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Our Do-It-Yourself Programs

Are your girls and Troops eager to build skills and learn something new? Well, look no further! In addition to our awesome programs and events, we also offer several "Do-It-Yourself" programs - allowing girls to participate on their own schedule. Talk about Girl-Led!   Learn more about this programs, many of which offer patches, and download the curriculums to get started.

Sun Safety

Hurricane Awareness

Safe and Secure Online Girl Scout

The Dove "Free Being Me"

Organ Donation Awareness

Sandy Hook Promise, Start with Hello program

Solar United Neighbors Sun Patch Program

Attitude of Gratitude! Patch Progam

Cake Decorating with Sweet Life

Cooking Field Trips at Taste Buds

Kabuki Sushi Classes

Challenge Island

 

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Sun Safety Patch Program

Your skin is your body’s coat. It protects you from cold and heat. It keeps your insides in and the bad stuff—like germs—out. Did you know that your skin is your largest and fastest-growing organ? It’s important to take care of your skin by protecting it from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and indoor tanning beds. Over exposure to UV can cause skin cancer, the most prevalent cancer in America. Outrun the Sun, Inc., a nonprofit organization supporting sun safety and skin cancer prevention, is helping to bring Girl Scouts a new Sun Safety Patch. You can earn this special patch by being a sun safety advocate. Learn ways of protecting your skin and also teach others through hands-on activities and social media!

Open to: All levels

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Hurricane Awareness Patch

According to the NOAA, hurricanes are among nature's most powerful and destructive phenomena. On average, 12 tropical storms, 6 of which become hurricanes form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico during the hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 30 each year. 

Our Hurricane Awareness Council Patch program is designed to help Girl Scouts be better prepared in the event of a hurricane or a tropical storm.

Open to:  Brownies - Ambassadors

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The Safe and Secure Online Girl Scout Patch Program

This program, created by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, is offered to teach and empower Girls Scouts of all ages to remain safe, protect their identity, and respect themselves while online.

The outcomes of this program include:

  • Introduce and reinforce basic cyber safety principles
  • Empower Girls to respect themselves and others online
  • Provide unique learning and volunteering opportunities

Open to: All levels

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Sandy Hook Promise

Sandy Hook Promise is a national non-profit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.

The Start With Hello program empowers Girl Scouts to make a difference with their peers in a simple, fun, and impactful way by encouraging them to take small but powerful actions to promote connectedness and inclusion, and to identify and help others who are showing signs of social isolation.

Open to: All Levels

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Dove Free Being Me Program

Imagine a world free from anxiety about the way you look. A world where girls are helping other girls define beauty for themselves. This is an Earned Award badge and can be worn on the front of uniforms after completing the curriculum. Once you complete the curriculum, you can contact Customer Care for your free patch

Open to: Brownies - Seniors

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Organ Donation Awareness

Organ, eye, and tissue donation gives people a second chance at life. One organ donor can save as many as eight lives. One organ, eye and tissue donor can save and heal more than 75 lives. Girls who earn this patch will learn about organ donation and how it saves lives as well as have opportunities to promote organ donation awareness.

Open to: All levels

Cost: Cost: To order patches, contact Jessica Fisher

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SOLAR UNITED NEIGHBORS SUN PATCH FOR GIRL SCOUTS 

The goal of this DIY program is to allow girls to DISCOVER how solar works; CONNECT solar energy with their lives, community, and the planet; and TAKE ACTION on what they’ve learned to use solar energy as a renewable and pollution-free resource. Note: The activities and information contained in this patch program are targeted toward Brownies - Ambassador-level Girl Scouts (2nd - 12th grades).

Open to: Brownies - Ambassadors

Cost: Learn more by emailing getinvolved@solarunitedneighbors.org

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Attitude of Gratitude! Patch program

Showing appreciation and gratitude for volunteers is a must. After all, your volunteers are AMAZING and Girl Scouting wouldn’t be the same without them! This patch program will help girls to learn what appreciation is, what helpers do and how to show them appreciation in both large and small ways through the 3 keys of Discover, Connect, and Take Action. .

Open to: All levels

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Cake Decorating Patch Program with Sweet Life Bakery

Let your creativity go wild and design amazing cakes, cake pops and cookies with our partner, Sweet Life Bakery!

Open to:  Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes 

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Cooking Field Trips at Taste Buds Kitchen

Take a fun trip with your troop to Taste Buds Kitchen for a hands-on cooking class! In this part kid-fun, part chef's-technique environment, you'll learn how to whip up a culinary masterpiece from scratch!

Open to:  All Levels

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Kabuki Sushi Classes

Girls can join Benihana restaurants for Kabuki Sushi Projects, where you can have dinner, sushi rolling classes and more. 

Open to: Daisies, Brownies, Juniors

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Challenge Island


Challenge Island has formed vibrant corporate partnerships with the Girl Scouts in communities nationwide.  They offer exciting badge and patch programs for Girl Scouts of all ages from Daisies to Cadettes.

  • Their whimsical, creativity-based STEM/STEAM curriculum inspires girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
  • The Scientific Method is used by girls throughout each challenge as our cross-curricular island themes extend their learning across multiple disciplines.
  • Both left & right sides of the brain are utilized as innovative, creative thinking is encouraged and celebrated.
  • Challenges emphasize valuable skills such as collaboration, communication, critical & creative thinking, flexibility, leadership, initiative, social skills & grit.
  • Prepares the fun, lively GIRL of today for the ever-changing global marketplace of the future.

Open to: Daisies - Cadettes

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