| 
  • If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Whenever you search in PBworks, Dokkio Sidebar (from the makers of PBworks) will run the same search in your Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Gmail, and Slack. Now you can find what you're looking for wherever it lives. Try Dokkio Sidebar for free.

View
 

Pets Badge

Page history last edited by Darby Schmidt 9 years, 4 months ago


Ideas for Pets Badge

Requirements for earning badge:

Pets

Purpose: When I've earned this badge, I'll know how to take care of a pet.

Steps:

1. Find out what care different pets need.

2. Keep a pet comfy.

3. Help a pet stay healthy and safe.

4. Make a pet feel loved.

5. Feed a pet.

 

Activities

Type

Activity Descriptions

supplies

Badge

At Home

  • If you have a pet, ask your Girl Scout to take on additional responsibilities to take care of the pet.
  • If you do not have a pet, visit family or friends with a pet to learn more.

From: Girl Scouts River Valleys 

 

Pets

Snack

Snack Discussion

While enjoying snack, below are some things for girls to discuss. Optional: If your meeting location hasa pet, take time to feed the pet, as well.

What is great about having a pet?

What are the responsibilities of having a pet?

How much does it cost to feed a pet?

What animal would you not keep as a pet?

How many pets are too many?

From: Girl Scouts River Valleys 

 

Pets

Discussion (10 min)

All About Pets

Step 1—Find out how to care for different pets

1. Ask girls what pets they have at home or would like to have at home. If you have a large sheet of paper, you can make a list so girls can see them. Leave some space below each one.

2. Ask girls to think about each animal at one time and ask them to think about the following questions:

How much space does this pet need?

Does it need to be inside or outside or both?

Do you need anything special for it in either of these places (cage, leash, etc.)?

How much food does this pet need?

What might it cost to buy the food?

What kind of human contact does this pet like?

3. If you have time, girls can pair up and talk about what kind of pet they might like to have and share it with the group.

From: Girl Scouts River Valleys

Optional: Large paper and markers for girls to make lists

 

Pets 1

At Home

Play pet bingo online.

Team up with an adult and your Brownie friends to research pets on the Web.

From: Girl Scouts USA

printouts

Pet Bingo.pdf

Pets 1
Outing

Play pet bingo at a pet store.

Ask the staff for help!

From: Girl Scouts USA

printouts

Pet Bingo.pdf

writing utensils

Pets 1
Visitor

Vet Visit

ask a vet or vet's assistant to visit your group.

From: Girl Scouts USA

  Pets1

Craft (20 min)

Home Sweet Home

Step 2—Keeping a pet comfy

1. Have the girls brainstorm different pets and how they like to sleep. For example:

Cats sleep in a small bed

Hamsters sleep in a sleeping nook

Horses sleep in a stall

2. Have the girls work together in small groups or all together to create a sleeping bed for a cat or small dog.

3. Let the girls be creative and see what they design with the materials you provide.

4. After the girls have completed their masterpiece, have them discuss why they chose to work with certain items.

From: Girl Scouts River Valleys

Comfy blankets or old towels

Box(es)

Newspaper

Masking tape

Optional: Additional items for decoration and the pet’s comfort

 

Pets 2

At Home

Be the cage or tank cleaner.

  • For two weeks, take charge of the cleaning for a fish, hamster, bird, cat, or other pet with its own little house or litter box.
  • Learn how to muck out a stall. Team up with an adult and find out how to clean a horse's stall. Help at a stable by doing it three times.

From: Girl Scouts USA 

  Pets 2
At Home

Help a dog get exercise for one week.

Team up with an adult to walk a dog or take it to a dog park. Decide where to go based on the weather, how much exercise the dog needs, and where it is safe and fun.

From: Girl Scouts USA

  Pets 3
Game

Find out how to keep different pets looking good.

Pick three pets and find out how often they have to be washed or brushed and any other special care tips. Then try out what you've learned by grooming a pet.  Practice on some real pets or some stuffed animals.

From: Girl Scouts USA

stuffed animals

cleaning supplies

Pets 3
Visitor

Ask a veterinarian about health issues for three pets.

What are common sicknesses? Does the pet need any special shots?

Make a list that shows each pet, its possible health issues, and how you would keep it healthy. Share your lists with pet owners!

From: Girl Scouts USA

  Pets 3
At Home

Make up a game to play with a pet.

It might be throw-andcatch for a dog, or a game with a feather toy for a cat. Write your game down so you can share it with others. Then play the game!

From: Girl Scouts USA

  Pets 4
Craft

Make a simple pet toy.

You could fill an old sock with catnip, knot the top, and leave it for a cat to play with. Or make a sock doll to keep a dog happy.

From: Girl Scouts USA

  Pets 4
Game

Learn about how three different kinds of pets

communicate their feelings. For example, a happy cat often purrs, and a dog that wants a walk might scratch at a door. Share what you've learned by playing animal charades.

Have friends or family guess which pet you are and what you're feeling.

From: Girl Scouts USA

  Pets 4

Game (15 min)

Pet Game Time

Step 4—Make a pet feel loved

1. Have the girls make up a game that they can play with a pet of their choice.

2. Have the girls share their games and even try the games with the group.

3. If you are in a location that has a pet, play the game with that pet (if applicable).

From: Girl Scouts River Valleys

Paper

Writing utensils

 

Pets 4

At Home

If you have a pet of your own, make a feeding schedule.

Make sure you know when and how often your pet needs to eat. Then feed your pet using your schedule for two weeks.

From: Girl Scouts USA

  Pets 5
At Home

Volunteer to feed someone else's pet .

Create a feeding schedule, then feed the pet at least once a day for a week. Make sure an adult goes with you.

From: Girl Scouts USA

  Pets 5
Game

Make a pet budget for two pets.

Add up how much it costs to feed two different pets for one month. Think about regular food and any extras, such as treats and vitamins. Does the cost surprise you?

From: Girl Scouts USA

  Pets 5

 

Outings and Visitors

 

Sample Meeting 1

 

 

 

Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.