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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 Chloe Machula at cmachula@girlscouts-gsci.org or 888-623-1237.

November 2021 Monthly Patch Program
November 1-30, 2021

Reshma Saujani is an American lawyer, politician, civil servant, and the founder of the nonprofit organization Girls Who Code, which aims to increase the number of women in computer science and close the gender employment difference in that field. 

November 2021 Monthly Patch Program

Order Patch

December 2021 Monthly Patch Program
December 1-31, 2021

Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.

December 2021 Monthly Patch Program

Order Patch (opens November 15, 2021)

January 2021 Monthly Patch Program
January 1-31, 2022

Joelle Joanie Siwa got her start on a reality television show, but what makes her special is that she used the show to catapult into superstardom. She dances, sings, has two YouTube channels and is also an entrepreneur who has built a brand worth millions of dollars.

January 2022 Monthly Patch Program

Order Patch (opens December 15, 2021) 

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.

Fall 2021
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Spring 2021
Winter 2021
Fall 2020
Summer 2020
Spring 2020

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.

Coming Soon - the 2021-2022 Community 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.