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Scout Patch Program! 

Did you know that our Humane Education department is the perfect way to complete several Scout Badges?! 

If you would like to have a Humane Education Presentation for your troop please see the Badge options  below:

Girl Scouts

Resilient/Ready/Strong Badge

STEM Career Exploration Badge

Pets Badge

Bugs Badge

Take Action Award Badge

Shapes in Nature Badge

Digital Photographer Badge

Animal Habitats Badge

Agent Of Change Journey Award

Ambassador Your Voice, Your World Journey Award Advocate Pin

Ambassador Think Like A Citizen Scientist Award Badge

Justice Ambassador Award Patch

Between Earth And Sky Journey Award

Locavore Badge

Boy Scouts

Pets Merit Badge Emblem

Dog Care Merit Badge Emblem

Citizenship In Society Merit Badge Emblem

Soil And Water Conservation Merit Badge Emblem

Gardening Merit Badge Emblem

Veterinary Medicine Merit Badge Emblem

The Program

The Program consists of a 90-minute workshop that includes a tour, interactive lesson, and a dog or cat visit.

The cost is $10 per scout.

Group leaders will be responsible for communicating to HSCC which badge or journey their troop would like to work on so that we can accurately prepare presentations.

Due to the number of program requests we receive, requests need to be made at least one month in advance. 

Our programs are designed to be presented to one class-sized group at a time (No more than 15 scouts). 

Please be aware and understanding of the need to restrict where and when animals make appearances. The well-being of our animals is very important. 

We offer a full refund for cancellations made at least 3 weeks in advance. No refunds available for cancellations less than 2 weeks before your scheduled date.  


Is there an age limit?  

This is a youth program designed for scout programs and serves ages K-12. We cannot accommodate preschool ages at this time.  

What do we bring?  

Just yourselves! If you have held a donation drive or made items from the activity booklet, please bring those at the time of your program.  

Will we get to pet animals?  

It is our aim to have animal interaction within each workshop. However, we cannot guarantee participants will be able to directly interact with a dog or cat. That is based on volunteer and animal availability, as well as the well-being of our animals. We reserve the right to stop any animal interaction at any time due to health or safety concerns. 

Why is there a cost?  

The program fee covers the expenses of resources, materials and staff time. It also provides a small source of revenue for the Humane Society of Charles County, a non-profit organization that depends on donations to operate.  

Ready to get started? Fill out our interest form here.  

Other questions call us at 301-645-8181?  



We are pleased to say that we are conducting in-person programming for groups.  Just fill out the program request form below and we will get back with you to schedule your presentation.


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