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Threatened Species Delegate Pin

Product Number: YS-1500M

Animal Advocate Service Patch Program1″ enamel honey bee pin with secure clutch back.

 

These pins can be given as awards in our Animal Welfare Service Program or as gifts to program sponsors.

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See the suggested requirements for earning this patch.

Animal Welfare Service ProgramAbout our Animal Welfare Service Program

Who can earn these patches and pins?
Anyone who is concerned with the welfare of animals. This program is designed to be flexible for anyone and any group including Girl Scouts*, Boy Scouts, youth groups, families and individuals. Patches can be earned with multi-levels and are based on ability and time invested – not necessarily the age of the achiever. You can progress through the levels — Friend, Volunteer, Advocate — earning one patch per year or choose to do them in a series culminating in a larger service project. Those who choose to do so can complete all five areas of interest — Birds, Pets, Habitats, Sea Life, Endangered — and earn the Animal Welfare Service Patch. More experienced achievers can earn the Delegate pins.

Honey Bee PinThis Threatened Species Delegate Pin is part of our “Delegate” level. This level of our program provides an opportunity for achievers to organize service projects for others to participate in.  It is a natural progression from our “Advocate” level, for troops of older teen scouts and teen youth groups. Individual teens with a mentor and adults can also earn this pin. This is also an excellent opportunity for families to work together to serve the community.

Can this pin be earned other ways?
Yes. Based on your geographic area and the ability of the achiever, other requirements may be more suitable. Use your own judgement for what is best for your group.

How much time does it take to earn this pin?
Generally, our Threatened Species Delegate Pin can be earned in 15 to 25 hours but consider making a regular commitment to advocate for threatened species.

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Earning the Threatened Species Delegate Pin

Completing one of the advocate level patch programs below is a suggested prerequisite for earning your delegate pin. Your advocate experience will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to successfully manage your endangered species action project. You can also opt to complete the requirements with your participation during the administration of your project.

Endangered Animal Scout Patch  Sea Life Advocate Scout Patch Bird Advocate Scout Patch Animal Habitat Advocate Scout Patch

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Requirement 1: Choose an Endangered Species Action Project

Classifying Endanger SpeciesPoints to consider:

Some Ideas

  • Start a bee farm.Protect or improve a wildlife habitat.
  • Reduce your community’s carbon footprint. Helpful Link: Reduce your community’s carbon footprint.
  • Reduce your community’s use of plastic.
  • Reduce your community’s use of pesticide.
  • Promote ethical purchases of food and products in your community.
  • “Adopt” a wildlife rescue center.
  • Create a neighborhood bee farm.

Youth Strong Project PlanningProject considerations:

  • What are your skills and talents?
  • Do you need a mentor or adviser? Who will it be?
  • Will there be legal or permit issues to resolve?
  • How many others can you recruit to help?
  • Will your volunteers need special skills or training?
  • How many hours can you devote to the project?
  • Will there be a project deadline?
  • How much money will you be able to raise for the project?
  • Can you get a sponsor to help with the costs?

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Requirement 2: Plan Your Threatened Species Action Program

Youth Strong Goal SettingGoal Setting
Setting goals will help give you a long-term vision and short-term motivation. It helps you to organize your thoughts and determine exactly what needs to be done.

  • Decide exactly what you want to accomplish and give your project a name.
  • Break it down into smaller steps.
  • Set up a timeline.

Youth Strong Mentor MeetingRecruit Volunteers
Although smaller projects can be done alone, many projects will require a team. As the project delegate, one of your most important roles will be building a successful team. Helpful Link: 7 Super Steps to Recruit Volunteers

  • Find a mentor with experience in your project area.
  • Enlist an Advocate to help you recruit volunteers. Consider using a volunteer release form especially if you are working with children. Helpful Link: Volunteer Release Form
  • Team Building for Community Service ProjectDecide which jobs you can do alone.
  • How many people will you need for each team? Take a look at this table to get you started. You can copy and paste the table to use as a template for your project. You can set up an account for free or use your own method for organization.

Budgeting
Budgeting allows you to create a spending plan for your project. Sticking to your budget ensures that you will have enough money for the things you need to complete it. If you copied the table above you will see there is a section for budgeting.

Raise Money 
There are many ways to raise money. If you are working with an organization such as Girl Scouts* check first to see what is allowed. Helpful Link: A Beginner’s Guide to Fundraising

  • Consider GoFundMe, CrowdRise, DonorsChoose, or Kickstarter.
  • Organize an event like a car wash, bake sale, or benefit dinner to raise awareness around your fundraiser.
  • Host an event such as a walkathon, run, or bike rides.
  • Ask local businesses and community members to donate items for a silent auction or a live auction.
  • Sales of customized products like tee shirts, pens, and buttons will not only raise funds but generate awareness about your project.
  • Invite the local media to your fundraiser or at least supply them with a
    photo and caption after the event.

Specific ideas for Threatened or Endangered Animal Fundraising
Fundraising with animal crackers.Get clever with your ideas. Think of things related to your cause. It will help bring awareness and set up a “fun” atmosphere, while raising the money you need to complete your cause.

  • Give away silicon bracelets in exchange for a donation.
  • Have a bake sale. Make animal shaped sugar cookies.
  • Resell animal crackers. Make a label to add to the box.
  • Make bee pins to sell.
  • Host a face painting party and paint animal faces on kids in exchange for a donation.
  • Auction off a giant stuffed animal of your threatened species.
  • Host a “stuff an animal” event similar to Build-A-Bear.
  • Plan a zoo scavenger hunt.
  • Make and sell beeswax and candles.
  • Partner with a beekeeper and sell local honey at a farmer’s market.
  • Honey Bee PinGive recognition gifts for sponsorships. Set donation levels such as $20 for a pin, $40 for a tee shirt.
  • Get community members to symbolically “adopt” an animal or a beehive.

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Requirement 3: Complete Your Threatened or Endangered Animal Action Program

You should now be ready to put your plan into action. After completing the plan, remember to thank the community

Endangered Animal Advocate CertificateWays to say Thank You:

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Weight.1 lbs
Dimensions1 × 1 × 1 in

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