Boy & Girl Scout Programs

Experience the great outdoors, wildlife education, and fun scouting programs!

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.

2017 Spring Date: Saturday, April 8, 4pm - 6pm
Pre-registration strongly suggested by March 26, walk-ins welcome if space available.

2017 Fall Date: Saturday, November 4, 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.

Saturday, February 11, 9:30am - 12pm
Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies: For the Love of Animals - Special Valentine's Day Theme - FULL
Daisies 3 Cheer for Animals Birdbath Award and the Brownies Pets badge (Steps 1 through 5)

Celebrate your love of animals and discover what it takes to care for animals at the zoo. We can show animals how much we care by properly caring for them. We'll explore what both pet and wild animals need to feel truly loved! Program includes live animal encounters, zoo tour, and a take home craft. Pre-registration strongly suggested by Thursday, February 9.

Saturday, February 18, 1pm - 3:30pm
Girl Scout Juniors: Earth's Endangered
Juniors Animal Habitats badge (Steps 1 through 4)

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.

Saturday, March 18, 1pm - 3:30pm
Girl Scouts: Animals and Me
Daisies 3 Cheers for Animal Bird Bath Award & Brownies Pets Badge. Learn which animals make better pets than others and how to care for them. Girls will also learn about how we take care of our zoo animals and meet some up close! NOTE: Program Min 10/Max 30.

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.

Saturday, April 29, 9:30am - 12pm
Sensational Senses!
Brownies Senses Badge. Explore senses through interactive games and compare to the awesome senses some of our special animal friends have - and we will even meet a few! NOTE: Program Min 10/Max 30.

Saturday, February 25, 9:30am - 12pm
Cub Scout Tigers: Tigers in the Wild

Scouts will learn the difference between what animals eat, and whether that makes them an herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, or detrivore. Discover how to identify animals and plants, and practice together. NOTE: Program Min 10/Max 30.

Saturday, March 4, 9:30am - 12pm
Cub Scout Bears: Fur, Feathers, & Ferns

Take a hike through the zoo and Brandywine Park to explore native wildlife and plants. We'll look for signs of animals, tour the zoo, and discuss why some animals are disappearing from their habitat in addition to ways to help them. NOTE: Program Min 10/Max 30.

Check back later for more 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:
  • 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)
For full list of upcoming workshops and dates, please visit our Family Programs & Youth Workshops page or Calendar of Events.

To Register:
Click here OR email 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.

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