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Patch Programs

Bring the exploration, fun, and learning of Girl Scouts to your family or troop. Use our self-guided PDFs or virtual patch program videos to keep your girl, your troop, and your community connected. 

Completing patch programs will help your girls along their Journey, and may satisfy requirements for certain badges. 

 Learn how to purchase your fun patch.

Featured Patch of the Month

Every month we feature a brand new patch program created just for Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania! Check back each month for new activities.


October: Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving (PDF)

Discover—Choose the correct pumpkin for carving.
Connect—Design your Jack-O-Lantern.
Take Action—Carve your pumpkin.

Earn the patch on your own, or join us for our Pumpkin Carving Party on Facebook Live on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.

Virtual Patch Programming

Join our girl program specialists as we complete patch programs together in a series of live videos.

GSWPA Patch Programs

All patch programs are self-guided, suitable for all grade levels, and sorted by category below. 

Life Skills & Fun

Apple Harvest (PDF)
Bees and Pollination (PDF)
Bike Safety (PDF)
Bike Safety (video)
Cast Iron Cooking (PDF)
Explore the S'more (PDF)
Fairy Gardening (video)
Gardening Fun (PDF)
Gardening Fun (video)
Knife Safety (PDF)
Knife Safety (video)
Knot Fun (PDF)
Knot Fun (video)
Leave No Trace (video)
Maple Syrup (PDF)
Nature Fun (video)
Sun Safety (PDF)

Council Favorites
Annual Observances/Holidays
Program Partner Patches

Heinz Memorial Chapel Patch Program
To earn this patch, girls will discover the history represented in Heinz Memorial Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh, learn more about historical figures and neo-gothic architecture, and bring the knowledge she gains from this experience to other girls.

Pennsylvania Paraoptometric Association - Vision Awareness Patch
Pennsylvania Paraoptometric Association (PPA) would like to offer Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn a Vision Awareness Patch. PPA is an association committed to enhancing the quality of eye care. PPA believe the activities required for the girls to earn this patch will make them more aware of the importance of eyesight and good vision care. The girls’ efforts may even spark an interest in Optometry or related fields. Check out the resource guide they've provided to help GSWPA Girl Scouts earn the patch. 

BlazeSports - Adapted Physical Activity Patch Program
To earn this patch, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts will complete the requirements developed by BlazeSports. Girls will learn about different disabilities, how to nurture an inclusive environment, and learn the value of exercise for everyone living with a disability.

Purchasing your fun patch:
After competing a patch program, you can purchase your fun patch from our GSWPA shops for $1.25 by visting our online shop. Fun patches can be worn on the back of Girl Scout's vest or sash.