9 Fun Patch Ideas with Activities for the Christmas Season with Your Girls

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It is that time of year where we are so busy shopping, baking and spending time with our families and friends that sometimes planning for holiday events for our troops can be stressful, but this post is full of ideas to make that planning a little easier on you and you can just enjoy spending time with your girls.

While we all love earning badges to put on the front of our vest. It is just as much fun to participate in events, activities, and programs to earn fun patches for the back of our vest.

Today’s Fun Patch Post will cover everything for your Christmas fun needs and are all from a amazing company called Advantage Emblem and Screen Printing.

Nursing Home Caroling

Take your girls and their beautiful voices to one of your local nursing homes and brighten the day of the residents by singing some jolly holiday tunes. If you have never done caroling with your troop before or need a song book, click here for a free printable and some very helpful tips to get you started caroling with your troop. Nursing Home Caroling Patch

Holiday Party

Many of us love to put on a Christmas party for our girls, with games, activities, food and songs. If you are struggling to get all the planning done be sure to check out the 12 Days Of Christmas Party Activity Booklet that has everything you need to have a amazing holiday party with your girls. Then to celebrate that amazing holiday party get a fun patch to put on the back of each girls vest as well. Holiday Party Embroidered Fun Patch

Are you looking for some games for your party? Check out these 11 printable festive activity books that would be perfect as an ice breaker activity or fun take home item after a troop meeting!

Christmas Parade

A fun way to celebrate Christmas with your troop is to sign up for a Christmas Parade in your area. Depending on the size of your troop you could pair up with your Service unit and have one float for all the girls in your area. Have everyone bring Christmas Decorations to the loading spot a hour before parade starts and have fun decorating the float. Additionally you could have girls bring bags of candy to hand out to kids watching the parade. Now that you have been in your local Christmas Parade. Add a fun patch to your vest. Christmas Parade Embroidered Fun Patch

Bell Ringing

If your girls are interested in helping collect money to help others as a bell ringer. The funds raised in each community are dedicated to best serve the people in that community who are recovering from many kinds of personal disasters. Here is the link for the Salvation Army where you can find out how to volunteer in your area. Bell Ringing Embroidered Fun Patch 

Christmas Adopt a Family

One of the most thoughtful things you can do during the Christmas season is to a adopt a family in need. It could be someone that goes to your local church, or you can contact your local shelter to get the name and information about a family in your community. Have your girls each bring in one thing to wrap and give to that family. We have even done a gently used toy drive to help a family with kids who can’t afford to buy for their children at Christmas. The girls can go home and find one toy that is in good to great condition that they want to give to some other little girl this holiday season. Christmas Adopt a Family Embroidered Fun Patch.

Breakfast with Santa Fun Patch

I love having breakfast with Santa. Pretty much no matter where you look there is a local event with breakfast with Santa. This could be a fun activity to take your girls to just enjoy breakfast and a visit, or you could check with people having the event and see if they need some help serving or maybe the girls could do crafts to sell if the event has a craft sale as well.

Be sure to grab your patch to showcase that you got to enjoy a yummy breakfast with Mr Kringle himself! Get your Breakfast With Santa patch now!

Hanukkah Fun Patch

This is one of the cutest Hanukkah fun patches around. I wanted to share because I know many of my readers do not celebrate Christmas and celebrate Hanukkah instead so I want to make sure I have ideas for everyone. With that said I have no experience or ideas myself around this holiday so I gathered everything I could find and compiled it into one easy reference Pinterest board for you.

Order your Hanukkah patch now! What a nice reminder of your celebration!

Kwanzaa Fun Patch

Do you know what Kwanzaa is? Kwanzaa is a celebration held in the United States and in other nations of the African diaspora in the Americas and lasts a week. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.  Learn more about this holiday with this fun bingo game which comes with 30 unique cards to use with your troop.

Order your Kwanzaa patch now! What a nice reminder of your celebration!

Gingerbread Fun Patch

Now who does’t love making gingerbread houses? I know my girls always did and my son has enjoyed it the last few years as well. There are endless kits at stores you could buy which has everything you need. But since we are all crunched on money why not just go to dollar store buy graham crackers, frosting, and a pile of different candies and make one from scratch. Your girls will have a blast I promise!

Remember your yummy creation by ordering your Gingerbread house patch here!

If you love patches there are a lot more where these came from….

Go to www.advantageemblem.com to view some of the other 4800 Fun Patches and Pins from Advantage Emblem and Screen Printing. Fun Patches and Pins are in-stock and ready for same day shipping. Free standard shipping is available on all Fun Patch or Pin orders. Fun Patch designs of the same size can be mixed to achieve the best quantity discount. Order the free 2017-2018 Big Advantage Catalog. All Fun Patches in the catalog feature iron-on backing. In addition to Fun Patches, Advantage Emblem and Screen Printing specializes in custom embroidered emblems and screen printed, embroidered and laser-appliqued products.

Organize Troops Events and Fun Patches with a 25+ page Leader Planner 

This Leader Planner is from another amazing blogger named Jen her blog is called “I am StrawjenBerry” With the help of Jen I wrote a blog post explaining everything you will get in this planner. It has everything you need to plan your troop year. The planner contains your calendar, meeting planners, rosters and badge trackers in one safe place for when you need it.   Read more

Do you need more for your party? 

From one leader to another….Have a wonderful Holiday season with your Troop and Families.

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My name is Jodi Carlson, I am a mom, wife, & web designer and come with 25 years of GS experience. I am now sharing my experiences and helping other Girl leaders be great and successful and shape today’s girls to be the leaders of tomorrow. I was blessed with a Son in March of 2015 and stepped down as a full time girl leader, but missed planning and volunteering, so I decided after 25 years I have so many ideas to inspire girls and help leaders so I choose to build this blog and it has grown into a resource beyond GS, I am reaching girl leaders in many organizations.


  1. My oldest daughter (20)was a scout til right before cadets and now my youngest (11) is about to go into cadets and her troup needs a leader so I have stepped up to try to be the best leader I can.

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