Badge Classes and Projects

Humane Animal Rescue is proud to partner with the Girl Scouts of Western PA to offer scouts of all ages the opportunity to earn animal-related badges. In addition, scouts can obtain their bronze, silver, or gold awards by performing sustainable projects that benefit Humane Animal Rescue.

For more information, please see the descriptions below or contact education@animalrescue.org.

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Badges

Are you looking for a fun, alternative way to help your Daisy Troop earn some badges? Check out Humane Animal Rescue’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and earn an Outdoor Art Maker badge! We will seek artistic inspiration by observing nature and scouts will even get the chance to meet a wild animal guest! This class lasts about 1 hour and is suggested for Daisy aged girls (5-7 years old).

Program Cost is $80 and includes up to 10 girls and 2 adults. Additional girls $8 each and additional adults are $2 each. Badge are not included. Program hosted at either of Humane Animal Rescue’s Domestic Shelters.

Do you know a group of Girl Scouts who are looking to earn their Pets badge? Join us for a fun, hands on lesson all about Pets! Brownies will get a unique experience while learning all about how to keep pets happy and healthy. The class includes a tour of one of our shelters as well as activities and lessons to complete all of the requirements of the Brownie “Pets” badge. Scouts will even get a chance to meet a few animal guests! This class lasts about 2 hours and is suggested for Brownie aged girls (7-10 years old).

Program Cost is $100 and includes up to 10 girls and 2 adults. Additional girls $8 each and additional adults are $2 each. Badge are not included. Program hosted at either of Humane Animal Rescue’s Domestic Shelters.

Crawling, fluttering, and buzzing! Brownie scouts can complete all requirements for their Bugs badge during this fun-filled class. Attendees will learn all about the insects that live around us and how important they are! This lesson includes fun insect themed crafts and a visit with an animal guest! Through this lesson, scouts will complete all of the requirements of the Junior Scouts “Bugs” badge. The class lasts about 90 mins and is suggested for Brownie aged girls (7-10 years old),

Program Cost is $100 and includes up to 10 girls and 2 adults. Additional girls $8 each and additional adults are $2 each. Badge are not included. Program hosted at Humane Animal Rescue’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

Is your Junior Girl Scout troop looking to earn their Animal Habitats badge? Come on down to Humane Animal Rescue’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to gain a rewarding experience learning about wild animals and their habitats that surround us! Scouts will even get the chance to meet an animal guest! This class includes activities to complete all of the requirements of the Junior Scouts “Animal Habitats” badge. We will provide all of the necessary materials for research and completion of each step; all you need is yourself! This class lasts roughly 3 hours and includes a break for snacks. It is suggested for Junior Scout-aged girls (8-12 years old).

Program Cost is $175 and includes up to 10 girls and 2 adults. Additional girls $15 each and additional adults are $2 each. Badge are not included. Program hosted at Humane Animal Rescue’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

Do you have a Cadette Troop looking to earn their Animal Helpers badge? Head to Humane Animal Rescue to gain a rewarding experience learning about how animals assist humans and how our relationship with animals has changed over time. This class includes activities to complete all of the requirements of the Cadette Scouts “Animal Helpers” badge. We will provide all of the necessary materials for research and completion of each step; all you need is yourself! This class lasts roughly 3 hours and includes a break for snacks. It is suggested for Cadette Scout-aged girls (12-14 years old).

Program Cost is $175 and includes up to 10 girls and 2 adults. Additional girls $15 each and additional adults are $2 each. Badge are not included. Program hosted at either Humane Animal Rescue’s Domestic Shelters.

Do you have a Cadette Troop looking to earn their Night Owl Badge? Join us at Humane Animal Rescue’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center where Cadette scouts can explore our campus during the evening hours to see how the world changes when the sun goes down. Meet a nocturnal animal while learning about what makes these kinds of animals so unique. Come join us for a night filled with fun, learning, and exploration! This class includes activities to complete all of the requirements of the Cadette Scouts “Animal Helpers” badge. This class lasts roughly 2 ½ hours. It is suggested for Cadette Scout-aged girls (12-14 years old).

Program Cost is $175 and includes up to 10 girls and 2 adults. Additional girls $15 each and additional adults are $2 each. Badge are not included. Program hosted at Humane Animal Rescue’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

Do you know a group of Senior Girl Scouts looking to earn their “Voice for Animals” badge? Send them to Humane Animal Rescue to gain a rewarding experience while learning about important, worldwide animal concerns. The class includes activities to complete all of the requirements of the Senior Scouts “Voice for Animals” badge. We will provide all of the necessary materials for research and completion of each step. This class lasts about 2 ½ to 3 hours, or can be broken into two sessions. It is suggested for Senior Scout-aged girls (14-16 years of age).

Program Cost is $175 and includes up to 10 girls and 2 adults. Additional girls $15 each and additional adults are $2 each. Badge are not included. Program hosted at Humane Animal Rescue’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

Awards

Humane Animal Rescue recognizes the mutual benefit of allowing people to perform community service projects. The following information is for girl scouts interested in earning their bronze, silver or gold award by performing sustainable projects that benefit Humane Animal Rescue, the community, and the scout. Project proposals should be sent to education@humaneanimalrescue.org and jladie@animalrescue.org

Proposals for Community Service Projects must be submitted in writing at least 3 months prior to the beginning of the project for silver and gold awards. For bronze awards, proposals for Community Service Projects must be submitted in writing at least two months prior to the beginning of a project. The request must detail the proposed project and include the number of participants and hours required. We cannot guarantee the need for projects at any time.

Project participants must be at least 16 years of age to complete projects on site. Participants under 16 years of age may complete a project off site. Direct animal contact is not allowed. HAR will review all proposals in a timely fashion and on a first come, first served basis. Approved project applicants will be contacted and scheduled.

Sample projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Research and submit a proposal to create a “marketing campaign” for long-term Shelter residents. [Bronze award]
  • Research and submit a proposal to create a pamphlet or different pamphlets educating the public about the benefits of adopting a Shelter pet. [Bronze/Silver award]
  • Research and submit a proposal to create an online video about what to do or what to expect after adopting a dog, cat or small animal from a Shelter. (Each species would have its own video. Each scout could pick a different species or multiple scouts could work together on a video for one species.) [Silver Award]
  • Research and submit a proposal to create an online video that discusses the array of services available at HAR or one that discusses “Things You Didn’t Know About HAR” [Silver award]
  • Research and submit a proposal to create a “Bite Prevention” online video that will be used to educate people on how to avoid being bitten by dogs. [Gold award]

  • Research and submit a proposal to build wren houses, robin roosts, squirrel boxes, or bat houses to donate to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (at least 5 per scout). [Bronze award]
  • Research and submit a proposal to collect acorns (at least 10 pounds per scout) [Bronze award]
  • Research and submit a proposal to organize a food drive for our wildlife patients. [Bronze/Silver award]
  • Research and submit a proposal to create activity booklets about local PA wildlife. [Silver/Gold award]
  • Research and submit a proposal to create instructional booklets & online videos that teach others how to make hats and small blankets for our animals. (Teach yourself to crochet & knit in the process!) [Silver/Gold award]
  • Research and submit a proposal to offer animal/nature/wildlife themed “try-its” for Brownies at our Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. [Gold award]
  • Research and submit a proposal to create outdoor moveable education stations/displays that relate to PA wildlife or that specifically relate to the species we care for the most. [Gold award]

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