I’ve gotten a couple of questions about the Girl Scout Patch Day I chaired at Ushers Ferry Historic Village in Cedar Rapids. We didn’t design the actual patch or create their standards. I didn’t design the actual badge requirements, I just created the best ways we could get meet the requirements and give the girls the best possible experience. As with all Laura events I’m involved with my two guiding principles are 1) would I haved liked to attend this event and 2) would this be something Laura could be proud of.
We designed a day of fun and interesting activities that met enough of the requirements so that if each Girl Scout read one of the books on her own or with a parent and attended the one day workshop, she would qualify for the patch.
I’ve gotten questions on how a group can get the patches. How we ran it at Ushers Ferry was that we got each girl a certificate of completion (designed by staff member Ann Cejka). Each girl was then responsible to get there own patch because one of the requirements was reading one of the ACTUAL Wilder books, not the simplifications, and we couldn’t do that in the group setting in one day.
The Mississippi Valley Girl Scouts actually produce the patches, but they seem
pretty happy to sell them to anybody. Here’s a link to them.
Here are their updated requirements.
Links updated 5/3/2012