Scout Programs

Scouts of all ages have more opportunities to have fun while earning credits toward badge requirements, achievements, electives and journeys. Come as a troop, pack, youth group or with the family to any of our exciting and informative Scout Programs. From traditional formats to wild explorations, Scout Programs offer a variety of fresh topics and experiences—and every adventure promises hands-on fun, planned activities, an interactive presentation and up-close animal encounters with our Education Animal Ambassadors.

All Scout groups, youth groups and families with individual scouts are welcome to participate in these programs. Children may not be left unattended. Individual Scouts must be accompanied by an adult; troops should have at least one adult per 10 scouts in attendance. Availability is limited; however, a minimum of 20 registered participants is required to conduct programs as scheduled and described. Registration is available online and will close one week prior to the program date. Program fees are non-refundable.

Scheduled Dates and Times:

April 2014

Saturday, April 26

Join us for a wild day at the Zoo and earn credits towards badge requirements, achievements and electives. Programs are designed specifically to assist Daisy, Brownie, Junior Scouts and Cub Scouts with achievements and badge requirements. Scout Saturday Programs will start with a brief interactive educational program including live animal encounters, games and activities. Materials for a self-guided adventure through the day and into the Zoo are also provided. Zoo admission is not included. Program will be held in the Discovery Center.

Scout Saturdays are designed to work in conjunction with special events at the Zoo and feature activities for scouts that are related to the topic of the day and will add to your guest experience. Please take advantage of these special activities and visit the themed stations located throughout the park prior to the program start time. Information stations, games and activities will be offered at no additional charge and are open to the public between 9:00am–3:00pm. Please plan accordingly.

Cost: $10 per Scout (with one adult) plus admission for general public.

May 2014

Saturday, May 17

Join us for a wild day at the Zoo and earn credits towards badge requirements, achievements and electives. Programs are designed specifically to assist Daisy, Brownie, Junior Scouts and Cub Scouts with achievements and badge requirements. Scout Saturday Programs will start with a brief interactive educational program including live animal encounters, games and activities. Materials for a self-guided adventure through the day and into the Zoo are also provided. Zoo admission is not included. Program will be held in the Discovery Center.

Scout Saturdays are designed to work in conjunction with special events at the Zoo and feature activities for scouts that are related to the topic of the day and will add to your guest experience. Please take advantage of these special activities and visit the themed stations located throughout the park prior to the program start time. Information stations, games and activities will be offered at no additional charge and are open to the public between 9:00am–3:00pm. Please plan accordingly.

Cost: $10 per Scout (with one adult) plus admission for general public.

Girl Scouts Night Out: BeZOOjeweled!
@ 6:30–8:30pm (ages 5–13)

Come and be BeZooJeweled! We are excited to offer again this year this “girls only” program in recognition of Endangered Species Day! This will be a fun-filled evening of jewelry making, animal encounters, conservation education and activities that will earn credits towards your badge requirements and journeys. As we travel through the layers of a tropical rainforest, we will introduce you to its hidden jewels, the bling of the jungle and the animals who reign here. You will meet a few of our animal ambassadors, learn about what you can do to help endangered animals, save their habitats and, of course, create an entire collection of your very own unique, eco-friendly, handmade jewelry. The night will conclude with a beaded or bejeweled-themed SWAPs meet*.

*Please plan to participate and bring a beaded or bejeweled-themed S.W.A.P.s to exchange with your fellow Girl Scouts!

Program and activities will work towards Girl Scout badge requirements for all levels that may include, but are not limited to: Daisy— Clover Petal: Use Resources Wisely, Journey— Between the Earth and Sky: Clover Award, Brownie— Eco-Explorer and Household Elf Badge. Junior— Get Moving! Jewelers Badge and Amuse: Animals Habitats Badge.

Cost: $15 per Scout / $5 per Adult.

June 2014

Saturday, June 28

Join us for a wild day at the Zoo and earn credits towards badge requirements, achievements and electives. Programs are designed specifically to assist Daisy, Brownie, Junior Scouts and Cub Scouts with achievements and badge requirements. Scout Saturday Programs will start with a brief interactive educational program including live animal encounters, games and activities. Materials for a self-guided adventure through the day and into the Zoo are also provided. Zoo admission is not included. Program will be held in the Discovery Center.

Scout Saturdays are designed to work in conjunction with special events at the Zoo and feature activities for scouts that are related to the topic of the day and will add to your guest experience. Please take advantage of these special activities and visit the themed stations located throughout the park prior to the program start time. Information stations, games and activities will be offered at no additional charge and are open to the public between 9:00am–3:00pm. Please plan accordingly.

Cost: $10 per Scout (with one adult) plus admission for general public.

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