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Council Patch Program

Patch programs are a great way to explore a wide variety of topics. Detailed booklets describing the requirements for each patch are available below. Have fun exploring, Girl Scouts!



Summer Active Troop Challenge

Girl Scouts Summer Active Patch

Summer is the perfect time to get together with your Girl Scout sisters to enjoy the great outdoors, the longer days, and the warmer weather. Camping adventures, picnics in the grass, visiting local parks, trips to the lake…there are so many fun things to do this summer with your Girl Scout troop! 

Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada wants to help your troop stay active with our 2019 Summer Active Troop Challenge. Troops who enroll by May 31 and complete all of the requirements between June 1 and August 31 will receive an exclusive Summer Active Challenge patch for their girls and troop leaders! 

View the patch program requirements and download your Summer Active Troop Challenge worksheet.

Ready to submit your request? Submit your report and request your patches here by September 15, 2019.



Donate Life Patch Program

Girl Scouts Donate Life Patch

In collaboration with Donor Network West and Donate Life, we’re proud to present the Donate Life Patch Program – a unique opportunity for Girl Scouts to explore how we can make a difference in the lives of transplant patients through organ and tissue donation. Through this patch program, Girl Scouts will gain knowledge about organ donation and feel ready to inspire their friends, family, and community to donate life. 

This patch program is available for Daisies through Ambassadors and can be completed as an individual Girl Scout or as a troop. Click here to get started and download the patch program requirements! 

Ready to request your patch? Complete your Donate Life patch program survey here, then take your completed survey to the GSSN Shop to collect your official Donate Life patch. Members outside of the Reno/Sparks area are also welcome to request their patch by contacting our team at or 775-322-0642.



Kindness Patch Program

As Girl Scouts, we all know that within the smallest acts of kindness is the power to change the world for the better. And now, there's a patch for doing exactly that!

In collaboration with the non-profit organization Think Kindness, Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada (with the help of our amazing 2017-18 Girl Board Members Danielle and Baylee) has created the Kindness Patch Program -- a fun opportunity to explore the joys of doing good deeds and become a Kindness Champion! This program is open to Girl Scouts of all ages and consists of five engaging steps. By the end, you will have made your community a better place and inspired others to spread the message of kindness wherever they are.

Kindness Program Patches are now available for purchase in the GSSN Shop. Learn how you can earn your Kindness patch! 


Junior Naturalist Patch Program

Grab your water bottle, sunscreen, and a pencil - it’s time to explore the Arboretum!

Complete the Wilbur D. May Arboretum Junior Naturalist Program and earn a patch!

The Wilbur D. May Arboretum Junior Naturalist Program is a “leaflet” of fun and engaging activities that has kids discover why the Arboretum is so special! Visit during the spring and summer to see the flowers come alive and put on a dazzling display, or in the fall as the trees show their true colors. Take your time and explore; like a museum’s rotating exhibits, changing seasons mean no two visits at the Arboretum are the same. 

Each patch will cost $1 (cash or check only). Checks should be made out to the "May Arboretum".

For more information, please call 775-785-4153 or email the Arboretum Educator, Mandy,

This program is open to Girl Scouts of all ages.