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Household Skills Patch Program®

Product Number: MF-4954G-5-1

Girl Scout Adulting PatchesThis is one of the patches in our Adulting Patch Program® group. Print the requirements below and download the worksheets from your order confirmation. They will not be mailed with your patches.

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2″ Embroidered Iron-On Patch.

MakingFriends Patch Program®

This 2″ iron-on embroidered patch is part of our patch program®.

Girl Scout Adulting Patch Program® - Household SkillsOur Household Skills patch program® equips Girl Scouts with essential skills and knowledge related to maintaining a household. Through engaging activities, girls will learn practical skills that contribute to their independence, responsibility, and well-being.

Suggestions for how younger girls can earn the Household Skills Patch.

  • Download the “What Should You Do” worksheet provided with your order confirmation. Each scenario represents a situation you may find yourself in. How you handle yourself will represent your level of maturity. Circle the letter that best represents an adult behavior. There many be more than one right answer. Discuss why you chose your answer.
  • Girl Scout Adulting Patch Program - Household Skills WorksheetCleaning and Organization (complete 1)
    – Learn what needs to be cleaned in different areas of a household, such as the kitchen, bathroom, living room, and bedroom. Demonstrate cleaning off one room.
    – Learn effective organization techniques for maintaining a clutter-free and tidy living space.
    – Develop a personalized cleaning schedule or checklist for regular household maintenance.
  • Basic Cooking and Nutrition (complete 1)
    – Prepare a simple, nutritious meal or snack from scratch under adult supervision.
    – Learn about the importance of balanced nutrition and how to make healthy food choices.
    – Explore cooking techniques, such as chopping, slicing, sautéing, and baking.
  • Laundry and Clothing Care
    – Learn how to sort, wash, dry and fold clothing items properly.
  • Outdoor Maintenance (complete 1)
    – Participate in planting and caring for a garden bed.
    – Demonstrate proper usage and care of common outdoor maintenance tools such as rakes, shovels, pruners, and hoses.
    – Clean an outdoor surface such as a deck, patio, or walkway.

Suggestions for how older girls can earn the Household Skills Patch.

  • Girl Scout Adulting Patch Program - Household Skills WorksheetDownload the “What Should You Do” worksheet provided with your order confirmation. Each scenario represents a situation you may find yourself in. How you handle yourself will represent your level of maturity. Circle the letter that best represents an adult behavior. There many be more than one right answer. Discuss why you chose your answer.
  • Cleaning and Organization (complete 1)
    – Demonstrate proficiency in cleaning different areas of a household, such as the kitchen, bathroom, living room, and bedroom.
    – Learn effective organization techniques for maintaining a clutter-free and tidy living space.
    – Develop a personalized cleaning schedule or checklist for regular household maintenance.
  • Basic Cooking and Nutrition (complete 1)
    – Prepare a simple, nutritious meal from scratch.
    – Explore cooking techniques, such as chopping, slicing, sautéing, and baking.
  • Laundry and Clothing Care (complete 1)
    – Demonstrate how to sort, wash, dry, fold, and iron clothing items properly.
    – Understand fabric care labels and how they influence laundering decisions.
    – Discuss the significance of proper clothing care in extending the lifespan of garments.
  • Tool Mastery
    Identify and learn how to safely use at least five common household tools used for repairs. Examples include a hammer, screwdriver, pliers, wrench, and tape measure. Demonstrate proficiency in handling each tool.
  • Outdoor Household Skills (complete 1)
    – Demonstrate the ability to mow a lawn safely and effectively.
    – Identify common weeds and methods for controlling them.
    – Participate in planting and caring for a garden bed.
    – Identify common garden pests and eco-friendly methods for pest control.
  • Maintenance Matters
    Create a checklist of routine maintenance tasks for different areas of the home, such as plumbing, electrical, and general upkeep. Discuss the importance of regular maintenance in preventing larger issue.
  • Fix It Challenge (complete 1)
    – Repairing a leaky faucet
    – Patching a small hole in drywall
    – Replacing a damaged electrical outlet cover
    – Tightening loose screws on furniture
    – Unclog a sink or toiletor
    Home Improvement Project
    Plan and execute a small home improvement project with the help of family members or volunteers. This could involve painting a room, installing shelving, or building a small piece of furniture.

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Weight .02 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

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