Girl Scouts Heart of Central California has designed the first-ever Girl Scout patch in honor of Dolores Huerta, a former Girl Scout. Girls in Stanislaus and surrounding counties will be the first to have the opportunity this fall to earn the patch.
Huerta is the co-founder of the United Farm Workers, the first successful union of agricultural workers in the history of the United States. She was the first Latina inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame and received the Eleanor D. Roosevelt Human Rights Award from President Clinton. Huerta was a Girl Scout from the age of 8 until she was 18.
The Dolores Huerta Interest Project Patch is a partnership between Girl Scouts Heart of Central California and the Dolores Huerta Foundation. The project is designed so that girls in middle and high school can learn from the work and legacy of Huerta while making the world a better place.
The Dolores Huerta Interest Project focuses on developing girl's leadership skills. Activities are designed so teenage girls can:
Discover the challenges facing farmworkers, women, and immigrants.
Connect with others to increase community awareness of these challenges.
Take action to help.
Girls do not have to be Girl Scouts already to participate. To earn the Interest Project Patch, girls ages 11-17 can register for an annual membership fee of $10. Financial assistance is available. Adults can help as advisers to girls.
Contact Debbie Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 522-9001, ext. 113, for more information.