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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!


January: Winter Survival (PDF)

Discover—Learn about winter safety topics.
Connect—Create a winter emergency action plan and kit.
Take Action—Share your winter emergency action plan with others.

Project Accessory: Cookie Edition

Project accessory is a Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania challenge designed to encourage and inspire girls to be creative, resourceful, and have fun! Throughout this challenge, girls will get to design and make their very own accessories. Download the requirements, and register for your patch(es) once you've completed the steps.

Virtual Patch Programming

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

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 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.