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For these programs, GSSC joins with a local organization or group to offer Girl Scouts a special experience of learning and community service.

Please note: Patches for troops outside of Girl Scouts of Suffolk County are available for $2.00 each.

FARE Food Allergy Awareness

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Girl Scouts of Suffolk County has partnered with Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) to offer the Food Allergy Awareness Patch Program.

FARE is the world’s leading food allergy advocacy organization and the largest private funder of food allergy research. Its mission is to improve the quality of life and health of individuals with food allergies and provide them hope through the promise of new treatments.

The Food Allergy Awareness Patch Program requirements give Girl Scouts the opportunity to learn about life with food allergies, with an emphasis on raising awareness of the public health issue, which impacts 32 million children and adults in the United States.

Girls must complete 4 out of 10 activities below. Before you begin, learn the basics of food allergies by reviewing FARE’s Food Allergy 101 web page! When you complete the program, get your patches here.
  1. Get Educated! Learn about anaphylaxis, a dangerous allergic reaction, by watching Save a Life: Recognizing and Responding to Anaphylaxis. This online course highlights symptoms of an allergic reaction and treatment, including how to use epinephrine auto-injectors. Participants receive a certificate of completion!
  2. Educate Others! Present Be A PAL to another Girl Scout troop (best for grades K-3). The program teaches children how to be a good friend to those with food allergies and offers activity sheets and a presentation.
  3. Happy Halloween! Bring the Teal Pumpkin Project (TPP) to your neighborhood during Halloween. Paint small pumpkins teal and share them with your neighbors, along with information on the Teal Pumpkin Project and a flier they can display.
  4. Push for Policy! Meet with local or state lawmaker(s) to discuss the importance of having policies in place to keep people with food allergies safe. View FARE’s Advocacy Resources to get started.
  5. Share with Others! Post the CONTAINS: COURAGE video(s) on your social media. If you have a food allergy, submit your “ingredients” to
  6. Recipe Redo! Recreate a recipe for a treat like cake or cookies to be free from at least six of the Top 8 allergens. View FARE’s allergen substitution list for common allergen replacement suggestions.
  7. Considerate Giving! Collect “free-from” foods to donate to your local food bank, such as Top 8-free baking mixes, shelf-stable rice and coconut milk, and wheat-free cereals. More than 20% of children living with food allergies also live with food insecurity. Be sure to share FARE’s food bank resources for staff and clients with the food bank.
  8. Hear from an Expert! Invite a local allergist to speak to your troop. Ask the speaker to talk about concerns of people with food allergies, how they are diagnosed and advice they give to those who live with a food allergy.
  9. Smart Shopper! Go food shopping with an adult and imagine you have a peanut or milk allergy. Read ingredient labels and note what items you would not be able to eat. Be sure to read FARE’s food labeling resources to learn about labeling procedures.
  10. Cautious Cooking! Learn about cross-contact and watch food being prepared at home. Can you identify ingredients that might cause a problem for someone with a Top 8 food allergy? Where does cross-contact occur? What are things you can do to make the kitchen safer for those with allergies?
Brookhaven National Laboratory Patch Program

Learn about the exciting world of STEM in partnership with Brookhaven National Lab!

This STEM patch is available for Girl Scouts of all levels, and girls will be offered the opportunity to visit Brookhaven National Lab and will complete different activities based on their Girl Scout level. 

To earn the Brookhaven National Laboratory patch, please complete your level requirements.

  • Daisy & Brownie
    Girls can earn the Outstanding Observers patch by completing activities related to observation and data collection. Learn more.
  • Junior & Cadette
    Girls can earn the STEM Superwomen patch through gaining experience with the engineering design process and scientific method. Learn more.
  • Senior & Ambassador
    Girls can earn the Consider Careers patch by learning about the impact women have made in the sciences, by exploring career opportunities and by interviewing women in STEM professions.  Learn more.

About Brookhaven National Laboratory

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow.

We operate cutting-edge, large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Lab's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between.

