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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 thinking on our future leaders: our girls. These patch programs provide the opportunity to explore topics beyond those in the handbooks and other GSUSA resources.

Girls worldwide are invited to share in the fun of earning our council patches. Download the program of your choice or send a list of the program(s) desired, include $2 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.

Need to order a patch? Contact Customer Care Phone: 210-349-2404 | Toll-Free: 800-580-7247 | Email:  customercare@girlscouts-swtx.org


Patch Partner Programs

With a combined contribution of $280,000 to Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, the City of San Antonio, CPS Energy, H-E-B, Shining Star ENERGY, Texas A&M San Antonio, The Tobin Endowment, Valero Energy Foundation and Wells Fargo have taken the lead in supporting patch programs in each company’s area of expertise.

City of San Antonio - Career Exploration

How do we expect our girls to dream if they don’t know what they can dream about? The City of San Antonio exposes girls to various career possibilities and the working world they will one day enter. Currently, there is a profound gap between the knowledge and skills most youth learn in school and the knowledge and skills needed in 21st-century communities and workplaces. Through the Career Exploration patch initiative, girls will use technology, explore college classes and will be able to “connect the dots” between school and career paths in ways that keep them motivated to seek and obtain the skills they will need to become our future City leaders. 

Thinking about the future and planning for what you want to be when you grow up? Learn about your local government and how professionals with different careers deliver quality services to residents every day.  Through the Career Exploration patch, girls will learn about the different careers that keep our City running and vibrant Participants will have the opportunity to explore their career interests in a hands-on environment as well as uncover unique skills and talents.

Please complete an the BPI Evaluation Form for each program initiative completed and return to GSSWT.

Girls/troops are eligible for the patch once at least 2 activities from the 3 units chosen are completed in their grade level booklet. Patches will be given out free of charge to all GSSWT girl members. Please complete the Patch Order Form once you have finished the program. Girl Scout members from other councils may download the booklets and order patches for a minimal cost.

CPS Energy - Environmental Awareness

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.

Through environmental awareness programs, girls focus on the care and conservation of our planet. They play an important role in ensuring the well-being of our earth for future generations. Girls discover the connection between their everyday actions and the long-term effects, and how to  make those effects positive.

Please complete an the BPI Evaluation Form for each program initiative completed and return to GSSWT.

Girls/troops are eligible for the patch once at least six activities in their grade level booklet are complete. Patches will be given out free of charge to all GSSWT girl members. Please complete the Patch Order Form once you have finished the program. Girl Scout members from other councils may download the booklets and order patches for a minimal cost.

 

H-E-B - Health and Wellness

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 Health & Wellness Initiative will give girls the skills they need to keep their bodies healthy, their minds engaged and their spirits alive.

Through Healthy Living programs, girls focus on physical and emotional health. By participating in this initiative, girls learn the skills they need to keep their bodies healthy, their minds engaged and their spirits alive. This is the first step to helping every girl attain her personal best in life! By building strong, healthy bodies and learning problem-solving techniques, girls gain the self-confidence and skills needed to develop healthy relationships in which they give and receive the respect and trust every child seeks. 

Please complete an the BPI Evaluation Form for each program initiative completed and return to GSSWT.

Through our program experience and research, Girl Scouts has a unique understanding of the complex issue of healthy living and what motivates youth -- especially girls -- to adopt healthy lifestyle

With more than 60 healthy living-related badges and a historic emphasis on health in the Girl Scout experience, girls are educated and empowered to take action to strenghten their physical and emotional health and positively impact their communities and the world.

Additionally, the Girl Scout Reseach Institute report, The New Normal? What Girls Say About Healthy Living, tell us that girls believe health combines good nutrition and physical fitness with emotional and social well-being.

Girl Scouts can provide valuable perspectives and counsel in shaping policies that address this and other serious children's issues. GSSWT partners with other non-profits and health institutions to promote and research the physical activity of girls.

Girls/troops are eligible for the patch once at least six activities in their grade level booklet are complete. Patches will be given out free of charge to all GSSWT girl members. Please complete the Patch Order Form once you have finished the program. Girl Scout members from other councils may download the booklets and order patches for a minimal cost.

