Here are some patch programs and earned awards to explore with your Girl Scout Troop. Most of them were developed through Girl Scouts of Nassau County. They cover a wide range of topics and offer unique learning experiences for your girls. Patch Program booklets and activities can be downloaded below or borrowed from your Association Resource Liaison or Diane Seekamp in the Resource Room at Girl Scouts of Nassau County.
Once you have completed the activities, purchase patches and awards at our Girl Scout Shop or contact Lydia Slatic, 516.741.2550 ext. 202. (Religious Recognitions from religious groups are not sold in the Girl Scout Shop.)
GSNC Leadership Award for Seniors and Ambassadors
Leaders are people who inspire others to bring about change or get something accomplished! Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors discover, connect and take action to earn this award.
Note: This pin is only awarded to Girl Scouts of Nassau County.
Be a Brownfield Buster: Girl Scouts Keep Long Island's Environment Clean and Healthy!
Girls learn about brownfields (abandoned and/or contaminated properties) in their communities and help to identify and target them through advocacy and education. (All levels).
Caring for Your Heart
This Heart Health Patch Program was created by the North Shore-LIJ Health System's Division of Cardiovascular Services, the American Heart Association and Girl Scouts of Nassau County. To earn this patch, girls learn about how the heart works and about heart healthy choices. Then they do things to keep their heart healthy and share what they learned with others.
Patches are free of charge in the Girl Scout Shop for an introductory period. (All levels)
GSNC Troops: The "Caring for Your Heart" Box has everything you need to do this patch program - booklets, journals, Food Fun Nutrition Cards, Food Pyramid Bingo, books & more! Diane Seekamp, 516.741.2550, ext 244. or contact
The Curiosity Box uses a variety of tools to help strengthen math, science and technology skills in an informal learning environment.
(All age levels)
Every Drop Counts
This Patch Program was created by the Long Island Water Conference in conjunction with Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc. Its purpose is to teach the importance of water conservation. The challenge is to save as much water as possible in a one-week period.
Purchase patches in the GS Shop.
Girl Scouts of Nassau County's Oceanography Brownie Badge
Girl Scouts of Nassau County Oceanography Brownie Badge was modeled on a similar one offered by Oregon’s Columbia River Girl Scout Council. The content has been modified for our local ecosystem. Brownie Girl Scouts will enjoy these simple and fun activities that help them understand and appreciate plant and animal life in the Atlantic Ocean.
Girls Having Strong, Healthy Lungs: Asthma Awareness Patch Program (All age levels)
This 2002 patch program developed in conjunction with the Nassau-Suffolk Asthma Coalition has activities for all age levels. Through this program girls learn about the respiratory system, how we breathe, and how to identify asthma triggers in our environment. It encourages girls to develop a healthy lifestyle by avoiding cigarette smoke, eating healthy foods, and exercising regularly.
"Go Batty!" Discovering Bats on Long Island (All levels)
Look up in the sky. It's a bird, it's a plane. . . no it's a BAT! Bats are one of the most misunderstood creatures in the world. Are they birds, flying mice or mammals? What factors are threatening them and why are they important to humans? Find out more about this interesting and unique animal.
Go Girl, GOVERN (Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador)
The Go Girl, GOVERN Patch Program, for Junior, Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts, is sponsored by the Long Island Women's Agenda (LIWA) in conjunction with Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc. Its purpose is to encourage girls to learn about the role of women in government and foster awareness of government as a future career choice.
Growing Strong, Staying Healthy
This program teaches Girl Scouts to take control of their bodies and stay strong and healthy. Nutrition and exercise are stressed. (All age levels)
I FISH NY: A Fishing Patch Program (All age levels)
I FISH NY: A Fishing Patch Program was developed in collaboration with the New York Sea Grant. Through this patch program your girls will learn about Long Island's many fresh and saltwater resources as they discover, connect, and take action. Once your girls know some of the basics, they will plan a fishing trip to a local site and then "Go out and fish!"
Juliette Low World Friendship Patch Program "Countdown to Thinking Day" for Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie & Junior
Through this patch program Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts learn about Juliette Low and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). The activities encourage international exploration and respect for individual differences. The patch program is designed to start in October with Juliette Low's birthday (October 31st) and end in February with a Thinking Day Ceremony (February 22nd). Sample ceremonies and a resource list are included.
New York State of Mind (Brownie & Junior Badge)
New York is our home. It is a great State with diverse geographic features, industry and people. Many important historical events took place in New York State. Now Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts can have fun learning about New York State and earn an award written by a Girl Scouts of Nassau County volunteer.
GSNC Troops: The "NY State of Mind" Resource Box has everything you need to earn this award - State flag, State/USA/World maps, NYS Bingo game, activity sheets, books & more! Diane Seekamp, 516.741.2550, ext 244. or contact
SUM-MORE Girl Scouting (All age levels)
Girl Scouting can be a year-round activity for girls. The summer months provide opportunities for
girls to participate in activities that require warmer weather or take longer to accomplish than a Troop meeting. Stay in touch with your Troop during the summer and have fun with SUM-MORE Girl Scouting Patch Program activities.
TASTEBUDS! Patch Program: Exploring Diversity Through Dining
This patch program is designed for Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior & Ambassador Girl Scouts. Through this patch program girls have fun and widen their horizons by learning about another country.
The activities include visiting a restaurant, learning about the country's culture and sampling its cuisine. By repeating the activities for additional countries, the girls can add the YUMMY! GREAT! TASTY! patch bars to their Tastebuds! patch.