41 – Girl Scouts Have Gone to the Dogs… and Get an AKC Dog Show Patch Merit Badge

Marlene Groves and the Girl Scout Dog Show Patch

Lifelong Girl Scout and Bloodhound fancier, Marlene Groves created the Dog Show Patch for Girl Scouts of all ages to learn about dogs.

Donated to the AKC, the program is a great way for clubs to bring youth and dogs together, and a popular much-needed media focus for All-Breed shows.

Listen to Episode #41 as Marlene reveals how and why the program was created, and the journey with the AKC including Girl Scouts in their public outreach and media programs.



  1. Susan Beals on 03/18/2017 at 2:12 PM

    About 10 or so years ago, with my troop I hooked up with a local SAR trainer and we did a program with the kids and their own dogs for several weeks working on obedience and beginning scent work.

    • Mary Albee on 03/20/2017 at 12:48 PM

      What a great experience for the kids.

  2. […] Episode #41 of PureDogTalk features Marlene Groves, the history of the Girl Scout Dog Show Patch program, and the eventual gifting of the program to the AKC. […]

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