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Girl Scout patches

Council Patch Programs

In Girl Scouts, girls develop courage, character, and self-esteem. Through council patch programs, Girl Scouts follow requirements that link them with local organizations and resources, helping them develop a lasting sense of responsibility and accountability to their communities.

All patches are available for purchase in each of the three shops. 

Bullying: Take Control (all ages)
In this patch program, girls learn how to proactively address situations of relational aggression and tension. The program promotes bullying intervention and prevention in girls of all ages.

Coat of Many Colors patch (Brownie, Junior, Cadette)
This patch program is dedicated to Dolly Parton’s song “Coat of Many Colors” and the resilience and character it speaks of. You can complete all the activities, even if you’re not a Girl Scout!

Explore Jonesborough patch (all ages)
Visit and Explore Jonesborough – the oldest town in Tennessee – with a fun and hands-on experience in history, culture, arts, and more. Go back to the 19th century with a visit to an old-fashioned schoolhouse, listen to nationally-known storytellers, or take a tour of the town with a fun character guide! You will Discover, Connect, and Take Action your way through this Storytelling Capital of the World.

Explore Knoxville patch (all ages)
Updated for 2017! Visit and explore Knoxville museums, historical attractions, and more! Choose from 11 area museums of all varieties to work towards completion of the patch.

Leave only Footprints (all ages)
Who owns Camp Adahi, Camp Tanasi, and Camp Wildwood? If you’re a Girl Scout – you do! By working together, we can makes sure our camps are wonderful places for girls for years to come!

The Needle and Thread patch (Junior, Cadette)
This patch program will introduce Juniors and Cadettes to fiber arts, embroidery, and handwork. They'll learn about past and current textile arts, tools, and techniques, and then do hands-on creation or embellishing! The seven steps can be completed on your own or with a group. Field trips to a museum or exhibit and to a store are included in the requirements, with online options available.

Our Girl Scout Story patch (all ages)
This patch program was developed by volunteers from the Girl Scout Museum at Daisy's Place to help girls understand the first century of Girl Scouting. It uses a “wheelie” filled with materials for earning the patch at all levels. 


Raccoon Run patch (all ages)
Come enjoy the varying habitats at Camp Tanasi. Use your eyes, ears, nose, and mind to become a discoverer on our Raccoon Run trail. Your walk down the trail should bring you closer to the nature all around you and help you learn and remember things about the past.

Save a Bee patch (all ages)
New for 2017! This patch was developed by a local GSCSA troop! In the program, girls Discover new things about honey bees and how they are important in ecosystems, Connect with others to share knowledge and ideas, and Take Action by spreading the word about how to stop the decline of the honey bee population. This program also has a Mentor Resource Guide.

Secret City Heritage patch (Brownie and up)
This new patch program was developed by volunteers from the Girl Scout Museum at Daisy's Place for girls to learn about and explore Oak Ridge, Tennessee – the Secret City. It uses a packet of materials available for checkout from local service center shops, which includes games and other information.

Strong Girls Healthy Meeting patch (all ages)
The Strong Girls Healthy Meeting patch helps Girl Scouts make healthy habits the norm during meetings and spread these habits to their friends, family, and community. Troop leaders, you can get started at your next meeting by following the steps listed in the packet. 200 FREE patches are available on a first come, first served bases and can be requested by emailing and describing the healthy habits your group created.