The Animal Helpers badge is part of the “It's Your Story- Tell It!” badge set introduced in 2011.
For the badges released in 2011, scouts must complete all of the activities listed to earn the badge.
Explore the connection between humans and animalsEdit
Find out how animals help keep people safeEdit
Know how animals help people emotionallyEdit
Check out how animals help people with disabilitiesEdit
For their Including All Girls patch when they were Daisies/Brownies, one of our moms arranged for people from Fidos for Freedom to come to our meeting to show the girls what different helper dogs do for people: be hands, eyes, and ears for persons with disabilities; assist children with reading difficulties learn to read; and provide comfort to those in nursing homes and hospitals. Seems like this would work well for older girls as well. Maybe Fidos for Freedom could go more into depth on what it takes to train their dogs.