Girl Scout Partnership

CGCI-Girl Scouts Patch
Did you know?
  • CGCI is working with the Girl Scouts to provide new opportunities for scouts at all levels?
  • there is a a new CGCI/Girl Scout patch 

CGCI-Girl Scout Partnership 

CGCI is fostering a working partnership with the Girl Scouts of the USA in a broad-based improvement and beautification program.
  • Garden Clubs throughout California can provide leadership, expertise, donations and/or financial assistance to promote civic beautification and environmental responsibility.
  • An instant youth connection for clubs, and numerous mutual benefits!
  • For information on how to become a CGCI/GSUSA community partner and participate as a resource consultant or sponsor of a Girl Scout troop, contact the CGCI District Director in your area OR

Ideas for Involvement 

  • Assist a local Garden Club in their community projects  Let your Garden Club know that Girl Scouts like to do community service. They like learning new things and value the opportunity and enjoyment that can be achieved from helping in their community.
  • Ask a Garden Club to be a resource partner for a Girl Scout working on her Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award. Projects may include conservation of our natural resources, protecting and preserving our environment, community beautification and promoting an awareness of plant life.
  • Ask a Garden Club member to be a guest speaker at your troop meeting.  Learn about career opportunities in horticulture, enjoying gardening as a personal hobby and family activity; learn about native plants, their benefits and protection.
  • Ask a local Garden Club to offer a workshop  How to transplant flowers from pony pack to pots, how to grow flowers in containers, planting seeds, how to grow and prune roses, or learn how to do floral designing.
  • Ask a Garden Club member to lead a plant walk or garden tour for your Girl Scout troop.  Outdoor activities are fun! Visit community or private gardens and local parks in your community. Learn what grows in your area.
  • Ask a Garden Club to sponsor your troop and get your Girl Scout troop involved with the community.  Garden Clubs can provide leadership and expertise. Ask for financial assistance for short-term projects; such as for potting soil, containers and seed for planting experiments, supplies for a plant identification workshop or fertilizer for a troop garden.  Projects may include Girl Scout individuals, troops, or Council involvement.

Girl Scouts Highest Awards

The Girl Scout Silver Award
  • symbolizes an 11-14 year old Girl Scout's accomplishments in Girl Scouting and community activities as she matures and works to better her life and the lives of others.
  • Many Cadette troops/individuals plant gardens at retirement and convalescent centers or are involved with civic beautification service projects.
  • A garden club member can be called for advice and assistance.
The Girl Scout Gold Award”
  • the highest award in Girl Scouts, focuses on a 14-17 year old Girl Scout's interest and personal journey through leadership skills, career explorations, self improvement, and service.
  • Senior Girl Scouts have the opportunity to complete a Gold Award.
  • This award consists of working over 50 hours to benefit the community.
  • The girl can pick any aspect of the community to help, including landscaping, gardening, putting on a flower show, or any other environmental project that would benefit from having the help of a Garden Club member.
  • The information on this webpage was collected as part of the Gold Award Program by Senior Girl Scout Kristal Bailey of the troop 1481 M.S.S. Mystic Yankee working to spread the word about the partnership between these two organizations.

CGCI Patch

  • There is a new CGCI/Girl Scout patch for California Girl Scouts of all levels!
  • To receive this patch, there is only one requirement:
    • A Girl Scout individual, troop/group must be a working partner with a local California Garden Club or member in a mutual broad-based improvement and beautification program that benefits the community and promotes environmental responsibility.
  • Patches are $1.50 ea
  • Submit a description & photo(s) of your CGCI/Girl Scout project to the Girl Scout Liaison along with check to cover number of patches requested.