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. Late patch orders will be accepted until the 20th of the month with a $.75 late fee accessed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-623-1237.
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.
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.
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)
Honoring Our Veterans Community Service Project - ends March 26, 2023
There are many ways to show appreciation to our veterans who are on active duty, have retired, and even those who have died. Complete 2 of the projects listed below to earn the Honoring Our Veterans Community Service Patch. Open to all Girl Scouts!
Honoring Our Veterans Community Service Patch is $3 and must be ordered by March 26, 2023. Click here to locate the order patch link.
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.
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.
Girl Scout Tree Promise
Planting trees is a great way to become a steward of the environment. You and your troop can be a part of the Girl Scout Tree Promise, an initiative to plant five million trees in five years.
Honoring our Everyday Changemakers
Small acts of kindness and gratitude can have an incredible impact on your community! Girl Scouts can pay it forward by recognizing the people in their communities who have supported them in finding their unique paths.
More than 50 million adults, kids, and families in the U.S. are experiencing food insecurity, a number that has only increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Girl Scouts can make a big difference in their communities— and for children around the world—by supporting hunger relief efforts.
Promote the Vote
Voting is arguably our most important civic duty—but barriers still exist. In many parts of the country, voting laws and protocols make it difficult for many people, especially people of color, to cast their votes in elections. There’s work to be done—and girls can play a part!
How can you play a part in solving some of the biggest problems facing our planet? Enter citizen science, where volunteers help scientists collect data for their studies and experiments. Anyone can be a citizen scientist—all you need is curiosity and a willingness to help!
The idea is simple: girls write letters to people in nursing homes, senior residences, and assisted living facilities, including the dedicated staff and caregivers. This longdistance hug is a way to share your good thoughts with these vulnerable and loved community members.
Cupid Crew Cards for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity for you and your troop to reach out and show others that you care— especially those who may be alone on a day that’s all about connection!
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.
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois has partnered with Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) to offer the Food Allergy Awareness Patch Program. FARE is the world’s leading food allergy advocacy organization and the largest private funder of food allergy research. Its mission is to improve the quality of life and health of individuals with food allergies and provide them hope through the promise of new treatments
The Food Allergy Awareness Patch Program requirements give Girl Scouts the opportunity to learn about life with food allergies, with an emphasis on raising awareness of the public health issue, which impacts 32 million children and adults in the United States.
Girls must complete 5 out of 10 activities. Before you begin, learn the basics of food allergies by reviewing FARE’s Food Allergy 101 web page!
Once you have completed your activities complete the information on the activity sheet and return to email@example.com. Once your patches are ready you will be able to pick them up at your designated area. Special accommodations will be made for troops in the Quincy area. Due to a limited number of patches available this patch will only be offered to members of our council.
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.
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.