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Patch Programs

Girl Scout troops and individual girls can enhance their Girl Scout experience by participating in council patch programs. The fun patches below can be earned on your own through fun and educational hands-on activities. 

These programs are not limited to Girl Scouts GCNWI members and are open to Girl Scouts from other councils.

To purchase any of these awards, go to our online shop or one of our six  locations  near you. 

Please be aware that many of these awards are being discontinued, so make sure to contact your local shop to ensure that there are enough badges available for your group before beginning the program.


Join us For Nature Cat Explorer Patch Program

Are you curious and excited to get outdoors and have some fun? Team up with Nature Cat and his pals, as seen on the television program on WTTW Kids, to earn the free Girl Scout GCNWI Nature Cat Explorer patch »

LP = Limited Patches Available; NP = No Patches Available

Patch Image Patch Program Guidelines Daisies
(Grades K–1 )
Brownies
(Grades 2–3)
Juniors
(Grades 4–5)
Cadettes,
Seniors,
and Ambassadors
(Grades 6–12)
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Barilla Girl Scout Food Camp [PDF]

Understand how food impacts your life more than just nutrition!

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Chicago Neighborhood Walk: Pilsen (Photo Scavenger Hunt) [WEB]

Get to know Pilsen, a neighborhood and its rich Mexican culture, including its great art, music, food & people. 

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Discover DuPage County

Explore what DuPage County has to offer with our guides!

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Discover Northwest Indiana

Learn more about Northwest Indiana while exploring the area using our guides!

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Global Action Award

Connect with the WAGGGS sisterhood by helping girls work together to make a difference on topics that affect girls and women all over the world. It’s an official national award, so you can wear it on the front of your vest or sash, just like a badge. 

See our Global Action Days Patch Guides Below:

  • Daisy, Brownie & Junior [PDF]
  • Cadette, Senior & Ambassar [PDF]
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Most Extraordinary Girl Scout - MEGS [PDF]

Troops or individual Girl Scouts can earn a badge and bars annually as they explore everything that Girl Scouts has to offer!

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Limited patch availability

Passport to Religions [PDF]

Explore your own religious traditions and learn more about others different from your own.

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Photo Scavenger Hunts: Downtown Chicago [PDF]

Learn more about iconic attractions in downtown Chicago!

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Photo Scavenger Hunt: Chicago Sports [PDF]

Visit sports attractions around the city of Chicago!

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Paleontology [PDF]

Uncover the past while learning more about the field of Paleontology!

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Save Our Energy

Explore ways to save energy and our planet!

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Silver Linings Patch Program

Make new friends while improving the quality of life for residents of nursing homes, retirement communities, assisted living, and adult day care facilities. 

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Strong Girl Patch Program

Energize your troop meetings while making them healthier and more engaging!

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Super Gold Power

This Leader-led program includes fun, high energy games about the history of the Highest Awards in Girl Scouting.

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