Cub Scout and Girl Scout Programs

Cub Scout Workshops

Join us at the Zoo with your private group for a fun activity and to meet some animals up close, while getting a jump start on adventure requirements!

Our hour-long cub scout workshops are designed to help cub scouts experience wildlife and discover nature. This program takes place in the zoo so dress for the weather. NOTE: Workshops require min 10/max 30 total participants.

Fee: $8 per participant (ages 4+). Parents/chaperones: $5
Includes Zoo Admission. Brandywine Zoo fun patch available for $2

Questions?  Email: meghan.hoopes@delaware.gov


Private Workshops

LIONS: RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE ADVENTURE
Animals communicate in lots of different ways! Join us  to learn about animal communication, play some games, and even meet some animals up close!


TIGERS: TIGERS IN THE WILD ADVENTURE
Hike with us through the zoo!  Learn about local animals and plants, identifying animal signs, and meet some animals up close!


WOLVES: PAWS ON THE PATH ADVENTURE
How do we identify the animals that live around us? Visit us  as we meet some animals up close, and learn about the clues animals leave behind!


BEARS: FUR, FEATHERS, & FERNS ADVENTURE
Take a hike through the zoo to explore native wildlife and plants. We’ll learn about signs of animals, meet some animals up close, discuss endangered animals, and how we can help them!

BEARS: CRITTER CARE ADVENTURE
Visit us to learn what animals need to survive, the differences between pets and wild animals, and what we do to take care of our zoo animals. Meet some of our animals up close, and work on an animal enrichment project!

WEBELOS/AOL: INTO THE WILD ADVENTURE
Explore ecosystems, food chains, and the animals that call Delaware home. Tour the zoo, practice your animal observation skills, and meet some of our animals up close!


MIXED SCOUTS: CARING FOR ANIMALS
Join us for this fun workshop where we’ll learn what it takes to be a great pet-caretaker. Discover your pets’ unique needs and the differences between caring for pets and wild animals.


ALL AGES: CUSTOM WORKSHOP
Do you have another adventure in mind? Custom workshops are prefect for all ages, including mixed scout groups!

More Information? 
Call (302) 571-7850 ext. 209 or email: education@brandywinezoo.org

Girl Scout Workshops

Join us at the Zoo with your private group for a fun activity and to meet some animals up close, while getting a jump start on adventure requirements!

Our hour-long girl scout workshops are designed to help girl scouts experience wildlife and discover nature. This program takes place in the zoo so dress for the weather. NOTE: Workshops require min 10/max 30 total participants.

Fee: $8 per participant (ages 4+). Parents/chaperones: $5
Includes Zoo Admission. Brandywine Zoo fun patch available for $2

Questions? 
Email: meghan.hoopes@delaware.gov


Private Workshops

DAISIES: 3 CHEERS FOR ANIMALS, BIRDBATH AWARD
Explore what it means to take care of yourself as you learn what our zoo animals need, how we care for them, and meet a few up close!

DAISIES: OUTDOOR ART MAKER BADGE
Join us to meet some of our animals up close, get inspired by nature, and make some art!


BROWNIES: PETS BADGE
Visit us to celebrate your love of animals! Discover the differences between pets and wild animals, and learn what it takes to take care of our zoo animals. Meet some of our animals up close, and make some animal enrichment!

BROWNIES: SENSES BADGE
Explore your senses and compare them to the awesome senses of our special animal friends.  Have some fun at the zoo, and meet some animals up close!

BROWNIES: BUGS BADGE
Discover a whole new side of bugs! Join us to make a buggy craft, and meet some of the Zoo’s very own bugs up close!


JUNIORS: ANIMAL HABITATS BADGE
Join us to learn about earth’s endangered animals and their habitats, and meet some animals up close! We’ll 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.

JUNIORS: OUTDOOR ART EXPLORER BADGE
Let nature be your artwork inspiration!  Visit us, meet some animals up close, and make some amazing artwork!


CADETTES: ANIMAL HELPERS BADGE
From companionship to service animals, learn the many ways that animals help humans, and discover how humans can help animals, too!


MIXED SCOUTS: CARING FOR ANIMALS
Daises 3 Cheers for Animals, Birdbath award and Brownies Pets badge
Learn what it takes to be a great pet care-taker. Discover your pets’ unique needs and the differences between caring for pets and wild animals.

MIXED SCOUTS: STEM CAREER EXPLORATION BADGE
Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes
Explore the exciting careers of the zoo world with us as we meet some animals up close, and learn what it takes to be a zookeeper!


ALL AGES: CUSTOM WORKSHOP
Do you have another badge in mind?  Is there a Take Action project you’d like to partner with the zoo for?  Custom workshops are prefect for all ages, including Seniors, Ambassadors, and even mixed scout groups!

