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Animal Carer Activity Badge

Our partner Pets at Home has produced an activity pack to support the Cubs Animal Carer Activity Badge.

How to earn your badge

  1. Choose one of these to do:
    • Take care of a pet for at least three months. Give it the correct foods, and learn to recognise common illnesses and how to treat them.
    • Help to care for a farm animal for at least three months. Know the correct foods to give it and be able to recognise common
      illnesses. Learn what special care you need to give before and after the birth of farm animals.
  2. Then choose two of these to do:
    • Keep a record of bird, animal or insect life in your garden, local area or park. Keep pictures, sketches, photographs or audio recordings. Do this for at least three months.
    • Visit a zoo, wildlife park, animal sanctuary or rescue centre. Find
      out about some of the animals you see. What are their feeding habits and natural habitats?
    • Belong to an animal, bird or wildlife society. Either take part in one of its activities or make progress in any award scheme it offers.
    • Find out about dangers that threaten wildlife in their natural habitat. Make a poster, collage or drawing or tell other Cub Scouts what you found out.



Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities.  For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility


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