All Badge Levels
GFS Badge Program
The badge program helps to develop the whole girl through study, friendship, and service activities which nurture the mind, body and spirit. A new member can enter the program at any level. The branch leader should help them determine the appropriate level at which they should begin.
Click the tabs below for a description of the different badge levels.
Overview of the Blue Level
Important Christian women are the inspiration for the badges at this level. There are four lessons for each badge. Hands on activities, fun games and age-appropriate crafts with easy explanations are fun and for both the girls and the leader. Girls should be in this level during their kindergarten and first grade years.
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 currently being updated. It 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 for each girl or purchased from the Supply Chairman of GFS/LA. Custom sizes can be arranged.
To make the vests, use white fabric for the vest and navy blue for the lining. Choose a comfortable weight, sturdy cotton that will wear well and resist wrinkles. The patterns for the vest come in three sizes: Small (girl size 8-10), Medium (girl size 14), and Large (women’s small). To print up the patterns, download and save to a Thumb 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.
Instructions for sewing the vest are available to print here: Vest Sewing Instructions.