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Honoring Our Heritage Council Patch

The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Honoring our Heritage patch offers girls of all grade levels an opportunity to learn about the history of Girl Scouting in the USA and about GSNYPENN. An Honoring our Heritage Patch Trunk with Leader's Notebook and resource material is available to rent from each of our service centers.

Each Honoring our Heritage Patch Trunk contains vintage uniforms, games, books, semaphore flags, photos and other items that can be used in fulfilling some of the patch requirements. Other age-appropriate books, reference books and materials may be used as additional resources.

Reserve the Honoring our Heritage Patch Trunk for your troop by looking up availabilities on Doubleknot for the Service Center you wish to reserve from and submitting payment for the $20 fee.

Check each Service Center’s Honoring our Heritage Patch Trunk availability:

Cicero Service Center
Horseheads Service Center

How to Earn the Honoring our Heritage Patch 
Girls earn the patch by completing the number of requirements designated for their grade level. At least one requirement must be selected from each of the program areas—Discover, Connect and Take Action. The Honoring our Heritage Patch Evaluation form must also be completed and submitted to a council staff member upon returning the trunk to be able to purchase the patches from the store.

  • Daisy Girl Scouts (K–1): four requirements
  • Brownie Girl Scouts (2–3): four requirements
  • Junior Girl Scouts (4–5): six requirements
  • Cadette, Seinor, and Ambassador Girl Scouts (6–12): eight requirements

Requirements may be modified depending on the ability of the girls. Keep in mind that girls can earn the Honoring our Heritage patch again, with new requirements, at the next Girl Scout grade level. Requirements are described in the Leader’s Notebook contained in the Honoring our Heritage Patch Trunk. Topics included in each program area are listed below. 

Discover Topics

  • Awards
  • Special Girl Scout Places
  • Special Girl Scout Days
  • Cookie History
  • Semaphore Flags & Morse Code
  • Juliette’s Pastimes
  • Looking Back at Girl Scout Games and Songs
  • Pathways
  • Discover the people of Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways

Connect Topics

  • Interview
  • Fashion Show
  • Scrapbooks/Time Capsule

Take Action Topics

  • Tea
  • Service
  • History and Archives