Boy & Girl Scout Programs
Experience the great outdoors, wildlife education, and fun scouting programs at the Brandywine Zoo!
Join us with your troop or pack for one of our fun Scout programs. These programs offer boy and girl scouts the opportunity to work toward badge requirements for a variety of animal, nature, and outdoors-focused badges! Or, join us for one of our Science and Career workshops, open to any youth!
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Scout Night at the Brandywine Zoo
Enjoy an evening at the Zoo for scouts and their families! Participants for this program get to enjoy special after-hours admission to the zoo when it closes to the public! There will be games, crafts, and activities all geared toward scout requirements. Brandywine Zoo patches will be available for purchase.
This outdoor event takes place twice a year, in the spring and fall, so please dress for the weather. See the listing below for requirements met.
Fee: $10/person, includes scouts, parents, siblings, and additional leaders. One leader free for every 15 scouts registered. DOWNLOAD our registration form for Scout Day.
Fall Date: Saturday, November 5, 4pm - 6pm
Pre-registration strongly suggested by November 2, walk-ins welcome if space available.
Workshops for Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts
Experience the Brandywine Zoo with your Scouts for a program designed to help your scouts meet badge requirements. These unique programs will help your scouts to experience wildlife and discover the natural all while earning badge requirements at the zoo! See for upcoming scheduled workshop dates below, or pick a workshop from our scout brochure and set up your own private workshop. NOTE: Workshops require Min 10/Max 30 program participants.
Fee: $12 per participant, includes Brandywine Zoo fun patch and admission for the day. One free leader per troop/pack. Additional parents and chaperones must pay seasonal zoo admission fee for adults.
Girl Scout Workshop: Animals and Me
Saturday, November 19, 1pm - 3:30pm SOLD OUT
Sunday, December 3, 1pm - 3:30pm (Deadline for registration is December 1)
From mild to wild, different animals have different needs. Learn about what animals make better pets than others and how to best care for them. Girls will also have the opportunity to learn about how we take care of our zoo animals and meet some up close! Program includes live animal encounters, zoo tour, and a take home craft.
NOTE: Program meets most requirements for the Daisies 3 Cheer for Animals Birdbath Award and the Brownies Pets badge.
Sunday, December 3, 9am - 12pm (Deadline for registration is December 1)
Girl Scout Juniors: Earth's Endangered
Join us at the Brandywine Zoo to learn about earth's endangered animals and their habitats. We will discover how animals are adapted to thrive in their habitats, why they are in danger of disappearing, and what you can do to help them. Program includes live animal encounters, zoo tour, and fun badge based activities. NOTE: Program meets most requirements for the Brownies Animal Habitats badge (Steps 1 through 4).
Upcoming Boy Scout Workshop Dates
Check back later for upcoming winter 2017 dates, or book your own for your pack.
Career & Science Workshops
Ages 8 and up
Program Length: 1.5 hours
Zoo Members: $8/student | Non-Members: $10/student
Adults are not required to attend this program, but paid adults are welcome to join us.
Brandywine Zoo offers a variety of career-focused workshops for pre-teens and teens interested in working with animals. Join us at an upcoming workshop focusing on one of the following topics:
For full list of upcoming workshops and dates, please visit our Family Programs & Youth Workshops page or Calendar of Events.
- Exotic Animal Nutrition
- Training Animals
- Wildlife Rehabilitation
- Zoo Keeping 101
- Animal Enrichment
- Veterinary Care
- Animal Husbandry
- Working with: Carnivores, Exotic Birds, or Reptiles and Amphibians (select a topic)
To Register:Click here OR email Education@BrandywineZoo.org if you'd like to book your own.
Scout Groups can attend a scheduled workshop as a group, if space is available and they pre-register, or they may book an individual workshop (topics may be limited) if scheduling allows. NOTE: Career & Animal Science Workshops require Min 10/Max 30 program participants, minimum fee of $120/program for individual group workshops.