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:
When the patch program is complete, follow these three steps to obtain your patches:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Robin Howard, Senior Program Specialist, at 1-800-791-9319 ext. 1302 or email@example.com.
Change the World - 2014 Cookie Patch Program
Welcome to the 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Activity! This patch program is designed to help bring the cookie activity into your troop meetings and make it a learning experience for girls. The Girl Scout Cookie Activity provides an important ingredient for leadership by helping girls develop five key skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
In order for girls to earn the Change the World cookie patch they must complete five activities, return signed parent permission form to their leader for the cookie sale, and complete a goal setting activity. When the girls in your troop are ready to receive their patches, complete the attached order form and return with payment to: Girl Scouts of Central Illinois – Decatur Urban Program Center, Attn: Robin Howard, 1100 E Pershing Rd., Decatur, IL 62526. Patches will be mailed 7-10 days after the patch deadline date of March 20, 2014.
February 2014 - World Thinking Day
Every year on February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all over the world take a moment to think about their sisters in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). The idea for reserving a special day each year on which Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world celebrate being part of an international movement was born at the 4th International Conference held in the United States in 1926. The date chosen for Thinking Day was February 22, the birthday shared by the founder, Lord Baden-Powell, and the World Chief Guide, Lady Baden-Powell (Olave).
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is the largest international voluntary orga¬nization for girls and young women. WAGGGS is made up of free countries who participate in the Girl Scouting/Girl Guiding movement. It coordi¬nates activities of the movement and represents members world-wide. Apart from a small sup¬port staff, WAGGGS is facilitated by almost 1 mil¬lion volunteers. WAGGGS also provides Girl Scouting in develop¬ing countries and supports four world centers in Switzerland, Mexico, India and England. These centers are destinations for many Girl Scouts who are traveling or participating in international exchanges. The world centers provide activities and training particular to their region as well as promoting international friendship.
March 2014 - Picasso in the Making
Art is a very important part of our culture. How many art forms have you had experience with? With this month’s patch program you will have the opportunity to try several different art forms. You will also be able to look into famous artists of the past and careers that involve art that you could do today!
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!
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
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.
Ongoing Patch Programs
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.