Scouting/BSA/Pets Merit Badge

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The requirements to this merit badge are copyrighted by the Boy Scouts of America. They are reproduced in part here under fair use as a resource for Scouts and Scouters to use in the earning and teaching of merit badges. The requirements published by the Boy Scouts of America should always be used over the list here. If in doubt about the accuracy of a requirement, consult your Merit Badge Counselor.
Reading this page does not satisfy any requirement for any merit badge. Per National regulations, the only person who may sign off on requirements is a Merit Badge Counselor, duly registered and authorized by the local Council. To obtain a list of registered Merit Badge Counselors, or to begin a Merit Badge, please contact your Scoutmaster or Council Service Center.
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Requirement 1[edit]

Present evidence that you have cared for a pet for 4 months. Get approval before you start.* (*work done for other merit badges cannot be used for this requirement)

Requirement 2[edit]

Write in 200 words or more about the care, feeding, and housing of your pet. Tell some interesting facts about it. Tell why you have this kind of pet. Give local laws, if any, relating to the pet you keep.

Requirement 3[edit]

Show that you have read a book or pamphlet, approved by your counselor, about your kind of pet. Discuss with your counselor what you have learned from what you read.

Requirement 4[edit]

Do ONE of the following:

A. Show your pet in some pet show.
B. Start a friend raising a pet like yours. Help your friend get a good start.
C. Train a pet in three or more tricks or special abilities.

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