The Pets Merit Badge is a very easy merit badge to earn but does require 4 months of pet care to complete.

If you like the Pets Merit Badge, consider also doing Animal Study, Dog Care, Fish and Wildlife Management, Mammal Study, Nature, Reptile and Amphibian Study, or even Veterinary Medicine.


Scoutmaster Bucky offered this merit badge:

Saturday April 4, 2015

Oakdale, MN


7 Scouts

Saturday November 5, 2011

Richfield, MN


6 Scouts








Scoutmaster Bucky Class Prep Page:

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Scoutmaster Bucky Workbook:

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Pets Merit Badge History Page:

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source: Boy Scout Requirements, 2015 Edition


1. 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)


2. 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.


3. 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.


4. Do any 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


this page last reviewed and updated - December 2015