Girl Scouts have been wearing their uniforms for over a century to proudly symbolize the high ideals our organization stands for. They’re a way for girls to proudly showcase their accomplishments through their patches and badges, reflect on their years of progress through the membership stars, and identify with their troop and worldwide sisterhood through their insignia.
Here’s a breakdown of the Girl Scout uniform basics for every grade level so your girl is ready to gear up and wear her uniform with pride!
Girls grow, but a few components of the Girl Scout uniform will remain the same regardless of your level! This is the basic insignia you’ll carry with you through all your years of membership:
- American Flag Patch
- Girl Scout Council Identification Set
- Troop Numerals
- Membership Stars and Discs
- Insignia Tabs
- Girl Scout Membership Pin
- World Trefoil Pin
Additionally, girls can earn the Journey Summit Award, My Promise, My Faith, and Safety Award at each grade level, for which they will receive a pin. Those that participate in the cookie sale will receive a Cookie Activity pin, which changes each year. Girls of all ages can also earn the World Thinking Day Award and Global Action Award.
If you’re looking for an in-depth look to every badge, pin, or other insignia available to Girl Scouts, check out this guide by GSUSA!
Daisies have the option of wearing either a tunic or vest for their uniform. Along with their traditional insignia (and first membership star!), Daisy Girl Scouts will add their Petal and Promise badges for specific milestones and experiences. Girls that participate in the cookie sale will earn a pin and their Cookie Business Leaves.
Brownies will carry over the same insignia from her Daisy vest or tunic, with the new additions of their Troop Crest and Bridge to Girl Scout Brownie Award! Girls can opt to wear a sash or vest for their uniform.
Juniors proudly rock the Girl Scout green in their uniforms! The new pins and patches she’ll earn with her Junior awards and Journeys can be showcased on either a vest or sash. Girls that were once Brownies will “fly up” to Juniors, earning the Brownie Wings to add to their uniforms. Some may begin working on her Bronze Award, which will be placed next to the World Trefoil pin. Girls that choose to earn their Bridge to Girl Scout Junior Award or Junior Aide Award can proudly add it to their collection!
Cadettes will take on the traditional khaki uniform that they will keep for their remaining years as Girl Scouts. Their vests or sashes will accumulate the awards they earn and the memories they make over the next seven years! Girls may be adding a Silver Torch Award pin, Cadette Community Service Bar, Program Aide pin, Cadette Service to Girl Scouting Bar, or their Silver Award pin! Another addition could include the Bridging to Girl Scout Cadette Award.
Seniors may start mentoring at camps or events and adding their Counselor in Training (CIT) Awards or Volunteer in Training (VIT) Awards to their uniforms. New additions to look out for could be the Gold/Silver Torch Award pins, Senior Community Service Bar, Senior Service to Girl Scouting Bar, Bridging to Girl Scout Senior Award, and 10 Year Award pin.
Ambassadors can show off their vests or sashes that are filled to the edges with all of their exciting skills accomplishments! Girls may showcase new additions including the Bridge to Girl Scout Senior Award, Counselor in Training II (CIT II) Award, Ambassador Community Service Bar, Ambassador Service to Girl Scouting Bar, and highly esteemed Girl Scout Gold Award.
Ready to gear up your Girl Scout? Visit our online shop or stop by one of our store locations to get started! If your girl is a new or bridging Girl Scout, try out a My Girl Scout Kit for all of the guides, insignia, uniform items, badge requirements, journey books and more that will set you up for a successful year!