GFS Badge Program
The badge program helps develop the whole girl through study, friendship, and service activities. These activities nurture the mind, body, and spirit. New members can enter the program at any level.
Click the tabs below for a description of each level, including the target age group.
Overview of the Special Service Badges
Service to each other and to others helps girls fulfill the GFS Motto: Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens and So Fulfill the Law of Christ (Galatians 6:2). The Special Service Badges can be earned at any time. The leader of the branch should certify that the requirements for the badges have been met.
Overview of the Blue Level
The materials in the Blue Level are targeted for kindergarteners and first graders. However, older girls will also enjoy the materials and concepts taught. Important Christian women are the inspiration for the badges at this level. There are four sessions for each badge. Hand-on activities, fun games and age-appropriate crafts with easy explanations are fun for both the girls and the leader.
Overview of the Green Level
The badges of this level are designed for 7-11 year old girls. The early life of Jesus, Christian symbolism (the fish, the cross and the candle), personal virtues (honesty and self-awareness), and the practice of prayer are taught at this level. There are 12 badges in the green level, which takes approximately 3 years to complete.
Overview of the Red Level
This level is designed for 10-14 year old girls and includes 12 badges. This level uses the examples of Ruth, Mary, and Joseph to teach lessons of love, obedience, and faith. The sacrament of Baptism, the seasons of Advent, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost, and the practice of prayer are also taught. This level takes 3-4 years to complete.
Overview of the Purple Level
This level is currently being updated. It is designed for 13-17 year old girls and will include 12 badges. Study at this level can continue through age 21. Early Anglican history, the Trinity, Christian hope, and discerning a personal Jesus are some of the topics covered at this level.
Vests can either be made or purchased from the Supply Chairman of GFS/LA. Positioning of the badges on the vest is shown here.
To make the vests, use white fabric for the vest and navy blue for the lining. Choose a comfortable weight, sturdy poly/cotton that will wear well and resist wrinkles. The patterns for the vest come in nine sizes, listed below. To print the patterns, first download and save to a Flash Drive, Memory Stick or CD, then take the appropriate files to your local copy store and ask them to print out the patterns on large paper. Save these patterns for future use.
- Girls Small
- Girls Medium
- Girls Large
- Teens and Misses Small
- Teens and Misses Medium
- Teens and Misses Large
- Teens and Misses XL
- Women’s XXL
- Women’s XXXL
Instructions for sewing the vest are available to print here: Vest Sewing Instructions.
Refer to the Size Chart when ordering.