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Explore badges, activities, and more. And each part of your Girl Scout uniform is as unique as you are. Girl Scouts from each grade level have one official uniform item a sash, vest, or tunic to display badges, pins, awards, and other insignia. This item is required when you participate in ceremonies or officially represent Girl Scouts. You can wear your sash, vest, or tunic over official Girl Scout gear or over a white shirt and khaki pants or skirt. Depending on grade level, official uniform items may be blue, brown, green, or khaki.
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Ambassadors Ambassadors. Adults Adults. Daisy Insignia. But most councils do not have an earned Day of Service badge - it is meant to be a participation patch that goes onto the back of the vest or sash. If the Day of Service patch is not the same shape as other earned badges small and round, or triangular like a Try-it , that's a good indication that it is meant to be a patch that goes onto the back of the vest or sash.
Question: Where do patches for cookie sales go on a Girl Scout's sash or vest? Answer: If it is a fun patch, it will go on the back of the vest or sash. If it is a badge that is associated with cookie sales, it will go on the front. Cookie badges are shaped like other Girl Scout badges - triangular, round, diamond, rectangular, or stylized square depending on grade level.
Daisies also have leaves that are associated with cookie sales that go on the front of the vest or tunic. It can be confusing with all the badges and fun patches. So the Booth Sales patch will go on the back of the vest or sash, much like a fun patch. Answer: I believe you are asking about the My Next Step patch, given as a part of membership renewal in This is considered a fun patch, and so goes anywhere on the back of the vest or sash.
Answer: Early Bird is a patch given for early registration. In that case, the earned badge goes on the front of the vest or sash, along with other earned badges, below Journey badges. Since this is earned, it goes on the front of the vest or sash. You can place them in a row just above any other earned badges, or just above other earned badges. The World Thinking Day award should not be confused with general World Thinking Day fun patches, which are different in size and shape than Girl Scouts badges, and should go on the back of the vest or sash.
Answer: These patches are associated with the cookie program, and are considered fun patches, so they go anywhere on the back of the vest or sash. Answer: Cookie badges and patches are always a source of some confusion. There are actual earned badges for cookie sales, like the Junior level Cookie CEO badge, but probably you are referring to a patch given to a Girl Scout for doing a site sale, or participating in a similar cookie event? If the patch is not shaped like other skill-builder badges, for example: triangular for Brownie badges, or circular for Juniors, then it is likely a fun patch.
All fun patches go on the back of the vest or sash. If it is a skill-builder badge, it will go on the front of the vest, on the girl's right side, with placement starting at the hemline and working up. If there is no more room, it is perfectly fine to place the badge on the back. One other possibility: if the girl is a Daisy, and the patch looks like a green leaf and says "Count it Up" or "Talk it Up", then it goes on the front of the vest, below the petals, so that it forms the girl's left-side leaves of the daisy's stem.
Answer: The rededication or Investiture patch goes anywhere on the back of the sash or vest. Most Scouts will place patches starting at the top edge of the sash or vest and work downward. Question: If we get our cookie sale and cookie booth patches after we bridge from Brownies to Juniors, can we place them on the junior vest? Answer: Both of these are considered fun patches, and so will go on the back of the vest or sash. Question: Where does the triangle "play fair" patch go on a Girl Scout's sash?
Since it is an earned badge, it goes on the front of the sash, below all the usual insignia, and below Journey badges. If you haven't yet earned any Journey badges, but plan to, leave some space below insignia for the Journey badges, and start placing Try-its below that space. Alternatively, you can start placing Try-its along the bottom hemline of the sash, and work your way up. If you've run out of room on the sash for Try-its, it is okay to place some on the back of the sash!
Question: Does it matter if Daisy Journey badges are placed on the bottom left or right? When they run out of room on the bottom left, they will fill up the bottom right. If you still run out of room, you can add another row above, again going from left to right. If by chance you earn skill-builder badges, you can place these in a row above the Journey badges on the left, OR in a row on the right.
