Girl scouts honour Betty White with commemorative patch

  • 15 Jan - 21 Jan, 2022
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The Girl Scouts are paying tribute to the life and legacy of Betty White. As part of their Amazing Woman of the Month Series in January, the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore (GSJS) will be offering a nationwide programme to earn a commemorative patch in honour of White. The beloved actress died at the age of 99 on Dec. 31. "She is a strong role model for girls – a feminist, civil rights supporter, animal activist, brilliant actress, and overall nice human being," Heather Coburn, the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore tells PEOPLE. The Amazing Woman of the Month Series was developed in October 2021 by GSJS staffer Stacy Petti. Her hope was to introduce young girls and member adults in central New Jersey and across the country to inspiring women leaders. Each month, the series focuses on an iconic woman figure through a programme that includes self-guided activities. When completed, participants earn a customised patch in honour of the woman. So far, the group has offered patches honouring Shirley Chisholm, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The programme honouring White includes teachings about what made her so groundbreaking and will allow girls to build a pretend TV, create their own game show, advocate for animals and learn how to get along with others.