Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania's patch programs provide the opportunity to explore topics beyond those in the handbooks and other GSUSA resources. Some patches can be earned using our Grab 'n' Go Resources.
GSHPA Patch Programs
Patches can purchased through our Council Stores. If you have any questions, please call 800.692.7816
All About Magic Patch (D, B, J)
Girls will explore the mystery of magic, learn a simple magic trick, and find out what training is involved in becoming a magician.
Do you like to look at stars? Do you know what light pollution is? How does it feel to wear a space suit and conduct science experiments? Do you wish you could rocket to Saturn and spin on the rings? If these questions interest you then you have a chance to become a Backyard Astronomer!
Girls will explore the world of coal mining and what role Pennsylvania played and visit mining towns of Pennsylvania to learn more about the families that lived there. Girls will look at the past and present uses of coal and look at what the future of coal might be. Girls can mine for chocolate chips, make coal flowers, and simulate regulation by eating cookies.
Girls will learn the proper warm-ups, become familiar with golf etiquette, and how to keep score. Girls will explore the history of women in golf and how media coverage has affected golf’s exposure to the public, its popularity, and salaries paid to female golfers.
Foxfire House is an early 19th century Swiss-German bank house restored as a program center. It provides a place to experience rural living as many people did 150+ years ago. Girls will become acquainted with the way of life of the early Pennsylvania Germans, especially in those families who settled in and near the Foxfire House.
Girls will learn about different types of fishing, water and boating safety, bait, tackle, casting, and how to be a responsible angler. Girls will explore the environment around the water and the aquatic life that resides there.
We women have one thing in common - “our girls”! This patch program will explore all there is to know about healthy breasts and answer myths you may have learned from your girl friends. You will also learn about risks and things you can do today to help prevent breast cancer down the road. There are also a few fun community awareness campaigns associated with the patch program. This program is for all girls no matter how young or wise.
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Watch The Birdie Patch (J, C, S, A)
Birds are fascinating creatures. Whether you live in a city or in the country, birds are everywhere. Girls will learn more about these fine-feathered friends – habits, bird calls, migration patterns, and more.
Girls will become familiar with Gettysburg, why it has made its mark in history via the three day battle of the Civil War, and what role women played during this time. Girls will discover how the Civil War became a launch pad into the future by creating a need for new and better methods in such areas as medicine, armaments, industry, and even in the home.
More information about the following patches can be found on the GSUSA Web site.
Get With The Land Patch (B, J, C, S, A)
This programs gives girls an opportunity to participate in conservation and outdoor program.
Our Rights, Our Responsibilities Patch (J)
Join with Girl Scouts and Girl Guides internationally to gain greater awareness of human rights and why they are essential for children worldwide. The activities encourage you to take constructive responsibility for claiming basic rights for yourselves and for others. In the process, you will be empowered to become effective citizens in your local and global communities.