More Information? 
Call (302) 571-7850 ext. 209 or email: education@brandywinezoo.org

Virtual Scout Programs

Bring all of the fun, learning, and exploration of a Brandywine Zoo Scout Program to your home!  These programs are designed to help scouts get started on badge work at home.

Live Virtual Programs

SCOUT ANIMAL ENCOUNTER
Bring some of our ambassador animals to your virtual scout meeting for a 45 minute up close encounter.

To book a program, email your preferred date and time, as well as the level of your scout group, to meghan.hoopes@delaware.gov.

Fee: $125 per program, up to 25 participants

Self-Guided Programs

BROWNIES PETS BADGE PROGRAM
Work toward earning your Pets badge online! Videos and self-guided activities and crafts teach scouts how to care for animals.

For more information regarding self-guided programs, please email  meghan.hoopes@delaware.gov.

Fee: Recommended donation of $5 per participant

Looking for something you don’t see?

If you are looking for a different program for your scout group, please contact Meghan Hoopes, Education Programs Coordinator, at meghan.hoopes@delaware.gov.

Calling all Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts!

What badges and requirements will your scouts be able to work toward?
During Scout Days, we will have various learning stations, animal encounters, and keeper chats  scheduled for you to maximize your visit! Below are the badges and adventures your Scout could start to work toward during this event. Please note offerings are subject to change; not all requirements for each badge or adventure will be covered.

GIRL SCOUTS

Daisies – 3 Cheers for Animals, Buddy Camper, Eco Learner, Outdoor Art Maker, Trail Adventure

Brownies – Eco Friend, Hiker, Letterboxer, Outdoor Art Creator, Pets, Senses, STEM Career Exploration

Juniors – Animal Habitats, Detective, Camper, Eco Camper, Outdoor Art Explorer, STEM Career Exploration

CUB SCOUTS

Lions – Mountain Lion, I’ll Do It Myself, Rumble in the Jungle

Tigers – Curiosity Intrigue and Magical Mysteries, My Tiger Jungle, Tiger-iffic, Tigers in the Wild

Wolves – Call of the Wild, Code of the Wolf, Paws on the Path, Running with the Pack

Bears – Bear Necessities, Critter Care, Fur Feather & Ferns, Roaring Laughter

Webelos and AOL – Adventures in Science, Into the Wild, Outdoorsman, Webelos Walkabout

 

Scout Outreach Programs

Book a Live Animal Encounter for your next Scout meeting or event, and we’ll visit with 2-3 animals and loads of fun animal artifacts for a fun 30 minute program!

Want a custom topic? Ask while booking! You can make special requests for areas of focus, such as herpetology, mammals, or invertebrates, or let us choose and we’ll bring the Zoo to YOU!

Programs that are scheduled outside of normal operating hours will include an additional fee.

Out of State Programs
Due to permitting issues, out of state programs need to be booked four weeks in advance.

Fee: Starting at $210 + travel fees

Traveling Zoo Mileage Rates
Calculate your Traveling Zoo fees to include program and mileage rates. Fees are measured by distance from the zoo to your site, in one direction.

<25 MILES – $20 flat rate
EACH ADDITIONAL 10 MILES – $10 per every 10 miles

Scholarship Availability

Due to the amazing generosity of a Zoo member and former Girl Scout, scholarships are now available for private scout workshops!

Eligibility
  • Scholarships are offered to any troop/pack that has need of it.
  • Only one scholarship per troop/pack may be received each year.
  • Scholarship applications are considered and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  These scholarships will be available for as long as the donation lasts.
  • Applications and program requests must be submitted at lest two weeks before the desired program date.
  • Scholarships are awarded for up to 50% of program costs.
Confirmation

You will receive notification of your award and confirmation of your visit date within two weeks of submitting your request for scholarship funding.

How to Apply

 The application questions for a scholarship are within the standard registration form.

Register for a Scout Program

Scout Programs are not considered booked until payment and paperwork are received.

  • Step One: Complete Registration Form below. Telephone registrations are not accepted.
  • Step Two: Someone from the Education Department will check program and staff availability and get back to you within one week of your registration. If you do not hear back after this time, please email us.
  • Step Three: You will receive a contract with your program date (based on availability) within one week of your program registration submission. Please call the Education Department (302-571-7850* 209) if you have not received a confirmation.
  • Step Four: Submit your payment and signed contract to secure your selected date and time.

SCOUT PROGRAM FEES

Workshop Fee
$8 per participant (ages 4+). Parents/chaperones: $5. Includes Zoo Admission. Brandywine Zoo fun patch available for $2. Please note that workshops require a minimum of 4 participants (kids age 4+) and a maximum of 15 total people.

Scout Day Booklet Fee
$5 and comes with your choice of a free Brandywine Zoo fun patch! Admission to the zoo not included.

Scout Night Fee
$10/person. Includes scouts, parents/chaperones, and siblings.


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