No worries, though, the important thing is that the badges were earned and a girl should rightfully feel proud to wear them! Answer: I am going to assume that this is the Brownie level Making Friends try-it badge, which is triangular in shape with a brown edge and has a cat and mouse design in the center. If so, then this is an earned badge, so it goes on the front of the vest, on the girl's right side. Badges are generally started on the hemline, lined up in a row.
Move up, row by row, as you add additional badges. If you run out of room on the right side, you can place some on the left side, again starting at the hemline and moving up. For sashes, place the badge on the front, starting at the bottom and working up, row by row. If your Making Friends patch does not match the description of the Brownie badge, then perhaps it is a fun patch?
Most Making Friends fun patches have the words "Making Friends" on it. If that is the case, then as a fun patch, it would be placed anywhere on the back of the vest or sash. Do they all go on the back of the vest? Answer: Yes! Question: Where does the Girl Scouts digital cookie patch go on the Daisy tunic? Answer: Since this is a fun patch, it can go anywhere on the back of the vest or tunic. Since it is a fun patch, it goes anywhere on the back of the sash or vest.
They can be placed anywhere on back. Answer: The cookie pin is fuchsia in color, about an inch or so in size, in a rhombus shape. If the girl does not have membership stars, you can place the pin below the troop numerals. Is so, it is generally treated like a patch and goes on the back of the vest or sash. However, if it is an award pin, or if there were a number of tasks necessary to earn the pin, then it may be worn on the front, along with other earned badges or awards. Answer: This is a really good question because the Brownie First Aid badge can be confusing!
If you are referring to the Brownie First Aid badge earned as part of the Outdoor Journey, it goes on the girl's left side of the vest, along with other Journey badges. Some girls like to arrange Journey badges to indicate that they belong to a set, but it is fine to simply start at the bottom hem of the vest and work your way up in rows.
Some troops earn the First Aid badge as a skill-builder, and not as part of the Outdoor Journey, so if that is the case, you can place the badge on the right side of the vest, with other skill-builder badges. This badge goes on the girl's right side of the vest, with placement starting at the bottom hem and working upwards in rows. Question: Where does the "Bridging '18" Girl Scout patch go? Does it go on the back? Answer: You are correct! Bridging patches generally go on the back of the vest or sash.
The only exception would be if your Council has a special earned badge related to bridging. Answer: The Lifetime Cookie Achiever is a patch for It goes anywhere on the back of the vest or sash. Answer: Yes, absolutely, a Girl Scout may earn a badge independently.
A parent or other adult may verify that all requirements were met, and then purchase the earned badge from the Girl Scout Council store. Answer: I believe that you are referring to the First Aid badge with the red cross on it, that is a part of the Brownie Outdoor Journey badge set? Most girls like to group the Journey badges together by set, sometimes in a pattern circle, big triangle, etc but it is perfectly fine to simply line them up in a row. Question: Where does the Girl Scout early registration patch go on the daisy vest?
Answer: The early registration patch goes anywhere on the back of the Daisy vest. Answer: I think you are referring to the Raise Your Hand patch? If so, this patch goes anywhere on the back of the vest or sash. If it is not the Raise Your Hand patch but is some other type of fun patch, then it still goes on the back of the vest or sash.
Some girls like to put all of their Try-it badges on the right side of their vest, starting at the hemline and working up, and their Journey badges on the left side of the vest. But most girls run out of room and will put Try-its on the left side below Journey badges as well as on the right side. It is arc-shaped like a bridge and there are specific requirements to earn it. Juniors may also wear their Brownie Wings on the front of their vest. Answer: GS Way is a Brownie badge, so it goes on the front of the vest or sash, along with other earned badges.
Most Brownies like to start adding badges to the bottom hem of the vest, and add upwards, row by row. This will help maximize your available space for badges! Answer: The sash typically is worn over the right shoulder down to the left hip, but I have had girls who preferred to wear theirs the other way for various reasons. Answer: If you run out of room on the front of the vest, you can place badges anywhere on the back.
