The future of our canine friends, dog sports and activities, and the Dog Scouts of America organization truly lies with today’s youth!
To encourage our younger generation in becoming responsible dog parents and participants in a wide variety of activities with their dogs, DSA now offers a Junior Scout badge to young dog handlers, ages 6 to 16.
The Junior Scout program offers youngsters an opportunity to earn a Jr. Scout badge through local Dog Scout troops or at summer DSA camps. Children in the age 6-18 group may choose to attempt the Jr. Scout badge rather than the adult Dog Scout badge, guided by troop or camp leaders as to the most appropriate Scout badge to seek.
It should be noted that children 6 years of age or younger will receive a “Certificate of Achievement” and will be observed – but not actually tested – in the Jr. Dog program; this youngest group will not be eligible for merit badges until they reach the age of seven.
- Jr. Scout Program CRITERIA
- Jr. Scout check sheets: