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Animal Friend Activity Badge

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

How to earn your badge:

  1. Learn how to care for an animal
  2. Help to take care of that animal for six weeks.
  3. Tell others in your Colony or Lodge about the animal
  4. Find out what the animal needs. Learn about its food, habitat, space, exercise and sleeping area.
  5. Keep a note of how you have looked after the animal for two weeks. You can draw, take photographs or write short sentences

Top tips
The animal you care for could be a dog, cat, gerbil, guinea pig, fish, bird, rabbit, lamb or even a stick insect! Maybe you could help look after a family member’s pet.

Even though there are lots of computer games and things that show you what it’s like to care for an animal, these won’t count for this badge. You will need to learn to take care of a real, live animal.


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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