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Fun patch offered by service unit

Submitted by Judy Therond

Northern & Northeastern CO

Superior

Our service unit decided to create a fun “challenge” patch that Girl Scouts could do from home during this time. We picked activities that would be different from school, and also several geared toward service and brightening others during this time.

We actually followed a format used by the school district for the first week of online learning. It was a “grid” which allowed students to pick out five activities to complete a day.

However, we wanted our “grid” to be Girl Scout based, so we picked activities we felt encompassed many pieces of Girl Scouting. Some activities do not change by level, but others (e.g. cooking/camping) become progressively harder.

If a girl choses to complete the patch, they fill out a Google Form when they are done with their name and troop number. I added a few more entries on the form since I would like to know what activities they picked, and what their favorite activity was, and there is even an optional area to upload a photo, but at a minimum name/troop number would be needed.

By having the form, troop leaders do not need to worry about doing anything on their end except for picking up patches earned in the fall. We are giving Girl Scouts until the end of May 2020 to complete.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Fun patch guidelines

Girl Scouts LOVE fun patches! Whether they are for cookies, camp, or even a cool event, patches can serve as a great reminder to all the fun times you have had as a Girl Scout.

Designing your own patch? Here are some things to keep in mind. 

  1. Plan ahead. Designing your own patch can take weeks or even months. Consider how long it will take to create and manufacture your patch.
  2. Use a reputable vendor.
  3. If your patch includes any reference to Girl Scouts, it must be approved by Girl Scouts of Colorado and Girl Scouts of the USA. References to Girl Scouts include (but are not limited to) images of the trefoil or servicemark; the letters GSCO and GSUSA; and the words Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts of Colorado, Daisy, Brownie, Junior, etc. To get your patch approved by Girl Scouts of Colorado, use this simple form: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/patch_approval

 Need help designing your patch? Contact the Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop at retail@gscolorado.org.

Get your own “March on Denver” fun patch

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Submitted by Ashlea Beers

Metro Denver

Thornton

After learning that many Girl Scouts in her area were attending the Women’s March on Denver, a local troop leader set about getting a fun patch made for attendees. Thanks to local graphic designer, Lauren Harwood, permission was granted for a fun patch to be created using Harwood’s design for the Denver march.

If you would like to order your own March on Denver fun patch, the troop leader is collecting orders here:  Production time is approximately 2-3 weeks from time of order.

The Women’s March on Denver will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Civic Center Park in Denver. More information can be found here: http://www.marchoncolorado.org/

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