Girl Scout Troop Crest
The troop crest is chosen by a Girl Scout troop. The crests are worn by Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Center the troop crest directly under the council identification strip. Throughout its history, Girl Scouts has assigned no specific meaning to troop crests. The items used in troop crests, such as flowers and other natural elements, often have various meanings that have come to be associated with them by cultures around the world. Some of these elements carry multiple meanings, and sometimes their symbolism has changed and evolved through the ages. Some of these meanings are offered in the description of each crest, which may be of interest to girls and their adult volunteers.
Arrow - The arrow stands for moving forward--this symbol shows a wish to change the world.
Bee - Bees symbolize hard work and industry. The bee can show that girls want to inspire others through their words and deeds.
Bluebird - Bluebirds, known for their bright color and cheerful song stand for happiness and good fortune.
Carnation - The carnation - one of the first two troop crests - stands for health and energy.
Crane - The graceful crane stands for strength, gracefulness and energy.
Eagle - The eagle's sharp eyes help it see important details--this symbol stands for focus and hard work.
Lei - The Hawaiian lei is a symbol of friendship, love and peace.
Lightning - A bolt of lightning stands for inspiration and creative power.
Nautilus Shell - The nautilus shell keeps growing and changing throughout its life-just like a Girl Scout.
Pansy - The cheerful pansy stands for loving thoughts and special friendships.
Shooting Star - Shooting stars are rare, unexpected, and beautiful. This symbol shows that girls are special and ready to light up the world.
Sun - The sun represents warmth and life -- This symbol helps to spread good cheer.
Trumpet - A trumpet says "ready to march" -- this symbol shows that girls are prepared to take action and make the world a better place.
Unicorn - The mythical, beautiful unicorn is a symbol of courage.
Waterfall - The waterfall shows that girls want to stay true to themselves--even though the world is always changing.
White Rose - The white rose one of the first two troop crests--stands for new beginnings.
Girl Scout badges, awards, and other insignia that are earned for the accomplishment of skill building activities or any set requirements should be presented, worn, or displayed only after Girl Scouts have completed the requirements outlined in the appropriate program materials.