Scout Night at the Brandywine Zoo

Scouts and their families can enjoy special after-hours admission to the zoo! 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.

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

GIRL SCOUTS

Daisy
5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals; Buddy Camper; Eco Learner; Outdoor Art Maker

Brownies
Bugs; Cabin Camper; Eco Friend; Hiker; Letterboxer; Making Friends; Outdoor Art Creator; Pets; Senses

Juniors
Animal Habitats; Camper; Eco Camper; Outdoor Art Explorer; Simple Meals

CUB SCOUTS

Lions
Mountain Lion; On Your Mark; Rumble in the Jungle

Tigers
My Tiger Jungle; Stories and Shapes; Tiger Theater; Tiger-iffic!; Tigers in the Wild

Wolves
Call of the Wild; Paws on the Path

Bears
Bear Necessities; Bear Picnic Basket; Critter Care; Fur, Feathers & Ferns; Roaring Laughter

 Webelos
Adventures in Science; Into the Wild, Outdoorsman; Webelos Walkabout

Scout Night

Saturday, November 2

4:15pm – 6pm
Pre-registration strongly suggested by October 30, walk-ins welcome if space available.

Fee: $10/person, includes scouts, parents, siblings, and additional leaders. One leader required for every 15 scouts registered.

DOWNLOAD our Scout Night registration form or click the button below to register online.

Cub Scout Workshops

Our unique scout programs will help your cub scouts experience wildlife and discover nature, while earning badge and adventure requirements! Upcoming workshop dates will be listed when they become available. You may also set up a private workshop from the list below.

Fee: $12 per scout, includes Brandywine Zoo fun patch and admission for the day. Parents and chaperones must pay seasonal zoo admission fee for adults.

NOTE: Workshops require Min 10/Max 30 program participants, or $120 minimum.


Upcoming Workshops

SCOUTS GO WILD
Sunday, December 1, 9:30am – 12pm

Cub Scouts – Nova WILD! award
Explore food chains, ecosystems, and both local and invasive animals with cub scouts of all ages. Tour the zoo and meet some of our animals up close!


Private Workshops

TIGER CUBS: TIGERS IN THE WILD ADVENTURE
Program Length: 2.5 hours
Hike with us through the zoo!  Learn about local animals and plants, identifying animal signs, and even meet some animals up close!


BEAR CUBS: FUR, FEATHERS, & FERNS ADVENTURE
Program Length: 2.5 hours
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!

BEAR CUBS: CRITTER CARE ADVENTURE
Program Length: 2.5 hours
Learn about 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, tour the zoo, and work on an animal enrichment project!


WEBELOS: INTO THE WILD ADVENTURE
Program Length: 2.5 hours
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!

NOVA WILD AWARD
Program Length: 2.5 hours
Award: NOVA WILD
Explore food chains, ecosystems, and both local and invasive animals with cub scouts of all ages. Tour the zoo and meet some of our animals up close!


MIXED SCOUTS: CARING FOR ANIMALS
All Ages
Program Length: 2.5 hours
Join us for this fun workshop where we’ll learn about what it takes to be a great pet-caretaker. Discover your pets’ unique needs and the differences between caring for pets and wild animals.

MIXED SCOUTS: VOICES IN CONSERVATION
Webelos, Boy Scouts, etc.
Program Length: 2.5 hours
The Zoo takes part in lots of conservation work here in Delaware and internationally! Want to learn about endangered species? What does it mean to conserve? Come take a walk on the wild side with us and meet some animals that are a part of conservation efforts around the world!

For more information, call (302) 571-7850 Ext. 209 or email education@brandywinezoo.org

Girl Scout Workshops

Our Girl Scout programs are designed to help your troop experience wildlife and discover the natural, while working toward badge requirements!

Upcoming workshop dates will be listed as they become available and are open to any girls from any troops. You may also set up a private workshop from the list below.

Fee: $12 per scout, includes Brandywine Zoo fun patch and admission for the day. All parents and chaperones must pay seasonal zoo admission fee.

NOTE: Workshops require Min 10/Max 30 program participants or $120 minimum.


Upcoming Workshops

ANIMALS AND ME
Saturday, November 9, 9:30am – 12pm

Daisies – 3 Cheers for Animal, Bird Bath and Robin Awards
Explore what it means to take care of yourself as you learn what our zoo animals need, how we care for them, and even meet a few up close!

FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS
Saturday, November 16, 9:30am – 12pm

Brownies – Pets Badge
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, tour the zoo, and work on an animal enrichment project!

EARTH’S ENDANGERED
Sunday, December 8, 9:30am – 12pm

Juniors – Animal Habitats Badge
Join us to learn about earth’s endangered animals and their habitats, take a tour through the zoo, 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.


Private Workshops

DAISIES: 3 CHEERS FOR ANIMALS
Program Length: 2.5 hours
Explore what it means to take care of yourself as you learn what our zoo animals need, how we care for them, and even meet a few up close!


BROWNIES: PETS BADGE
Program Length: 2.5 hours
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, tour the zoo, and work on an animal enrichment project!

BROWNIES: SENSES BADGE
Program Length: 2.5 hours
Explore your senses and compare them to the awesome senses of our special animal friends.  Have fun with interactive games, a guided zoo tour, and even meet some animals up close!


JUNIORS: ANIMAL HABITATS BADGE
Program Length: 2.5 hours
Join us to learn about earth’s endangered animals and their habitats, take a tour through the zoo, 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.

CADETTES: ANIMAL HELPERS
Program Length: 2.5 hours
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
All Ages: Dasies 3 Cheers for Animals, Birdbath and Robin awards and Brownies Pets badge
Program Length: 2.5 hours
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: VOICES IN CONSERVATION
Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambssadors, etc.
Program Length: 2.5 hours
The Zoo takes part in lots of conservation work here in Delaware and internationally! Learn about endangered species? What it mean to conserve? Come take a walk with us on the wild side and meet some animals that are a part of conservation efforts around the world!

For more information, call (302) 571-7850 Ext. 209 or email education@brandywinezoo.org

Scoutreach Programs

Have the Traveling Zoo visit your next Scout meeting.

Book a Live Animal Encounter for your next Scout meeting or event, and we’ll visit with 3-5 animals and loads of fun animal artifacts!

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!

Fee: $210 + travel fees

Traveling Zoo Mileage Rates

Be sure to calculate your Traveling Zoo fees to include both 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

How to Register

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

Workshop Fees: $12 per participant (includes Brandywine Zoo Patch and zoo admission). One leader per troop required.
Adults/chaperones must pay $5 program fee (Oct.-April) and $7 (May- Sept.) Please note that a 10 paid participants or $120 minimum is required to book a private workshop.

Scout Night Fees: $10 per person (all scouts, siblings, and adults). One leader per troop required.

  • Step One: Complete Registration Form below, or download the PDF and fax, email or mail. 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.

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