I'm from Girl Scout Council of Greater Long Beach, and have had an unlimited -- well, limited only by my finances! -- number of patches from this council! I'll cheerfully trade this patch for yours, whether I already have yours or not.
Patch Trading Resources:
- Diane's Patch Trading Page - contains the Rona Report, a more-or-less up-to-date status report of what council has no patch, what council's re-designing, what council has a new patch
- What's that OLD patch? IS IT an old patch? Check out my text
descriptions of present and old council patches! (This is a list I stopped maintaining, but I thought I'd post it for historical purposes!)
- Girl Scout and Girl Guide Patch
& Silk & Crest Trading Headquarters- contains most of the links on this page, and a bunch of others! (Lists of
extinct councils, a link to a patch trade checklist...) A "must" site if you want to learn about trading...
- GS Patch Trader's Bulletin Board:
- Useful Lists of
- Lists of Other Guiding Areas
- Photos of Patches
monster patch blanket holding a collection of US Council patches. This one shows what you might
actually do with your collection when you "finish" it!
I was given permission to print the following -- but I lost the name of
the fervent patch collector who wrote it! Please let me know, and I'd
be happy to give you credit (if you really want to own up to it!)
You know you are addicted
to patch trading when:
- your postage bill is bigger than you phone bill.
- the council blames you for being out of patches.
- you teach your email spell checker "Winema", "Ouachita", "YIGGGS" and the like.
- the postmaster asks if you are in a chain mail scam becuase of the 'funny fat envelopes' you
keep sending and receiving.
- you meet someone from out of town and try to figure out which council they live in.
- you ask the above person at the end of the evening to buy and send you patches.
- the council calls YOU to buy patches.
- you open boxes of envelopes at the store to see how well they are made.
- you are up at 4am reading/writing this.