GSUSA Council Resources

List of all Councils and if they have any At Home Badges, Council’s Own badges, Patch Programs, or other helpful resources.

Patch Programs vs. Council’s Owns

Girl Scout Councils all over the USA have their own badges not available in other Councils. Any Girl Scout, even outside of that council, can earn these badges. They are typically called Council’s Own or Patch Programs.

1- Patch Programs: These are badges that have requirements to earn, but do not look like an official GSUSA badge and are technically supposed to be put on the back of the uniform.

2 – Council’s Own: Some Patch Programs are called Council’s Own, but the term Council’s Own came from long ago when Councils made their own official GSUSA badges. True Council’s Own badges will look like an official badge. These are supposed to be worn on the front of the uniform – but be aware that they might be slightly off in dimensions from standard GSUSA badges.

Council’s Own and Patch Programs can only be purchased through the council stores, not GSUSA Online. Some are available to purchase on GSUSA online but will not ship with the normal GSUSA badges and items. The Council will have to ship these separately. Others are not available unless ordered directly through the council that offers them.

Rule of thumb: If the badge is same shape and size as the official level badges, it’s official and can go on the front. If it’s not, it’s a program patch and goes on the back of the vest/apron/sash, even if you had to fulfill requirements to get it.

Lists of Patch Program or Council’s Own Badges

A lovely lady named Kate has created a spreadsheet with a fairly comprehensive list of current council Patch Programs that can be accessed on Google Drive.

There are two sites that archive a lot of retired Council’s Own:

Some International Girl Scout Councils also have patch programs for those visiting their area.

Council List – By State

Note: If a Council crosses state lines, it is only listed under state the council headquarters is located. Many councils cross state lines. Find your own council on GSUSA’s official page.




Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama


Girl Scouts of Alaska

Farthest North Girl Scout Council

(also known as Fairbanks Council)


Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona


Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas

Girl Scouts Heart of the South


Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast

Girl Scouts of Central California South

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California

Girl Scouts of Northern California

Girl Scouts of Orange County

Girl Scouts of San Diego

Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council


Girl Scouts of Colorado


Girl Scouts of Connecticut


Girl Scouts of Chesapeake Bay Council


Girl Scouts of Citrus Council

Girl Scouts of Gateway Council

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida


Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia


Girl Scouts of Hawai’i


Silver Sage Girl Scout Council


Girl Scouts of Central Illinois

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois


Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana

Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana

  • Monthly Mailer of badges and fun patches program. M
  • At Home Badges on one page.


Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa


Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland


Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council


Girl Scouts Louisiana East

Girl Scouts of Louisiana-Pines to the Gulf


Girl Scouts of Maine


Girl Scouts of Central Maryland


Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts


Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan


Girl Scouts Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys


Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi


 Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland

Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri


Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming


Girl Scouts – Spirit of Nebraska


Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada

New Hampshire

(None, headquarters of council is in Vermont.)

New Jersey

Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey

Girl Scouts of Jersey Shore

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey

New Mexico

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails

New York

Girl Scout Council of Greater New York

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson

Girl Scouts of Nassau County

Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways

Girl Scouts of Suffolk County

Girl Scouts of Western New York

North Carolina

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont

Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines

North Dakota

(None, headquarters of council is in South Dakota.)


Girl Scouts of North East Ohio

Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio


Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma

Girl Scouts – Western Oklahoma


Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington


Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

Girl Scouts Heart of Pennsylvania

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England

South Carolina

Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina

Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands

South Dakota

Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons


Girl Scouts Heart of the South

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee

Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians


Girl Scouts of Central Texas

Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest – Southern New Mexico & West Texas

  • Specialty Patch under “Girl Scout Leadership Experience – Patch Program”.

Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council

Patch Program

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas

Patch Program

Some links and videos for activities and badge steps (not full badges).

Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains

Patch Program

At Home Badges by level.


Girl Scouts of Utah

Patch Program

Badge in a Box

Some links and activities for at home.


Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains

Patch Program

Virtual Events


Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast

Patch Program

Girl Scout Commonwealth Council of Virginia

Patch Program list under “Patches to earn”

Some videos and activities to do at home.

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council

Council’s Own list by level.

Patch Program

At Home Badges list by level.

Some videos and activities for fun and badge steps (some not full badges).


Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

Patch Program

Girl Scouts of Western Washington

Patch Program list beneath the grade level activities.

Zombie, Be Prepared Not Scared patch series (PDF here)

Annual Film Festival with Digital Storytelling patch program.

At Home Badges by grade level.

Some links and activities by interest subject.

Washington D.C.

Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital

Patch Program

West Virginia

Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council

Patch Program

Some links and activities onefor home and virtual meetings.


Girl Scouts of Manitou Council

GSUSA Badge Blueprints for badges of all levels & mutli-level troops.

Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes

Patch Program list under “Council Patch Programs”

Speakers and Organization who can run or help a virtual meeting and the cost involved.

Slideshows for virtual badge meetings and can be adapted to earn At Home Badges.


(None, headquarters of council is in Montana.)

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