Badges & Fun Patches

"Badges mean nothing in themselves, but they mark a certain achievement and they are a link between the rich and the poor. For when one girl sees a badge on a sister Scout's arm, if that girl has won the same badge, it at once awakens an interest and sympathy between them."

-Juliette Gordon Low

Badges

One of the most exciting parts about being a Girl Scout is receiving badges for all of you hard work. A badge is earned when a lesson has been learned. As an example, if the troop spent time learning first aid then the scouts would recieve a first aid badge. The badges look different depending on what level you are. Badges are typically worn on the front of the vest or sash.

These are some badges that a Junior could earn

 

Fun Patches

In addition to earning badges, scouts can also be given fun patches. Fun patches are often given out when the troop does something fun together or goes on a field trip, such as going ice skating or seeing a movie. Fun patches are typically worn on the back of the vest or sash.