Girl Scouts is all about trying different things and seeking out new experiences, and one of the best ways to do so is through our council patch programs! Our patch programs explore a variety of topics from sea turtles to North Carolina American Indians. Girls must discover by learning more about each topic, connect by choosing something about it that they would like to focus on to share with others, and take action by completing a related service project.
For each month during the 2019-20 membership year, we will be focusing on a different patch program with our Patch of the Month! 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: Hurricane Awareness
You can never be too prepared, Girl Scouts! That’s why September’s patch program is focused on hurricane awareness and how Girl Scouts can increase their knowledge and support in the event of a hurricane or tropical storm. This program is for all Girl Scout grade levels.
October: Think Pink! Breast Health Awareness
The Think Pink! patch program carries special meaning to our organization as it honors our founder, Juliette Gordon Low who died of breast cancer. Girls of all ages will learn about the importance of breast health and healthy living by participating in activities and projects.
November: NC American Indians
We’re honoring the history of North Carolina American Indians with November’s patch program, Girl Scouts! Join us in fun activities that girls of all ages can participate in and learn more about our modern and historical American Indians just in time for Thanksgiving!
December: Commitment to Caring
Commitment to Caring focuses on establishing positive relationships with residents of nursing homes! Girl Scouts of all grade levels can join in and work with their troop to bring smiles to the community.
January: My NC Story
For this patch program, developed in partnership with the North Carolina Museum of History, Girl Scout Brownies through Ambassadors will dig into their own history through stories of family, community, and North Carolina as a whole.
February: Black History Month
February is Black History Month! During this month’s patch program Girl Scouts of all ages can learn more about African-American history and culture! Fun Fact: the first African-American Girl Scout troop was Troop #1917!
March: GS Birthday Week
March 12th will be our 108th birthday, and this patch program will have plenty of activities to help celebrate the world’s largest organization for girls. Check our website closer to March for updated spirit week events!
April: Make Every Step Count Grades K-5 or 6-12
Start making healthier choices today that you can follow for a lifetime, Girl Scout! The program includes activities that educate Girl Scouts on physical fitness, nutrition, and overall wellness.
May: Discover Hispanic Heritage
Explore Hispanic heritage with May’s’s patch program where Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and ages develop an understanding and appreciation of the culture of Hispanic/Latin Americans.
June: Sea Turtles
We’ve hatched a plan to learn all about sea turtles with June’s patch program! Girls will learn about the habitats and homes of turtles and the ways to help protect local sea turtles! This patch program is available to Girl Scout Daisies through Juniors.
July: Not a Bummer Summer Challenge
The Not a Bummer Summer Challenge will give Girl Scouts of all ages the opportunity to experiences all sorts of summer fun by discovering, connecting, and taking action!
August: North Carolina Coast
This patch program was created for Girl Scouts to explore our coastal counties. Troops will learn about coastal climate, culture, attractions, and animals through this program.
EDIT: This blog post was updated on 4/15 to reflect changes made due to COVID-19. The Camping Adventures patch program was moved to September of 2020.
Patch programs allow girls to discover, connect, and take action with an exciting new topic that interests them. Learn more about each Patch of the Month and our other patch programs on our website!