Council Patch Program - Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada
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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!

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Women's Suffrage Centennial Patch Program

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment which states, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”

In celebration of this milestone anniversary, Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada invites you to learn more about the 19th Amendment, Women’s Suffrage, and 100 years of its impact on women and the American democratic process by completing the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Patch Program.

The activities for this patch are age-specific so that Daisies through Ambassadors can age-appropriately participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Did you complete all the requirements to earn your Women's Suffrage Centennial Patch? If so, don't forget to fill out the Women's Suffrage Centennial Patch Program Completion Form. This form tells us about all the awesome activities in which you participated and lets us know that you're ready to receive your free patch(es)!

Please submit your completion form by December 15, 2020. 

If you have any questions about the Women's Suffrage Centennial Patch Program or completion form please contact girlscoutshelp@gssn.org.

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Summer active challenge

Your Girl Scout fun doesn’t have to end with the school year.

Summer is the perfect time for Girl Scouts to continue. You can 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 as a Girl Scout.

Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada wants to help you stay active with our 2020 I’m a Summer Active Girl Scout Challenge. Girls who enroll by June 15, 2020, and complete the requirements between June 30 and August 31, 2020, are eligible to earn the patch.

Patches will be available for purchase in the shop late summer 2020.

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All across the country, many of us are having to stay home. With the Healthy at Home patch program, girls will learn how they can be helpful around the house, explore different ways to stay active (while incorporating social distancing), discover new (or old) ways to keep in touch with friends and relatives, acquire a new skill or hobby, and many more at-home activities.

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to earn this fun but also important patch! View the patch requirements here.

Once completed, please fill out this quick survey . Patches can be purchased from the GSSN Shop once it reopens.

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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! 

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Peace Begins at Home Patch

Domestic violence is defined as violent or aggressive behavior within the home. On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.

Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada is reintroducing the Peace Begins at Home patch program. By completing this patch, girls will investigate what domestic violence is, discover where they can find resources about domestic violence, and explore how they can help others in domestic violence situations.

This patch was originally written in 2008 as a multi-agency collaboration and the activities included in it are still very relevant to our society today. We have updated the Appendix section of this patch program’s requirements to include up-to-date web sites, resources, and phone numbers. This patch program is available for Daisies through Ambassadors. Click here to view the patch requirements. Once you have completed the Peace Begins at Home patch program, please fill out this survey. After we receive your survey, we will mail your patch(es) to you.

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Girl Scouts Donate Life Patch

Did you know that there are 115,000 men, women, and children waiting for lifesaving organ transplants? Even the largest football stadium in the United States couldn’t fit the number of patients on the national transplant waiting list.

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 big difference in the life of transplant patients through organ and tissue donation. Just one organ donor can save as many as eight lives! By the end of this program, Girl Scouts will gain knowledge about organ donation and feel ready to inspire their friends, families, and communities to donate life. Click here to view the patch program requirements.

This patch program is available for Daisies through Ambassadors and can be completed as an individual Girl Scout or as a troop.

Once you have completed all the steps, grab your parent or guardian and click here to fill out a brief survey about the Donate Life Patch Program experience. After we receive your survey, we will mail your patch to you. If you have any questions about the Donate Life Patch Program or survey please contact girlscoutshelp@gssn.org.

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The Great Cascadia Zombie Survival Challenge Patch Program

This patch program teaches girls to be prepared, not scared, in the face of a natural disaster. Girl Scouts will learn how to deal with the challenges they and their families are currently facing with COVID-19. This thorough, multiple patch program includes ten “Zombie Program Chapters,” that address different aspects of sheltering in place.

This patch program is available for Girl Scouts of all ages. The Great Cascadia Zombie Survival Challenge was written by Girl Scouts of Western Washington. Once completed, please fill out this quick survey. The center patch and rockers can be ordered from GSWW’s online shop .

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Do you want to learn how to make the world a better place using STEM, computer coding, and artificial intelligence? By earning the Digital Do-Gooder Patch, you will explore careers in computer science, discover how computer coding can make the world a better place, and develop computer coding skills.

This patch program is available for Daisies through Ambassadors. Click here to view the patch requirements.

The Digital Do-Gooder Patch was written by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas in partnership with Capital One. Once completed, please fill out this quick survey. The patch can be ordered from shop@gsnetx.org.

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Encouraging girls to take preventative steps and actions toward being safe is not a new goal for the Girl Scouts. “Be Prepared” is our organization’s motto, and as far back as the 1917 edition of the Handbook for Girl Scouts, girls were asked to write articles to share information about the spread of insect-borne diseases, learn how to use a fire alarm and be knowledgeable on other topics of public health and safety.

The Emergency Preparedness Patch program prepares Girl Scouts to:

• Identify local risks and potential emergencies
• Connect with local community service agencies
• Understand hazards and appropriate protective actions
• Learn local alerts and warning systems
• Prepare themselves and their family
• Deal with emotional responses to an emergency
• Discover how to get trained and become involved in community emergency planning
• Explore additional resources

This patch program is available for Daisies through Ambassadors. Click here to view the patch requirements.

The Emergency Preparedness Patch was written by Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC) in conjunction with FEMA Citizen Corps and is available to girls in all councils. Once completed, please fill out this brief survey. The Be Prepared: Emergency Preparedness Patch can be ordered online from the GSCNC Council Shop.