If you can’t tell by the boxes of cookies floating around, it’s Girl Scout Week in North Carolina.
Scouts have historic ties to the outdoors, making our “Homegrown in North Carolina” patch program with the N.C. Coastal Pines Girl Scouts a great fit. The patch program aims to teach Girl Scouts that agriculture is North Carolina’s number one industry, generating nearly $71 billion annually for the state, and reinforce the connection between farming and the food we eat.
Girl Scouts can earn the Homegrown in North Carolina patch (pictured) by visiting farms, fairs, farmers markets and grocery stores with Got to Be NC products, roadside stands and research stations. Activities include learning about locally grown food, careers in agriculture and the livestock industry.