Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is excited to celebrate Hispanic and Latino American culture during National Hispanic Heritage Month which is recognized annually beginning September 15 through October 15.
To help kick off the month’s festivities, Girl Scouts participated in UNIVISION’s UniRumba! festival which celebrates the independence of Mexico and other Central American countries. As part of the event, local Girl Scouts participated in the flag ceremony for the event’s official ‘El Grito de la Independencia’ (formal announcement of independence) alongside Consul Cinthya Prida on Sunday, September 13, at Durham County Stadium Park.
“For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has been inclusive of all girls leading the way in encouraging diversity in our organization and across our country," said Lisa Jones, chief executive officer at Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “Participating in National Hispanic Heritage Month provides opportunities for girls to boost their awareness through cross-cultural learning opportunities and to strengthen their appreciation of differences in others.”
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