USPTO’s Intellectual Property Patch-Earning Program for Scouts


Find more Scouting opportunities here.


Girl Scouts, get ready to be imagination and invention pioneers! Focusing on STEM from another angle, the Intellectual Property Patch, a partnership between the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), seeks to increase a maker’s knowledge of invention and work protection! Developed with the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Education Foundation, the IP Patch will show girls the tools they need to benefit from their creations and foster innovation!

Interested in learning more? Download the patch’s supplemental materials online. Available for four troop levels (Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior) to Girl Scouts all over the country, corresponding guides provide developmentally appropriate information to learners while complementing the existing Innovation Badges available through the Girl Scouts organization. Once all related requirements are fulfilled, troop leaders can order these patches ($2.25/each) directly through their local shop. To obtain your patches in the Greater Washington Region, please call (202) 274-3312 or email [email protected].

Kid and teen visitors to the USPTO website can also spend time learning about inventors and cool dates in IP history. Plus, there are great activities available online for the thinkers, tinkerers, and builders in your life!

Learn more about obtaining the IP patch here.

This Scout info is accurate and updated at the time of publishing: April 2017. Details and opportunities are always subject to change, please always call or click to confirm.


Disclaimer/Terms: This opportunity is subject to last minute cancellations and changes that might not be reflected in this DullesMoms.com post. Please, always confirm by calling/clicking.


Tags assigned to this article:
Ongoing Scout Opportunities

Related Articles

A Scouting Opportunity: The Fairfax Ballet Company Present The Nutcracker

Scouts are invited to join the Fairfax Ballet Company in late November for not only a live performance of this classic but some Scout extras, too…

Scouting Events at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

For troops looking to learn a bit about the pharmaceutical business practices of the past, and get their hands into some science…

STARS Girl Scout Programs

STARS is known for their variety of classes and events specifically designed for girls to gain and develop self-esteem, social skills, and more through education and enrichment programs…