Scout Programs

Scout Programs

 

Scout Programs

What better way to work toward a badge than to go on an adventure with the Zoo? Join us on a quest to answer questions like: How does the Ocean affect weather and climate? How do animals adapt to habitat loss? And what can we do the help the environment? Scout classes are two hours long and can be booked any day of the week or weekend with a minimum of five scouts. (One adult is required to attend with a 1/10 ratio minimum requirement). Classes are geared toward meeting badge requirements while engaging students in hands-on learning.

 

On Zoo Grounds Scout Classes

Earn and learn and visit the Zoo at the same time. Private Scout Classes cost $18 per person for adults and scouts and must be booked a least three weeks in advance with a five-participant minimum. (Cost is $15 per scout if booked with an overnight experience). Zoo admission is included, and topics are listed below in the appropriate scout headings. Public classes are also available and are open to individuals or small groups that cannot meet the five-participant minimum. Classes can be booked on-line or by contacting the Education offices. Topic are pre-assigned and listed in our Scout Badge Sundays and Wednesday Class listings.

* Please note that classes are also available at Wildlife Safari Park, located off I-80's Exit 426, from April to October.

Registration Form for Private Scout Class

Registration for Public Scout Class

 

Virtual Scout Classes

Unable to travel to the Zoo, why not stay home and link in and learn. Classes are two hours in length and can be booked any evening of the week or weekend. Connection is easy. Scouts learning from home only need a computer or mobile device, audio, and internet connection. The fee is $7 per scout for private classes. Two weeks' notice and a minimum of 10 participants are required. Public classes are available at a cost of $10 per scout and classes are pre-assigned dates and listed in our Scout Badge Sundays and Wednesday class listings.  

Current Scout Classes being offered are:
Cub Scouts
Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
Sky is the Limit
 
Boy Scouts BSA
Nature
Insect Study
Environmental Study
Sustainability
 
Girl Scouts
Make the World a Better Place
Wonders of Water
Animal Habitats
Trees
 

Contact scouts@OmahaZoo.com or call (402) 738-2092 for more information. 

Virtual Scout Classes

Evening Virtual Scout Classes

Can't make a weekend Virtual Scout Class? Try one of our Wednesday Evening Virtual Scout Classes.  Classes are two hours long and can be reserved on-line via our webstore.  Connection is easy.  Scouts learning from home only need a computer or mobile device, audio and internet connection.  The fee is $10 per scout.  

Upcoming Wednesday Evening Virtual Scout Classes (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm)

  • June 24 - Girl Scouts (Brownies) Wonders of Water Journey
  • July 8 - Girl Scouts (Cadettes) Trees

Registration

 

Virtual Scout Badge Sunday Classes 

Virtual Scout Badge Sundays are pre-arranged classes for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts BSA aimed at individual scouts and troops. Classes are scheduled Sundays each month from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and highlight specific badge requirements. Different programs are featured so check back often for updates.

Virtual classes will consist of scout activities to complete the badge and continued conservation projects that your scout can participate in throughout the spring/summer that will engage them in becoming lifelong stewards to the environment.

Upcoming Scout Badge Sunday Classes (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm):

  • June 28 - Boy Scout BSA - Environmental Science Merit Badge
  • July 12 - Boy Scouts - (Tiger) Sky is the Limit
  • July 26 - Girl Scout (Cadettes) Animal Helpers
  • August 2 - Boy Scouts BSA Insect Study Merit Badge
  • August 16 - Girl Scouts (Juniors) Animal Habitats

Registration

 

Scout Badge Sundays (& Now Wednesdays too!)

Scout Badge Wednesdays and Sundays!

Scout Badge DAYS are pre-arranged classes for Girl Scouts and Scouts BSA aimed at individual scouts and troops. Classes are scheduled some Wednesday and Sundays each month and highlight specific badge requirements. Each month different programs are featured.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Sunday , August 23 - Boy Scouts (Tigers) Tigers in the Wild 
 
 
 

New - Wednesday Afternoon and Evening Scout Badge Classes 

Looking for new ways midweek to earn and learn!  Classes are geared toward meeting badge requirements while engaging students in hands-on learning.  The fee is $18 per scout and classes are two hours long and held outside to accomodate social distancing. *Please note times of classes as they may differ per class. 

