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 typically two hours long and can be booked on Saturdays and Sundays with a minimum of five youth. (One adult is required to attend with a 1/5 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, learn, and visit the Zoo at the same time. Private Scout Classes cost $25 per scout (2-hour class) or $35 per scout (3-hour class) and must be booked at least three weeks in advance with a five-participant minimum. Cost is reduced by $5 per scout if booked with an overnight experience. Topics are listed in the tabs below.  
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 scout coordinator. Topics are pre-assigned and listed in our Scout Badge Sundays and Wednesdays tab. 
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!

Scout Badge Sundays and Wednesdays


Scout Badge Wednesdays and Sundays!

Scout Badge DAYS are pre-arranged classes for all youth aimed at completing specific badge requirements for individual scouts and small troops. Classes are scheduled some Wednesday nights and Sundays afternoons each month and highlight specific badge requirements. Each month different programs are featured.
Fee: $25/Scout (2-hour course)    
         $35/Scout (3-hour course)    
Times: Sundays 2:00 pm to 4:00pm  / Wednesdays 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (*unless where indicated)

Upcoming Dates:

Sunday, 1/15/23                 Bird Study (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) (10-18 yrs. old) 
Wednesday, 1/25/22        Fur, Feathers, and Ferns (9-11 yrs. old) 
Sunday, 2/12/23                 Environmental Science (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) (10-18 yrs. old) 
Wednesday, 2/22/23        Animal Habitats (8-12 yrs. old) 
Wednesday, 3/22/23        Into the Wild (10-12 yrs. old) 
Sunday, 4/16/23               Nature (10-18 yrs. old) 
Wednesday, 4/26/23         Mammal Study (10-18 yrs. old) 
Sunday, 5/21/23               Wonders of Water (7-9 yrs. old) 
Wednesday, 5/24/23         Insect Study (10-18 yrs. old) 





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 available on-line
See Links Below for Registration
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:

1/11/23        Virtual Mammal Study (10-18 yrs. old)
2/8/23          Virtual Nature (10-18 yrs. old) 
3/8/23           Virtual Reptile and Amphibian Study (10-18 yrs. old) 
4/12/23         Virtual Bird Study (5:30 pm to 8:30 pm) (10-18 yrs. old)
5/10/23          Virtual Sustainability (5:30 pm to 8:30 pm) (10-18 yrs. old)  


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:

1/22/23        Virtual Nature (10-18 yrs. old)
2/26/23         Virtual Sustainability (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm) (10-18 yrs. old)
3/26/23         Virtual Environmental Science (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm) (10-18 yrs. old)      



Scout Camps

The Zoo is offering Schools Out Scout Camps this year as a way to experience the Zoo and earn a badge. Scout level and dates vary. Everyone is welcome to attend. See below for more details. Camps will run from 9am – 3:30pm.

Oceanography Camp (youth 10 to 18 yrs old)

Scouts will dive deep into the world of oceans! They will learn what makes up the ocean physically as well as the organisms that call the ocean home. Scouts will complete the badge requirements for the Oceanography badge by and will receive a signed blue card.
Cost: $70 per member ($75 non-member)
Monday, January 16 (School's Out Camp!)
Sunday, March 19  (Spring Break Camp!)

Sustainability Camp (youth 10 to 18 yrs old)

Youth will dive into all things sustainable, while touring some of the Zoo’s amazing exhibits. Learning and taking action to create a more sustainable world.
Cost: $70 per member ($75 non-member)
Date: Monday, February 20 (School's Out Camp!)

Girl Scout Classes


Scout Levels

Daisies (5-7 yrs. old)

  • Eco-Learner
  • Outdoor Art Maker
  • Courageous and Strong
  • Make the World a Better Place
  • Use Resources Wisely

Brownies (7-9 yrs. old)

  • Eco-Friend
  • Outdoor Art Creator
  • Bugs
  • Hiker (at Wildlife Safari Park only)
  • Wonders of Water Journey

Juniors (8-12 yrs. old)

  • Eco Camper
  • Animal Habitats
  • Outdoor Art Explorer
  • Flowers
  • Gardener

Cadettes (11-14 yrs. old)

  • Eco-Trekker
  • Animal Helpers
  • Outdoor Art Apprentice
  • Trees
  • Night Owl

Seniors (14-16 yrs. old)

  • Eco-Explorer
  • Outdoor Art Expert
  • Sky

Ambassadors (16-18 yrs. old)

  • Eco-Advocate
  • Outdoor Art Master
  • Water



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

BSA Scout Classes


Scout Levels

Tiger (6-7 yrs old)

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

Wolf (7-8 yrs. old)

  • Call of the Wild
  • Paws on the Path

Bear (8-9 yrs. old)

  • Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

Webelos (9-10 yrs. old)

  • Into the Wild
  • Into the Woods
  • Walkabout Adventure
  • Earth Rocks

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 Scout Classes are for Girl Scouts, Scouts BSA, and or any youth looking to complete a badge or learn about the natural world 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 $20 per Scout and adults are considered chaperones. 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 private scout classes. 

For questions email or call (402) 738-6908. 

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

Wildlife Safari Park - Badge Days  

Badge days are pre-arranged events for Girl Scouts, Scouts BSA, or any youth. Aimed at individual youth and small troops that focus on badge work. Classes are scheduled on Sundays each month highlighting specific badge requirements and are held at the Wildife Safari Park near Ashland, NE. Each month a different program is featured.
All Badge Day participants will meet their instructor at the Education Building located in the Wolf Woods Parking lot.  Driving through the park to the Education Building can take some time so we ask that all participants arrive at the park at least 15 minutes before the class time. Fees are $20 per Scout and adults are considered chaperones. Pre-registration is required. 
Contact or (402) 738-6908 for more information. 
Fee: $20/youth  
Date: Scheduled Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.