Council's Own Patches
Looking for additional skill and awareness building opportunities? The following patches have been created by GSHH to supplement the badge options from GSUSA. These patches reflect the interests of girls and leaders as well as the local historic and cultural offerings.
(NOTE: GSHH Patches are to be worn on the back of vests or sashes, while badges are worn on the front.)
For step-by-step instructions on how to earn each of the patches below, please review the Council Own Patches Guide.
Adventure Patch: Low Ropes, High Ropes and Rock Climbing – if the thought of exploring these adventure sports gets your heart beating, this is the patch for you! These fun and exciting activities are designed to encourage teamwork and communication. PAGE 3
Archery Patch: Learn your way around a bow and arrow and an archery range as you learn the science, safety, and skills it takes to be a great archer. (Archery is for 3rd grade Brownies and older) PAGE 4
Camping Patch: Connect with other Girl Scouts as you learn outdoor skills and practice proper camping techniques. PAGE 5
Computer Savvy Patch: Are you interested in finding out what you can create with the various software on your computer? Make brochures, logos, spreadsheets and PSAs, explore the meaning of different URLs, and think about turning your knowledge into a career. PAGE 6
Eastern Bluebird Project Patch: Learn about the eastern bluebird and why it needs our help. Become part of the solution by building birdhouses. PAGE 7
Food Patch: Connect to your community as you gain an understanding of how hunger affects individuals and families where you live. Take action to help ease the effects of hunger. PAGE 8
Food Science Patch: Become a kitchen expert as you test the items you eat and drink. Explore fermentation, mold, body temperature, fat content, caffeine or flammability. Test your culinary skills, try new foods, and become knowledgeable about the hows and whys of food creation and processing. PAGE 9
Horse Lover Patch: Back by popular demand, this patch has you interacting with one of our favorite animals. Learn to care for and work with horses while looking at different stories, careers, techniques, and equipment. PAGE 11
I Can Code Patch: This introduction to computer programming will walk you through the basics of game and website coding as well as app development. Try your hand at HTML, practice giving instructions to a robot, learn about animation, and explore the behind-the-scenes of online gaming. PAGE 14
Healthy Me Patch — Heart Healthy: Girls gain practical life skills as they discover and practice heart-healthy living. PAGE 16
Healthy Me Patch—I’m Special (for Brownies and Juniors): Helps girls to discover more about themselves, connect with others and feel empowered to take action to make the world a better place. PAGE 26
Healthy Me Patch—Sun Safe: Discover how to keep yourself safe and healthy in the sun, connect to each other and community members, and feel empowered to educate others regarding sun safety. PAGE 32
Heritage Patch: Girls will not only develop important life skills -- such as information gathering, critical thinking and interviewing -- but will also connect with their community’s history and area residents. PAGE 34
Hudson River Arts Patch: Enhance awareness of the artistic and cultural heritage of our area while encouraging participation in the visual, performing, and literary arts. PAGE 36
Our Future on Earth: See how you can make a difference for a safer, healthier planet. Help promote ecological awareness. PAGE 38
Robotics, Engines & Machines Patch: Test your knowledge and creativity as you tackle the world of robots, programming, and engineering. See computer technology come to life at your fingertips. PAGE 42
Swim Patch: Whether it’s your first time at the pool or you’re a competitive swimmer, take to the water to learn water safety, practice strokes, learn a water game, and improve your skills in and around the water. PAGE 43
Sybil Ludington Patch: Girls learn about one of the strong women from Hudson Valley history while becoming strong women themselves; gain historical insight and act for the good of the community. PAGE 45
Together We Prepare Patch: Sometimes the unpredictable events happen. Take steps to make sure you and your family are prepared for the unexpected. PAGE 46
Tree Patch (for Juniors): Feel connected to your community and gain an appreciation for trees. You will discover practical life skills such as interviewing and information gathering.