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Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi

Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi
500 N. Hutchinson Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
1471 West County Line Road. Jackson, MS 39213
E-mail: gsgms@gsgms.org

Just 4 Girls

Patch Programs


Keep the Promise - Live the Law    The Keep the Promise - Live the Law patch program explores the different parts of the Girl Scout Promise and Law. The program is designed to invite each girl to reconnect to the values that affirm the foundation of the Girl Scout program.Girls demonstrate an understanding of the Promise and the Law and their ability to incorporate them into their everyday actions. Click here to download the requirements to the Keep the Promise and Live the Law patches.


Blood Buddies – This patch program is designed to educate girls and adult volunteers about blood, its importance and the critical need for blood donations. The patch requirements help to ensure that our girls are aware of what a precious commodity blood is. Click here to download the requirements for the Blood Buddies patch program.


Butterfly Project – More than 12,000 children under the age of 15 passed through the Terezin Concentration Camp between 1942 and 1944. More than 90 percent of these children perished during the Holocaust. Through the completion of this project, girls will learn about the experience of young children during the Holocaust, and they will create handmade butterflies to represent the children who were imprisoned. The butterflies will be displayed in a 2013 exhibit at the Holocaust Museum in Houston memorializing the 1.5 million Jews that perished during the Holocaust. Click here to download the activities and requirements for the Butterfly Project patch program.


Be Prepared – This emergency preparedness patch program prepares Girl Scouts to identify local risks and potential emergencies, connect with local community service agencies, understand hazards and appropriate protective actions, learn local alerts and warning systems, prepare themselves and their family for emergencies, deal with emotional responses to an emergency, and discover how to get trained and become involved in community emergency planning. Click here to download the requirements for the Be Prepared emergency preparedness patch program.


In Her Honor – Established to honor our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, who died from breast cancer, this patch program  is designed to promote breast health and cancer prevention. Girls will learn the importance of breast health by participating in games, crafts, research and other activities. All age levels are invited to participate in this program. Click here to download the requirements and activities for the In Her Honor breast health project patch program.


My Family Loves Girl Scouts The My Family Loves Girl Scouts patch program was created to help families become more aware and involved in their daughter's Girl Scout experience. It will help you see first-hand how Girl Scouting gives your daughter tools for the future. We strongly encourage parents and other family members to become involved and have fun spending time with the special Girl Scout in their family. Click here to download the requirements for the My Family Loves Girl Scouts patch


Stockings for ChildrenThe holidays are time for giving so others may receive. Girls are encouraged to fill stockings for children in need, children's pediatric units at hospitals, victims of natural disasters, etc. Contact your local hospital, Salvation Army, service organization or church to donate items. Fill stockings with personal items, small toys, candy, games, pencils, pens, jewelry, etc. Each girl who donates at least one filled stocking may purchac the Stockings for Children patch.


One Warm Coat – Have an extra coat in your closet? This is what One Warm Coat is all about – asking people to donate extra items to help someone in need. The goal of One Warm Coat is to provide any person with a warm coat, free of charge. Troops and girls are encouraged to make donations to local agencies who will distribute the coats, at no cost, to those in need. Each girl who donates at least one coat may purchase the Coat Drive patch.

Food Drive – Troops are encouraged to collect canned goods and other non-perishable food items for local programs and organizations that provide assistance to those in need. Troops should take donated items directly to the benefiting organizations. Each girl who donates at least two canned items may purchase the Food Drive patch.


Goodwill Service Project – Put your donations to work putting people to work. Every 72 seconds someone gets a job – and comes closer to achieving personal and financial independence – thanks to Goodwill and Girl Scouts. In February, Goodwill Industries will provide 6 imprinted plastic bags for each girl participating in the service project. The bags will be distributed to troops at the February service unit meetings. Girls are encouraged to distribute bags to friends and neighbors. Filled bags can be taken directly to a Goodwill receiving location or to one of the GSGMS scheduled donation sites (watch your eNewsletter for scheduled sites). Each girl that fills 6 bags will receive a Goodwill Good Turn patch.

Acorns & Oaks – The Acorns and Oaks program encourages Girl Scouts to provide service to senior members of the community. It provides girls with an intergenerational opportunity that will foster understanding of and support for senior citizens and adult care facilities. To earn this patch, girls can make cards, play bingo, sing songs, or simply visit senior citizens in the community, at nursing homes, at assisted living centers or adult daycare facilities. Girls who perform this service once will be eligible to purchase the Reaching Out to the Elderly patch. May is National Older Citizens Month.


Patches May Be Purchased At Your Local GSGMS Council Shop