Beyond the various patch programs offered through USAGSO, many overseas communities have created their own patch program to teach visiting Girl Scouts about their overseas community or as a Take Action community service project. Additionally, for many large overseas communities, patch programs have become a money earning activity as USAGSO girls and their stateside sisters complete these patches. Please remember, the patches are organized at the community level and our global team of volunteers help make these great resources available to girls all around the world**!
**While USA Girl Scouts Overseas is happy to share the patch programs from our overseas communities, we do not manage the programs nor are we responsible for any aspect of this program. USAGSO does not have access to the patches nor are we able to reimburse you for any costs you have incurred participating in this program. Before participating in the patch program, we recommend that you contact the Patch Program Contact listed on the website to ensure the information is still accurate.
Patch Name: #Hitpause
Description: The lasting impact we hope to have is that when you finish this fun patch program, you will continue to participate in non-screen activities. Our goal is to influence you to spend less time on technology and more time with friends and family doing fun activities like those we propose in this booklet.
For more information on this program, please check out the #Hitpause Booklet.
Patch Name: Entdecke Bonn (Discover Bonn)
Description: Girl Scouts of all levels can earn the Entdecke Bonn (Discover Bonn) patch that lets them discover this former capital city located on the banks of the Rhine River.
Patch Name: Historic Heidelberg Hike
Heidelberg, Germany is a gorgeous city. Earning the Historic Heidelberg Hike patch is a fantastic way to make the most of your visit and get a fun and unique souvenir. During the process of earning this patch you will have the chance to explore Heidelberg, to enjoy hiking through some of our scenic locations, and to learn more about the city’s history.
Patch Name: European Castles & Palaces
Learn about some of Europe's many castles and palaces and how they've been used throughout the centuries.
Patch Name: Heidelberg Fun Patch
Just for fun: show your love of our beautiful historic city!
All patches are available for 3.50€, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order and receive postage information.
Patch Name: Two Nations, One Friendship
Learn about the long-lasting friendship between the Americans and French which started at the time of the American Revolution. You will also learn a lot about Paris while earning this patch!
Patch Name: D-Day 1944 Normandy
Thousands of American, British and Canadian soldiers landed on the beaches in Normandy on June 6, 1944 to free France and Europe from Nazi domination during World War II. Learn about the beaches and cliffs where so many soldiers lost their lives and become familiar with the numerous museums and memorial sites that explain the importance of the D-Day Landing.
Patch Name: Fontainebleau
Visit Fontainebleau chateau and its gardens and then answer the questionnaire. If you are unable to visit Fontainebleau in person, you may research the chateau and gardens on the internet to complete the patch requirements in the internet research section of the questionnaire.
Patch Name: Paris Underground
You may have visited Paris by day or by night, but have you ever visited Paris Underground? You’ll explore, either in person or from afar, the underground highlights of our intriguing city, traveling by metro and visiting famous crypts, catacombs, historical fountains and even touring the sewer system.
Patch Name: Paris Worlds to Explore
Explore Paris, either in person or from afar, and earn the “Paris Worlds to Explore” Patch which guides you to many of the highlights of this fascinating city. If you visit Paris in person, see the sights, but also taste French pastry, sit in an outdoor café or ride on a Bateau Mouche to get the whole Parisian experience!
Patch Name: Paris Peace Patch
This patch encourages children to resolve conflict, reach out to others in peace and friendship, to dedicate themselves to acts of kindness, to understand our differences to avoid misunderstandings, and to rejoice in our likenesses.
Patch Name: Women in Paris
This patch provides intriguing glimpses into the lives of famous French and American women who have lived in Paris.
If you are in Paris and would like to earn the patch by doing walking tours, please contact email@example.com to access the tours.
Patch Name: Historical Versailles
Kings, Queens, statues and things … travel back in time and discover the rich historical and cultural heritage of Versailles: its buildings, parks, breathtaking gardens and the famous Palace of Versailles. Rare art collections, special concerts, and open-air sound and light performances are only a few of the treasures you will uncover on this historical adventure.
