I was looking for some help on patch questions for my daughter's Brownie vest and found this place. Didn't answer the question yet, but I'm sure it will. I was told I could just buy them at the GS store and put them on. But, someone told me they had to be earned first so a bit confused. She earned her Dad and Me, Mom & Me and My Pets and Me ones that's for sure That and wondering if there are special places for some. Like the Ribbon one that has a resemblance of our flag. I'm sure I wont be able to participate like others. I was a scout as a boy, but that was a long time ago.