Dogs are not required to earn badges beyond the first one, for basic obedience and appropriately called the Dog Scout badge.
The Scouts have two mottos. For humans: “Our dogs’ lives are much shorter than our own. We should help them enjoy their time with us as much as we can.” For dogs: “Let us learn new things that we become more helpful.”
Both serve as inspiration for the group’s grossest badge: “Clean Up America.”
It consists of picking up piles left behind by other dogs on trails, parks and beaches.