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.
Check out the Badges and Journeys!
What’s that? You’ve always wanted to…
Make your own movie, build a robot, cook food from a different country, go geocaching, sleep under the stars, write a book of short stories, plant a garden?
Invent something new, paint a masterpiece, be a good neighbor, take amazing nature photographs, make your bedroom into a jungle, run a business, go on an adventure trip?
Become a design engineer, camp with your troop, build a wooden bench, learn to play a musical instrument, or design a website?
Great news! You can learn to do all these things and earn Girl Scout badges as you go.
Check out new badge activities online at the Girl Scout Activity Zone.
Visit the Award
and Badge Explorer for details on every badge a Girl Scout can