Cub Scout Programs

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

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

Cub Scout - FunShop

All FunShops are 60-90 minutes depending on program and include supplies necessary to complete activities. FunShops are available during regular zoo hours.

Cost $8.00 per Cub Scout (includes zoo admission and FunShop costs), chaperones are admitted for the zoo group rate ($10.36/adults, $7.16/children). Minimum of 6 Cub Scouts per program, please.

Tiger Cub - Backyard Jungle Adventure

Tiger Cubs will have fun as they explore native animals on zoo grounds. Boys will search for native bird species and build a bird feeder.
This FunShop will complete requirements 1, 2, 4, and 5.

Wolf Trail - Digging in the Past

Wolf Cub Scouts will discover extinct animals while using their imagination to create one of their very own.
This FunShop will complete requirements 1, 2, and 3.

Bear Trail - Critter Care

Bear Cub Scouts will share how they care for pets at home. Boys will make a poster about their favorite pet and learn about how animals are cared for at the zoo.
This FunShop will complete requirements 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7.

Webelos - Into the Wild

Webelos will get up close and personal to “wild” animals at the zoo. Boys will identify native birds, learn about flyways and search for everything from arachnids to reptiles.
This FunShop will complete requirements 3, 4, 5, 6, 7abc, and 9a.

Cub Scout - Nocturnal Ed-ventures

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

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.


Groups of 15-30 Cub Scouts and leaders
(Our venue will not accommodate more than 30)
No campers under 6 years of age, please


Overnight ed-venture at the zoo.
Arrive at 6:30pm. Leave next morning at 9:30am.


Caldwell Zoo’s African Huts


Friday Nights, April through October - We are currently taking reservations for 2018.


Just call Caldwell Zoo’s Ed-ZOO-cation Office to schedule your special camp-in.


$25 per camper (minimum of 15 paying campers/$375)
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