Earning Badges & Patches
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Earning Badges & Patches

With more than 115 LINK Program Activities available, Girl Scouts can earn official badges, fun patches, and LINK Lock & Chain patches, while exploring topics such as the outdoors, space science, and cybersecurity. Check out the LINK Program Guide and choose the activities that interest you most. 

Girl Scouts who participate in LINK Program activities in each of the following categories will earn the entire LINK Lock & Chain Patch Set. Activities are marked with symbols that indicate which Chain Patches you can earn, and Lock & Chain patches are available for purchase in our Council Shops. 

  • Civics & History
  • Highest Awards
  • Excursions
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
  • Life Skills
  • Fine Arts
  • Healthy Living
  • College & Careers
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Girls can sign up for activities as individual participants or with other troop members, and families are welcome to attend where specified.

For troops and Service Units unable to participate in activities due to scheduling conflicts, our Program on the Go service is available.