Badges vs. Patches
Girl Scout badges and patches—believe it or not, there is a difference between the two. Badges are awards girls earn by completing skill-building activities. There are level-appropriate badges in each Journey book and Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. Patches are given to Girl Scouts for participating in fun events, activities or other programs. Patches are to be worn on the back of vests or sashes, while badges are worn on the front.
Create your own badge
Click here to learn how you can create your own badge.
Click here to learn more about all of the badges offered for Girl Scouts of every grade level.
The Girl Scout uniform
View a diagram of the Girl Scout uniform so that you know exactly where to place insignia, patches, badges and awards. Click here for a visual guide of the uniform at every grade level.