For over a century, Girl Scouts have proudly worn distinctive uniforms that symbolize the high ideals for which Girl Scouting stands. Uniforms provide unity among Girl Scouts and a feeling of belonging to a worldwide sisterhood. Girl Scout Juniors wear a uniform in ceremonies, when officially representing Girl Scouts, and when they just want to share their Girl Scout pride. This article for Junior-level troop leaders explains key patches, pins, insignia, and their placement on the Junior uniform.
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Juniors have the option of a green vest or sash. Juniors wear the standard white shirt and khaki pants or skirt for formal events.
The Front of the Uniform
All official patches, pins, and insignia are placed on the front of the Junior uniform. A Junior might not earn all of these awards—it just depends on her length of time in the program. The following are the only pins, patches, and awards that belong on the front of the Junior Girl Scout uniform.
Insignia and awards marked with an asterisks* can be added to girls uniform right away!
- *American Flag Patch – This patch identifies Girl Scouts living in the USA.
- *Council Identification Set – This set includes the Girl Scouts of USA strip and the River Valleys council ID strip.
- Troop Crest – This crest is a symbol for the troop’s goal, interest, or character. A crest is voted on by all troop members.
- *Troop Numerals – Upon joining Girl Scouts, girls will be assigned a troop number.
- *Membership Stars and Discs – These signify the completed years in any given program level. For every year completed, a star is placed on the uniform. These stars will move on to the next program level uniform as to continually represent the years the girl has been in Girl Scouts. A yellow colored disk rests behind the star to represent the Junior program level.
- *Bridge to Girl Scout Junior Award – This award signifies that a girl has graduated from the Girl Scout Brownie level and is now a Girl Scout Junior.
- Junior Aide Award – This award represents girls who assisted Daisy or Brownie Girl Scouts on one of their Journeys.
- Brownie Wings – Girls who “fly-up” to Juniors receive their Brownie Wings. Girls wear their wings to signify they were once a Brownie.
- My Promise, My Faith Pins – These pins signify girls who’ve completed steps to identify what their faith and Girl Scouting have in common, using the Girl Scout Law as a guide.
- Safety Award Pin – This pin signifies completion of a five-step process for staying safe, tailored to Girl Scout Juniors.
- World Thinking Day Award – This award is earned by participating in activities and projects on World Thinking Day.
- Global Action Award – This award connects the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) sisterhood by helping girls work together to make a difference on an issue that affects girls and women all over the world.
- Girl Scout Junior Badges – These badges signify the completion of any official Junior skill building and legacy badges.
- *Junior Insignia Tab – This tab is used to hold the World Trefoil Pin and Membership Pin.
- *World Trefoil Pin – The World Trefoil Pin shows that you are part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).
- Girl Scout Bronze Award – This pin is earned when a Junior completes her Bronze Award.
- *Girl Scout Membership Pin – This pin signifies that a girl is a member of Girl Scouts.
- *Membership Numeral Guard – These numerals show the total number of years (not necessarily continuous or consecutive) of registered membership.
- Journey Summit Award Pins – This pin signifies that a girl has completed three Junior Journeys. Girls who earned the Journey Summit Award Pin can carry their award over to their Cadette uniform.
- Journey Award Badges – These awards signify the Junior Journey activities a girl has completed. When the original three Journey activities are completed, they are put together to make a special picture.
- Cookie Sale Activity Pin – Girls who participate in the Cookie Program are eligible to earn the cookie pin by developing essential business skills. Each year the pin color changes. These pins move on to the next program level uniform as to continually represent the years the girl has participated in Cookie sales.
- Journey Award Badges – Additional Journey Award Badges can be placed here.
The Back of the Uniform
If girls can’t fit all the official awards and patches on the front of your uniform, they can place them on the back. However, the back of the uniform is meant for all unofficial badges and patches including cookie, camp, and fun patches.
Fun patches reflect girls’ participation in events, projects, or special personal interests.
Shop for Junior Uniforms and Uniform Items
Visit any of our Girl Scout shops to purchase badges, uniforms, recognitions, gifts, special packages and items, and more!
We have many shop locations scattered throughout our council area (see locations and hours). Our online store is open 24/7 and is fast, easy, secure, and orders typically ship within five business days.
Summary of Resources
- Junior Planning Guide – Find downloadable activity plans to guide your Juniors through badge earning.
- Printable Junior Uniform Guide – Download a visual guide to the Junior uniform.
- GirlScoutShop.com – Shop for Junior uniforms online or find a local store near you.