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Patch Programs

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington patch programs provide girls with opportunities to discover new interests and skills on their own time. Worn on the back of the vest, patches represent a variety of topics for girls to continue their learning and further explore their interests— all supported by the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Patch requirements suggest engaging activities for girls and troops to dive into on a theme. Explore patch programs below!

Girl Scouts from any council are welcome and encouraged to participate in Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington's council and partner patch programs. To purchase patches, contact the Girl Scout shop.

Do you have an idea for a new patch program? Share it by filling out the Girl Scout Program Idea Submission Form!

Girl Scouts of the USA Patch Programs
Girl Scouts of the USA also offers a variety of engaging patch programs for Girl Scouts—including the Girl Scout Tree Promise and the new Resilient. Ready. Strong. wellness patch program. To learn more, visit

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  The Golden Trefoil

golden trefoil

For Girl Scout Troops: The Golden Trefoil  patch program was established for Girl Scout troops whose girl and adult members have worked together to maximize their Girl Scout experience. Excellence as a group requires a shared goal, achievements along the way, teamwork and laughter. With common objectives, troops stand to gain the most Girl Scouts has to offer! All program levels are encouraged to strive towards this recognition.

Download the fillable application for troops »

For Girl Scout Juliettes (NEW!): Girl Scout Juliettes can now participate in the Golden Trefoil Program! The Golden Trefoil is the perfect road map to support a well-rounded Girl Scout experience. This Golden Trefoil application has been tailored to set Girl Scout Juliettes and their mentors up for success when planning out their Girl Scout year.

Download the fillable application for Juliettes »

  Multicultural Community Celebrations


The Girl Scout Multicultural Community Celebration fun patch program celebrates the countless contributions that diverse communities have made and continue to make in the United States. Girl Scouts of all grade levels and backgrounds are encouraged to learn, connect and celebrate!

LGBTQ+ Pride Month (June)

LGBTQ+ Pride Month is June 1-30.

June is LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) Pride Month, an annual celebration of the achievements, impact, and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community in the United States. In June we also commemorate the Stonewall uprising which marks the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ+ Americans. Learn, connect and celebrate while earning this fun patch!

LGBTQ+ Pride Month Celebration “I'm a Girl Scout” Fun Patch
(English  Español)

Hispanic Heritage Month (September-October)

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15.

During Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the countless contributions that Hispanic people and Latinos have made and continue to make in the United States. We honor the cultural richness of all people in the U.S. whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Learn, connect and celebrate while earning this fun patch!

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration “¡Yo soy una Girl Scout!” Fun Patch (English | Español)
  • Lotería—the Spanish word for lottery—is often referred to as Mexican bingo, where illustrated cards depicting the Mexican aesthetic replace bingo balls. Latinx and Hispanic communities have been playing this game for hundreds of years, but in the past decade, it has become increasingly visible in the United States. Give it a try!
Native American Heritage Month (November)

Native American Heritage Month is November 1-30.

Throughout November, Native American Heritage Month celebrates the cultures, histories, and countless contributions that Native American communities have provided to the United States. We invite you to take this opportunity to learn more about the cultures of the Indian Nations in your state and across the country. Learn, connect and celebrate while earning this fun patch!

Black History Month (February)

Black History Month is February 1-28.

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements and contributions of the African American and Black communities—a time (though not the only time!) for emphasizing the central role of this varied community throughout U.S. history.  Learn, connect and celebrate while earning this fun patch!

  • Black History Month Celebration “I'm a Girl Scout” Fun Patch (English Español)
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May)

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is May 1-31.

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is an annual celebration of the achievements and contributions of Asians Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. It’s a time where we join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian American and Pacific Islanders who have enriched the history of the United States and are instrumental in its future success. Learn, connect and celebrate while earning this fun patch!

