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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 $1.50 each and will be mailed the following month. Patches must be ordered by the 15th day of the following month.   

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Wacky Weather 
April 2018
order patch online by May 15, 2018

Spring brings some wacky weather in Central Illinois. One day could be suna d the next rain, making April the perfect time to learn about all different kinds of weather.

Complete 3-Daisy, 4-Brownie, 5-Junior, 6-Cadette, and 7-Senior/Ambassador steps to earn your patch. Learn more.

Patch order form

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Hometown Pride
May 2018
order patch online by June 15, 2018

Every town has a story. The people, places, and history of your hometown make it unique. How much do you really know about where you live? Find out more with this month’s patch! 

Complete 3-Daisy, 4-Brownie, 5-Junior, 6-Cadette, and 7-Senior/Ambassador steps to earn your patch. Learn more.

Patch order form

GSCI Centennial Patch
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GSCI Centennial Patch
January - May 2018
order patch online by June 1, 2018

You probably know Girl Scouts started in 1912 in Savanah, Georgia. Now, it’s time to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the first Girl Scout troops in central Illinois. In 1917, there were troops being organized in Champaign-Urbana, Danville, Decatur, Peoria, Tuscola, and Quincy. GSCI Centennial Patches are $2 each.

Complete 3-Daisy, 4-Brownie, 5-Junior, 6-Cadette and 7-Senior/Ambassador steps to earn your patch. Learn More.

Patch order form

Summer Camp Patch Program
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Summer is just around the corner! Check out the FREE summer camp patch program to get your troop excited and learn about what Girl Scout camp has to offer. Learn more.

Patch order form

Community Service
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Community Service is very important to GSCI and is echoed throughout the Girl Scout Promise and Law – friendly and help, considerate and caring, while making the world and better place, being a sister to every Girl Scout and helping people at all times. GSCI will offer a variety of Community Service Projects throughout the year. 

Once you complete the projects, go to and follow the link below to order the fun patch and complete an evaluation. Patches are $2.00 each and will be mailed the conclusion of the program. 

Shelter Helpers
until May 31, 2018

Calling all troops-animals need your help and care! Visit a local animal shelter, learn about service dogs, visit a local animal farm, and see how you can help care for the animals, or what items those locations might need in the form of donations for those animals.

Patch order form

Hero Box
until May 31, 2018

Hero Box is a not-for-profit organization that helps soldiers receive messages and care packages while stationed serving our country. You and your troop can sponsor a troop by signing up to send a monthly care package or letters to your soldier at www.herobox.org.


Patch order form

On-Going

In order to continue to expand your horizons, GSCI offers several ongoing patches.  Below are patch programs that your troop or individual members can complete at any time.  Once the requirements are met, patches can be purchased at your local GSCI Trefoil Boutique (unless noted otherwise).  We love your feedback and stories from working on these patches.  Please share what you learned, how it impacted you, and any great pictures with Erin at elockwood@girlscouts-gsci.org.         

 

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Girl Scouts Mental Health Awareness Patch
With the increase in youth bullying, suicide and drug use, Girl Scouts are actively fighting to create change. Through a program written by International Bipolar Foundation to educate and reduce the stigma of mental illness, Girl Scouts can earn the Mental Health Awareness Patch developed by IBP  for playing a positive role in their communities. With approximately 1 in 4 people in the U.S. diagnosed with a mental illness, awareness of those impacted is also growing. Learn more

 

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Free Being Me

Strong body confidence is an important step towards building self-esteem, empowering the leaders of tomorrow. But in societies all over the world, children and young people list the way they look among their top concerns. They feel under pressure to change their appearance to fit in with society’s narrow image of beauty, which is presented in the media and idealized by their peers. Global research shows that low body confidence holds young people back from reaching their full potential, with over 60 per cent of girls avoiding activities they love because they feel bad about their looks. When girls choose not to participate fully in this way, they are missing out on opportunities to grow and develop their capabilities in other ways, and we as a society miss out.

Free Being Me addresses this issue directly, helping you to support your group 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. Body confidence helps children and young people build the foundations they need to become role models and leaders in their communities.

• Free Being Me Leader Guide

• Free Being Me Patch Form

• Brownie Free Being Me

• Junior Free Being Me

• Cadette Free Being Me

• Senior Free Being Me

 

 

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Uniquely ME!

The Uniquely ME! program offers an exciting and simple way to help 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 by discovering and developing a strong sense of self gaining practical life skills, connecting with other girls and developing healthy relationships, and taking action to help other girls by sharing what they have learned. Learn More

 

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Land of Lincoln Patch
GSCI covers almost the exact same counties as the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area. For this reason we want to offer a unique patch all about Lincoln! We hope you will travel to some of the many historic Lincoln sites in central Illinois, learn new things, and have fun!

Download the Land of Lincoln Patch Book to get started.

 

 

 

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Girl Scout Ranger Patch

Girl Scouts are invited to earn a Resource Stewardship certificate by visiting and spending 5 hours exploring the Lincoln Home National Historical Site.  For an additional five hours, Girl Scouts can earn a Resource Stewardship patch!  Learn more