Girl Scouts can earn the Senior Voice for Animals badge at home with help from our Outreach Program team. By earning this badge, you will find out about the complex relationship between animals and humans, so you can make informed choices and help others make them too.
- Step One: Find Out About Domestic Animals
- Step Two: Investigate Animals for Science
- Step Three: Explore Animals in Husbandry
- Step Four: Take a Look at Animals Used for Sports and Entertainment
Every year, at county fairs and the National Western Stock Show, animals are used for sport and entertainment. From dog agility shows, Mutton-bustin contests, rodeos, and 4-H projects, children and adults are entertained statewide by animals as small as birds and rabbits and as large as bulls and horses. We also have several zoos and aquariums in Colorado, where animals are put on display for entertainment and education.
Choose an animal to research. It might be a farm animal being raised as a 4-H project, lives in a zoo, or travels across the country competing in rodeos. Write a short story, poem, article, or create a blog post or video from the point of view of the performing animal. What would you imagine a day in their life is like? What would that animal want its owners or handlers or keepers to know? How has its daily life changed due to the stay-at-home orders? Is it happier or sadder?
We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.