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Kits and Patches


Program Kits

Planning fun and interesting activities for Girl Scout troop meetings, service unit events, or even while camping takes time. Fortunately, our program kits make Girl Scouting easier for new leaders and those who have been in Girl Scouting for many years. The kits are designed to enhance the Girl Scout Leadership Experience by providing hands-on activities that help girls earn badges, Journey awards, and patches. Each kit contains directions along with resources and the non-consumable items needed to complete the activities. Program kits can be requested and picked up at a Council office near you. Use the links below to learn more about the kits offered and to request one for your troop.


Explore Camp Patch Program

For All Girl Scout Levels
Check out the new outdoor patch program! The Girl Scouts Nation's Capital Explore Camp Patch Program encourages Girl Scouts to explore the outdoors, take part in Girl Scout traditions, and discover the unique features of each of our eight camp properties. Girl Scouts completing this patch program will hone their eight basic outdoor skills, which help improve outdoor literacy and support positive, environmentally friendly outdoor experiences. The main patch is available for download with patches available for purchase in early fall, and individual camp patches are forthcoming in early spring 2020. Download the main patch requirements here, or printer friendly version here.


Patch Programs

Girls love to earn badges and Journey awards they can display on their uniforms. But that’s not all–there are patches too! Patches can celebrate a troop activity like: a trip to the skating rink or a sleep over in the leader’s basement. Girls can also earn patches by completing programs unique to our Council: explore the Nation’s Capital, learn about African-Americans in Congress or how to be safe when outdoors in the sun. Upon completion of the program, girls can purchase the patch from our Shop. Girls from any Council are welcome to participate and order their patches from our Council Shop.


Equipment Rental Center

Our members can rent camping equipment, flags, bridges for ceremonies or program kits from our Equipment Center. We carry cooking and backpacking equipment, tents, ground covers, shelters, tarps and mallets, flags as well as program kits. All equipment is loaned on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve equipment please go here

Girl Scout Equipment Center
14524 Lee Rd
Unit H
Chantilly, VA  20151

Pick-ups are by appointment only