Council Patch Programs

Introducing the 2013-2014 Initiative Patch Programs


With a combined contribution of $150,000 to Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, CPS Energy, H-E-B, SWBC, Valero Energy Corporation and Wells Fargo have taken the lead in supporting patch programs in each company’s area of expertise.

For today’s girls, reversing environmental threats and improving quality of life will be the work of their generation. CPS Energy’s Environmental Awareness and Energy Conservation Initiative combines environmental education and community action on a regional scale.

Girl Scout programs recognize that physical health, emotional health, and self-esteem are all connected. To further support the “whole girl,” H-E-B’s Healthy Living Initiative will give girls the skills they need to keep their bodies healthy, their minds engaged and their spirits alive.

By building leaders, SWBC's Envision Your Future Building Leaders Initiative is not only investing in our future, but in the future of our country, and most importantly, girls. Girls see that being a leader in their community is not only possible, but that they already possess the skills necessary to achieve their leadership potential.


Valero Energy Corporation’s STEM Initiative (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focuses on what girls need to thrive in a rapidly changing world. The nation’s need for STEM professionals is ever-growing, and Valero’s STEM Initiative will encourage girls to push boundaries, test limits and look at the world through inquisitive eyes.

Soon 90 percent of all women will have to be financially self-sufficient. The Wells Fargo Financial Literacy Initiative teaches today’s young entrepreneurs vital life skills, such as setting goals, budgeting, and saving.

 

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Council Patch Programs

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Council Patch programs are unique to the Southwest Texas council and are written and developed by our very own girls, volunteers and staff. These patch programs provide the opportunity to explore topics beyond those in the handbooks and other GSUSA resources. Girls world-wide are invited to share in the fun of earning our council patches. Simply download the program of your choice or send a list of the program(s) desired, include $3 for the first patch program plus $1 for each program thereafter, and your mailing address to Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas | Attn: Resource Center | 811 N Coker Loop | San Antonio, Texas 78216.

To order the patch or inquire about pricing, contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (210.349.2404/1.800.580.7247 ext. 244).

The Peace Patch

The Peace Pole at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center was planted in 2008 and dedicated at the Building Blessing ceremony on March 30. This patch program, created by Kaitlyn DeHaven as part of her Silver Award project, was developed in honor of the original Peace Garden in Hiroshima, Japan, which was built in 1958 in memory of 12 year old Sadako Sasaki. This original peace garden represents the beginning of the children’s movement for World Peace. The patch program encourages girls to learn about peace pole traditions, explore efforts for world-wide peace and acceptance, and inspires them to make a personal commitment.

Religions around the World
Historically, Girl Scouting has been committed to diversity and a rich tapestry of religious beliefs is reflected in the Girl Scout membership. Our organization continues to be enriched by members of all faith groups. The purpose of this patch program is to provide an opportunity for all Girl Scouts to develop an understanding and appreciation of different religions. Girls will be able to develop this understanding through participation in activities that explore the beliefs and practices of the world’s religions.


Exciting Updates to Council Patch Programs

 

In Girl Scouting, it’s not just “what girl’s do” but “how” they do it. As Girl Scouting approaches its 100th anniversary, the organizations focus is on the new Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Through activities that are girl led, encourage cooperative learning, and provide opportunities for learning by doing, girls discover and explore their unique strengths and abilities, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place. These three keys to leadership -– Discover, Connect, and Take Action -- are based on the values of the Girl Scout Promise and Law. The activities in each key build upon the others to provide the foundation for girls of today to become the leaders of tomorrow. By involving these important elements, we can ensure program quality and promote the fun and friendship so important to Girl Scouting.

 

All Patch Programs

The following patch programs are unique to Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas. Copies of the patch requirements are available in the Resource Center and the patches can be purchased in the Girl Scout Shop.

Brady's Badge Patch Program Juliette Low World Friendship Patch San Antonio Missions Tour Patch
Girl Scout Brownie Aide La Jita Magic Sister/Friendship Troop; Tropas de Amistad Patch
Girl Scouting, A Family Affair Outdoor Fun & Games (OBIS) Patch Walking Tour of San Antonio Patch
Heritage Hunt Patch Outdoor Patches (Duck, Penguin, and Sizzler) Waring Wanderer Patch
Hidden Dangers Uncovered Peace Patch  
I Am America! Patch Religions Around the World  

Our Partners

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Girl Scout Mission

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

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Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:
to serve God and my country,
to help people at all times,
and to live by the Girl Scout Law

Our Location

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
811 N. Coker Loop
San Antonio, Texas 78216

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