Upcoming Dates:

  • Wednesday, July 15 - Boy Scouts BSA Mammal Study Merit Badge (2:00pm-4:00pm)
  • Wednesday, July 22 - Boy Scouts BSA Oceanography Merit Badge (4:00pm-6:00pm)
  • Wednesday, August 5 - Girl Scouts (Brownies) Wonders of Water Journey (4:00pm-6:00pm)
  • Wednesday, August 19 - Girl Scouts (Juniors) Animal Habitats (2:00pm-4:00pm)

 

Registration

 

Girl Scout Classes

    

Scout Levels

Daisies

  • Courageous and Strong
  • Make the World a Better Place
  • Use Resources Wisely

Brownies

  • Bugs
  • Water
  • Hiker (at Wildlife Safari Park only)
  • Wonders of Water Journey

Juniors

  • Animal Habitats

Cadettes

  • Animal Helpers
  • Trees

Registration

Contact scouts@OmahaZoo.com or (402) 738-2092 for more information.

Scout BSA Merit Badge Classes

  

Scout Levels

Cub Scouts

Tiger

  • Backyard Jungle
  • Tigers in the Wild
  • Sky is the Limit

Wolf

  • Call of the Wild
  • Paws on the Path

Bear

  • Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

Webelos

  • Into the Wild
  • Into the Woods
  • Earth Rocks!

Scout BSA

  • Bird Study 
  • Mammal Study 
  • Insect Study 
  • Nature 
  • Oceanography 
  • Reptile and Amphibian Study  
  • Environmental Science 
  • Sustainability

Registration Form

Contact scouts@OmahaZoo.com or (402) 738-2092 for more information or to register.

American Heritage Girl Classes

Levels

Tenderheart

  • Zoology 
  • Freshwater Biology 
  • Nature and Wildlife 

Explorer

  • Zoology 
  • Freshwater Biology 
  • Nature and Wildlife 

Pioneer Level

  • Zoology 
  • Freshwater Biology 
  • Nature and Wildlife 

Registration Form

 

Contact scouts@OmahaZoo.com or (402) 738-2092 for more information.

Wildlife Safari Park

Wildlife Safari Park Scout Classes

Wildlife Safari Park Scout Classes are for Girl Scouts, Scouts BSA, and American Heritiage Girls looking to complete a merit badge or work on a scout class at our drive through safari park near Ashland, Nebraska. Classes include 2 hours of engaging activities and are available Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. Scout classes are $15 per person, including adults. Fee covers Scout Class and admission into the park for the day. If booking with a Campouts, Scout Classes are $12 per scout and adults are free. 3 weeks' notice and a minimum of 5 participants are required to book.

For questions email scouts@OmahaZoo.com or call (402) 738-2092

Park Address :  Wildlife Safari Park, 16406 N 292 Street, Ashland, NE  68003
 

**Education Classes are Suspended at Wildlife Safari Park until Further Notice.  Please check back soon for more information on opening dates for Scout Classes and other Education opportunities.  

 

 

Wildlife Safari Park - Scout Class Sundays

Scout Badge Sundays are pre-arranged classes for Girl Scouts (Brownies, Daisies, Cadettes,and Juniors) and Scouts BSA (Cubs, Bears, and Wolves) aimed at individual scouts and troops. Classes are scheduled on Sundays each month from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. highlighting specific badge requirements and are held at the Wildife Safari Park near Ashland, NE. Each month a different program is featured.

All classes will meet their class instructor at the Education Base Camp tent located in the center of the park in Wolf Woods.  Driving throught the park to the meeting spot can take some time so we ask that all participants be at the tent by 1:45 p.m. Fees are $15 per person. Park admission is included in the fee. Pre-registration is required. Scouts must have an adult chaperone with them.  

*Please note: Adult chaperones must remain with their scouts at all time throughout the duration of the program.

Contact scouts@OmahaZoo.com or (402) 738-2092 for more information. 

 

2020 Scout Class Schedule - New Schedule Coming Soon!

 

 

Scout Days

One day, two great locations! Bring your scouts for a day of learning and fun. Cruise around the world as you complete a scouting adventure in the morning at the Zoo. In the afternoon, head over to Lauritzen Gardens to work toward your next badge by participating in activity stations throughout the garden. Cost is $20 per person and includes admission to both facilities. 

More Information Coming Soon!

 

Girl Scout Day 2020

Girl Scout Day 2020

 

** More information Coming Soon!

Scouts BSA Day 2020

 Scouts BSA Day 

September 27, 2020

More Information Coming Soon!