Girl Scout SUN Patch Program
Help your local Girl Scouts earn their SUN Patch!
Solar United Neighbors has developed the SUN Patch Program that can be implemented by any girl scout troop across the United States! While earning the SUN patch, Scouts of all ages can learn about how solar works, discover solar energy at work around them and become solar ambassadors to help grow solar in their communities.
How it works
- Download and review our patch program cirriculum.
- Get in touch with a local troop leader, and see if they would be interested in having their scouts earn the SUN Patch.
- Work with the troop leader to complete the curriculum with the scouts.
- Report back to us at [email protected] and we will send you the patches!
- If you have any questions, reach out to us at [email protected]
Quotes from troop leaders and partners about the SUN patch program:
We had one of our parents, who has solar panels on her house come in and talk to us, we went on a neighborhood scavenger hunt, and made solar s’mores. The girls were quite excited to find out more about solar power. They learned that solar was more prevalent in our neighborhood than we had realized. Amanda Dein, leader of Troop 517, American Fork, UT
Thanks, Solar United Neighbors, for sharing this fun patch program and having it so well organized, interesting, age appropriate and adaptable, and relevant to what Girl Scouts is all about!” Brenda, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Council
Shoreline Solar Project was pleased to partner with Solar United Neighbors and Girl Scouts of Western Washington to offer girl scouts the opportunity to earn their SUN Patch at the 2018 NW SolarFest. Scouts visited 5 stations to learn about solar installations in the community, talk with homeowners who have solar on their roofs, speak with a women owned company about jobs in solar, discover how to cook with the sun and how solar heating works. One of the highlights of the festival was the sound of the cowbell when each scout was awarded their patch with the proclamation, “Julie Smith has completed the requirements of the Solar United Neighbors and she is now awarded the SUN Patch.” The crowd broke into applause each time the cowbell rang. 25 scouts earned their SUN Patches at this event! Maryn Wynne, President/NW SolarFest Coordinator at Shoreline Solar Project