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Patch Earning Opportunities

Patch programs provide Girl Scouts an opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities while learning important skills.  Most patch programs are available to Girl Scouts of all grade levels, and some will list different requirements to complete the patch, depending on grade level.  Completing patch programs will help your Girls along their Journey, and may satisfy requirements for certain badges.  Check back for more patch programs to be added in the future!

2020 Promise to Vote

Girl Scouts in an all-inclusive, non-partisan organization. Promise to Vote is a Girl Scout Service Project that is non-partisan. The purpose of the Promise to Vote Service Project is to raise awareness about the importance of voting and community involvement.

Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road proudly partners with the Kentucky Secretary of State's Office, the Kentucky League of Women Voters and the Kentucky's Historical Society to bring the Promise to Vote Program to Girl Scouts across the state! 

Voting is the ultimate form of community activism, the message that voters give when casting a vote is, "I count and I can make a difference!" Young people can count, when the adults in their lives vote. 

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Important Dates

Voter Registration Awareness Weekend: September 25-27, 2020

Prior to Girl Scout Promise to Vote Day on October 24, 2020, GSKWR is pledging to assist Kentuckians in registering to vote. Girl Scouts are asked to sponsor a booth to encourage eligible adults to vote - this can be done virtually (tips and guidelines enclosed) or in-person (contingent upon Governor/Council COVID guidelines). 

GSKWR Staff Voter Registration Day: September 30, 2020

Girl Scout staff will also host a Voter Registration Day Thursday, Sept. 30, 2020. Voter registration booth displays will be set-up at GSKWR shop locations.

 Kick-off Celebration: October 2020 (Date & Time TBD)

Details Coming Soon!

Promise to Vote Day: October 24, 2020

In addition to Voter Registration Awareness Weekend, GSKWR is dedicating itself to reminding our communities about their responsibility to vote on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.  Girl Scout troops are asked to sponsor a booth - this can be done virtually (tips and guidelines enclosed) or in-person (contingent upon Governor/Council COVID guidelines). 

Promise to Vote Virtual Celebration November 5-7, 2020

Celebration your accomplishments with us! The Kentucky Historical Society will host a 3-day virtual event. 

The purpose of the “Promise to Vote” campaign is two-fold.  As a service project, Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road wants  to remind people to vote and attract more people to the polls.  This service project also makes Girl scouts more visible in the community.  The event has generated a lot of great media coverage over the years.  Notify your local newspapers and television station about the project.

Important Documents

Promise to Vote Program Guide 

Intent to Participate Form

How to Register to Vote Half Sheet Flyer

Patches may be purchased at your local Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road retail store. The patch is to be worn on the back of the vest. 

2020 Women's Suffrage Centennial Patch Program

GSKWR will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of women's suffrage (passage of the 19th Amendment) in 2020. By completing this patch program, you will become more aware of that movement and the women who helped shaped history. You’ll explore how these actions set the stage for women’s rights throughout history, how the Women’s Rights Movement is still a part of our current lives, and how through advocacy we have the power to impact the lives of others.

To earn this exclusive patch for the Women’s Suffrage Centennial, please complete the requirements for your recommended age group by December 2020. Challenge yourself to learn something new, make your voice heard, and enjoy learning about this historic movement. 

The GSKWR 2020 Women's Suffrage Centennial Patch Program is intended to be a catalyst for conversation and to encourage girls to learn more and take action to make the world a better place.

GSWRC 2020 Women's Suffrage Centennial Patch Program

Patches may be purchased at your local Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road retail store. The patch is to be worn on the back of the vest. 

Attitude of Gratitude

Showing appreciation and gratitude for volunteers is a must. After all, they are AMAZING and Girl Scouts wouldn't be the same without them! This patch program will help girls learn what appreciation is, what helpers do and how to show them appreciation in both large and small ways while they Discover, Connect, and Take Action

Attitude of Gratitue Patch Program

Attitude of Gratitude Patch Program - Evaluation

Donate Life
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Girl Scouts across the country show a commitment to make the world a better place every day. Learning about and promoting donation education is just another way for Girl Scouts to do what they do best… change the world.

Organ, eye and tissue donors save and heal lives. We each have the power and responsibility to help others. Many people are in need of lifesaving and healing transplants. By telling more people about donation and asking people to register their decision, we can take small steps towards the goal of saving and healing more lives.

To order patches contact Stephanie Grooms at sgrooms@trustforlife.org.