 

Shining Star ENERGY - Entrepreneurship

For more than 100 years Girl Scouts has been preparing girls to become leaders. More than 52% of women in business are Girl Scout Alumnae, so it’s clear our approach is working. Through Shining Star ENERGY's Entrepreneurship Program Girl Scouts learn about the fundamental dynamics of business, the scope of planning and how to prepare for an enterprising future. Entrepreneurship creates unlimited opportunities as more young women become business leaders.  Will you be next? 

Shining Star ENERGY knows the challenges faced by female leaders in business and understands the importance of cultivating entrepreneurial knowledge and skills in young girls. Promoting the pillars of entrepreneurship in every girl changes the future. Girls will say, “I am a leader.” Girls can dominate the marketplace. Watch girls bring cutting-edge ideas to life as the leaders of tomorrow.  

Girls who earn the Shining Star ENERGY entrepreneurship patch will say, “I am a G.I.R.L. A go-getter, innovator, risk-taker and leader. I can do anything – blaze a trail to my own adventure, achieve my dreams, go beyond expectations. Watch me pioneer an industry, forge a future without boundaries, inspire others and make the world a better place!” Girls can work on a variety of projects, everything from designing an effective business plan to generating their own industry.

Please complete an the BPI Evaluation Form for each program initiative completed and return to GSSWT.

 

 

The Tobin Endowment - Arts

The Tobin Endowment introduces girls to all forms of art with an emphasis on education as part of its Arts Initiative.  Its program will provide an in-depth view of the arts in our community and its impact on personal development. Through the encouragement of artistic expression, girls improve their self-esteem, feel motivated to explore new interests and may even develop new talents in music, dance or visual arts. 

The arts inspires girls of all ages to explore visual expression and ideas in music, theatre and dance. The Tobin Endowment Arts Initiative incorporates education in visual and performing arts.

Through arts programs, girls focus on self-expression and discovery. The arts are vital to youth development and provide limitless possibilities for growth and exploration. Research shows the arts can reach students where other academic subjects cannot. 

With arts-integrated learning, students gain a greater depth of understanding of academic topics. Girl Scouts who complete The Tobin Endowment Arts Initiative develop their artistic skills and learn about the performing arts through pathways which include painting, sculpture, jazz, blues, rap, classical music and dance.

Please complete an the BPI Evaluation Form for each program initiative completed and return to GSSWT.

Texas A&M San Antonio - Patriotism

Texas A&M Univeristy - San Antonio is a military embracing higher learning institution that is committed to serving those individuals and their families who serve and have served in the armed services.

Patriotism or national pride is the ideology of love and devotion to a homeland, and a sense of alliance with other citizens who share the same values.

Girls who earn the Texas A&M Embracing Patriotism patch can proudly state they have pledged to honor and dedicate themselves to their country, learning the values of commitment, respect, honor, courage and excellence. 

Please complete an the BPI Evaluation Form for each program initiative completed and return to GSSWT.

Valero Energy Foundation - STEM

Valero Energy Foundation’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.

The need for skilled science, technology, engineering and math professionals is ever-growing. Though traditionally male-dominated, women are having a greater impatct in these areas than ever before. In this initiative, girls will push boundaries, test limits and look at the world with inquisitive eyes. Whether they're bulding a robot, learning the needs of a car's engine or creating a chemical reaction, girls are moving forward into the future.

Please complete an the BPI Evaluation Form for each program initiative completed and return to GSSWT.

Wells Fargo - Financial Literacy

90% 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.

Wells Fargo is focused on the Financial Literacy Initiative which will provide girls the resources and knowledge on how to set goals and become financially responsible when earning and managing money. Wells Fargo understands the importance of financial education for girls who will become productive citizens and already contribute to the economy.

Please complete an the BPI Evaluation Form for each program initiative completed and return to GSSWT.

Girls/troops are eligible for the patch once at least five activities in their grade level booklet are complete. Patches will be given out free of charge to all GSSWT girl members. Please complete the Patch Order Form once you have finished the program. Girl Scout members from other councils may download the booklets and order patches for a minimal cost.


All Patch Programs

Copies of the patch requirements are available in the Resource Center and the patches can be purchased in the Girl Scout Shop.