Suffolk County Girl Scouts to Earn New Suffolk Sheriff's Patch

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First-Ever Law Enforcement Patch to be Unveiled at Open House

YAPHANK, NY-- Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco will be joined by more than fifty Suffolk County Girl Scouts at an unveiling ceremony for the new Suffolk County Sheriff’s Girl Scout Patch at the Open House and Family Day on Sunday, September 17th at the Yaphank Jail.  The unveiling ceremony will take place at 12:00 p.m. as part of the New York State Sheriff’s Week celebration. 

Girl Scouts who visit the Sheriff’s Open House and Family Day event will be given a special card that will guide them through various exhibits at the event designed to teach them about the many facets of the Sheriff’s Office.  After they engage with staff and learn about the Sheriff’s Office, attendees will be among the first participants to earn the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Girl Scout Patch.  Suffolk County Girl Scouts that can’t attend will have other opportunities to earn the Patch through the scouting organization. 

“We are delighted to partner with the Suffolk County Sheriff as we introduce the all-new Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office’s Patch program,” said Yvonne Grant, President & CEO for Girl Scouts of Suffolk County. “The patch program is a wonderful way for girls to learn how law enforcement officials work to keep our communities safe.”

The event is geared toward people of all ages, and will feature jail tours (ages 12 and over), exhibits, Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team demonstrations, a Troop Carrier Truck ride, Project Lifesaver demonstrations, Operation Safe Child ID Cards, Senior ID Cards, drunk buggy obstacle course, an aquatic robot, snacks, giveaways, games and much more. 

When: Sunday, September 17th from 10 am – 3 pm.  Rain or Shine.

Where: The parking lot of the Yaphank Correctional Facility located at 200 Glover Drive in Yaphank. 

Directions: The entrance to the Suffolk County Correctional Facility is off Yaphank Avenue in Yaphank.  Take Glover Drive directly to the Yaphank Jail. 

Pictured is the Sheriff's Shield at Girl Scouts of Suffolk County logo.