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Global Citizen Challenge

"I am a citizen, not of Athens, or Greece, but of the world." — Socrates

What is a Global Citizen? A global citizen is a person who is aware of the world and has a sense of their role in it. They respect and value diversity, and fight against social injustices. Global citizens are active in their community, helping to make it a better place. The idea teaches us that, despite our differences, we are all connected and share the same experiences, like playing games, celebrating holidays and getting excited over your favorite foods.

As global citizens, we look for, learn about, and welcome the uniqueness between people. We are accepting and inclusive of ideas and values that are different to our own.  Girl Scout living overseas who embrace being global citizens then also set positive examples in our host countries by making friends with local people, sharing our home culture, and taking steps to improve the community.  Doing this helps us bridge different cultures to build peace and to celebrate the diversity in our world.


Challenge Requirements

The required amount of activities for each grade level are listed below. As soon as you have completed the required number of activities complete the online form to receive your patch!

  • Daisy – 5
  • Brownie – 10
  • Junior – 15
  • Cadette - 20
  • Senior - 25
  • Ambassador - 30

Bonus Activity – This year’s Global Citizen Challenge sits in partnership with GSO’s International Friendship Pin.  Plan your challenge activities thoughtfully to earn both awards at once!

Challenge Rules & Guidelines

Girls should complete the required number of activities for their grade level and submit the Global Citizen Form—available online only—to earn the patch. Girls may complete activities as a group, but each girl and should only count activities that they participated in.

Free patches are available to USAGSO members for past challenges while supplies last. USAGSO program challenges are open to non-USAGSO members, but patches must be purchased through the USAGSO shop.