Council’s Own patch programs are developed and offered by Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast as an enhancement to the GSLE. These programs are designed to help girls discover some of the resources and needs of our region.
Within our culture and community, lives a second culture that very few are familiar with and that is the community of the Deaf. To live in our society that relies primarily on hearing to navigate, the world can become a difficult place to live. To compensate, they use their own language – American Sign Language (ASL) – that is purely visual and has its own unique sentence structure apart from English.
This patch program has been designed to educate the participants on the language itself, but also the culture and community that comes along with being Deaf or hard of hearing.
California’s coastline harbors some of the richest diversity in North America. Tide pools, coastal dune habitat, and beaches are heavily impacted by continual recreational use, development, contamination of the watersheds, and more. As stewards of our land, it’s up to us to help preserve them!
This patch program has been designed to educate the participants about exploring and discovering our local beaches and seashores to uncover some of the secrets of these unique and diverse habitats.
You will explore and investigate your local shoreline through printed materials found within this patch program. Learn the importance of preserving our fragile shorelines and identify the unique fauna of the tide pools.
This program provides girls, troops and families a fun and interesting way to engage with the outdoors. Girls of every age level can earn multiple charms while increasing her outdoor skills proficiency. The first step to begin earning the Be Wild Be Free Skills charms is to earn the outdoor skills patch by completing the “basic 8” camping skills. Girls can then begin earning the outdoor skills charms.
Earn It: Download the Be Wild Be Free Outdoor Skills Patch Requirements. When patch requirements are completed go to the links below for charm requirements and begin earning and collecting charms.
For charm requirements go to this page to find the charms listed below:
SWAPS (D/B/J/C/S/A) Dutch Oven Cooking (D/B/J/C/S/A) Daisy (D/B) Knots (D/B/J/C/S/A) Girl Scout Traditions (D/B/J/C/S/A) Lashing (J/C/S/A) S’mores (D/B/J/C/S/A) Tent Camping (D/B/J/C/S/A) Water (D/B/J/C/S/A) Compass (D/B/J/C/S/A) Leave No Trace (D/B/J/C/S/A) Geocaching (J/C/S/A) First Aid (D/B) Archery (J/C/S/A) First Aid (J/C/S/A) Knives (B/J/C/S/A) Fire (D/B/J/C/S/A) Cabin Camping (D/B/J/C/S/A)
Purchase Be Wild Be Free Outdoor Skills patch via Doubleknot.
California has an interesting and not-too-distant past as part of a wild frontier. The Mission System in California was an important part of the state’s history. Learn about the Spanish Missions in our Council area, and experience something of that life via foods, crafts and music.
Earn It: Download the California Mission Patch Guidelines and complete at your own pace. To purchase the patch, confirm your completion when you fill out this form, and purchase the patch via Doubleknot.
The activities required to earn this patch will build skills in animal identification, develop an appreciation for animal adaptations, and generate an interest in wildlife conservation.
The purpose of Girl Scout Junior Troop 60696’s Bronze Award patch program is to heighten awareness, understanding and acceptance of people of all abilities.
This program blends patch programs developed by the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, Girl Scouts San Diego, and Girl Scouts Mile High Council for Girl Scouts at the Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Levels.
Earn It: Download the Celebrating Our Differences Packet and complete at your own pace. Confirm your completion when you fill out this form, then purchase your Celebrate Our Differences patch via Doubleknot.
This patch will inform, advance skills, and create leaders in a generation of girls that will be most impacted by the effects of climate change. Girls will earn this patch by doing at least one activity each from the Discover, Connect, and Take Action sections, based on grade level.
Earn It: Download the Climate Change Patch Program. When you’re finished, fill out this form to complete the Climate Patch Program.
Purchase the Climate Change patch via Doubleknot: Climate Change Patch
Families come in many sizes and shapes. This patch program provides girls, troops, and families a fun and interesting way to learn more about their family history.
