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Teaching us about our animal friends

Calling All Girl Scout Troops!

Here at the Houston SPCA we love connecting with our local community.

One way we do that is through our Girl Scout Paw Pals Patch Program – say that 5 times fast!

Part of the Girl Scouts of America’s mission is to develop a scout’s character, which happens to be a major component of humane education. Learning about and seeing an animal can help enhance the character building experience.

Whether you are a Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette or Senior, our patch program can strengthen the connection between scouts and animals. We have a variety of activities for each level of scout to be able to obtain our unique and exclusive patches.

Girl Scouts have the opportunity to tour the shelter and see our animals as part of the patch program. We normally have troops of 5 to 15 people tour the shelter with their troop leader and adult chaperones. Daisies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors can also choose to do a lesson about animal behavior and safety given by our humane education volunteers as part of the Paw Pals Patch Program. We can schedule the program during the week (M-F, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM) or on the weekend (Saturday 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM or 2:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM or 2:00 PM).

Learning about animal behavior is a key aspect of our patch program and after the scouts have earned their patches they will be able to determine how to be safe around animals they do not know and how to enhance their experience at home with the animals they do know.

You might also find a furry friend at the Houston SPCA to help with your scouting adventures!

Brownie Troop Photo

To find more information on our Girl Scout Paw Pals Patch Program you can click here:  http://www.houstonspca.org/site/PageNavigator/humane_education_girl_scout_program

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