Earn a Badge
The Girl Scout experience can be marked by a series of smaller awards earned through badge work. Girls must complete a series of activities and programs to earn badges. There are as many opportunities to earn badges depending on the path a troop chooses to follow.
Badges vs. Patches – What’s the difference?
If you are uncertain about a specific patch, please contact our shop at (615) 460-0222.
- Badges and Pins that are officially approved by GSUSA
- Badges are earned by way of the Girl Guides, Skill Building kits and/or Girl Scout Journeys. For more information about the requirements, refer to those publications.
- To earn a GSUSA badge, you must follow the required steps.
- All GSUSA badges and pins go on the front of your tunic, vest or sash.
Council's Own Patches
- Patches and Pins that were created by GSMT and officially approved by GSUSA
- To earn a GSMT patch, you must follow the required steps. For a list of Council patches and requirements, click here.
- All GSMT badges and pins go on the back of your tunic, vest or sash.
- Patches are often received by participating in an activity or attending an event.
- They are unapproved by GSUSA
- Businesses may refer to their patches as “badges”, but unless they are sponsored by GSUSA, they are patches and go on the back of your tunic, vest or sash.
- All GSUSA unapproved patches and pins must go on the back of your tunic, vest or sash.
- SWAPS also go on the back of your tunic, vest or sash.
Uniforms and Badges by Level with Placement
Download the Girl Scout Ambassador Uniform Diagram
Visit GirlScouts.org to see all Girl Scout Ambassador badges and awards.
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