1) Research animal shelters in your area. Do your research, including whether or not the shelter is "no kill," what conditions the animals are kept in, what types of animals are housed there, and whether the shelter welcomes tours. While there is a reason to visit both "good" and "bad" shelters, make sure you are going into your experience well informed about what you're walking into.
2) Visit the animal shelter you chose. Take a look at the animals they have, and ask any questions you might have about pet adoption. You could also choose to volunteer for a day to fulfill this requirement.
3) Take a photo to document your experience. Post it on Instagram or Twitter with the tag #QuestScouts. You can also share your experiences in our Facebook group.
Remember, if you post to a public Instagram or Twitter account your photo will show up on our Scout Board for other Quest Scouts to enjoy and comment on.
5) Tell us about your experience in the comments below. What shelter did you visit? What was your experience there like? What did you see there? Did you learn anything? The more detail the better!