What They Do

Opened in 1947 on the former site of the U.S. military’s Camp Upton, Brookhaven National Lab’s initial mission centered on the peaceful exploration of the atom. Particle accelerators, leading chemistry and biology experiments, and a host of visionary scientists soon joined groundbreaking research reactors, and Brookhaven began endless innovations and explorations. Our scientists have discovered subatomic particles and new forms of matter and pioneered the kinds of technology that fuel leading experimental programs all over the world. Our research has also led to life-saving medical imaging techniques that have revolutionized diagnosis and treatment of disease.


Northwell Health Go Health Patch

Don't miss this fun and exciting FREE program that focuses on first aid! 
  • Learn when and how to call 911.
  • Talk to someone who treats injured people.
  • Make a first aid kit.
  • Learn how to treat minor injuries.
  • Know how to prevent and treat outdoor injuries.

To earn the Northwell Health Go Health Patch, please contact Joanna Adduci at to schedule your opportunity. 
Please include in your email: 

  • Your Name and Contact Information
  • Troop Level
  • Troop Location (zip codes)
  • # of participants (ideally between 10-15)
  • Preferable meeting time (trip should last about 1 hour)
  • We highly encourage parents to accompany the troop and will request that a photo consent form be filled out in advance.
  • Girls will earn the patch at the program.

Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care operates 50+ centers throughout New York City and Long Island. The joint venture combines GoHealth Urgent Care’s award-winning and inviting facility design with Northwell Health’s best-in-class providers. Centers treat common, non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Common illnesses and injuries may include allergic reactions; rashes; cuts, burns and bites; falls, sprains, strains and broken bones; colds and flus; sore throat; pink eye; infections and more. Each center features x-ray equipment and a lab, combined with an integrated electronic medical record system that can be accessed by caregivers across Northwell Health. To learn more, visit

Long Island Explorium

To earn the Long Island Explorium Patch, please complete 1 of the 2 following requirements.

 Download the requirements


  1. Attend the Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire
    A celebration of ingenuity located at Harborfront Park in Port Jefferson. Attend the 2019 Maker Faire on Saturday, June 8, 10AM-5PM
• Individual Ticket: Early Bird until June 2, $7.50, At Door $10.00.
• Girl Scouts & their families save $2.50 off each ticket with code: GirlS2019 .
• Family Ticket (2 adults & up to 5 children): Early Bird until June 2, $30.00, At-Door $37.50
Register Online & More Information
  • To earn your patch, visit four STEAM makers in four different areas:
    When you arrive at the event, please request an Explorium journal to participate. You could meet a scientist, technologist, engineer, artist, and/or mathematician. Participate at their exhibit and conduct a short interview with each maker. Record in your Explorium Journal the following:
    • Name of the STEAM maker
    • What they create
    • What the maker likes about their work
    • What you did at their exhibit
    • What YOU learned.
  • When you complete the program, hand in your Explorium Journal to one of the Museum Guides at the front desk of the Explorium. They will look over your journal, then hand you the Long Island Explorium Patch.

2. Visit the Long Island Explorium.
Cost: $5/person. Free with Explorium Membership.

At the Long Island Explorium, we build ideas…with batteries, bulbs wires, and switches; …with marbles and structures;…with double tubes;…with ramps and cars;…with gears; with tessellating tiles;…with foam blocks,…with ScanTek parts; …with virtual reality; …with ozobots;…with Little Bits;…with blocks of all shapes;…with balances and equations;…with a harbor front simulation;…with tubular ball maze;…with tracks and balls;…with Lego;…with native plants;…with puzzle pieces.

In addition to all of our permanent and seasonal exhibits, we have different challenges set up each week and on many weeks we feature a guest maker in our Maker Spotlight Program. Click on the calendar section of our website to get a sneak peek at the exciting feature for the week you plan to visit. For public hours and the weekly challenge, visit When you visit, please request an Explorium journal to participate.

