Patches for the patch programs below are free. Please use the Request for Free Patches form to request your patch.
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 AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP ONLY AT THE GSNC SHOP!
Recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke to become a BE FAST Stroke Awareness Champion. This interactive program includes in-person workshops and individual workbook activities, focused on encouraging healthy habits that support brain and heart health—eating well, exercising, getting enough sleep and understanding the harmful effects of tobacco use. This free patch program is open to all levels!
The objective of this patch program is to explore how we see ourselves, relate to others and understand who we are. Understanding these elements of ourselves will help us recognize what we can learn about other people.
The program is broken into 3 parts:
After the 3 parts are completed, you have achieved the exclusive Girl Scouts of Nassau County Bubbles and Bridges patch.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This patch is free for Girl Scouts from Nassau County, NY only. The cost is $1 per patch for non-Nassau County Girl Scouts. GSNC Girl Scouts can pick up patches in the GSNC shop within 3 business days.
Wellness is the process of making choices and decisions that help you become the best version of yourself. There are six areas of wellness—body, mind, emotional, environmental, social, and conscious.
Do 1–2 activities from each area to complete the challenge. For the Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies, please ask an adult for help if needed.
GSNC has partnered with Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) to offer the Food Allergy Awareness Patch Program. Girl Scouts will learn about life with food allergies while raising awareness of the public health issue. Girl Scouts must complete 4 out of 10 activities to earn the patch. Then, when you’re done, fill out the form to receive your free Food Allergy Awareness Patch patch.
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. FREE PATCH AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP ONLY AT THE GSNC SHOP!
Girl Scouts of Nassau County is proud to partner with Project C/National Grid to teach our girls how to strengthen our neighborhoods from the ground up. Girl Scouts of all levels will have the opportunity to earn all four patches by learning about the 4 pillars of Project C/National Grid: Clean Energy and Sustainability; Environmental Justice and Social Equity; Neighborhood Development and Community Engagement; and Workforce Development.
By completing each of the level appropriate activities listed for each patch, our Girl Scouts will gain greater insight and ability to inspire positive, sustainable change in their communities.
Patches for the patch programs below are available in the GSNC Shop.
Created by Girl Scout Jane G., in collaboration with Girl Scouts of Nassau County, All About Guide Dogs was created to teach girls about guide dogs. The program is for girls in grades k-8. It teaches them about the importance of guide dogs, and offers collaborative, hands-on activities to learn about them.
The Centennial Patch Program will enable Girl Scouts to explore how the Past, the Future, their Self and their Community have positively impacted their Girl Scout experiences in Nassau County.
Requirements for earning the patch: There will be 4 Rockers, each named for the 4 areas: The Past; The Future; Self and Community. Complete at least 1 Rocker to earn the main patch.
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.
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 FOR PURCHASE IN THE GSNC SHOP!
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. To earn this patch, you will need to complete one activity from each of the sections.
100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting in Nassau County Patch Program and Evaluation Form
Looking for your first Patch Program to work on, try our new Girl Scouting at Home Patch Program, created to to commemorate our new Girl Scouting at Home program! Girl Scouts can earn their patch by completing five tasks for each of the seven categories. Patches will be available for in-store purchase/pickup in the GSNC Shop.
Food insecurity is the lack of access to affordable and nutritious food. Although food insecurity was a problem before the COVID-19 pandemic the current crisis has made this issue worse. Almost half of the people affected by food insecurity are children under the age of 18. The elderly population also struggle with food insecurities. Donations to a food bank or spreading awareness about food insecurity is a great way to help with this growing problem. Taking part in Girl Scouts Feeding New York is a great way to help fight food insecurity.
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)
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)
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.
“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)
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)
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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)
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!