Encourage friends and family to become organ donors and register at www.registerme.org/gswrc

Donate Life Patch Program

Fidelity - Let it Grow Investment Patch Program
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We're excited to introduce our partnership with Fidelity Investments for the "Let It Grow” Investment Patch Program so that girls can unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ and make the world a better place. The Fidelity Investments “Let It Grow” Investment Patch Program introduces Girl Scouts to investing for their future. Each girl who earns a level of the “Let It Grow” patch program is eligible for the “Let It Grow” patch and the patch for the level she earned. Girls may start earning patch bars at any age level.

Girl Scout Birthday Week

2020 Girl Scout Week

Each year, National Girl Scout Week is celebrated in March around the birthday of Girl Scouts on March 12. This year it will be celebrated across the country on March 8-14. Girl Scouts around the globe will celebrate the wonderful Girl Scout sisterhood spanning over 100 years of Girl Scout history and traditions, as well as current Girl Scout Go-Getters, Innovators, Risk-Takers, and Leaders.


The activities in this patch program, have been inspired by a combination of many different facets of the Girl Scout organization, including: the celebration of Girl Scout week, GSUSA curriculum and Girl Scout traditions.  The variety of activities will encourage all Girl Scouts, no matter their interest or age to participate in this patch program. 

 

This patch program should be used to encourage Girl Scouts of all grade levels to observe the significance of Girl Scout week, Girl Scout traditions, and to help them demonstrate pride in being a member of the world’s largest organization for girls. 

Girl Scout Birthday Week Patch Program 

Girl Scout Week Planning Guide

Patches may be purchased at your local Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road retail store. The patch is to be worn on the back of the vest. 

Go Red for Girls, Hearth Healthy Patch
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KentuckyOne Health and the American Heart Association have partnered with The Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council to educate young girls in central and eastern Kentucky about their hearts and how to keep them healthy. The goal of the Go Red Girl Scout Patch program is to raise awareness of heart disease and the risks that it poses for women. By encouraging healthy heart habits early in life, we hope to help girls begin a lifetime of healthy living.

Learn more here!

Go Red for Girls - Leaders Guide

Green Dot for Girl Scouts
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The Green Dot Program is an anti-bullying, violence prevention program created by Dr. Dorothy Edwards. The Green Dot violence Prevention Strategy was initially developed in a college setting.  Dorothy Edwards  developed it here at UK and served for five years as the founding Director of the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center  at the University of Kentucky.  From there Dr Edwards adapted the program for high school students and then for middle school students. 

The Green Dot program’s goal is to help Girl Scouts learn how to safely spot and identify a bully;  and how to help another child who is being bullied.  Girls learn to be active role models for healthy relationships and create an environment where Girl Scouts do not accept bullying, teasing and aggression as the norm but they become active participants in prevention.

Observe! Patch Program
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Observe your community in a new way! View your neighborhood through the lens of urban ecology and propose ways to celebrate, heal, repair, or transform the places you care about. Host a Jane Jacobs Walk to talk with members of your community about why your neighborhood is unique. Discover changemakers and champions who have made critical observations in their communities, connect with other Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world, and take action in your community by using the power of observation and creative action. This patch program is a great stepping stone for pursuing a highest award!

Learn more here! 

Observe! Patch Program Guide

Pinwheel to Prevention
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Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky is a chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America dedicated to the prevention of child abuse in all its forms and to ensure that every child in the state of Kentucky has a happy, healthy childhood.

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky is seeking to collaborate with Girl Scouts Troops throughout the state of Kentucky to create educational steps where members are given the opportunity to share public awareness through the planting of pinwheels (the national symbol for Prevent Child Abuse) during the month of April with the overall goal of earning a patch for this community service.

Earn your Pinwheel to Prevention patch by completing the patch program.

 Pinwheel to Prevention Patch Program

ADDITIONAL WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

 Virtual Kick-Off on April 3, 2020:   PCAK will host a brief CAPM Virtual Kick-Off event at 10:30a.m. Anyone can participate by registering here

Wear Blue Day Social Media Contest: Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky will be hosting a contest to ensure maximum participation in Wear Blue Day. Despite physical distance, we can still raise awareness for prevention efforts - technology is a beautiful thing! Post a selfie wearing blue (please adhere to the guidelines set forth by the CDC and Governor Beshear), use the hashtag #WearBlue4KYKids, and you will be entered to win a prize! 

