Group of girl scouts earning merit badges for volunteering at Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees

Scout Merit Badge Opportunities

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts alike can visit the Animal Welfare Association facility for all their animal-related merit badges!

Scouts will play educational games, create enrichment for our animals, learn how AWA gives back to the community, and find out how they can make a difference in the lives of animals.

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Scout Merit Badge Program Details

Our 90 minutes program follows Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts USA guidelines to allow opportunities for local scouts to earn the animal-related merit badge of their choice.

Boy Scout Badges

  • Cub Scout Critter Care Adventure *Some requirements must be fulfilled independently*
  • Dog Care *Some requirements must be fulfilled independently*
  • Veterinary Medicine *scheduling limited to Veterinarian availability*

Girl Scout Badges

  • Daisy Rosie Petal
  • Brownie Pets
  • Cadette Animal Helper’s
  • Senior Voice for Animals

Costs and Attendance

  • $10/Scout
  • 3 Leaders free
  • 5 Scout minimum
  • 30 maximum
  • 90 minute program per badge (please contact us to discuss mixed age groups or multiple badge requests)
  • Programs can accommodate all ages. Scouts who cannot earn a specific badge will still earn their AWA badge. 
  • Dates and times are flexible! Please provide at least 3 options when requesting your booking, and we will do our best to accommodate.  

Ready to book? Want to learn more?

Call: 856-424-2288 ext. 219
Local girl scout troop working on merit badges at Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees, NJ.

How many guests can attend?

There must be a minimum of 5 scouts, and a 30-guest maximum, including leaders.

How long is the visit?

We can meet most badge requirements in 90 minutes. Some badges may require scouts to do additional steps at home.

Does AWA provide the badges?

We provide our own AWA patch for all scouts!

Is there a dress code?

Guests must wear closed-toed shoes.

Is there a minimum age?

All ages are welcome! However, any children under 5 must be accompanied by a guardian at all times.

When touring the facility, children under 5 must be carried or have their hand held.

What is a child has allergies?

We should be alerted to dog and cat allergies so we can refrain from entering those specific spaces. 

Please not that peanut butter is used throughout the facility.

Can you accommodate special-needs visitors?

Of course! We’re always happy to meet the needs of our guests. 

Please contact our Education Department to let us know how we can provide an accessible experience for all.

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