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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.   

November Monthly Patch Program
November 1 - November 30

Susan B. Anthony was an activist on many fronts, including anti-slavery and the temperance movemet. She is best known for her fight for women's suffrage and her work to help women get the right to vote.

November Monthly Patch Program

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December Monthly Patch Program
December 1 - 31

You may not control all events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Maya Angelou was an American poet, author, writer, memorist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, films, and television shows spanning over 50 years. Learn more about this American icon in this monthly patch.

December Monthly Patch Program

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January 2019 Monthly Patch Program
January 1 - 31

Marie Curie was a Polish and French physicist, chemist and feminist. She did research on radioactivity. She was also the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only person to win a Nobel Prize and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences. She received a Nobel Prize in physics for her research on uncontrolled radiation. Marie Curie was the first woman professor at the University of Paris. Learn more about Marie Curie in this monthly patch! 

January 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.

Our Animals
Due November 15, 2018

Animals are an important part of many of our lives. Whether they are furry, feathery or scaly, Girl Scouts can do their part to help animals. Visit a local animal shelter or wildlife rescue and see how you can help care for the animals, whether this is helping make toys for local shelter animals or helping collect donations for places helping wildlife get better, find a way to help our animal friends.

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Our Community 
Due January 15, 2019

There are lots of ways to help others right in your own community. Find a project that will help people in your neighborhood. It could be volunteering at a food pantry, creating birthday bags for foster care centers, or something else you come up with yourself!

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Our World 
Due March 15, 2018

Girl Scouts make an impact all over the world and so can you! Do a project to help people in other parts of the world. Some ideas are to create kits for those affected by natural disasters or make care packages and write letters to deployed soldiers serving our countries.

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Our Earth
Due June 15, 2018

The Girl Scout law says to use resources wisely and we can do that by taking care of the Earth. This spring do a community service project to help take care of the Earth. Some ideas could be to pick up a park, create a recycling program at your school or planting trees.

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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.

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.