Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, died from breast cancer at a time when the words "breast" and "cancer" were not spoken in "polite company." Now, the newest generation of the organization she founded can become more and more involved in raising awareness to help girls and women cope with its impact on their families and on their own health as well. Many daughters can now count among their childhood memories the experience of having a mother or another family member suffer with breast cancer. And, like so many other serious illnesses, breast cancer affects not only the patient, but the patient's family as well. Girl Scouts are no exception.
A Patch Program was designed a few years ago by a sister council to promote breast health and cancer prevention. GSGMS is making this program available for the Girl Scouts in our council as well. Girls will learn about the importance of breast health by participating in games, crafts, research and other activities. All age levels are invited to participate in this program. Patches may be purchased in any of the Council Shops.