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Celebration “I'm a Girl Scout” Fun Patch
(English | Español)


  Our Volcano Neighbors


Have you ever wondered about the volcanoes in Oregon and Washington? The Cascade Volcanic Arc extends from northern California to southern British Columbia and contains 13 active volcanoes—plus thousands of smaller vents that once erupted but are not likely to erupt again. In this patch program, you’ll learn about the cultural and geographical significance of Mount St. Helens and other volcanoes!

Get started with Our Volcano Neighbors »

  The Science of Sewing

the science of sewing

By completing this patch, you will begin to learn the practical skill of sewing or another fiber or textile art, while discovering what it means to you. You will also begin to understand the significance that sewing and other fiber arts have and the STEM concepts they involve.

Get started with The Science of Sewing »

  Girl Scouts Run the World


Ready for a challenge? Welcome to the Girl Scouts Run the World patch program! You’ll set a goal, build your athletic skills and give back to your community as you explore the world of running. Going for a run can be a healthy way to clear your mind, work your muscles and build up confidence. If you’re curious to try the sport of running, this patch program will help you start.

Get started with Girl Scouts Run the World »

  GSOSW State Parks Passport

Passport patch for web

The Girl Scouts State Parks Passport will help you document your travels as you visit different parks and try various outdoor activities. Completing the passport will earn you a GSOSW fun patch!

Get started with the Girl Scouts State Parks Passport »

  Oregon Dairy Patch


Milk is a fascinating food. It can be transformed into so many different things, such as cheese, butter, yogurt, and ice cream. Here in Oregon, milk is the official state beverage and Oregon dairy farmers produce some of the finest quality milk in the nation. When you’ve completed this patch, you’ll know where milk comes from, how it is processed, how dairy can play a role in our nutrition and what careers are possible in the wide world of dairy. Plus, you’ll try some yourself!

Get started with the Oregon Dairy Patch »

  Civic Leadership Challenge


The Civic Leadership Challenge patch program is all about identifying ways in which you already embody leadership in your communities and figuring out how to propel that into further action to create positive change in your world. Learn about different types of civic engagement, from traditional forms of participation like voting, to learning how to be a supportive neighbor and community member.

Get started with the Civic Leadership Challenge »

  Outdoor Career Exploration


A GSOSW patch program for girls in grades 6-12.

By completing this patch program, we hope that you will develop your own passion, talent and sense of adventure when it comes to the great outdoors. You can choose what adventure means to you, and if you pursue an outdoor career, we hope you’ll use your voice and passion to continue to show how important women are to the outdoor industry.

Get started with the Outdoor Career Exploration »

  Great Outdoors Challenge


The Great Outdoors Challenge is all about getting outside and getting excited about the amazing natural world around us! Each month, complete a challenge like day hiking, geocaching or gardening and document it in your nature journal. Complete the challenge by June of each year—National Great Outdoors Month—and you'll earn a special fun patch! Patches are available for purchase at any GSOSW Shop.

Get started with the Great Outdoors Challenge »

  The STEAM Challenge

STEAM Challenge Patch GSOSW

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math—otherwise known as STEAM—is all around us! It is a part of everything that we do every single day. The STEAM Challenge is all about beginning to explore STEAM in a fun and new way by trying different things. This challenge is a year-long adventure where each month you will complete a new activity of your choosing, centered around a different STEAM theme. You will have the chance to explore the STEAM in your own life, and the opportunity to dig a little deeper to understand why and how some of the things around us work!

Get started with the STEAM Challenge »

  Winter Adventure Patch Program

Hiking poles and snowshoes in front of a snow-covered mountain with Winter Adventure GSOSW text

By completing this patch program, you’ll feel confident to get started with winter hiking or snowshoeing. You’ll know how to stay safe and warm in cold weather and what extra gear you might need in winter. There are five steps in this self-guided program. Each of the five steps of this patch program is meant to help you work towards a winter adventure goal you set for yourself!

Get started with the Winter Adventure Patch Program »