Raleigh, N.C. — In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Girl Scouts will be participating in activities, completing service projects, and researching topics related to breast health awareness. The cause for this patch program holds a significant place for Girl Scouts as the organization’s founder, Juliette Gordon Low, passed away from breast cancer in 1927. For the patch program, Girl Scouts of all ages will research the disease, participate in healthy living challenges, talk with survivors, and take action within their community to help those with breast cancer and promote awareness.
To learn more about breast health, girls will engage in educational activities like bingo or inviting a doctor or nurse to speak to them about breast health. These activities are an engaging way to promote discussion among girls, allowing them to speak their mind and ask questions in a safe and supportive space. To further connect with the topic, girls can share what they learned with the women in their life, make crafts to display in the community to promote breast health, and interview a breast cancer survivor. After developing an understanding of the topic, girls will complete a Take Action project to benefit those with breast cancer. Examples of projects include creating mastectomy pillows to donate to a local hospital or creating chemo care kits for chemotherapy patients.
Girl Scouts from across the council will also be participating in the annual Girl Scouts for the Cure event on November 17th. At the event, girls will learn about different types of cancers, explore healthy living topics, and work together to complete a Take Action project. The activities completed at the event will help girls to earn the Think Pink! Breast Health Awareness patch.
Girl Scouts offers programs like the October Patch of the Month to encourage girls to lead a healthy lifestyle and learn to inspire others to do the same. From distributing pink ribbons to remind women to get their annual mammography to creating educational healthy living games to share with others, this patch program helps girls to develop life skills and a foundation for healthy living.
The council patch program is available on the council website and even girls who are not Girl Scouts can participate and purchase patch, all while educating themselves on the importance of healthy living.
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