Heritage Month Activities - April, May, June

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April: 

  • The entire month of April is Celebrate Diversity Month 

  • April 2nd: World Autism Day 

  • World Autism Day is a worldwide event that takes place every year in April to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism through stories and education. You can find activities & ways to honor Autism Awareness here, as well as learn more about how Girl Scouts can support neurodivergence in their troops! 

  • April 22nd: Earth Day 

  • Earth Day is an annual celebration that honors the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources for future generations. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 in the United States and on either April 22 or the day the spring equinox occurs throughout the rest of the world. Find some awesome Earth Day activities for your Girl Scout troop here! 

  • April 22nd: Girl Scout Leaders Day 

May: 

  • The entire month of May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month 

  • Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. You can find lots of awesome ways to celebrate AAPI Month with your troop on this activity sheet! 

  • The entire month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month 

  • Mental Health Awareness Month is a time to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma around mental health that so many experience. Here is a page full of ways to share ways to talk to your Girl Scouts about mental wellness, as well as ways to practice self-care around mental health. 

June: 

  • The entire month of June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month 

  • LGBTQ+ Pride Month honors LGBTQ+ history, to celebrate the diverse cultures and identities of LGBTQ+ people, and to acknowledge the many contributions of the LGBTQ+ community has made and continues to make across our nation through a history of adversity. You can find lots of fun ways for your troop to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community here! 

  • June 19th: Juneteenth 

  • Juneteenth (short for June Ninteenth) commemorates the date on which enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, finally received the news they were free, 2 years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamantion. You can find some great ways to talk about Juneteenth with your troop here, as well as some activities & fact sheets to share!

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