Patch Name: Africa to America
Discover the history of African Americans in Paris: the amazing art of Lois Mailou Jones, the heroism of the Harlem Hellfighters, Josephine Baker’s generosity and much more
Patch Name: Explore Singapore
The Explore Singapore for Visitors patch is for USA Girl Scouts and their families to complete when they are in Singapore. By working through the patch, Girl Scouts will learn about Singapore's history, sample different local foods, and explore important landmarks.
For more information on this patch, click
Patch Name: Discover Dubai and the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates
Learn about Dubai and the seven emirates of the United Arab
and earn a beautiful patch featuring the tallest building in the world -
the Burj Khalifa.
For more information on this patch, please click here
Patch Name: Juliette Gordon Low London Challenge
Completing the activities will help you discover places and people in London connected with Juliette Gordon Low. It's ideal for units or troops visiting, or planning to visit, London, but also interesting for those who live here too.
Patch Name: Castles of Bella Napoli
Naples, Italy is the site of many castles. The requirements for this patch can be completed by visiting and/or researching Castel Nuovo, Castel dell'Ovo, Caserta Palace, Baia Castle, or Castel Sant’Elmo. Learn more about these castles by completing this badge.
Patch Name: Exploring the Ruins of Campania
This patch can be earned by visiting the historic sites of Old Capua (Santa Maria Capua Vetere), Herculaneum, Ancient Pompeii, or Paestum. It can also be earned by visiting the National Archeological Museum of Naples, where many of the artifacts from Pompeii and Herculaneum are on display.
Patch Name: Exploring Volcanoes
Naples, Italy is the site of one of the most famous volcanoes in the world, Mt Vesuvius. Learn more about these volcanoes by completing this badge.
Patch Name: Via Appia Antica (Gaeta)
The small town of Minturno (Minturnae), Italy, near Gaeta, are the historic remnants of one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic, stretching from Rome southeastern to the Italian coast at Brindisi. Learn more about this historic site by visiting the ruins.
Patch Name: Mozzarella di Bufala
Mozzarella di Bufala (buffalo mozzarella) is a traditional Italian cheese made from the milk of the water buffalo. In Italy, it is produced under strict regulations and is mainly produced in the Campania, Paestum, and Foggia regions. There are farms around the Campania region that are open to tours.
Patch Name: Adventures in Garmisch
Over 1100 years old, the villages of Garmisch and Partenkirchen were forced to combine in 1935 by Adolph Hitler. This market village in southern Germany is in the state of Bavaria near the border of Austria and is conveniently located near Munich and the famous Neuschwanstein castle of Ludwig II.
Patch Name: Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Explore and learn the history of Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
Patch Name: Browsing Berlin
Browsing Berlin is a badge created by 2 Cadettes, Maggie and Vicky, members of Cadette Troop 502 in Berlin, Germany. The badge takes you around Germany’s capital. As you complete the tour you will also learn new things about the city we call home.
Patch Name: Celebration of Saint Martinstag
A time of feasting and celebrations, autumn wheat seeding and the harvesting of wine grapes has concluded. The air is becoming cooler, the nights longer and winter preparations are winding down. Learn about and participate in the celebration of Saint Martinstag.
Patch Name: Black Forest Adventure
Explore the Black Forest and discover some of the hidden treasures and beauty that it holds.
Patch Name: Historically Speaking Germany
Learn more about German history and its origins after earning the other discovery patches: Strolling Through Stuttgart, Adventures in Garmisch, Black Forest Adventure, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Sankt Martinstag, Weihnachtmarkt, and Fasching.
Patch Name: Weihnachtsmarkt, A Holiday Tradition
Visit at least 3 Weihnachtsmarkts to learn and experience the history and tradition of this holiday celebration.
If your community has a patch that you would like to share with other Girl Scouts, please complete this form** in order for us to add your information to the list!
**Please note that by submitting information through this survey, you agree to be the point of contact for your community's patch program and will update USAGSO with any changes to your community's patch program. USAGSO does not manage the operations or communications around the individual community patch programs.