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

This FunShop completes requirements #1, 2, 4, and 5.

Wolf Trail - Digging in the Past

This FunShop completes requirements #1, 2, and 3.

Bear Trail - Critter Care

This FunShop completes requirements #1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7.

Webelos - Into the Wild

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 at (903) 593-0121 ext. 228 or 229 or email to schedule your special camp-in.


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