Welcome to the Gift of Trees
The Gift of Trees Patch Program focuses on three key themes—international friendship, arts and culture and the environment. Girl Scouting’s Three Keys to Leadership—Discover, Connect and Take Action—are incorporated through program activities.
Discover: Girls will discover the history and significance of the gift of the Japanese cherry trees and how this gift has become the focal point of the nation’s greatest springtime celebration.
Connect: Girls will connect with others locally and globally, engaging in international friendship through cultural activities.
Take Action: Girls will take action by serving their community through various projects which focus on protecting and beautifying the environment and understanding the importance of diplomacy.
By completing the required activities found in the patch program booklet, Girl Scouts of all levels are eligible to receive the Gift of Trees participation patch. The booklet can be found online here. Hard copies of the booklet can be picked up at the GSCNC Gift Shop located at:
If you have further questions please contact Dara Cummings, Program Specialist, at 202-237-1670 or 800-523-7898 ext. 238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gift of Trees patch program is generously funded by the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. The Festival organization is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting the beauty of nature and international friendship through year-round programs, events, and educational initiatives that enhance our environment, showcase arts and culture, and build community spirit.
Listed below are a variety of ways you can purchase the patch. When contacting us, the patch is not listed in our online catalog, but can still be purchased under the name “Gift of Trees- National Cherry Blossom Festival”.
Gift of Trees Patch Cost- $1.50 plus shipping
DC Office Shop- http://www.gscnc.org/shop.html