Badges, Patches & Awards: November 2008 Archives

A Brownie Troop in West Lafayette, Indiana is looking to trade a postcard with a Girl Scout troop of any level somewhere in Alabama. 

Their goal is to "Connect" with troops in all 50 states with the goal of "Discovering" how much we are alike and how we are different in time for Thinking Day in February.  They would like to know something about Alabama and something about your troop.  In return, they will be happy to send you a postcard from their troop about Indiana and their activities! 

When it's over they will be sharing their collection with other local Girl Scout troops and hopefully, the community.  If you can help in any way it would be greatly appreciated. 

If you're interested, please contact Barbara List at

Discover the power of a healthy smile! The National Museum of Dentistry, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is pleased to present MouthPower. Created in partnership with the American Dental Association, (look for the teacher/leader section) is an entertaining and educational Web experience that engages children in discovering the power of a healthy smile. Meet Mouthie, the chatterteeth mascot, run experiments about oral health, healthy eating, tobacco-use prevention, and how much a dental visit has changed. Girl Scouts will learn about making healthy choices and fulfill requirements for several Brownie Try-Its and Junior Badges. After completing the program, Girl Scouts have the option to purchase a MouthPower patch ($3 each) to place on their uniform.

lillylash.jpgThe Life and Times of Lilly the Lash announces the arrival of the Lilly the Lash Patch Program.  Specially designed to empower the modern day Girl Scout.

Fun activities and crafts for ages 5 - 16

Learning Strong Self-Esteem and Life Lessons...  while having a great time!

Please note: the patch activities are on the web site; in order to purchase patches, you must also purchase a book.  See web site for details.  Image copyright 2008 Whimsical Wizard.

gold_award.jpg (This is an excerpt from a comprehensive article, which can be found here: gold_award.pdf. )

 The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting. A national award, with national standards, it represents a girl's time, leadership, creativity and effort contributed to making their community better. The Gold Award project solves community issues and creates assets for the community in the future. It is more than a mere service project, as it challenges a girl to go beyond her prior experiences (and sometimes her comfort level) to take a leadership role in her community.

If leaders need any advice on helping girls develop their proposal, that's what we are here for! Please contact me and I will be glad to help. 

Mary Anne Brutkiewicz




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