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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 $2 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.

ALL IN Monthly Patch Program

GSCI is proud of our GIRLS and the women who paved the way for females in various fields. This year we will continue to focus on various females and their contributions to the world; because there are still so many influential females to discover and learn more about. If you will be earning all the monthly patches this year, we have made it more convenient for you by offering to order all your patches at once. By placing an order you will receive one of each of the monthly patches – Eleanor Roosevelt (September 2019) to Michelle Obama (August 2020)! 

Registration for this begins August 7, 2019 and ends October 15, 2019. The cost is $20 per girl for all 12 months. All grades levels as well as Individually Registered Girls may participate.

Click here for a full list of this year's Monthly Patch Program.

Monthly patches will be mailed the following month that they are earned (i.e. the January patches will be mailed at the end of February). No refunds will be given.  If additional patches are need for a certain month, a monthly order must be made.       

ALL IN Monthly Patch Program Registration         

August 2019 Monthly Patch Program
August 1 - 31, 2019

Malala Yousafzai is known for standing up to the Taliban as a young girl in Pakistan because she demanded that girls should be allowed to get an education. For her activism, she received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 and wrote a bestselling book about her story called “I am Malala.” Today, she advocates for the right to an education for all girls all over the world.

August Month Patch Program

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September 2019 Monthly Patch Program
September 1 - 30, 2019

Eleanor Roosevelt is best known for being First Lady during Franklin Roosevelt's presidency; but she did much more than that. Eleanor fought for equal rights for women and African American's. She is also known as an author, speaker, and spokesperson for human rights around the world. Learn more about Eleanor Roosevelt in this monthly patch!

September Monthly Patch Program

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October 2019 Monthly Patch Program
October 1 - 31, 2019

Sally Ride is best known for being the first American woman in space. Sally inspired young girls to explore STEM. Learn more about Sally Ride in this monthly patch!

October Monthly Patch Program

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Community Service Projects

Join GSCI in a year of service. Earn all four patches to complete the circle.

Back to School
Due November 15, 2019

It’s back to school time! Backpacks are getting packed, pencil pouches are being zipped and you are getting ready to begin a new and exciting year. There are many ways to benefit your school or the schools in your community to make a difference this school year. You could host a back to school drive to collect school supplies, work with an organization/company to donate something that would impact the school, or find out how you could join forces with the school in already established service traditions such has collecting box tops or an annual food drive; whatever you decide to do make an impact this school year!

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Holiday Cheer
Due January 15, 2020

Spread some holiday cheer! The holidays are a time when people open their hearts to help others. What can you do to make the holidays in you community a little bit more merry and bright? You could make holiday cards for people at a local retirement home, host a coat drive to help keep people warmer during the chilly months, or collect gently used toys for children to open on Christmas morning. Discuss with your troop what you would like to do to help spread some extra cheer this holiday season.

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Love Our Earth
Due May 15, 2020

Our earth is a beautiful place! How can you help ensure that our earth will last us
for years to come? You could plan a recycling program at your school, use less water while brushing your teeth in the morning, or help clean up liter at your local park. Think big or think small; you can do something big out in the community or you can simply make a pact with your troop to all make individual changes in your life. Track your earth saving habits with your troop and discuss at your next troop meeting!

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Proud to be an American
Due July 15, 2020

Like the song says the United States is the land of the free and the home of the brave! This is all thanks to the sacrifice that the men and women that protect our country make every day. There is no better way to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th than by thanking our troops. This could be people who are currently serving or veterans that have served in the past. You could make cards to send to troops overseas, volunteer at your local Veteran’s Association, or collect supplies to send in a care package. Get in the patriotic spirit and celebrate our country’s Independence Day by thanking the people that make it possible!

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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.

2019 GSCI Camp Patch Program
Visit, learn and develop an appreciation for all GSCI council camps. Each camp has a unique set-up and interesting facts.

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.