River Valleys Awards

In addition to Girl Scouts USA’s badges and awards, River Valleys offers additional awards only open to girls in our council.

Breast Cancer Awareness Patch

Breast Cancer Awareness

Junior Through Ambassador

Learn about breast cancer, including prevention, risk factors, signs, symptoms, detection, and treatment. Download the requirements.

Celebrate Diversity patch

Celebrate Diversity

Brownie Through Ambassador

Develop your appreciation of the uniqueness and commonalities of yourself and others, your culture, and other cultures. Download the requirements.

Follow Me girls

All Grade Levels

Follow Me Girls patch offers troops or individual girls an opportunity to learn about the history of Girl Scouting in the USA and in Girl Scouts River Valleys. Download the requirements. See Equipment Check Out to use Follow me Girls kit or other resources.

Go Green Girl patch

Go Green Girl!

Junior Through Ambassador

Learn more about what you can do to reduce, reuse and then recycle to make this world a better place. Download the requirements and toolkit.

River Valleys Leadership Patch

Leadership Patch Program

Junior Through Cadette

Explore what leadership is and how you can improve your leadership skills each and every day. Download the requirements.


OTTERS (Outdoor Tips and Tricks for Environmental Resource Stewardship)

Brownie Through Ambassador

Series of patches and kits with fun nature exploration activities. Check out a kit and complete four to six activities to earn an OTTERS base patch. Try other kits and earn add-on OTTERS fish patches. See Equipment Check Out to use OTTER kits or other resources.

Daisy Through Ambassador


Planning Guide Pins show that girls had a well-rounded Girl Scout year. Girls earn the Planning Guide Pin if they meet the following requirements:

  • Meet at least 10 times per year
  • Complete a Leadership Journey
  • Complete at least one activity plan or badge from each skill-building area
  • We recommend earning Financial Education badges before the Cookie Program
  • Participate in the Cookie Program
  • Attend or hold an end-of-year celebration event
  • Participate in at least one summer activity

Planning Guide Pins are an official earned award and are available in River Valleys’ shops at the cost of $1.50 for the 2014-2015 membership year.

YEA patch

Youth Event Assistant

Cadette Through Ambassador

Youth Event Assistants (YEA’s) help younger girls at River Valleys events. Learn more about the program and upcoming volunteer opportunities.