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Multicultural Community Celebrations

Celebrate the cultural richness of the diverse communities that make up the United States.

We’re stronger together. By acknowledging the diversity, heritage, and contributions of our multicultural communities, Girl Scouts can find new ways to make the world a better place for everyone.

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Now, Girl Scouts of all levels, your friends, and your leaders have plenty of activities to choose from to earn each segment of this fun patch. Whether they choose to do one or all of them, you’ll discover interesting new things about your neighbors—and yourself.

February 1 - March 1 : Black History Month
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Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements and contributions of the African American and Black communities—a time (though not the only time!) for emphasizing the central role of this varied community throughout U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans.

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September 15–October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month
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The United States is home to about 60 million Latino and Hispanic people. That's a lot of culture (and people) to celebrate! You can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with your family and friends by recognizing all the histories, cultures, and contributions that Hispanic and Latino people have made. Take this opportunity to learn more about the 21 Spanish-speaking countries and territories’ cultures honored during these four weeks. And with plenty of activities to choose from, the discovery and fun are endless. Get the Hispanic Heritage Month Patch!

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 Fun Patch Activities (PDF) 
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November 1– 30: Native American Heritage Month
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The United States has 574 federally recognized Indian Nations (variously called tribes, nations, bands, pueblos, communities, and native villages).

You can celebrate Native American Heritage Month by recognizing with your family and friends the histories, cultures, and contributions of the Native American communities that were the first inhabitants in the United States. Take this opportunity to learn more about the cultures of the Indian Nations in your state and across the country. We’ve got plenty of activities to choose from, so you can make new discoveries and have tons of fun while earning your patch!

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Fun Patch Activities (PDF)
Actividades en Español (PDF)

May 1 - May 31: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


May is used as a time by those of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage to amplify their voices andconcerns, as well as to share their cultural pride. A rather broad term, Asian and Pacific Islander traditionally refers to those who have origins in the East, Southeast, and/or the Indian subcontinent of Asia, as well as the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.

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 Fun Patch Activities (PDF)

Coming Soon:

June 2022: LGBTQ+ Pride Month