While working on the Pets merit badge, Scouts learn about their pet and care for it. They also show the pet, help a friend start to raise a pet, or teach the pet some tricks or skills.
Pets Merit Badge
Pet ownership is a mixture of fun, excitement, responsibility, commitment, expense, and learning. Besides providing a window into the animal world, owning pets gives us opportunities to participate in activities that strengthen the human-animal bond. Pet ownership teaches us about the responsibility we have to the other living beings on this planet, and pets can be just plain fun.