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Patch Programs

Girls love to earn badges and Journey awards that they can display on their uniforms, but that’s not all – there are patches too!

Patches can celebrate a troop activity, like a trip to the skating rink or a sleep over in the leader’s basement. Girls can also earn patches by completing programs unique to our Council: explore STEM, learn basic skills needed for first-time outdoor exploring or experience Courage through Susie Stephens. Upon completion of the program, girls can purchase the patch from our Shop. Girls from any Council are welcome to participate and order their patches from our Council Shop.

A Susie Forest Patch

The Susie Forest Patch Program was developed in honor of Susie Stephens. Susie was born in April of 1965 and she was a Girl Scout in our very own GSEWNI council. Susie participated in many activities including a trip to Japan with her troop. Her experience in Girl Scouting led her down many interesting paths in life. Susie’s life was cut short in March of 2002 when she was killed crossing a street in a crosswalk. The “Susie Forest” patch represents the movement her mother, Nancy MacKerrow, has started to plant trees in Spokane in honor of her daughter. Nancy’s goal – to have a whole forest of Susie Trees.

To earn your Susie Forest Patch use this great guide which provides you information on how to honor trees along with a link to share your fun activities with GSEWNI.  After you honor your tree, patches are available for purchase in the GSEWNI store and online.

Add a Member Patch

Get a patch by sharing the love of Girl Scouting with your friends!

Every G.I.R.L. (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, Leader™) should have the opportunity to experience the benefits of Girl Scouting, and you can help make it happen! Every Girl Scout who invites a new girl to join is eligible to receive the “Add-A-Member” patch AND the new Girl Scout will also receive one, too!

Once the program is complete, fill out the add a member form to get both your patches!

Archery Patch

Earn this patch by participating in our winter archery program in Spokane or through another organization! Once you earn the main patch, continue to improve your skills and earn up to 6 ranks to celebrate your marksmanship!

Manhattan Project Patch

On Saturday September 14, 2019, the City of Richland and other community partners resurrected the Atomic Frontier Days, after over a 40-year hiatus, to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Manhattan Project. This event returned the 1940’s to the early days of Camp Hanford and the Richland Village. Over 50 Girl Scouts joined in the community parade honoring the spirit by wearing vintage uniforms from the 1940 to present, representing our ongoing years of service; which included War Bond sales and scrap paper drives during the height of WWII to our present day service supporting local civic and humanitarian projects. The day was filled with fun, educational activity brings early culture at Hanford to life, and taught the girls about the history and legacy of Girls Scouts and our region.  

To commemorate this event and to encourage girls to learn about the Manhattan Project, a Council Own patch was developed. Here are the requirements for the patch in case you were not able to participate in the parade. Patches are available for purchase in the GSEWNI store. 

National Stand Beside Her Patch

The National Stand Beside Her Movement Patch Program was created for each Girl Scout grade level highlightening a part of the Girl Scout Law. We strongly believe that all women and girls should be appreciated for their talent, strengths, and uniqueness. We want to change our current culture so every girl and woman can reach her fullest potential, and we hope you "Stand Behind Her" too. Lets make the world a better place! 

To complete the requirements for earning the National Stand Beside Her Movement Patch, download the National Stand Beside Her Guide and participate in the program!

Once the program is complete, purchase your patch online or in-store at our council shop! 

Outdoor Experience Patch

You will become "at home" in a primitive camp setting with the Outdoor Experience Patch Program, designed to give you the opportunity to learn the basic skills needed for your first-time outdoor exploration. There are six levels to this program, which can be completed at any age level! 

To complete the requirements to earn our Council's Own Outdoor Experience patch, download the Outdoor Experience Guide and participate in the program!

Once the program is complete, purchase your patch online or in-store at our council shop! You can also purchase the level segment patches!

STEM Patch

STEM – A Patch Program 
Think about it: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are everywhere! The color spectrum is a science and your car and computer are constantly changing with new technology. Your house is the work of an engineer, and math includes knowing how much change you will get at the store. It appears as though STEM is all around you, so you might as well embrace it! 

This STEM Patch Program was created by Girl Scout Junior Troop 3659 from Spokane, WA as part of their Girl Scout Bronze Award. 

This patch has been approved from council to be an official EARNED patch that can be worn on the front of the vest or sash. To complete the requirements for earning our  Council's Own STEM patch, download the S.T.E.M Guide  and participate in the program! Girls at any age level can participate! 

Once the program is complete, purchase your patch online or in-store at our council shop! 

Suffrage Centennial

2020 marks 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, ensuring the right to vote for most women. Discover, connect and take action to earn a council patch celebrating the Suffrage Centennial. Download this pdf to learn more!

Top Rope Rock Climbing Patch

 Earn this patch by participating in our indoor rock climbing program in Spokane or through another organization! Once you earn the main patch, continue to improve your skills and earn up to 4 bells to celebrate being at the “top” of four levels of climbing: beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Water Design Challenge

Extend the concepts that Brownies and Juniors learn on energy, forces, and buoyancy with our special challenge for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Learn a real-world application for neutral buoyancy and challenge yourself to build your own water sampling device holder out of limited materials. Finally, learn how to change the buoyancy of an object! 

Check out the guidelines for this patch and complete it on your own or sign up to have a council staff member come and lead it for your troop! 

Food Allergy Awareness Patch

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho has partnered with Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) to offer the Food Allergy Awareness Patch Program. FARE is the world’s leading food allergy advocacy organization and the largest private funder of food allergy research. Its mission is to improve the quality of life and health of individuals with food allergies and provide them hope through the promise of new treatments.

Learn more on what you need to do to earn your Food Allergy Awareness Patch here.