  • To earn your patch, participate in four exhibits and record in your Explorium Journal the following:
    • The challenge at each of the four exhibits.
    • What you created at each exhibit
    • What YOU learned from designing your creations
  • When you complete the program, hand in your Explorium Journal to one of the Museum Guides at the front desk of the Explorium. They will look over your journal, then hand you the Long Island Explorium Patch.
Smithtown Historical Society Patch Program

The Smithtown Historical Society is committed to the preservation, restoration, and interpretation of Long Island’s heritage for the education and enjoyment of the public. We are stewards of 5 historic homes and 14 out buildings in 3 locations, including our 20 acre main campus on Middle Country Rd, the Caleb Smith II home on N Country Rd and the Obadiah Smith Home located on St. Johnland Road in Kings Park. We continue LI’s agricultural history with our Rockwell Farm and Grow to Give Garden, and offer family and adult programming that helps to bring the Smithtown and surroundings communities together for fun and learning.

To earn the SHS Partnership Patch:

  • Daisies and Brownies must complete 1 out of 3 requirements.
  • Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors must complete 2 out of 3 requirements.

When you complete the program, get your patches here.

 Download the requirements

  1. Come See the Smithtown Historical Society!  – Visit us “down on the farm” and help us feed and clean up after the animals, gather eggs from our henhouse and learn what it was like to be a child growing up on a farm in the 1700’s -1800’s. Tour our original 1740’s farmhouse and barns, make jam or pickles, craft with fiber and more!  Please note: Staff led tours and programs are for an additional fee and must be registered in advance. To book your visit, please contact: Melissa Clements, Director of Education at 631-265-6768 or

  2. Women in Long Island History - Women have played an important role in helping to develop and advance Long Island throughout its long and varied history. Depending on your level, research and answer the questions about one or more of the women below. Daisies and Brownies, select 1; Juniors and Cadettes, select 2; Seniors and Ambassadors, select 3.  Once you have completed your research, present what you have learned about these inspirational women with other troops.
    • Verina Harris Morton Jones – 1865-1943 – Doctor/Activist/Philanthropist
    • Edith Loring Fullerton – 1876 – 1931 – Businesswoman/LIRR Official
    • Rosalie Gardiner Jones – 1883 – 1978 - Suffragette
    • Elinor Smith 1911- 2010 - Aviation
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin – 1943 – Historian/author
    • Questions:
    1. What do you believe the woman you chose did that had the biggest impact on Long Island or its history?
    2. Do you believe that her background was a help or a limitation to the work she wanted to accomplish? Explain how her background might have helped or limited her.
    3. Do you believe that her work still has an impact today on the people and the history of Long Island? Explain why you believe this way. 
  3. Old Fashioned Fun! - Below are descriptions of games children played during the 1700-1800’s. Many of the items needed to play can be purchased inexpensively or even improvised like children of the Colonial Time Period did. Please note: These games can be played at the Historical Society during an on-site visit described in Option 3 to help complete the requirements. 
    To complete this requirement, Daisies and Brownies, select 1; Juniors and Cadettes, select 2; Seniors and Ambassadors, select 3. What other games or toys do you think girls played with during this time? Research and describe other colonial period games children played with or created on their own. Make sure to include what materials are used for the game/toy, and how the game was played. Teach your game to another troop so they can learn and join in on the fun!
  • Games List:
    • Marbles  - Marbles were made of stone, pottery, clay, or china. Some had colorful swirls or other designs. Children may also have used musket balls, nuts, or hard berries to play. Marble collections were always changing, as children won, lost, and traded their marbles. A big bag of marbles was considered a treasure. Visit for a brief description of the rules of this game.                    
    • Pick Up Sticks - Pickup sticks, or jackstraws, was a very popular game and originated with Native Americans. It was originally played with straws of wheat, but later items used were wood splinters, straws, or ivory straws.  Modern versions of jackstraws use wooden or plastic sticks. To play, sticks are heaped in the middle of a table. Each player takes a turn removing one stick from the pile, trying to do so without moving any of the other sticks.
    • Jacks - The game of jacks is played with small six-pronged objects called jackstones, or jacks. The first player starts the game by throwing the jackstones on the ground. The other players then take turns tossing one jack into the air, picking up another jack from the ground, and then catching the flying jack as it comes back down-all with the same hand! In the next round, players try to grab two jacks, then three, then four. If someone fails to pick up enough jacks, or allows the flying jack to hit the ground, that person is out of the game.
    • Hoop Rolling/Hoop & Stick – Hoop rolling, also called hoop trundling, is both a sport and a child's game in which a large hoop is rolled along the ground, generally by means of an object wielded by the player. The aim of the game is to keep the hoop upright for long periods of time, or to do various tricks.
East/West Industries
It takes a lot to design and manufacture products that save aircrew lives. It takes experience… expertise… and a personal commitment to doing the right thing.

