Scout Compassion Program
The Scout Compassion Program is designed to offer Girl and Boy Scout Troops the opportunity to benefit the lives of animals by becoming involved in our shelter. This program lasts one and a half hours and takes place at our Lantos Center for Compassion. Troops that participate in the program will partake in a shelter tour, create enrichment items for shelter animals (we do not provide supplies) and learn about dog body language and safety. After completing the program, each troop member will receive a Compassion Patch to represent their hard work and kindness to animals. There is a $5 fee per scout that attends. Is your troop interested in the Scout Compassion Program?
Click here to submit a troop inquiry form and begin the scheduling process.
Questions? Contact our Humane Educator at [email protected] or call 650-340-7022 x369.
Scout Compassion Program FAQ’s
How do I schedule a Scout Compassion Program?
- Please complete an online inquiry form here. After you submit the form, a staff member will email you confirming a date and time for your program.
How long does the program last?
Scout Compassion Programs last one and a half hours.
Is there a fee?
There is a $5 fee per scout that completes the program and earns a Compassion Patch.
Are there age requirements?
No, scouts of all ages are welcome to attend.
Is there a group size limit?
We are still practicing COVID safety protocols that include limiting group sizes to 10 students and 2 adults. If your troop is larger than 10 students we are happy to schedule two program dates for you so all members of your troop can attend.
When is the program offered?
We can schedule Scout Compassion Programs any day of the week, starting between 10am – 4pm. Please be aware that we rely on volunteers to lead weekend programs, so if your troop requests a weekend date, scheduling is dependent on the availability of a volunteer.
Where does the program take place?
This program is hosted at our Lantos Center for Compassion, 1450 Rollins Rd, Burlingame, 94010.
What does the program entail?
After the troop arrives at the shelter they will participate in a short dog body language and bite prevention workshop. Next they will go on a full tour of our adoption center and learn all about our shelter and services. Lastly, the troop will have about 15 minutes to handmake shelter enrichment items, such as cat toys. Instructions for enrichment items are provided in advance. We wrap up the program by offering each scout a Compassion Patch to recognize their hard work and kindness towards animals. There is a possibility of interacting with a friendly animal during the program, but this is not guaranteed, so please manage the expectations of your troop in this regard.
What should or shouldn't my troop bring to the program?
Troop members are responsible for bringing along all necessary materials for the shelter enrichment activity – we provide a materials list. Troop members should not bring food, drinks or their own pets to the program.