Our council patch programs allow girls to try different things and seek out new experiences! They explore a variety of topics from women’s suffrage to staying healthy through dance. 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 2020-21 membership year, we will be focusing on a different patch program with our Patch of the Month! Each patch program packet is located on our Council Patch Program page and 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: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
We’re kicking off September by introducing the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Patch program. With patches geared towards Daises and Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors and Ambassadors the program helps girls of all ages develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for diversity.
October brings Girl Scouts in our council the opportunity to earn, not one, but two patches of the month! 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The Explore Women’s Suffrage patch program is designed to help girls of all ages celebrate the anniversary of the right to vote while acknowledging the limitations of the amendment, specifically involving women of color. This once in a lifetime patch is also being offered completely online!
The second patch of the month for October is Think Pink! This 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: Girl Scouts Give
For this patch program, developed in partnership with the council’s Fund Development Team, girls will learn all about philanthropy! Girl Scouts of all ages will learn how they can make the work a better place through the donation of their time, talents, or treasure.
December: Talk It Out
Designed in a collaborative effort with TalkItOutNC, the Talk It Out patch program helps Girl Scout Juniors to Ambassadors and their families begin having important conversations about underage drinking and how they can keep themselves and their friends safe.
January: Make Every Dance Step Count
The Make Every Dance Step Count patch program allows girls and their troops to explore the world of dance. From learning about different cultures to staying flexible this patch has something for every girl!
If you though October was fully loaded with it’s two patches of the month, look out for February. The first of THREE patches of the month is the Black History Month patch program. This program celebrated Troop #1917, the first African-American Girl Scout troop while teaching girls about the African-American history, culture, and their notable contributions.
Second, we have the Different Shoe Day patch program. As a great patch to work on for World Think Day (February 22nd), this program has girls complete activities that celebrate diversity and while exploring new customs and ideas.
Last but not least, did you know February is Dental Health Month? This year we will be teaming up with Delta Dental for a fun new patch program called Smile Squad! More details to come, but get ready to use your creativity and Girl Scout skills to learn how your mouth links to your
overall health and well-being.
March: Girl Scout Birthday Week
March 12th will be our 109th birthday, and this patch program will have plenty of activities to help celebrate the first Girl Scouts who blazed trails and redefined what was possible for themselves and for girls everywhere. Check our website closer to March for updated spirit week events!
April: Amphibians and Reptiles
Another two for one month, April begins with the Amphibians and Reptiles patch program. This patch program helps Girl Scouts of all ages learn about different types of amphibians and reptiles and challenges them to take action to protect them through environmental conservation.
May: Camping Adventures *Subject to change based on the progression of COVID-19
Prepare for summer by taking part in the Camping Adventure patch program. This program is designed to allow Girl Scout troops the opportunity to explore all four of the council’s camp properties through overnight trips!
The Not A Bummer Summer Challenge patch program is a great way for girls of all ages to expand their Girl Scout experience through summer fun!
July: American Patriotism
Girl Scout Brownies to Ambassadors can participate in the American Patriotism patch program and learn all about the history of the flag, our country, and all the reasons we have to be proud of it!
August: Sea Turtles
August is sure to go swimmingly for Girl Scout Daises through Juniors with the Sea Turtles patch program! Girls will learn about the habitats and homes of turtles and the ways to help protect local sea turtles.
Start making healthier choices today that you can follow for a lifetime, with the Make Every Step Count patch program! The program includes activities that educate Girl Scouts on physical fitness, nutrition, and overall wellness.
Learn more about our Council Patch Program on our website, click here to complete the evaluation and/or submit a program patch order.