This is a preview of one of the new Cub Scout requirements which will go into effect in the 2015-2016 program year. See the BSA Program Updates page for complete information.
Critter Care is one of the Bear elective adventures. For the Critter Care adventure, Bears learn how to care for pets.
The requirement for this adventure are shown below. Upon completion of this adventure, Bears will receive a belt loop.
Requirements for the Critter Care Bear Adventure
- Care for a pet for two weeks. Make a list of tasks you did to take care of the pet. If you do not have a pet, research one that you would like to have and write about the care it needs.
- Learn more about your pet or a pet you would like to have. List three interesting facts that you learned about your pet.
- Make a poster about your pet or a pet you would like to own. Share your poster with your den, pack, or family.
- Do your best to train a pet to perform a trick or follow a simple command, and explain how you trained it. (If your pet is a hermit crab, fish, snake, or the like, you may skip this requirement.)
- Tell three ways that animals can help people.
- Tell what is meant by an animal being “rabid.” Name some animals that could have rabies. Explain what you should do if you are near an animal that might be rabid.
- Visit with a local veterinarian or animal shelter caretaker. Find out what types of animals he or she might see on a regular basis. Ask what type of education is needed to become a veterinarian or shelter caretaker. Why did he or she choose to pursue this career?