East/West Industries is a small woman-owned business distinguished by technical excellence and best value products, built on a foundation of hard work, integrity, and a very personal commitment to doing the right thing for our aerospace customers, because “saving aircrew lives is our first concern.”

These values were embodied and instilled by founders Dom and Mary Spinosa, and nearly 50 years later, their guiding principles are alive and well under the leadership of President Teresa Ferraro and Vice President of Business Development Joe Spinosa and dozens of talented team members. From humble beginnings manufacturing connectors, East/West today is globally recognized for our expertise designing and manufacturing aircraft seats and other products critical to crew safety and survival. We’ve become the trusted provider of choice for the industry’s most progressive new aircraft and a go-to small prime partner for customers in need of a fully capable problem solver willing to jump in and get the job done.

We have what it takes. We do what it takes. Whatever it takes.



To earn the East/West Industries patch, please visit and complete 2 out of 6 requirements below. 

When you complete the program, get your patches here.

 Download the requirements

  1. Life Savers - 
    The tagline for East/West Industries is Saving Aircrew Lives is our First Concern.  How does East/West Industries accomplish that?  What products do they produce to support that slogan?  Research at least two of the products that are manufactured at East/West.  What design elements do they contain to keep aircrew members safe? 
  2. Girl Power -
    East/West Industries has a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).  What does that certification mean?  Why is it important to have?  What is the path that led President Teresa Ferraro to this career and industry?
  3. Valuing Our Veterans - 
    East/West Industries is very proud to support veterans.  Read the article and watch the video located at  How do they support veterans?  How do they differ from other companies?  Why would working for East/West Industries be even more fulfilling for a veteran?
  4. Community Commitment -
    East/West Industries was recently honored with the Business Commitment Award from the Long Island Business Development Council.  What does that mean?  Why is it significant for our community? 
  5. Seeing is Believing -
    Schedule a tour of East/West Industries to get a preview of their incredible facility and see the amazing work they do to support and protect aircrew lives.  To schedule a tour, please contact  
  6. Full Service Center -
    East/West Industries provides a comprehensive support experience and offers a variety of career opportunities and services.  Below is a list of just some of the services provided at East/West.  Research at least two of the items listed.  What does providing this service entail?  Why is it important?  What type of education and training does it require?
    a.     Military Sewing
    b.     Design Engineer
    c.     Human Resources
    d.     Mechanical Assembly
    e.     3D Printing    
PSEG Long Island Patch Program

To earn the PSEG Long Island Energy Patch, girls must complete 2 out of 4 requirements.

When you complete the program, get your patches here.

