Badges vs. Patches

Girl Scout badges and patches—believe it or not, there is a difference between the two. Badges are awards girls earn by completing skill-building activities. There are level-appropriate badges in each Journey book and Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. Patches are given to Girl Scouts for participating in fun events, activities or other programs. Patches are to be worn on the back of vests or sashes, while badges are worn on the front.

Council Patches

Dolores Huerta Girl Scout Patch

Parche Dolores Huerta Girl Scout

Community Health Patch Program

Family Factor Patch Program

Create your own badge

Click here to learn how you can create your own badge.

Make your own badge tip sheet

All Badges

Click here to learn more about all of the badges offered for Girl Scouts of every grade level.

The Girl Scout uniform

View a diagram of the Girl Scout uniform so that you know exactly where to place insignia, patches, badges and awards. Click here for a visual guide of the uniform at every grade level.