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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. 

More at-home activities | Purchasing your fun patch

Featured Patch of the Month

Every month we feature a brand new patch program created just for GSWPA! Check back each month for new activities!


October: 3rd Annual Project Accessory Fun Challenge (PDF)

We are bringing back one challenge from each of our previous years plus three new challenges for 2020! 

  1. The Project Accessory Challenge runs from Thursday, October 1 through Friday, December 20, 2020. 
  2. Choose the challenge(s) you wish to participate in. Fill out the online registration for the challenge(s) you choose. Due to a system outage, registration for the Project Accessory Challenge will not be available November 17-early December. Are you a go-getter?! Complete as many challenges as you want! The main GSWPA Project Accessory patch is $4.00, and each design challenge patch is $2.00
  3. Patches will be mailed out by the end of January 2021. 


Virtual Patch Programming

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

Upcoming Virtual Patch Programs on Facebook Live:
Fall Fun 
Disability Awareness - Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 p.m.

Discover—Learn about accessory design, including balance, design elements, styles, and materials.
Connect—Talk to local designers, artisans, and professionals whose expertise will help with the style of accessory you’ve chosen for this challenge.
Take Action—Begin creating your incredibly unique accessory!

At Home Challenge Patch Program

Discover—Discover virtual programming within our Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania council.
Connect—Connect with community and global partners.
Take Action —Take action with a service project.


GSWPA Patch Programs

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

Life Skills & Fun
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. 

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.