Autism Awareness PatchQuick View
Just like each person is unique, each person with autism is also unique. Help your troop to understand that those with autism might communicate in different ways. They have special gifts and talents just like each of the members of their troop. Remind them that kids with autism like birthdays, playing and having friends. Someone with autism might need extra compassion and more people to take the time be their friend. Reach out to your local Autism Society chapter to see if you can arrange for a guest speaker, video or literature to help your troop learn more. The Autism Awareness patch from MakingFriends®.com makes a great addition to any scout uniform and might even give your scouts an opening to share what they’ve learned with others.
Ornament Patch–BallsQuick View
Brighten up your troop’s holiday with a fun craft project and this great patch from MakingFriends®.com. Your scouts can create hand made ornaments for their families and for service! Host an ornament making event with your local seniors, veterans, hospital or other charity or make them ahead of time and bring along when they go visit. Of course this also just makes for a fun activity during your troop or service unit holiday celebration. Hand made ornaments also make a great fundraiser.
Adopt a Grandparent PatchQuick View
Your girls can go beyond a visit to a nursing home, assisted living or veteran’s facility. Help them get more involved by adopting a grandparent. Schedule regular troop visits or write letters so the girls can connect. Plan a few activities. Perhaps a movie or game night will be fun for all. A patch reminds them that they made a connection!