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Shelter Helper Patch Program®

Product Number: MF-4482A

This adorable patch from MakingFriends®.com is a great reminder of the service project your girls did with the local animal shelter. The free suggested requirements will help your troop decide how they’d like to help.

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MakingFriend Patch Program®Shelter Helper Girl Scout Fun PatchThis 2″ iron-on embroidered patch is part of the patch program®® from MakingFriends®.com.

Michele Lago, a program manager in The ASPCA Shelter Outreach department, helped us put together this patch program®. Make sure to check first with your local shelter as they often  have specific lists and items that are used. Shelters often get cluttered with donated items that are not needed.

Suggestions for how scouts of all levels can earn the Shelter Helper Patch:

Organize a supply drive:
Call a local animal shelter to find out what they need. Organize a drive to collect the needed items. Consider making it a community event and get your friends and neighbors involved.

Items that are often needed at shelters:

  • KMR Kitten Milk Replacer (Available at all pet stores)
  • Pet food
  • Towels and Blankets
  • Leashes and Collars
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Plastic Bags
  • Litter Boxes
  • Cat Litter
  • Heating Pads
  • Meat-Based Baby Food
  • Shampoo and Brushes
  • Bleach
  • Dish Soap
  • Sponges
  • Paper Towels
  • Animal Beds
  • Cat Scratchers
  • Food Bowls
  • Carriers
  • Toys
  • Newspapers
  • Hand Soap
  • Office Supplies

Make items to donate:
Call a local animal shelter to find out what they need. Organize a drive to collect needed materials. Consider a “making” event and invite other scouts to join you.

Things you can make to donate:


Ramstein Troop 443 made pet toys for both the Homberg Tierheim and Paws Abroad as one part of the Bronze Award*. They also earned a Shelter Helper patch. Read the full blog here.




Girls Scouts Making Donation to a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

Earn a shelter helper patch by helping wildlife! Troop 130 bringing donation to Hoo Haven, wildlife animal rehabilitation center. They also collected and donated food to the center, then stayed and Volunteers, cleaning areas, fed animals, did chores and anything asked to help the facility.


*MakingFriends®.com is not affiliated with, endorsed by or a licensee of Girl Scouts of the USA.

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Weight .02 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

8 reviews for "Shelter Helper Patch Program®"

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


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  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Cute and fast!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    These just get cuter & cuter, plus hold up to machine washing!

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  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    Bought 4 for a Gs troop shelter drive. Super cute and prompt service!

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