Friday, March 9, 2018

All About Guide Dogs Patch Program Coming Soon!

Created by Girl Scout Jane G., in Collaboration with GSNC

Jane G., a Girl Scouts of Nassau County Girl Scout Junior, created the All About Guide Dogs Patch Program in collaboration with Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC). 

As part of a program in her school, Jane completed an independent study project and she chose to do it all about guide dogs! She decided to create a patch program for girls in grades K - 8 to teach them about the importance of guide dogs, while also creating collaborative and hands-on activities to learn about them.

Jane was inspired to do her project on this topic after learning about her dad’s friend named Jim, who is blind. After hearing stories about him and his guide dogs, she was intrigued to learn more.

Being the true Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker and Leader (G.I.R.L) that Jane is, she wanted to make sure that this opportunity would go beyond her school project. She decided to present her project to the staff at GSNC, and over time, was able to collaborate with them to expand and develop this patch program. 

Starting in the mid-spring of 2018, Girl Scouts will be able to earn this patch! Additionally, there will be a resource box with several hands-on materials and an easy to follow guide that will help Volunteers deliver the program to their Troop. The kit will be available for loan from the Volunteer Resource Center at the GSNC Service Center.

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