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.
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 Customer Care at email@example.com or 888-623-1237.
September Monthly Patch Program
September 1-30, 2022
Sonia Sotomayor was born in the Bronx on June 25, 1954 to Puerto Rican parents. She became the youngest judge in the Southern District and the first Hispanic federal judge in New York State. She also became the first Puerto Rican woman to serve as a judge in a U.S. federal court. Currently, she serves as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
October Monthly Patch Program
Ida B. Wells was a prominent journalist, educator, activist, researcher, and early leader in the civil rights movement. She was born into slavery in 1862 and led an anti-lynching crusade in the U.S. in the 1890s.
November Monthly Patch Program
Mary Golda Ross was the first Native American female engineer. She worked at Lockheed, an American aerospace and technology corporation, for nearly 30 years. She was best remembered for her work on aerospace design.
Order Patch (available October 15, 2022)
December Monthly Patch Program
Emily Dickinson is now known as one of America’s greatest poets. The first volume of her poetry was published in 1890, four years after her death. Emily’s poetry is now widely read among people of all ages and interests.
Order Patch (Available November 15, 2022)
January Monthly Patch Program
Wangari Maathai started a grass-roots movement in 1977, known as the Green Belt Movement, aimed at countering deforestation and played an active part in the struggle for democracy in Kenya.
Order Patch (Available December 15, 2022)
You already know Girl Scouts is fun. Guess what? It’s also a great way to build your inner strength so that you’re ready for anything! Scientists have found that certain activities may lift your mood, calm you down when you’re stressed, and help you face challenges—and you can do many of these activities at Girl Scouts.
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.
Below are the past Monthly Patch Programs featuring influential women. This is your opportunity to learn about famous women in history. Unfortunately, we are not able to order the individual patches for them.
National Service Projects
Discover how you can give back to make your community - and the world a better place.Girl Scouts always step up to do what they can to improve their communities and the world.
All across our country and our world, Girl Scouts are leaping to the aid of others by engaging in wonderful acts of service and kindness. Whether by writing letters to senior citizens, honoring first responders, taking part in a citizen science project, or promoting voting and democracy, now your troop can get involved in these unique Girl Scout activities too. Click here to learn more about the National Girl Scout Service Projects.
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.
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.