On Saturday, October 28 Girl Scouts attended a council-sponsored event, Scouting for the Cure at University of Chapel Hill’s Carolina Union. Scouting for the Cure is an annual event dedicated to girls learning about the importance of healthy living and breast cancer awareness. The event serves girls Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (girls K-12) and educated them on topics relating to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Throughout the course of the event, girls participated in grade level specialized activities including learning about different types of cancers and exploring healthy living topics, while adults in attendance were able to attend adult workshops to educate themselves on breast health. Both Girl Scouts and adults also completed a service project benefitting cancer survivors.
The cause for this council-sponsored event holds a significant place for Girl Scouts as the organization’s founder, Juliette Gordon Low, passed away from breast cancer in 1927. Scouting for the Cure is held annually in her honor.
Girls also had the opportunity to work towards earning the newly-updated Think Pink! Patch program at the event. Think Pink! Is designed to promote breast health awareness among girls and young women. Participants in the program learn about the importance of breast health by participating in activities, completing service projects, and research topics related to breast health awareness.
Girl Scouts believes in the power of every girl and prepares them to take on new challenges while making a difference in the world. To learn more about Girl Scouts, visit our website at www.nccoastalpines.org.