Here are some patch programs and earned awards to explore with your Girl Scout Troop that cover a wide range of topics and offer unique learning experiences for your girls. Patch Program booklets and activities can be downloaded below or in the Volunteer Resource Center at Girl Scouts of Nassau County.
Once you have completed the activities, purchase patches and awards at our Girl Scout Shop or contact Tara Bowers, 516.741.2550 ext. 202. Note: Religious Recognitions created by national religious organizations/committees are not sold in the Girl Scout Shop.
100th Anniversary of the Gold Award Patch Program
Flight to Leadership
Juliette Low pinned her first girl achieving the Highest Award in Girl Scouts at that time, the Golden Eaglet of Merit, in the year 1916. The year 2016 will be a celebration of all things Leadership. To earn this patch, you will need to complete one activity from each of the sections below.
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).
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! Cathy Ciccone, 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)
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
This program teaches Girl Scouts to take control of their bodies and stay strong and healthy. Nutrition and exercise are stressed. (All age levels)
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.
HLTF (Hispanic Latino Task Force) Cultural Patch Program
This patch program is designed to help Girl Scouts of all cultures develop an understanding and appreciation of the Hispanic/Latino culture through History, Dance, Literature and the Arts.
“Be prepared” is the Girl Scout motto. Being prepared for a hurricane or tropical storm is important for Long Islanders. Historically, hurricanes have left an imprint on our shoreline and communities many times. Therefore, it is important to know how to prepare for this kind of weather emergency. By completing this patch program, you will gain a better understanding of Long Island’s hurricane history and how to be better prepared for hurricanes and tropical storms. This patch program will help Girl Scouts on Long Island understand the potential impact of hurricanes and learn how to be better prepared in the event of a hurricane or tropical storm.
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!"
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 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! Reserve this box online or contact Cathy Ciccone, 516.741.2550, ext 244.
Are the girls in your Troop or Association talking about bullying they see in their school? Is there bullying happening within the Troop? Try out this program created by GSNC volunteers and staff. Through this program, you'll help girls learn what bullying is, how to stand up to it, and most importantly challenge themselves to be better friends to girls in their Troop, school, and community.
The program is designed for Brownie and Juniors, and lasts about 1.5 hours. It includes detailed instructions on what to do with the girls, a participation certificate, and instructions for earning the patch, which can be purchased in our shop. The program can be tweaked depending on your time, space, or knowledge of what is best for your girls. If you have questions about this program, contact Eliza Zipper, Program and Critical Issues Manager, 516.741.2550 x254.
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.
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.
UMOJA (Uniting Members of Joint Ancestry) Patch Program
This patch program is designed to help Girl Scouts of all cultures develop an understanding and appreciation of the African Diaspora and African American/Black Heritage through History, Dance, Literature and the Arts.