Daisies and Brownies
  1. Girl Scouts are Prepared!
    Be ready for any emergency, with help from our friends on Sesame Street! Watch the Let’s Get Ready Family Emergency Kit Video. Do you and your family have an emergency plan and kit in place? With your parent or guardian, get Girl Scout prepared by completing the Family Emergency Plan and creating your own Emergency Kit. Be sure to check out the other links and videos. Now you’ll be ready for anything!
  2. Indoor Electric Safety
    Watch the Indoor Electric Safety Video with your parent or guardian, complete the Home Electric Safety Checklist. How did your home score? Along with your troop, make an electric safety presentation to another troop to share your newfound knowledge.
  3. Protect Your Pets!
    Safety isn’t just important for people, but for pets too! Read Pets & Electric Safety on easy ways to protect your pets. With the help of a parent or guardian, survey your home using tips mentioned online. What did you learn? What changes can you make to ensure the safety of you and your pets?
  4. Lights Out!
    It takes a lot of energy to power the lights in our homes. It’s important for us to have light when we need it, but it is also important for us to be watchful and turn the lights off when we no longer need them. To help conserve energy, start a turn off your lights campaign in your home! Begin by making it a point to turn the lights off when you are leaving a room. Then, take it a step further by looking around your home and noting places where family members might need reminders to turn off the lights. At these places, post a fun reminder to turn off the lights. Finally, implement one lights out family activity per week, such a family stargazing, a campout in the backyard or (with the help of an adult) dinner by candlelight!

Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors
  1. Energy Star Awareness!
    What is Energy Star? What is required for an appliance to become Energy Star certified? Why is it important to consider purchasing products with the Energy Star label? Survey the appliances in your home. How many of them have the Energy Star label? Talk with your parent or guardian about why they chose to purchase an Energy Star appliance. Share what you have learned about the benefits of Energy Star.
  2. The EV Evolution!
    Learn about Electric Vehicles (EV). How do most people charge their Electric Vehicles? How many public charging stations are in Suffolk County? What are the financial incentives for owning an EV? Make a list of pros and cons of owning an Electric Vehicle. What did you find? Would you consider purchasing an EV?
  3. Review your Residence!
    With help from your parent or guardian, complete the . What did you find? Were you surprised? What recommendations were made? Here are even more ways to save! With your family, create a plan to make at least one energy-saving change in your household.
  4. Home Preparation
    If a disaster were to strike tomorrow, would you and your family be prepared? Would you have what you need at your fingertips? Watch the PSEG Storm Preperation Video. What are some of the suggestions mentioned? View the PSEG Emergency Kit for ideas of items needed and create your own Emergency Kit to keep in your home.
Leviton Patch Program
In partnership with GSSC, Leviton is proud to introduce their patch program—designed to educate and empower girls to make the Smart Choice!

When you complete the program, get your patches here.

Using information from Leviton’s website and from tools and resources available through our Girl Scout web portal, girls will learn about both electrical safety and STEM career exploration. All the requirements are listed on the web portal.

About Leviton

Leviton provides a large range of choices to meet the needs of today’s homes and businesses, and helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, lighting energy management systems, and much more. From switches to networking systems to equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton helps customers safely achieve savings in energy, time and cost.

Fun Facts About Leviton!

• Nine out of ten homes in North America use products made by Leviton.
• Builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton wiring devices #1 in brand preference.
• Leviton has more than 25,000 products and 600 patents.
• Leviton employs more than 6,500 people.
• Leviton has sales in 80 countries.

Touro Law Justice Program
To earn the patch, girls must choose 2 out of 5 requirements to complete. 

Please note: some steps are required. 

Daisy & Brownie - When you complete the program, get your patches here.

Junior, Cadette, Senior & Ambassador - Patch will be given during tour of the Touro Law Center.

By earning the Touro Law Center Justice Patch, girls will develop a sense of fairness, an understanding of why we have laws and how they can be changed when they don't work.  Girls will learn how laws are designed to help people, and the role that lawyers and judges fill in the community.

View the requirements.

National Grid Energy Program

Using information from National Grid’s website for students and educators, girls will learn about the power they have to make a difference. To earn the patch, girls must complete 2 out of the 4 requirements. Download all the requirements.

Girl Scouts in Suffolk County will receive the patch for free and other Girl Scout Councils may purchase the patch for $2.00 each. When you complete the program, click here to get your patches.

SUNation Solar Patch Program

To earn the SUNation Patch, girls must complete 3 out of 5 requirements.

When you complete the program, get your patches here.

