Girls Scouts of Black Diamond Council Create a New Patch Program

West Virginia American Water was proud to announce its partnership with the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council to create the “We Keep Water Flowing” patch program.

A patch program is a series of activities designed for Girl Scouts to learn about a particular subject and, once complete, participants earn a patch to display on their uniforms. The two organizations collaborated to develop this new patch program focused on protecting drinking water sources.

“We’re excited to roll out this new initiative for Girl Scouts across West Virginia,” said Erica Pauken, source water protection program manager for West Virginia American Water. “This program will inspire these future leaders to learn more about drinking water sources in their community, strive to protect them and explore careers in the water industry.”

This is the first Girl Scout patch dedicated to source water protection in West Virginia. To earn the patch, Girl Scouts must complete a series of research and activities. All activities are education and age appropriate. Girls in grades K-12, who are enrolled in a Girl Scout program, are eligible to participate.

“Girl Scouts are invested in their communities, and this new patch program is a wonderful way for young girls to learn about the environment and sustainability,” said Beth Casey, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council. “We know they are going to change the world, and they can start right in their own back yards.” 

The program kicked off virtually on the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond’s website on Saturday, October 31. To learn more about the “We Keep Water Flowing” patch program, visit.