Who is getting excited for the upcoming Girl Scout Program year?! We know that we are, and we can’t wait to see how much our Girl Scouts learn, grow, and thrive! Each month, we will be highlighting a different patch program as our Patch of the Month. Participating in the Patch of the Month is an awesome way to learn new things, visit new places, and create memories with fellow Girl Scouts.
For each patch program, girls must Discover, Connect, and Take Action. Each patch program packet on the website has the requirements, activity instructions, and resources needed to earn the patch.
Learn more about the highlighted patches and how you can get started below!
September— Discovering Hispanic HeritageSeptember is National Hispanic Heritage Month. This patch program is designed to help Girl Scouts of all cultures develop an understanding and appreciation of the culture of Hispanic/Latin Americans through Discover, Connect and Take Action.
October— Think Pink!
The Think Pink! patch program carries special meaning to our organization as it honors our founder, Juliette Gordon Low who died of breast cancer. Think Pink! includes engaging activities that educate Girl Scouts on breast cancer and overall wellness. The program encourages troops to learn more about Daisy and her battle with breast cancer and spread awareness of the disease throughout the community.
November— Amphibians and Reptiles
Before the weather gets too chilly, get outside and learn about reptiles and amphibians through this patch program. The activities will educate Girl Scouts on amphibians and reptiles native to North Carolina. Troops will also have the opportunity to bring awareness to the protection of these creatures through different service projects.
December— Talk it Out
The Talk It Out patch program gives troops, parents, and leaders the tools to talk about underage drinking. The program consists of activities that get girls thinking about the consequences of underage drinking. The program targets older Girl Scouts and their families.
January— Circle of FriendsGirl Scouts has been an inclusive organization from the beginning. Through the Circle of Friends Patch Program , girls will learn more about disability awareness, as well as how to build a “circle of friends” around a girl or adult with a disability. The Girls will have the option of purchasing two different patches after completing the requirements.
February— Black History Month
This patch program is in recognition of Black History Month. Girl Scouts of all ages, can learn more about African-American history and culture. Troops will take time to learn about notable African Americans and enjoy an NC African-American experience such as the Stagville Historic Site or International Civil Rights Center and Museum
March— Girl Scout Birthday
Girl Scout Week 2019 will be celebrated March 10 through March 16. This patch program gives ideas to help celebrate the world’s largest organization for girls. Your troop will take part in traditions, service projects, and much more throughout the patch program. There is an activity for every Girl Scout in the Girl Scout Birthday Week patch program.
April— Make Every Dance Step Count
It is time to get dancing in honor of International Dance Day on April 29. Your troop will learn multiple styles of dance through this patch program. They also will learn some history and key players for each style of dance they study. Make Every Dance Step Count is a program that is fun for all ages.
May— Make Every Step Count
In the Make Every Step Count patch program Girl Scouts will learn about eating right, exercising, and overall wellness. The Make Every Step Count patch program is divided into two programs, ones for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors and the other for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Each packet contains activities specific to the age range. Ready to get stepping?
June— Sea Turtles
While on vacation at the coast, take a moment to learn a little about some of our friends of the sea. The Sea Turtle patch program was created to educate Girl Scouts on sea turtles and inspire them to take action to protect local sea turtles.
July— American Patriotism
In preparation for the July 4th holiday, participate in the American Patriotism Patch Program. Girls will learn more about our national flag, our country’s freedom, and why we should be proud to be Americans.
August— Women’s History Patch
Dive into women’s history with this new GSNCCP patch program! Girls will learn about women in history through activities and challenges in this patch program. The program will be released online in the summer of 2019!
Patch of the Month patches can be earned and purchased year-round. Read about all of our patch programs here and if you have any questions, feel free to send them our way: firstname.lastname@example.org.