This patch program provides girls, troops and families a fun and interesting way to be wise stewards and advocates for local beaches and inland waterways. The patch program is for Girl Scouts of all levels and their families. The patch is for girls only. To earn the Coastal & Waterway Cleanup Patch: 1. Complete two (2) or more Discover program requirements 2. Complete all Connect program requirements 3. Complete two (2) or more Take Action requirements
Earn It: Download the GSCCC Coastal & Waterways Cleanup Patch Program. When you’re finished, fill out this form to complete the patch program. Purchase patch via Doubleknot: Coastal & Inland Waterways Patch
The suffrage (right to vote) movement was unique in that it was the first time; women across the nation became politically active on women's right. These female activists, called Suffragettes protested their right to vote with protest marches, letters and articles in local papers, and were often arrested while participating in these activities.
Tea had traditionally been a way for women to socialize and organize. Suffragettes used tea parties as a way to educate others and plan protest activities. These teas began to be called Equali-Teas.
This patch program aligns with GSUSA's Democracy badges at every level.
We want to hear from girls and troops! Take photos or videos as you earn this patch then send to email@example.com. Remember to include your name, troop # or city. Then look for your activities to be highlighted on the GSCCC Facebook page!
This patch program helps girls focus on how they can help end hunger locally and globally while learning more about their own nutritional needs. The activities will help girls learn about hunger as a contemporary issue. Organized by Girl Scout age level, they will be encouraged to take on activities that engage, educate and empower them to fight hunger. Encouraging girls to discover their community's needs, connecting with local resources and taking action by making the world a better place is the focus of this program.
Earn It: Download the Food for All Patch Program.
Purchase Food for All patch via Doubleknot: Food for All Patch
Join girls across the council in saving the earth by engaging in reduce, reuse and recycle activities. Girls can earn a FREE patch by completing three or more green activities included in the guide designed for all grade levels. Work on this patch with a troop, group or independently. Go Green!
California is in the middle of a very serious drought and it is up to us, as stewards of our land, to make every effort to conserve water and help educate others to do the same!
This patch program has been designed to educate the participants about water conservation, exploring your water footprint, how water is treated, water runoff, and to save money reducing unnecessary water usage.
Earn it: Download the Forever Green Water Conservation Online Patch Program. When you're finished, fill out this form. Purchase your Forever Green 2016 patch via Doubleknot.
Girl Scouts Go Green
One of the provisions of the Girl Scout Law is that Girl Scouts use resources wisely. What exactly does that mean? How can you, as a girl, make a difference through conservation of resources? Complete this program and you will know some ways to make an impact!
This patch program offers girls an opportunity to learn more about their community, connect with local decision makers and advocate for the changes they would like to see in their community. This patch can be done by individual girls, families or troops.
Younger girls may want to complete this patch program with an adult or older sibling.
This patch program aligns with GSUSA’s Democracy Civic Engagement badges at every level.
The purpose of this patch program is to encourage girls to look back on their time as a Girl Scout and reflect on how they have grown as an individual. The girls are then encouraged to learn what others think of their organization and spread the joy that Girl Scouts has brought to their lives.
Earn It: Download the Girl Scouts Share the Love Patch Program. When you're finished, purchase your GS Share the Love patch.
This patch program provides girls and troops a fun and interesting way to engage with the exhibits at The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation (MOXI) in Santa Barbara, CA.
The patch program is for Girl Scouts of all levels. The patch is for girls only.
Earn It: Download the GSCCC MOXI Patch Program. When you’re finished, fill out this form to complete the MOXI Patch Program. Then purchase your patch via Doubleknot.
This patch program is a Silver Award project. It was designed by girls from Troop 32140.
This patch program is a great way for girls to learn the basics of sewing as well as how to use a sewing machine. Girls and their friends will have fun earning this patch!
