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Council's Own Badges & Patches

Each Council within Girl Scouts of the USA has the opportunity to create council-specific badges that relate to unique qualities of their council. The following guidelines outline the appropriate considerations for creating a Council’s Own Badge for Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council and the necessary requirements to apply for one.

GSACPC Council’s Own Badges and Patches

Council sponsored programs also include special badges and patches developed around particular themes relevant to Girl Scout program emphases. To earn the badges and patches, girls are required to complete a number of activities specified and a number of other activities involving the service to our community. Council sponsored badges and patches are available to troop, groups, individual girl members and individual troop members.

Council’s own badges and patches are developed by members of the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus Pine Council to meet the needs and interests of girls in Arizona. Badges may be worn on the front of the Girl Scout vest or sash while, patches may be worn on the back.

Please see below for a complete listing of updated Council’s Own Patch and requirements. As they are updated, council’s own patch links will be made active.

For more information, contact Customer Care.


GSACPC Wild Wonders Outdoor Experience   

This self-guided program provides girls, troops, and families a way to engage with the outdoors. Participants can earn multiple charms while increasing their outdoor skills proficiency. The first step to begin earning the Wild Wonders charms is to earn the Outdoor Skills Patch by completing the “basic” outdoor skills requirements.

To earn some of the additional charms, troops and adult volunteers may need TCC1 and TCC2 certification. Please review requirements carefully before starting to earn any charm. Check here for adult training online certifications.

All patches and charms can be ordered through the GSACPC Council Shop. Participants can earn a skills charm by attending an available live event hosted by the Council related to the skill.


The first step to begin earning the Wild Wonders charms is to earn the Wild Wonders patch by completing the “basic” outdoor skills. Participants can then begin earning their Wild Wonders charms.


Identify, learn, and recognize the importance of archery rules, range, and equipment used to do this sport. This is a progressive program. No matter the level, girls must demonstrate all points from the previous skill level to complete their current skill level. 

Cabin Camping

Cabin camping can be a great way to bond with your GS sisters, family, and friends and will help you prepare to go tent camping in the future. Learn how to plan a trip, put Leave No Trace ethics knowledge into practice, discuss the best packing techniques with others, and choose your campout experience!


Learn about fire safety and the basics of a fire. What is tinder, kindling, and fuel? You’ll also learn about different types of wood and multiple ways to build a fire.  

First Aid

Learn about “check-call-care,” how to build a first aid kit, and what to do when someone gets hurt. Daisies and Brownies should not be practicing CPR.

Girl Scout Traditions

Learn, participate and be curious about the different Girl Scouts traditions that have been carried through the years. Practice Girl Scout sisterhood and what it means, learn about friendship circle,  various Girl Scout holidays, and the most significant tradition that has been carried through generations, singing!

Impact of Pollution

Humans continue to create pollution, knowing it furthers the contamination of our planet. How will Earth look if we continue to act the way that we do? When will it be too late to reverse the clock and fix what we have done?


Pocket Knives are a useful tool when camping and being in the outdoors. Learning knife safety and usage is an important skill to help instill confidence and help take ownership in tasks that require the use of knives. This program most importantly teaches proper safety and usage techniques.


Learn about numerous types of knots, their names, and when to use them. Practice, practice, practice! So you can become a master! When you are ready, take this skill to the next level and learn lashing.

Leave No Trace

Review, understand and practice the seven Leave No Trace principles. As you go on adventures, learn how to plan and prepare, and be considerate with nature.


Learn how to find directional north, the four cardinal directions, properly use a compass, and the importance of different landmarks and navigation skills for exploring the outdoors.

Sense of Place

Get comfortable and be aware of your environment. Connect with your senses and notice what you see, hear, smell. Take note of the weather and consider how you feel each day and your connections to nature and the outdoors. Learn and practice journaling as you discover the meaning of “sit-spot.”


Learn what SWAPS are, where they come from, and how Girl Scouts give each other SWAPS. Make your own, get creative, and share with your GS sisters.

Tent Camping

With your troop or family, work as a team to enjoy a tent camping experience. Plan your camping trip– what gear you need, the types of meals you’ll cook, and where you’ll go are some of the things to learn before putting your skills in practice.


Can you imagine not using water for a day? Learn about water cycles, its risks, drought, and how you can be involved in protecting this essential need for animals, plants, and humans. Take action and share with your family and troop.