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Native American Heritage Month Celebration “I’m a Girl Scout!” Fun Patch

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts River Valleys deeply values and celebrates the diversity across our movement. This month we launch the new Native American Heritage Patch Program where we invite you and your Girl Scout to learn more about the indigenous cultures here in Minnesota and across the country.

What is Native American Heritage Month and why do we celebrate?

Throughout November, Native American Heritage Month celebrates the cultures, histories, and countless contributions that Native American communities have provided to the United States. We invite you to 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 learning while earning a fun patch!

How to Earn the Patch?

Girl Scouts can complete a specific number of themed patch activities required for their program grade level to earn the patch. The sew-on patch can then be purchased at

Attend the Anishinaeebe Bead Arts with ArtStart Event

Girl Scouts grades 9-12 are welcome to join ArtStart and Julie Kastigar Boada of the Fond du Lac people for an introduction to the art of beading. Learn how patterns and colors can reflect tribal and family affiliations as you create your own beaded work of art and earn your Textile Artist Badge. The event will be held Saturday, November 6 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Girl Scouts River Valleys Saint Paul Service Center. Please Learn more and register before attending.

Note: Adults are not required to stay on-site, and a health form will be required for Girl Scouts without an adult staying. Any adult who will remain on-site is asked to register per Covid guidelines and will not participate.