Earn It: First Step: Watch this video. Second Step: Download the GSCCC Sewing Patch Program requirements. When you’re finished, purchase the Sewing Patch via Doubleknot: GSCCC Sewing Patch
This patch program provides girls and troops a fun and interesting way to increase their knowledge and understating of the importance of dental health, treatment and prevention. Girls will learn about many facets of dental health, become dental health advocates, and develop leadership skills.
This NEW and exciting patch program was designed by the Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast Happy Trails Committee; volunteers from across our council’s footprint.
This patch program offers troops and families a fun and interesting way to engage with the outdoors. The Happy Trails program continues the Girl Scout tradition of outdoor experiences and skill exploration which allows every girl the opportunity to learn about local hiking trails, explore and learn about local flora and fauna, unplug from screens and social media, and have FUN exploring the great outdoors.
This patch program aligns with the Brownie Hiking Badge, Senior Trail Adventure Badge, and the Ambassador Trail Adventure Badge.
Earn it: Download the Happy Trails Patch Requirements and complete at your own pace!
This Patch Program has been designed by our friends at JPL/NASA in Pasadena, California for Girl Scouts to learn about our amazing Planet Earth.
Most Girl Scouts know that JPL builds rovers and NASA sends astronauts into space. Did you know that NASA and JPL also keep an eye on our home planet, Earth? Understanding Earth from the viewpoint of space helps us to understand and connect to our changing world.
NASA monitors the vital signs of Earth from the perspective of space to help you understand the future of your planet, to help you connect to your changing world and to your global community.
In this Patch Program, we will be exploring the Earth’s Systems through temperature, climate and ocean systems using online platforms. Then you will be asked to Take Action in your own community to implement projects that bring these explorations home to your own backyard, here on Planet Earth!
Earn It: Download the JPL/Nasa Understanding Planet Earth Activity Guide and complete at your own pace. To purchase the patch, confirm your completion at JPL/Nasa Patch Program - Get My Patch then purchase the JPL/NASA patch via Doubleknot.
Two of the provisions of the Girl Scout Law is that Girl Scouts are honest & fair and respect authority. What exactly does that mean? How can you, as a girl make a difference? Complete this program and you will know some ways to make an impact!
By earning the Justice Patch, girls will develop a sense of fairness, an understanding of why we have laws, and how laws can be changed. Girls will learn how laws are designed to help people, as well as the role of lawyers and judges in the community.
The criteria to earn a Justice Patch at the Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador level are listed below. To earn the Justice Patch, girls must complete 3 of the requirements at their level. Please note: some Girl Scout levels have steps that are required.
The Mental Health Awareness Patch objectives are to educate Girl Scouts about the brain and its influence on thoughts, feelings, and behavior, and through that knowledge, increase awareness and understanding of mental illness. All levels can earn the patch. In this packet are activities appropriate for each troop level. Once earned, the Patch is provided for FREE by the International Bipolar Foundation.
In order to earn the financial literacy skills patch, girls must participate in one Fall Product Program and one Cookie Program. This program aligns with the Financial Literacy and Cookie Business Badge series at every level.
By earning the Outrun the Sun patch, girls will become a sun safety advocate!
Did you know that your skin is your largest and fastest-growing organ? 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.
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.
Earn It: Download the Girl Scouts Outrun the Sun Patch Program. When you’re finished, fill out this form to complete the Outrun the Sun Patch Program.
Purchase patch via Doubleknot: Outrun the Sun Patch.
The goal of the Project Pollinate Patch program is to educate girls about the importance of preserving pollinators. This patch program gives girls the opportunity to observe and track local pollinators in their community. Girls will be inspired to share what they learn with others. Patch is earned by doing activities associated with Discovering, Connecting, and Taking Action, all based on grade level.
Purchase Project Pollinate patch via Doubleknot: Project Pollinate Patch
This patch program provides girls, troops and families a fun and interesting way to engage in the health benefits of an active lifestyle. Walking is the simplest form of exercise and it is right at our feet! “Walk this Way” and join other girls, troops and families as they virtually walk from the Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast (GSCCC) headquarters in Ventura to the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia.