Looking for support for the Animal Friend or Animal Carer badges?

6th May 2019

Blue Cross, the charity dedicated to helping sick, injured and homeless pets has offered a national free education service to children aged 5-12 since 2005. Using their network of fully-trained and checked volunteers we have seen over 100,000 young people last year. Their talks are not a fundraising initiative but are part of our programme of information and education.

Talks can be to large groups or made age-appropriate for smaller groups of children. The programme is particularly appropriate to areas such as Animal related activity badges. Talks can be given on subjects such as:

  • What pets need
  • Safety around dogs
  • Life skills Responsible dog ownership (age 10 and above)

Some of their volunteers have temperament-assessed dogs with them, and all carry a number of resources to help make the message of the Blue Cross a fun and interesting experience.

These walks can be tailored to assist Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts working on their Animal Carer and Animal Friend badges.

cubsanimals  beaveranimals

Availability of talks is dependent upon the availability of our speakers, so please contact me (Sue Malin) direct to make a booking during term-time at education@bluecross.org.uk or 0300 111 8950. More information on responsible pet care and a booking form can be found at www.bluecross.org.uk/education

Author: Gary Bainbridge

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