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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.

February 2020 Monthly Patch Program
February 1 - 29, 2020

Anne Frank was a young Jewish girl that was forced into hiding during World War II and wrote in her diary (later turned into a book) describing her life during the Holocaust. Learn more about Anne Frank in this monthly patch.

All monthly patches are custom designed patches. Once we get the final number of patches after the 15th of each month, we place an order. Patches take about a month to create and then we mail them to you. You will get a confirmation email once the patches are headed your way

February 2020 Monthly Patch

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January 2020 Monthly Patch Program
January 1 - 31, 2020

Gabby Douglas is an Olympic gold medalist. She is the first African American in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion. She also is an author; she wrote a book about her life and time as an Olympian. Learn more about Gabby Douglas in this monthly patch.

January 2020 Monthly Patch

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2020 Summer Camp Patch Program

2020 Summer Camp Patch Program
January 7 - June 1, 2020

To encourage girls and parents to learn more about Girl Scouts of Central Illinois summer camps and become comfortable with the idea of attending camp, participate in some fun activities and explore the camp guide. Contact your local service center if you are interested in having a staff member come and help deliver the patch program and talk to girls and parents about attending camp!

2020 Summer Camp 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.