When Girl Scouts explore topics like community service, civic engagement, travel, mental wellness, healthy living, and career exploration they grow in confidence and develop the skills to lead their best life!
Whether by exercising and staying healthy, developing strong relationships with family and peers, advocating on behalf of others, protecting our environment, or exploring careers that can truly change the world for the better, girls:
Gain the skills and the inspiration to accept challenges and overcome obstacles
Develop greater confidence and a stronger sense of self
Are happier overall and display more positive values throughout life
Year of Service is GSOC’s own Monthly Patch Program where Girl Scouts learn to give back, take action, and make the world a better place!
GSOC Year of Service program has 3 objectives:
Girls learn of an issue in our community by hearing from an agency expert who is working to correct the issue.
Girls meet an older Girl Scout who has developed a highest award project on the issue and are encouraged to Take Action with their own project.
Girls complete a hands-on project or collection to help the agency further their mission to address the issue.
Find Community Service Projects with the Organizations That Help Guide. Girl Scouts of all ages participates in community service and take action projects to create sustainable change. Looking for ways to help? Browse organizations that address community needs.
Girl Scout Community Service Bars Community Service Bars for Cadette, Senior, Ambassador are a National recognition and show your commitment to service and are available for purchase online in the Girl Scout shop Community Service Bars.
Are You a Go-Getter Girl Scout? A Go-Getter Girl Scout is prepared to represent Girl Scouts of Orange County with courage, confidence, and character! Girl Scouts are often asked to take the lead through their participation in special opportunities. Whether they volunteer or lead activities at an event, provide service, or sing Girl Scout songs, these activities help girls connect with their community and earn hours toward the Service to Community and Girl Scout Service Bars! Ready to raise your hand? Join the Go-Getter list anytime!
Girl Scouts love to travel—from the field trips they take as Brownies to the global adventures they go on as teens. Find your next adventure!
GSOC Global Girl Scout Patch Program was developed by GSOC Global Action Team volunteers. This patch program introduces Girl Scouts of all ages to what it means to be a part of a global sisterhood and a worldwide movement.
Complete the activities in the pamphlet by level:
GS Lounge is the online hangout where Girl Scout teens come together for mentorship, casual conversations, meaningful discussions, and growth opportunities! See upcoming Lounge Sessions on topics relevant to Girl Scouts in high school.
The C.R.E.A.T.E Healthy Relationships Patch Program helps girls DISCOVER what they value in healthy relationships, CONNECT through Girl Scouts activities, and TAKE ACTION to practice valuable life skills needed to C.R.E.A.T.E. healthy relationships!
Allies for All Patch Program is a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) program that will help Girl Scouts of all ages appreciate differences in others and treat people fairly and with empathy. Girls will gain tools to enable them to be an ally to others. GSOC Girl Scouts of all ages can earn and receive a FREE patch, courtesy of our friends at Bloomingdales! Complete Requirements below, and request a patch.
Dreams to Reality is GSOCs premier career exploration event, for Girl Scouts in grades 8-12, to gain insight and inspiration by learning about different careers, participating in hands-on adulting situational games, getting a glimpse into university life through campus chats with Girl Scout alums currently in college, and more! Find Dreams to Reality Events.
Career Exploration, Mentorship and Practical Skills with events like Dreams to Reality, GSOCs premier career exploration event for Girl Scouts in grades 8-12, Girl Scouts gain insight and inspiration by learning about different careers, participating in hands-on adulting situational games, getting a glimpse into university life through campus chats with Girl Scout alums currently in college, and more!