Council Patch Programs
Council Patch Programs allow girls to explore a wide range of topics and have unique learning experiences that might not be available through the traditional badge work. Council Patches can be completed as a Troop or as an Individual Girl Scout. Simply download the activity booklet and evaluation form for the patch you wish to work on. When finished, bring the completed evaluation form to the GSNC Shop to purchase the patch.
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.
100th Anniversary of the Gold Award Patch Program and Evaluation Form
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). FREE PATCH IN THE GSNC SHOP!
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. (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! Reserve this box online or contact Cathy Ciccone, 516.741.2550, ext 244.
November 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of New York women gaining the right to vote—three years before the ratification of the 19th Amendment granted women nationwide the right to vote. In collaboration with the NYS Women’s Suffrage Commission, the Centennial of Women's Suffrage in New York Girl Scout Patch Program has been created to honor this momentous occasion.
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. PATCH AVAILABLE IN THE GSNC SHOP!
Free Being Me Program
Any Girl Guide/Girl Scout group (girl-only and boys and girls mixed), aged 7-14 can take part in this one-of-a-kind program. Free Being Me has been created with world-leading experts in body confidence. Studies have shown that taking part in activities like those in Free Being Me has a lasting impact on girls’ well-being. Through fun and interactive activities, children and young people learn that body confidence and self-esteem come from valuing their bodies, standing up to social pressures, and supporting others to be more body confident. By working together, leading others and speaking out, participants will be empowered to make a difference in their local and global communities.
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
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. (All age levels)
"Go Batty!" Discovering Bats on Long Island
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. (All levels)
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)
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.
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. (All levels)
I FISH NY: A Fishing Patch Program
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!" (All levels)
Juliette Low World Friendship Patch Program "Countdown to Thinking Day"
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
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. (Brownie & Junior Badge)
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.
When you complete the Screen-Smart Patch Program, you will: Be aware of how you, your friends and family members, are using screens today — how much time we spend and what activities we do on screens. Collaborate on decisions with your family and friends about when, why and how much to use screens. Learn how to and practice managing your own screen time, with your family’s help. Share what you learn with other girls, your family and your community.
Stand Up to Bullies
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.
Summer Service Challenge
Every girl can make a difference this summer! We’re challenging you to perform community service. All you need to do is tell us what kind of community service you performed and keep track of it. Simply print a copy of the GSNC Summer Service Challenge Log and fill it in every time you take part in a community service activity. At the end of the summer, return the log to the GSNC Shop. Let’s see how many hours Girl Scouts of Nassau County can get towards the Summer Service Challenge. We want to beat 1470 hours! Can We Do it?
The GSNC Summer Service Challenge patch is available for purchase at the GSNC Shop.
GSNC Summer Service Challenge Log
SUM-MORE Girl Scouting
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. (All levels)
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!
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.