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CAPM Activities Calendar for Families: Although we may not be able to come together physically as a community, we can still embody the spirit of Child Abuse Prevention Month and promote great childhoods for Kentucky's children.  Promote day-to-day via social media using #HealthyAtHome and/or #CAPM2020. 

CAPM Activity Calendar

Hey Neighbor! Cards: We've developed "Hey Neighbor!" cards to encourage social connections during this time.

Hey Neighbor!

Home Kits: Speaking of planting pinwheels, PCAK is still shipping orders as long as we can (we are shipping one day a week, so please don't expect a quick shipment)! If you have not purchased your home kit yet, what are you waiting for? This is a great way to showcase your support for prevention in a time it is needed most. 

Shop and Share
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As part of Girl Scout’s historic collaboration with the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Girl Scouts are helping Kentucky's First Lady, Glenna Bevin, collect much needed items for the spouse abuse shelters in our council area.

Troops sign up to volunteer to manage a booth on February 2, 2019 for two hours at a Kroger stores in your area. Each spouse abuse center has a list of needed items that you will be able to give to customers coming in the store.  The costumer drops off the item to you after it is purchased.  Other volunteers pick up the donations at the end of the day.  Kroger has furnished a free patch to all participating Girl Scouts. 

Shop and Share Leader Guide

Solar United Neighbors SUN Patch
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Solar United Neighbors is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people go solar, connect with other solar supporters locally and nationally, and fight for solar -friendly policies that protect the rights and interests of solar owners and solar supporters. 

This program allows girls to DISCOVER how solar works; CONNECT solar energy with their lives, community, and the planet; and TAKE ACTION on what they’ve learned to use solar energy as a renewable and pollution-free resource. 

Find more information about the program visit the website.

SUN Patch Program 

Stand Beside Her
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Created by Girl Scouts Heart of the South, The National Stand Beside Her Movement is a call to action initiative to mentor, support and develop women and girls; to end comparison and competition and create more collaboration and support for one another.

Starting in childhood girls are inundated with negative messages and behaviors that prevent them from building healthy relationships and ideals about their potential.

Let’s create a world where all women and girls are appreciated for their talent, strengths and uniqueness.

Stand Beside Her Patch Program 

Stand Beside Her Evaluation Form

Stand Beside Her Discussion Guide

Strong Girls Patch Program
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The Strong Girls Healthy Meeting Patch helps Girl Scouts make healthy habits the norm during meetings and spread these habits to their friends, family, and community.

Download the leaders guide and get started at your next meeting!

Strong Girls Patch Program Leaders Guide

Strong Girls Patch Report and Order Form

Strong Girls Patch Program Website

Stand Up and Speak Out Patch Program
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Educated. Empowered. Heard. In collaboration with The Mama Bear Effect®, a Kentucky's Wilderness Road Girl Scout from Georgetown, Kentucky developed a special patch program for Daisy through Ambassador Girl Scouts to bring awareness to child sexual abuse.

A victim herself, this Girl Scout aims to encourage other girls to Stand Up & Speak Out against child sexual abuse. The goal is to change the culture of sexual abuse, from a mindset of silence and shame to one of courage and compassion. Through education in this patch program girls will learn a clear definition of abuse, learn about body safety rules, body autonomy, establishing good self-esteem, and provide empowerment to report abuse.

Stand Up & Speak Out Program Guide

WOW MOM - 2020 Working Mothers Day

Moms are INCREDIBLE folks - and Girl Scouts Heart of the South has created a patch program to help you learn all about the amazing things moms do for us EVERY DAY!

We applaud moms everywhere for being able to tackle it all!

Click out the WOW MOM! – Working Mothers Day 2020 patch program guidelines below. Upon completion, please click the link embedded at the end of the program guidelines to let us know that you participated and download your WOW MOM – Working Mothers Day 2020 completion certificate and virtual patch!

WOW MOM! – Working Mothers Day Patch Program Guidelines 

We also encourage you to celebrate the working moms in your life - virtually - with us! Although we may not be able to celebrate them “in person,” we can make sure we all stand together with them.

Join the party by printing out the Working Mothers Day social media sign linked below. On Friday, May 8, post a picture of yourself wearing green and holding the sign. Post your pictures on social media using the hashtag #workingmothersday2020 and join in the fun!

Working Mothers Day is an initiative of the Stand Beside Her Movement.
For more information, visit www.workingmothersday.org!