The insignia on a girl's uniform are a record of her accomplishments as a Girl Scout. Insignia is the general term for all official items that girls and adults can wear on their uniforms. Girl Scout insignia are broken into four categories:
Emblems: Girl Scouts of the USA, council, troop membership, and identification insignia. This includes such items as Girl Scout Membership pins, troop crests, and the council identification strip.
Earned Age-Level Awards: Earned by completing requirements or demonstrating understanding of a concept, as outlined in Girl Scout age-level program books. Includes Brownie Girl Scout Try-Its, Junior Girl Scout badges, Interest Project awards, leadership awards and charms.
Additional Awards: Earned through requirements determined by GSUSA or by other organizations. This iIncludes Girl Scout lifesaving and Religious Awards and the President's Award for Community Service.
Participation Patches and Pins: Supplementary insignia developed at the national or council level with a focus on participation. Some come with companion activity booklets. Includes American Flag Patch, fun patches, Issues for Girl Scouts patches, and the World Thinking Day Patch.