Also, if you group Journey badges on the left of the vest and proficiency badges on the right, and run out of room for proficiency badges, if is fine to place some on the same side as Journey badges. Does that go on the front or back of her Girl Scout Brownie sash?
Answer: I think I may be stumped! But, could this be a Council badge, specific to your local Council? If it is similar in appearance - size and shape - to other earned Brownie badges, then it would go on the front.
If it is a skill builder badge, it would go on the right side of the vest. If the badge does not look similar in size and shape to other earned Brownie badges, then it is likely considered to be a fun patch, and so would go on the back of the vest or sash. Answer: I believe that you are asking about the "Go-getter" cookie sales or Fall product sales patch for If that's the one, then it goes anywhere on the back of the vest or sash.
Hi Heather, Wow! A special patch from the council CEO is a wonderful thing! There is no rule stating that such a patch must stay on a particular vest, so if your girl wants to move it to her Brownie uniform, I'd say go ahead and move it. She has a right to be proud of it! My girl got a special patch from our council's CEO last year and she really wants to move it over to her Brownie uniform.
Is that something we could do or do we have to leave it on her Daisy vest? Hi Roxanne, Thanks for your question! All product sales patches, like the Avatar patch, go on the back of the Daisy vest. I'm not familiar with any badge or patch called "Council Wide. Councils may also have a patch program, with "fun patches" given for certain activities.
If a fun patch, it can go anywhere on the back of the sash. Congrats to your granddaughter, Suzanne! I'm presuming that what you are sewing on to the vest are fun patches, not earned badges? Fun patches can go anywhere on the back of the vest. Some girls like to try to group them together somehow, but most girls like the back of the vest to not be too fussy. You can simply start at the top and work your way down, row by row.
Now, for earned badges, you'll sew them to the front of the vest. Place earned skill-builder badges along the bottom right side of the vest, going up in rows as more badges are earned. On the left side of the vest, place earned Journey badges along the bottom, going up in rows.
The Journey badges that are sets will go more towards the center of the vest, on the left side. If you are ever unsure, you can use just a few stitches to hold the badges until you are certain of their placement, and then stitch them in more securely later. Happy Scouting! Where should I begin to place them? Does it matter? Hi Maria, Yes, bridging awards generally transfers to the new uniform.
For example, Brownie "wings" or the Brownie Bridge arch will transfer to the Junior vest or sash. It will be placed below the Junior Bridge arch. The Cadette Bridge arch will be placed above the Junior arch, which will be placed above the Brownie arch or wings. Then, you'll add the Senior Bridge arch and finally the Ambassador arch. Do the briging awards transfer from uniform to uniformn. From Brownies to juniors to cadets and so on? Hi Trica, I think you must have the Pax pin that is given to those who visit in person, and is not available for purchase in the shop.
If the pin was given as a keepsake only, then it goes anywhere on the back of the vest or sash. If it was given as a special recognition or honor, perhaps in exchange for service performed by the Girl Scout, or for completing any number of activities or tasks, then it is worn on the front of the vest or sash, below other GS awards and above skill-builder badges on the girl's right side.
I'd probably place it near cookie pins, or at or below My Service My Faith pins. I asked about the placement of the Pax Lodge pin. It is the pin given at the pinning ceremony at Pax that both my daughter and I received last summer when we visited. At the time and for convenience there were 15 of us in the group getting the pins , hers was pinned by the American flag patch on her sash and mine was put under my Appreciation pin.
I hope this helps? I would attach a photo if I could! The Girl Scout Way badge is a Brownie badge that goes on the front of the vest or sash.
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Place your first Journey awards at the bottom of your vest. As you earn additional Journey awards, work your way up. If your Journey awards and badges don't fit. All official patches, pins, and insignia are placed on the front of the Daisy uniform. A Daisy might not earn all of these awards—it depends on her. Girl Scouts from each grade level have one official uniform item (a sash, vest, or tunic) to display badges, pins, awards, and other insignia.