Working in collaboration with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scout of San Marcos, the Mermaid Society patch will be made available for all youth who want to be part of helping to inspire and expand river guardianship in San Marcos. Curriculum for the patch is being developed by a team made up of educators, troop leaders, artists and environmental stewards. This patch program will foster team and community spirit, while encouraging mindfulness about our impact on the environment around us. Mermaid Society Patch program is scheduled to launch in Summer 2017. Presentation of patches will be awarded at the Aqua Faire immediately following the Downtown Mermaid Parade on September 16th.