Welcome to GSCI Theme

Monthly Patch Program

The GSCI Monthly Patch Program is for troops and girls who are interested in additional activities. A new patch program is offered each month, and includes the following:

  • A specific program area of concentration
  • The opportunity for girls to discover, connect, and take action
  • An opportunity for leaders to introduce a new topic with little preplanning needed--use the patch program as a meeting filler, a pre-meeting activity for the month, or as the activity for a meeting itself
  • A community service project
  • Activities for all Girl Scout age levels
  • Additional listing of resources to help with executing the patch program

When the patch program is complete, follow these three steps to obtain your patches:

  1. Complete the appropriate patch order form/evaluation.
  2. Include payment for the number of patches ordered ($1.25 each).
  3. Return the patch order form, with payment, to your local GSCI Service Center
    OR
    Mail the patch order form and payment by the 15th of the following month to:
      Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
      Decatur Urban Program Center
      1100 East Pershing Rd.
      Decatur, IL 62526

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Robin Howard, Senior Program Specialist, at 1-800-791-9319 ext. 1302 or rhoward@girlscouts-gsci.org.

April 2014 - Forever Green

Taking care of our earth is something that everyone needs to take part in. We need to know how to reduce our impact on the world we live on. Take some time in the month of April to learn a few new ways to conserve, reduce, reuse and more. Help make the earth a place that we can all be proud of!

April 2014 Monthly Patch Program

Wild About Camp

Learn more about summer camp and all the incredible activities that take place at camp. Get ready for the summer camp season with these fun and active activities. Get a free fun patch with completed activities. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Nolan at 309-688-8671 ext. 1416

Wild About Camp

Say No to Bullying and Yes to Friendship – GSCI Patch Program

Bullies and bullying are two of the biggest problems in our children’s lives today. help the girls in your troop complete this patch program  and give them the opportunity to learn a few new ways to combat bullying or give them the chance to brush up some of their skills. Bullying doesn’t just hurt the person being bullied but also the community the child belongs to. Friendships, caring, sharing, compliments, courage, and honesty are all topics that the girls need to know about in order to help build a bully-free community. If your girls come up with an amazing way to spread the word on being bully free please share it with us! Patch is available year round.

No To Bullying Patch Program

Ongoing Patch Programs

Uniquely ME!

The Uniquely ME! program offers an exciting and simple way to help 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 by discovering and developing a strong sense of self gaining practical life skills, connecting with other girls and developing healthy relationships, and taking action to help other girls by sharing what they have learned. Patches for this program are free to the participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please complete the Uniquely ME! Patch Program and return the order form to receive your patches.