About SUNation Solar:

SUNation Solar Systems is Long Island’s home-grown, award-winning solar design and installation expert. They have been voted Best of Long Island Solar Business for 8 years in a row as well as Best Green Business and Best Alternative Energy Company for 2017. The company is built on exceeding every customer’s expectations. With over 2500 residential, commercial and municipal installations since 2003, SUNation has saved Long Islanders over $4 million each year by powering their homes with the sun. SUNation is the recipient of the following honors: A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau · 4.87/5 Rating on with over 150 reviews · Top 500 Solar Contractor for 2016 in the U.S. by Solar Power World and #1 on Long Island · Net promoter score of 95 · Great Places to Work for 2016 · Long Island Business News Top CEO 2016 · Consistently recognized by New York State for various achievements.  SUNation’s mission is to create a more sustainable world through renewable, clean energy for generations to come. They are committed to maintaining a safe and happy workplace for their team who work so hard making their customers their priority every single day. As Long Island’s solar energy experts, they consistently deliver value to their clients by providing world-class products, workmanship and service along with an exceptional experience for each customer. 


  1. There’s something about solar! We know that SUNation produces solar energy, but what exactly is solar energy? Research solar power so that you can answer the following questions: How does solar energy work? How does it generate electricity? Is it good for our environment? Is it renewable or non-renewable? Is it available everywhere? Does using it affect the community?
  2. See SUNation! Visit SUNation for a 30-minute tour of the facility and activities, followed by refreshments. Click here to schedule a tour
  3. The Specifics of Solar There are many misconceptions about solar energy. To learn the real deal about solar, take SUNation’s Myth vs. Fact Quiz.  What did you learn that surprised you? Share at least 3 facts about solar with your family.
  4. Saving Energy at Home At home, complete SUNation’s Home Energy Audit sheet with your parent/guardian. What did you find? Were you surprised? Read the energy conservation tips at the bottom of the sheet. With your parent/guardian, commit to making at least two changes at home to use less energy.
  5. Interview Someone in Solar What careers are available in the solar industry? Interview someone who works in the industry or invite a guest speaker from the industry to talk to your troop. Prepare a list of questions to ask. What did you find? 

Questions? Email

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Financial Bootcamp

To earn the Bethpage Federal Credit Union patch, girls must complete 2 out of 4 requirements. 

Download all the requirements.

When you complete the program, click here to get your patches.

Suffolk County Sheriff Patch Program

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Patch represents the role that law enforcement officers play in society.  Girls who earn the patch will learn about careers in the field and the responsibilities of Correction Officers and Deputy Sheriffs and how they protect public safety.

To earn the Suffolk County Sheriff Patch, girls must complete 1 out of 3 requirements.

Download all the requirements

When you complete the program, click here to get your patches.

Harry Chapin Hunger Activist

Girl Scouts of Suffolk County has partnered with Long Island Cares, The Harry Chapin Food Bank to offer the "Harry Chapin Hunger Activist Patch Program".

When you complete the program, click here to get your patches.

Long Island Cares provides emergency food where and when it is needed, sponsors programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educates the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island.

The Harry Chapin Hunger Activist Patch will give Girl Scouts the opportunity to learn about hunger on Long Island. Through hunger awareness education, Girl Scouts will learn to Discover, Connect and Take Action to assess the needs in their own communities. The girls will then participate in activities that will engage, educate, and empower them to fight hunger where they live. Volunteering will be a key component to this project where Girl Scouts contribute time, innovation, and care to hunger advocacy.

Girl Scouts must complete ALL the activities below in order to earn the patch:

