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Council-Own Patches

Girl Scouts is girl-led, girl-driven! That's why we've created several council-own patch programs that girls have helped develop, create and write!

Have an idea for a council-own patch? Email us your idea!

*The following patches are council-own patches and therefore all belong on the back of your Girl Scout uniform.

Every Girl in a Tent Patch


We’re celebrating Girl Scouts’ 100-year-plus camping legacy and we want you to take part! Challenge yourself to experience the outdoors by spending a night under the stars between October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020.

Earn an exclusive Every Girl in a Tent Patch for any outdoor overnight stay in a non-permanent structure (think tent, hammock, or quinzhee) with your troop, family, or Girl Scout sisters.

Why It’s Important

Outdoor education is one of the four areas that form the foundation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Every Girl in a Tent continues a strong tradition in camping and learning outdoor principles such as Leave No Trace. Camping experiences and programs like Every Girl in a Tent afford every girl the opportunity to:

  • Explore nature and learn to appreciate and protect the outdoors
  • Be challenged to grow in new ways and become better problem solvers
  • Unplug from screens and social media – and know that it’s ok to take a break
  • Develop leadership skills and become team players
  • Have fun exploring and building social bonds within a safe space like Girl Scouts!

After your trip, tell us about your adventure to earn your patch:

  1. Share the details of your trip and upload a photo here.
  2. Tag us on social media with #GSEveryGirlInATent. 

Patches are available for purchase online while supplies last.

Girl Scouts Heart of the South
CEO Patch

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The CEO Patch is earned by completing any act that raises recognition for the vision of Girl Scouts. Recognition can be earned at your school, on social networking sites, in the media, or any other avenue in which the act is made known to the public.

CEO Patch Requirements

Why earn the CEO Patch?

The CEO Patch, named for the work of the Chief Executive Officer, is seen in the public eye as a premier representation of the Girl Scout community. While earning the CEO Patch, girls learn the importance of positive recognition in her community and the media.

How do I earn my CEO Patch?

The CEO Patch is earned by completing any act that raises recognition for the mission of Girl Scouts. Recognition can be earned at school, church, on social networking sites, in the media, or any other avenue in which the act is made known to the public.

What it is like to be a CEO?
Here are some of the things you can do to earn your CEO Patch:

  • Have your mayor sign a Girl Scout proclamation
  • Submit an article to your local newspaper about a community service project
  • Create a Girl Scout poster to hang at your local library
  • Organize a Girl Scout Sunday/ Sabbath event at your church
  • Talk to community leaders about what you’re learning in Girl Scouts and how they can support your troop.

To receive the CEO Patch girls must submit their activities, pictures and detailed information online.

After you earn your CEO Patch…

Every girl earning the CEO Patch will be invited to attend a “CEO Meet and Greet” reception! At the reception she’ll have a Meet & Greet with the CEO, participate in Girl Scout focus groups, and meet other CEO Patch recipients from around the council.

And, one lucky Girl Scout will be selected to be “CEO for a Day” where she’ll get to have a one-on-one meeting with the CEO and enjoy a day at the council. 

Need help contacting local media coverage?

Contact your local service unit manager with questions about media coverage.

Questions about the CEO Patch?
Rebecca Jacoby

We would love to see what you are doing to earn your CEO patch! Please send all project summaries, articles, or social network posts to Rebecca Jacoby,

Submit Your Patch Request


Check out Girl Scout Brownies from Troops 10796 and 10568 to see how they earned their CEO Patch!

National Stand Beside Her Movement Patch

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Being supportive of one another is a lifelong skill that girls can develop at an early age to make friends, support one another, end comparison and competition and combat bullying. Teach your girls to “Stand Beside Her” and you’ll be teaching them to make the world a better place! Learn more about the National Stand Beside Her Movement and the Stand Beside Her Patch Program at

Botanic Garden Patch Program

Botanic Garden Patch

In an age when virtual reality is rapidly replacing real experiences, girls need to breath fresh air and play in green spaces more than ever. Girl Scouts will connect with the natural world as they participate in hands-on, outdoor learning through the Memphis Botanic Garden Fun Patch Program. Girls just need to print off the Fun Patch Check-off Sheet and head to the 96-acre property. It will take a minimum of 2 hours to complete and there are special rate available for Girl Scouts. The Memphis Botanic Garden Patch can be purchased at the Memphis Trefoil Trunk council shop. 

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Be A PAL Food Allergy Awareness Patch Program

This patch program teaches Girl Scouts how to better understand food allergies and to know the importance of how to help an individual suffering from an allergic reaction. By learning about food allergies, you can help allergic individuals avoid risks, and know what to do if a reaction should occur.

Once you complete this patch program you should feel confident in the following:

  1. Being able to identify common allergens.
  2. Preparing allergy-friendly foods with substitutes.
  3. Knowing what to do if someone suffers from a reaction.

Download the Be a PAL Food Allergy Awareness patch program.

Purchase your Be A PAL patch in your local Trefoil Trunk council shop location.

Be a PAL Patch Program Resources

The Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) organization created the Be a PAL:Protect A Life™ From Food Allergies education program to help children learn how to be a good friend to kids with food allergies.

Contact the Food Allergy Alliance of the Mid-South (FAAM) to schedule to Be a PAL workshop for your troop. Leaders may request a copy of the Be a PAL instruction sheet and study guide to facilitate the program themselves.