. Patches must be ordered by the 15th day of the following month.   

PLEASE NOTE:  Patches are ordered after registration has commenced. Once ordered, it takes around a month for the council to receive the patches. At that time, the council then ships the patches to the address used when ordering.

For late patch orders please contact Customer Care at or 888-623-1237.

May 2022 Monthly Patch Program
May 1-31, 2022

Debbi Fields is an entrepreneur known for her famous “Mrs. Fields” cookies! She started her business at a young age walking up and down the street asking people to try her fresh, homemade cookies. It has since grown into a national business with over 700 locations.

May 2022 Monthly Patch Program

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June 2022 Monthly Patch Program
June 1-30-2022

Beyoncé Knowles is a singer, song-writer, and actress from Houston, Texas. She began dancing and singing at a young age and rose to fame in the 1990s as the lead singer of girl group Destiny’s Child. She is a business woman and entrepreneur who began a production company, Parkwood Entertainment, in 2010. The company is now an empire of various creative projects, which includes a clothing brand, philanthropic efforts, artist management, television specials, and more. 

June 2022 Monthly Patch Program

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July 2022 Monthly Patch Program
July 1-31, 2022

Ruth Handler was an American businesswoman who invented the Barbie doll in 1959. She served as the president of toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., which had nearly 18,000 employees at its peak. 

July 2022 Monthly Patch Program

Order Patch (begins June 15, 2022)

August Monthly Patch Program
August 1-31, 2022

Asia Newson is a 19-year-old from Detroit who started a business selling candles when she was 5 years old. She calls herself “Super Business Girl,” and she is.

August Monthly Patch Program

Order Patch (begins July 15, 2022)

Resilient Ready Strong
Health Wellness Badge

You already know Girl Scouts is fun. Guess what? It’s also a great way to build your inner strength so that you’re ready for anything! Scientists have found that certain activities may lift your mood, calm you down when you’re stressed, and help you face challenges—and you can do many of these activities at Girl Scouts.

Resilient Ready Strong Activities for all grade levels

Backyard Challenge
BYC Patch Small

Explore the Outdoors in Your Own Backyard Challenge

Earn your backyard challenge patch and rocker by completing the number of activities required by age level listed. - like fort building, learning about springtime flowers, playing with a pet outside, and so much more—to earn the Backyard Challenge patch! Make sure to always follow the   Safety Activity Checkpoints when doing the challenges, and remember to wash or sanitize your hands after being outside.

The Backyard Challenge patch and rockers can be purchased in the GSCI Trefoil Boutiques.

Summer 2022
Spring 2022
Winter 2022
Fall 2021

Past Monthly Patch Programs
Community Service Projects

Join Girl Scouts of Central Illinois in this themed service patch program! Complete crafting and cooking at the beginning of the Girl Scout year and donating and growing the second half of the year, for a full year of community service fun! Each patch is $2 and is its own stand-alone patch.

National Service Projects
Discover how you can give back to make your community - and the world a better place.Girl Scouts always step up to do what they can to improve their communities and the world.

All across our country and our world, Girl Scouts are leaping to the aid of others by engaging in wonderful acts of service and kindness. Whether by writing letters to senior citizens, honoring first responders, taking part in a citizen science project, or promoting voting and democracy, now your troop can get involved in these unique Girl Scout activities too. Click here to learn more about the National Girl Scout Service Projects.

On-Going Patch Program

GSCI offers on-going patch programs as activities for all grade levels.

GSCI Council's Own Badge - Land of Lincoln
Learn all about GSCI in the Land of Lincoln. Discover and walk where Abe Lincoln walked, trace your family tree, speak like Lincoln, and participate in a community service project.

Patches are available for $2.00 in GSCI Trefoil Boutiques.

Free Being Me - Leader Guide
Empowering girls through improving body confidence and self-esteem. Free Being me addresses this issue directly, helping you to support your girls to become more body confident, and not let concerns about their appearance hold them back from becoming active, responsible and confident citizens of the world.

Free patches are available in the GSCI Trefoil Boutiques.

Brownie Free Being Me
Junior Free Being Me
Cadette Free Being Me
Senior Free Being Me

uniquely ME!
This program offers an exciting and simple way to enhance girls' self-esteem. As girls practice the self-esteem building concepts within the different activities, they are working toward the Girl Scout Leadership outcomes.

Free patches are available in the GSCI Trefoil Boutiques.

Mental Health Awareness
The Mental Awareness patch objectives are to educate Girl Scouts about the brain and its influence on thoughts, feelings, and behavior, and through that knowledge, increase awareness and understanding of mental illness.

Contact International Bipolar Foundation for patch.

Girl Scout Ranger Patch
Girl Scouts are invited to earn a Resource Stewardship certificate by visiting and spending five hours exploring the Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

To earn patch complete Activity Sheet and submit to Jared at National Park Service.