Friend to animals
Show how much you know about pets and other animals
Do one clause from each section or do all the clauses from one section.
- Make a display about your favourite pet animal showing:
- what it eats
- where it comes from
- what kind of exercise it needs
- how it likes to play.
- Find out about working animals, like guide dogs or horses. Explain how they are trained and why they are useful.
- Choose an animal charity and find out about its work. Help support its work, for example by joining a sponsored event.
- Draw a picture or write a poem or story about a pet. Show what makes it special and individual.
- Make a display about an endangered animal. Include details about:
- where it lives
- what it eats
- why it is endangered.
- Choose a charity or organisation that helps protect endangered animals. Help support its work, for example by joining a sponsored event.
- Find out about some animals that are already extinct. Explain why this has happened, and what can be done to make sure other animals don’t become extinct.
- Make up a quiz, game or activity about endangered animals for your Six.
Zoos, animal sanctuaries and wildlife reserves
- Visit your nearest zoo, animal sanctuary or wildlife reserve. Find out about some of the animals that live there, including at least one you hadn’t heard of before. Make a scrapbook about your visit.
- Look at the different colours and patterns of animals. Explain why animals need camouflage. Use some of the patterns you see in a piece of art, for example a face mask.
- Describe how life is different for animals that live in the wild to those that live in captivity.
- Find out how some zoos’ conservation work helps to protect endangered animals.
- Get details of the adoption schemes that are run by some zoos and sanctuaries.
- Know why humans are a threat to animals, and what can be done about it. Make a poster or leaflet showing how Brownies can help.
- Imitate five animals for the rest of your Six to guess.
- Know where your local vet’s surgery is and when it is open. Explain:
- why your pet might need to visit the vet
- what you would do if you found a sick or stray animal.
- Make a book about animals for a young child. Choose at least five animals and say where they live, what they eat and what their babies are called.
Need any help?
These organisations all help animals.
- The Blue Cross
- Cats Protection
- Dogs Trust
- People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA)
- The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
Try this way
- Meet a working animal and its owner
- Visit an animal charity or rescue centre to find out what they do.
- If you complete a different option from each section, or another complete section, you can have another Friend to animals badge.