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? Classes are two hours long and can be booked any day of the week or weekend with a minimum of five youth. (One adult is required to attend with a 1/10 ratio minimum requirement). Classes are open to all youth (check age requirements) and 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 $20 (2-hour course)* per person for scouts and $12 for adults and must be booked a least three weeks in advance with a five-participant minimum. (Cost is $18 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.
*$30 per Scout for 3-hour courses and $12 for adults ($24 per scout if booked with an overnight experience).
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

Scout Programs 

Year round Scout offerings that any youth can participate in. Classes and camps are offered during the week and weekend; virtually and in-person. Take a look and join in the fun! *See below for more details!

Virtual Classes

Private - Virtual 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. Youth learning from home only need a computer or mobile device, audio, and internet connection.
Private Virtual Classes
Cost: fee is $12 per person  
Time: Three weeks' notice
Participants: Minimum of 10 participants are required. 
Public Virtual Classes
Cost: Fee is $15 per person (*2 hr course)
Time: Sign-up Anytime Available On-line
See Links Below for Registration
Current Scout Classes being offered are:
Cub Scouts
Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
Sky is the Limit
Boy Scouts BSA
Insect Study
Environmental Science* (3 hr course)
Sustainability *(3 hr course)
Oceanography* (3 hr course)
Reptiles & Amphibian Study 
Girl Scouts - Daisies
Make the World a Better Place
Girl Scouts - Brownies
Wonders of Water
Girl Scouts - Juniors
Animal Habitats
Girl Scouts - Cadettes
Animal Helpers
Night Owl
* price may vary due to extra hour of course work
Contact or call (402) 738-2092 to schedule your Private Virtual Scout Class Today!. 

Evening Virtual Classes

Can't make a weekend Class? Try one of our Wednesday Evening Virtual Classes. Classes are two hours long and can be reserved on-line via our webstore. Connection is easy. Youth learning from home only need a computer or mobile device, audio and internet connection. 
Fee: $15/person (*except where indicated)
Times:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   (*except where indicated)

Upcoming Wednesday Classes:

  • 10/12/22          Virtual Nature
  • 11/16/22          Virtual Environmental Science (5:30 pm to 8:30 pm)
  • 12/7/22            Virtual Sustainability (5:30 pm to 8:30 pm)


Virtual Sunday Classes 

Virtual Sundays are pre-arranged classes for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts BSA, or any youth. Aimed for individuals or groups. Classes are two hours long and can be reserved on-line via our webstore. Connection is easy. Youth learning from home only need a computer or mobile device, audio and internet connection. Different programs are featured so check back often for updates.

Virtual classes will consist of youth activities to complete the badge and continued conservation projects that your youth can participate in throughout the spring/summer that will engage them in becoming lifelong stewards to the environment.
Fee: $15/person (*unless indicated)
Times: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (*unless indictated)

Upcoming Sunday Classes:              Check back later for 2023 dates!



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 nights and Sundays afternoons each month and highlight specific badge requirements. Each month different programs are featured.
Fee: $20/Scout (2-hour course)  & $12/Adult    
         $30/Scout (3-hour course)  & $12/Adult    
Times: Sundays 2:00 pm to 4:00pm  / Wednesdays 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (*unless where indicated)

Upcoming Dates:

  • Sunday, 9/18/22               BSA- Oceanography 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 9/25/22               BSA - Nature
  • Sunday, 10/16/22              BSA Mammal Study
  • Sunday, 11/20/22              BSA Oceanography 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, 12/11/22              BSA Nature





Girl Scout Classes


Scout Levels

Daisies (5-7 yrs. old)

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

Brownies (7-9 yrs. old)

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

Juniors (8-12 yrs. old)

  • Animal Habitats

Cadettes (11-14 yrs. old)

  • Animal Helpers
  • Trees
  • Night Owl


Contact or (402) 738-2092 for more information.

Scout BSA Merit Badge Classes


Scout Levels

Cub Scouts  (7-12 yrs. old)

Tiger (7-11 yrs old)

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

Wolf (8-12 yrs. old)

  • Call of the Wild
  • Paws on the Path

Bear (9-11 yrs. old)

  • Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

Webelos (10-12 yrs. old)

  • Into the Wild
  • Into the Woods
  • Walkabout Adventure

Scout BSA (10-18 yrs. old)

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

Registration Form

Contact or (402) 738-2092 for more information or to register.

Wildlife Safari Park

Wildlife Safari Park Classes

Wildlife Safari Park Classes are for Girl Scouts, Scouts BSA, and or any youth looking to complete a merit badge or work on a 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. Classes are $18 per Scout, $12 per adult. Fee covers Class and admission into the park for the day. If booking with a Campout, Classes are $15 per youth and adults are free. 3 weeks' notice and a minimum of 5 participants are required to book.

For questions email or call (402) 738-2092

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

Wildlife Safari Park - Fun Days  

Fun days are pre-arranged event days for Girl Scouts (Brownies, Daisies, Cadettes,and Juniors), Scouts BSA (Cubs, Bears, and Wolves) or any youth. Aimed at individual youth and small groups that focus on merit badge completion and badge work. 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 "Funday" participants will meet their Education Instructors at the Education Base Camp near Wolf Woods Parking lot.  Driving throught the park to the meeting spot can take some time so we ask that all participants be at the parking lot by 1:45 p.m. Fees are $18 per Scout and $12 per adult. Park admission is included. Pre-registration is required. Youth must have an adult chaperone with them.  
*Please note: Adult chaperones must remain with their youth at all time throughout the duration of the program.

Contact or (402) 738-2092 for more information. 

Fee: $18/youth  $12/adult
Date: Scheduled Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.