Check out these patch programs developed by Girl Scouts of Western Washington staff! To get started, register for the program of your choosing on our event list.
Patches are awards Girl Scouts earn for participating in activities or events and are displayed on the back of the uniform. Badges are awards Girl Scouts earn for learning new skills and are displayed on the front of the uniform. No uniform? No problem! Put your patch on your backpack, your favorite hat, or anywhere else you’d like.
In partnership with Bloodworks Northwest, Girl Scouts of Western Washington presents The Gift of Life. Through fun and informative activities, you will learn all about blood and blood donation.
In the state of Washington, youth may donate with parent/guardian permission at 16 years of age. For youth members under age 16, share what you learn with those in your life that are able to donate blood.
Register on our events list and order your patches from the Girl Scouts of Western Washington retail stores.
Be a Blood Superhero!
Start your global Girl Scout adventure with a tasty patch program: Tea! The World in Your Cup.
Tea is a daily part of life in many countries around the world and has a rich and intriguing history. Part of world culture for over 5,000 years, tea is now the second most widely consumed beverage in the world (after water). Tea is a complex beverage that reflects world history, culture, taste, and plant science. In this fun, interactive, and varied patch program, you’ll take a global tour of tea on its journey from simple leaf to cultural signifier.
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As you explore this patch program, developed in partnership with the Washington State History Museum, you’ll learn about the women’s suffrage movement of the early 1900s and how Washington State contributed to the process that led to the 19th Amendment. You’ll connect what you discover about suffragists to current issues around voting and to the role you play as a future voter.
To receive the program ebooklet, patch, and shipping, register on our events list.
There are 29 federally recognized Native American Tribes/Nations and five non-federally recognized within the regional boundaries of Girl Scouts of Western Washington and many more throughout British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. This self-led patch program for elementary school Girl Scouts provides a glimpse into the heritage of the original dwellers of our land.
Cadette, Senior, and Ambassadors, as change agents you are charged with understanding the past, experiencing the present, and making the world a better place for all in the future. Social Justice issues have been in the forefront of the media-Black Lives Matter, #Me Too, and more. Social Justice for Indigenous Peoples in the Pacific Northwest, the US, and the world remains in the background. With this self-led patch program, you will get a glimpse into the history and culture of Native American Tribes/Nations of the Pacific Northwest but also many of the Social Justice issues facing our Indigenous neighbors.
Throughout this program you will find things to read, listen to, video links to watch, hands-on activities, and discussions to have as you proceed.
This patch program can be done with your family or troop—in person (when COVID-19 guidelines allow) or on the virtual platform of your choice.
To receive the program ebooklet, register on our events list. The patch is available in our retail stores.