Elmwood Park Zoo’s variety of workshops for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts provides them with opportunities to complete most or all of the necessary requirements for several conservation, nature, and animal-related badges. Each workshop promises hands-on fun and learning with planned activities and up-close experiences with the Zoo’s animals.

Boy Scout Badges

Environmental Science
For Boy Scouts working toward Eagle Scout. Completes most of the requirements.
Reptile and Amphibian Study
Completes most of the requirements.

Cub Scout Academics

Wildlife Conservation
Tiger, Wolf and Webelos Scouts
Wildlife Academics Belt Loop
Learn about natural resources, how a food chain functions, and find out how we can help endangered species. Completes most requirements.
Wildlife Academics Pin
Learn about how some animals use camouflage to protect themselves and talk with Zoo staff about how we aid in wildlife conservation. Completes all requirements.

Cub Scout Workshops

Wolf and Bear Cubs - Sharing Your World With Wildlife
Learn about different groups of animals, habitats, and how we can help endangered plants and animals. Completes part of achievement.
Webelos - Naturalist Badge
Learn about bird flyways, food chains, and how to identify poisonous plants and venomous animals. Completes all badge requirements.

Junior Girl Scout Badges


Learn about animal classifications, dangerous animals and plants in our area, Pennsylvania native species, endangered species, and animal features. Completes all of the badge requirements.

Daisy Workshops

Learning Petals 

Learning Petals – Using Resources Wisely (green)
Learn about natural habitats and find out how wisely managing resources can help animals.
Learning Petals – Make The World A Better Place (rose)
All animals have an important place on Earth. Learning about them and protecting them can make the world a better place.

Leadership Journey

Three Cheers For Animals
Between Earth And Sky


Brownie Workshops


Learn all about animals in this very hands-on Try-It. Completes most of the badge requirements.
Sensational Senses
Compare and contrast our senses with animals’ senses in this unique Try-It. Completes most of the badge requirements.
Learn what an ecosystem is and learn about the four things all animals need to survive. Completes most of the badge requirements.
Watching Wildlife
Learn about and observe animal communication, animal homes, animal coverings and what animals need in their habitat. Completes most of the badge requirements.

Leadership Journey

Wonders of Water


Zoo-On-Wheels for Scouts

Invite the Zoo to your scout meeting or Blue and Gold banquet! The Zoo-On-Wheels program travels to your group with live animals and touchable artifacts. Programs are 30 to 50 minutes in length and can be adjusted to fit your theme.

Nighttime Explorers

It’s an adventure at the zoo after the sun’s gone down! Choose your own date and program for an educational and unforgettable evening. Includes an educational program and flashlight tour of the Zoo.

Scout Overnights

This is one wild slumber party! Groups sleep in one of the Zoo’s climate-controlled buildings. Most scout workshops can be accommodated. Includes a weather-permitting flashlight tour of the Zoo and s’mores by the fire, plus a continental breakfast in the morning. Scouts are required to provide their own sleeping and camping supplies.


Programs must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance. A minimum of eight scouts is required to schedule a program.


A scout program is $16 per person with one free leader per every five scouts. Fee includes admission to the Zoo and the scout program. A 50%, non-refundable deposit is required upon receipt of contract.

For more information on the Scout Programs, contact the Education Department at 800.652.4143 ext. 236 or
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