  • DISCOVER: Hunger 101: was developed to serve as a principal education component of the Food Bank. It is a role-play and discussion activity that raises awareness and understanding of hunger and its many causes. The activities aim to engage participants, expose the realities of hunger issues, and create opportunities to respond actively and appropriately in our communities. ALL troops must complete a hunger 101 education workshop. To schedule your workshop, contact Christine Brown at Long Island Cares a 631-582-3663 x120 or
  • CONNECT: Hunger essay: All girls will be asked to write a brief essay on hunger in their community. This activity can be determined by troop level, and age appropriateness. Examples of this activity can be: Daisy Girl Scouts can draw a picture of their hunger free vision; Brownie Girl Scouts can write a paragraph of hunger awareness; Juniors through Ambassadors will be asked to write a 250 word minimum essay on hunger in their community. For questions regarding essay/picture requirements, contact
  • TAKE ACTION: Conducting a food drive: Participation in GSSC's Food for Friends Food Drive is a requirement for earning the Harry Chapin Hunger Activist Patch. Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts must contribute at least a 1 OOlb donation of food per troop. For higher level Girl Scouts, Juniors through Ambassadors, a donation of at least 250lbs per troop must be donated to a food/community drive on a much larger scale. To learn more about GSSC's Food for Friends Drive, email If needed, Long Island Cares staff will work with troop leaders and Girl Scouts to brainstorm food drive ideas and determine most wanted donated items. To learn more about food drive ideas and most needed items, contact Christine Brown at Long Island Cares at 631-582-3663 x120 or
  • TAKE ACTION: Volunteering at a local pantry/soup kitchen: Volunteering is the key component of community service and advocacy. Girl Scouts will be asked to volunteer at a local pantry or soup kitchen. Hours will range depending on the level of the Girl Scout Troop. Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts will need to commit to one hour of volunteering, Juniors and Cadettes will need to commit to three hours of volunteering, and Seniors and Ambassadors will need to commit to eight hours of volunteer service. For an updated list of local pantries and soup kitchens, visit and click on the"Where to Get Help" quick link on the homepage.
Suffolk Federal Credit Union Patch

Girl Scouts can earn a Suffolk Federal Patch by visiting a local branch for a tour. Girls will learn about financial literacy, including how money works, and more. The girls also receive an old-fashioned Passbook.

King Kullen Nutrition Tour

King Kullen conducts store tours for hundreds of troops across Long Island.

The tour shows the girls the ins and outs of a supermarket operation, and gives them tips on how to make nutritious food choices that support a healthy lifestyle.  Tours are available in all King Kullen locations Monday through Saturday.  Girls will make a healthy treat at the end of the tour, and receive a patch.

Tours are available in all King Kullen locations, Monday-Saturday from 10AM-5PM.

To schedule a troop tour, please email or call (516) 827-6353

Whole Foods Market Tour

Did you know Whole Foods Market offers free stores tours?

Come to Lake Grove and learn about natural and organic foods, also you get to taste many items throughout the store.

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact

Wild By Nature Market Tour

Learn the meaning behind organic and natural foods and healthy eating alternatives for snacks and meals from Wild By Nature Market.

Girls will tour the market and make or sample a healthy snack. Tours are 45 minutes and are conducted during the week and Saturdays before 5PM. Girls will receive a patch and a goody bag at the end of the tour.

To book your tour, please contact a Wild by Nature Market store manager:

  • East Setauket: 198 Main Street, (631) 246-5500
  • Huntington: 369 West Main Street, (631) 424-6480
  • Hampton Bays: 260 West Montauk Highway, (631) 723-3071
  • Oceanside: 2709 Long Beach Road, (516) 764-3580
  • West Islip: 478A Union Blvd., (631) 719-7200
Tina Polenberg Photography Patch Program

Learn about the history of photography and have your photo taken with your troop and leader.

Leader Package - $5, One 5x7 Troop Portrait

Girl Scout Package - $10

  • One 5x7 Troop Portrait
  • One 4x6 Individual Portrait
  • Two 2x3 Individual Portrait
  • Special FUN Patch

Call to book your tour today! (631) 648-8718

Vitagliano Orthodontics Patch Program

(Tour will take approximately 1 hour.)

Download all the requirements

Tours are available at the West Islip Office location. For further information and to schedule a tour, contact Elisa at (631) 661-3025

Sundaes Tour

Bring your troop to Sundaes in Port Jefferson Station for a full store tour. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at our whole operation and how we work our machines.

Each scout will have the chance to make their own sundae and receive a custom Sundaes Girl Scout patch. Cost is $8/Girl.

To book your tour, visit