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Once you have determined that your show can accommodate the AKC Patch Program and you have the support of your Show Chair and Superintendent, you are ready to begin inviting youth!

You may choose to invite school groups, church groups, youth organizations, etc. Some youth organizations are listed below. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and that others are available. Please note that the AKC is not affiliated with any of the organizations below and they do not sponsor the AKC Patch Program.

Communication templates are available on our website to make inviting an easy task.


Youth Organization Website to Find Local Group
Girl Scouts Search for Your Local Council
Baden-Powell Service Association
American Heritage Girls
Frontier Girls
Boys and Girls Club
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America
Camp Fire
Y-Guides Search through your local YMCA



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