No. 8

What would be your ideal Girl Scout patch?

If you were in the Girl Scouts, what patches would you be looking to earn? You might expect to earn one for first aid, selling cookies or helping others. However,  the Girl Scouts are leading the way with some less traditional badges, in support of increasing interest in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), and are offering girls the opportunity to earn a new Intellectual Property patch.

The new patch was developed jointly by the IPO Education Foundation, U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Girl Scout Counsel of the Nation’s Capital. The patch belongs to the Innovation patch collection and can be earned in all levels of the Girl Scouts.

The ways in which you can earn one of you Girl Scout patches has certainly expanded beyond what you would normally expect with badges being awarded for financial literacy, digital arts, R&D (for your cookie business) and business etiquette.

Click here for a full list of badges.