EDUCATION

Scouting Programs

Scout FunShops

Caldwell Zoo offers scouting programs for Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts to help scouts complete activities required for earning badges and achievements.

Cub Scout FunShops

Tiger Cub

Cubs will have fun as they work on their "Fun at the Zoo" and "Pet Care" electives. Boys will be able to meet some touchable program animals that live here at the zoo.

Electives 42 and 43

Wolf Trail

This FunShop will be a real "tweet" for Wolf Cub Scouts headed down the Arrow Point Trail. Cub Scouts will be beak to nose with birds, have an opportunity to try a real birding experience and make a nesting materials bag for native birds.

Arrow Point Trail Elective #13 — This FunShop will complete #a, b, and d.

Bear Trail

Bear Cub Scouts will discover why it is important for us to "Share Our World with Wildlife" as they learn about endangered species and conservation measures used to help save wildlife. To assist local wildlife, each boy will build either a birdhouse or bird feeder (depending on season). The group will also enjoy an extinction party (of course only snacks will become extinct, not real critters).

Bear Trail Achievement #5 — This FunShop will complete #b, c, d, and e.

Webelos

Webelos aspiring to become naturalists can learn more about the natural world as they have the opportunity to be part of a bird presentation, look at animal behaviors and habitats and learn about and see some of the poisonous snakes in the United States.

Webelos Naturalist Activity Badge — This FunShop will complete #4, 5, and parts of 6, 7 and 9.

Cub Scout FunShop Details

All FunShops are 1½ hours and include supplies necessary to complete activities and a snack time. FunShops are available during regular zoo hours.

Cost: $6.00 per Cub Scout (includes zoo admission and FunShop costs), chaperones are admitted for the zoo group rate ($8.40/adults, $5.60/children). Minimum of 6 Cub Scouts per program, please.

Cub Scout Nocturnal Ed-Ventures

Bring your sleeping bag and a flashlight and join Caldwell Zoo for an overnighter with the animals.

Who: Groups of 15-30 Cub Scouts and leaders
(Our space will not accommodate more than 30)
No campers under 6 years of age, please
What: Overnight ed-venture at the zoo.
Arrive at 6:30pm. Leave next morning at 9:30am.
Where: Caldwell Zoo's African Huts
When: Anytime April through October
How: Just call Caldwell Zoo's Ed-ZOO-cation Office to schedule your special camp-in.
Cost: $25 per camper (minimum of 15 paying campers/$375)

Join the zoo for a special overnight ed-venture filled with learning fun, a flashlight walk through the zoo and fun activities. You can choose one of our FunShop topics, a mixed level Cub Scout program or "Birds" or "Reptiles" for your evening learning time. We supply the ed-venture, an evening snack and light breakfast. You supply the Cub Scouts.

Remember to complete the Boy Scouts of America's Local Tour Permit Application before coming to a Nocturnal Ed-venture.

To reserve your special FunShop or Nocturnal Ed-venture, call Caldwell Zoo's Ed-ZOO-cation Office at (903) 593-0121 ext. 228 or 229 or email education@caldwellzoo.org.

Girl Scout FunShops

Daisy Girl Scouts

Help your Daisy Troop with their Bird Bath or Red Robin Journey awards.

Brownie Girl Scouts

Pets Badge FunShop completes activities #1, 3, 4 and 5

Senses Badge FunShop completes activities #1, 2, 3, and 5

Bugs Badge FunShop completes activities #1, 2, 4, and 5

Junior Girl Scouts

Animal Habitats Badge FunShop completes activities #1, 2, 3, and 4

All FunShops are 1½ hours and include supplies necessary to complete activities and a snack time. FunShops are available during regular zoo hours.

Cost: $6.00 per Girl Scout (includes zoo admission and FunShop costs), chaperones are admitted for the zoo group rate ($8.40/adults, $5.60/children). Minimum of 6 Girl Scouts per program, please.

Girl Scout Nocturnal Ed-Ventures

Bring your sleeping bag and a flashlight and join the Caldwell Zoo for an overnighter with the animals.

Who: Groups of 15-30 Girl Scouts and leaders
(Our space will not accommodate more than 30)
No campers under 6 years of age, please
What: Overnight ed-venture at the zoo.
Arrive at 6:30pm. Leave next morning at 9:30am.
Where: Caldwell Zoo's African Huts
When: Anytime April through October
How: Just call Caldwell Zoo's Ed-ZOO-cation Office to schedule your special camp-in.
Cost: $25 per camper (minimum of 15 paying campers/$375)

Join the zoo for a special overnight ed-venture filled with learning fun, a flashlight walk through the zoo and fun activities. You can choose one of our FunShop topics – for Brownies: Pets Badge, Senses Badge or Bugs Badge and for Juniors: Animal Habitats Badge – for your evening learning time. We supply the ed-venture, an evening snack and light breakfast. You supply the Girl Scouts.

To reserve your special FunShop or Nocturnal Ed-venture, call Caldwell Zoo's Ed-ZOO-cation Office at (903) 593-0121 ext. 228 or 229 or email education@caldwellzoo.org.