Today’s girls are interested in getting out of the norm and discovering their interests and passions. This month Girl Scouts will celebrate our country’s independence by working towards their American Patriotism patch and will be taken back into the past to learn and experience all of the hard work people had to do for our country’s freedom.
Girl Scouts Daises, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (girls grade K-12) across the North Carolina Coastal Pines’ council will learn more about our nation, national flag, our country’s freedom, and more as part of the council patch-earning curriculum. A part of the council patch-earning curriculum includes completing at least ten activities that encourage girls to learn more about our country’s history.
The Council Patch Program is designed for Girl Scouts to earn patches by exploring a wide variety of topics. Each patch requires Girl Scouts complete activities in the categories of Discover, Connect, and Take Action, which are the three keys to leadership central to all Girl Scout experiences. Some of the requirements for earning the American Patriotism patch could include reading at least one document that has made our freedom possible to find out what our forefathers did to ensure freedom, interview and discuss patriotism with five adults, visit a historical place in the United States where document of freedom have been signed, send cards or letter to service people serving outside our country, hold a flag ceremony as troop, and more. Girls that complete all of the steps will earn their American Patriotism patch.
“Our Council Patch Program allows us to build upon girls’ interest and passions and provide them unique leadership experiences that will help prepare them for their future careers and interests,” said Meridith Orr, program executive for Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “With our American Patriotism patch, girls can pursue passions and discover interests within our nation’s history, understand the importance of our country’s freedom, and so much more.”
Through these types of programs, girls are given the opportunity to learn leadership development, growth mindset development, and other socially desirable skills in a flexible, informal environment that supports girl-driven exploration and experimentation.
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines offers girls once-in-a-lifetime experiences all while having fun in a safe, girl-only, and girl-led environment. Girl Scouts is open to all girls in K-12. To learn more or join a local troop, visit www.nccoastalpines.org or call 800-284-4475.