Native American Heritage: Pacific Northwest Edition
Self-Led Patch Program for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors:
There are 29 federally recognized Native American Tribes/Nations and five non-federally recognized within the regional boundaries of Girl Scouts of Western Washington and many more throughout British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. This self-led patch program for elementary school Girl Scouts provides a glimpse into the heritage of the original dwellers of our land.
Self-Led Patch Program for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors:
Cadette, Senior, and Ambassadors, as change agents you are charged with understanding the past, experiencing the present, and making the world a better place for all in the future. Social Justice issues have been in the forefront of the media-Black Lives Matter, #Me Too, and more. Social Justice for Indigenous Peoples in the Pacific Northwest, the US, and the world remains in the background. With this self-led patch program, you will get a glimpse into the history and culture of Native American Tribes/Nations of the Pacific Northwest but also many of the Social Justice issues facing our Indigenous neighbors.
Throughout this program you will find things to read, listen to, video links to watch, hands-on activities, and discussions to have as you proceed.
This patch program can be done with your family or troop—in person (when COVID-19 guidelines allow) or on the virtual platform of your choice.
To receive the program ebooklet, register on our events list. The patch is available in our retail stores.