Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines had the pleasure of hosting the council's annual Scouting for a Cure event at University Place in Chapel Hill on Saturday, October 29. With October serving as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this event is dedicated to educating Girl Scouts on breast health and breast cancer through fun, creative, and educational activities.
With approximately 400 Girl Scouts in attendance, they were able to complete a service project which consisted of making tie lap blankets to be donated to the UNC/Rex Cancer Center and the girls also decorated Survivor Folders to be given to the patients of Johnston Oncology.
With a very significant link to this cause, Girl Scouts participate in this annual event to honor the organization’s founder, Juliette Gordon Low, who passed away from breast cancer in 1927.
Scouting for the Cure is held annually in Juliette Gordon Low‘s honor and this year the girls worked towards earning the newly-updated Think Pink! council patch program by participating in those educational activities. Think Pink! is designed to promote breast health awareness among girls and young women. To learn more about the council patch program click here.