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Dog Care Merit Badge Clinic
Milwaukee Campus

    Calling all Boy Scouts!    

boy scout merit

Join us at the Wisconsin Humane Society to work on the requirements needed to earn your Dog Care Merit Badge and have a howlin’ good time! The Boy Scouts of America and the Wisconsin Humane Society have teamed up to offer this fun and informative clinic. Now all we need is YOU!

The four-hour clinic is $25.00 per scout and many scouts are able to get their blue cards completed by the end of the clinic. Due to space restrictions related to physical distancing, we ask that adults do not attend with their scout unless absolutely necessary. If your scout needs additional assistance, please let us know as soon as possible. Registration closes on the Friday before the program or until clinic is filled. The fee is non-refundable.

The health and safety of the young people who attend our programs is our top priority, and we have made some important changes to ensure safety, including:

  • Limiting enrollment to maintain physical distancing
  • Limiting the number of people in the shelter building for other services
  • Asking participants and staff to abide by a health policy and stay home if ill
  • Increasing cleaning and handwashing before, during, and after the program
  • Moving activities outside as possible
  • Requiring all participants and staff to wear masks when inside
Cancellation & refunds:Registration fees are non-refundable. If your child doesn’t meet our health guidelines and needs to miss the program, we will try to provide an opportunity for them to attend the program on an alternate date. Please notify the youth programs team immediately. For all other situations, if your child is unable to attend, you may offer your registration to another child who meets the age requirements.

The Wisconsin Humane Society reserves the right to cancel programs. In the unlikely event that we cancel a program, we will attempt to reschedule the session. If we are unable to do so, or we are unable to accommodate your child in another program, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee.

Food: As recommended by the CDC, we will not provide food to participants. Please send a packed snack or dinner. We will provide designated spaces for each child to store their food.

Important information:

There are ten requirements for this badge, eight of which can be signed off in the workshop that day. Due to the nature of requirements #4 & #5 , you must complete these on your own. If you do #4 and #5 prior to the workshop and bring your documentation (including any photos, videos, logs) with you on the day of the workshop, we can sign off on everything that day and you are done! You can complete these requirements after the clinic as well and coordinate with the Merit Badge Counselor to get your blue card signed. 

Although you are not required to have a dog to attend this workshop, you must have the ability to care for one to complete requirement #4 and #5. Boy Scouts may want to attend whose families are considering adopting a dog and want to find out more about the responsibilities and care required before they get a dog. You can attend the workshop and complete the last two requirements in the future when you do add a canine family member to your pack. 

Are you interested in helping homeless animals in another way? Consider organizing a donation drive prior to attending this workshop and collect new or gently used towels, blankets, cat and dog toys, peanut butter and treats. Go to for a copy of our Wish List.

Questions:  Please contact Wisconsin Humane Society Youth Programs Specialist Megan at or 414-431-6153.       

 Registration closes on the Friday before the program or until clinic is filled.    


Time: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
WHS Milwaukee Campus
4500 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53208

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