Scouting

Scout Programs at Wildlife Safari Park 

Listen to the whisper of the grasses and the croaking of the frogs while learning about North American Wildlife. Scout programs at Wildlife Safari Park are a unique way to experience Nebraska without traveling from the Platte to the Panhandle. Programs consist of Scout Badge Classes, Eagle Scout Projects, Community Service Days, Citizen Science Workshops, Campouts and more. Bring your Troop and experience the "Great" outdoors.  
 
(Programs Support: Girl Scouts, Scouts BSA, Trail Life USA, American Heritage Girls, Camp Fire, 4-H, FFA, Boys & Girls Clubs of American and others). 

 

Scout Summer Camp at Wildlife Safari Park

New to Wildlife Safari Park in 2021 are Scout Summer Camps. Scouts can attend 1 or 2 day camps and learn about native wildlife and earn badges. A perfect solution for small troops or individuals wanting to work on specific badges. Transportation will not be provided by Park and must be provided by parents. See below for more information on offered Camps. 
 

BSA Sustaining our World Camp

Enjoy the great outdoors and learn to conserve it at the same time! Scouts will learn about conservation issues and how they can help, how to do a field study, native Nebraska plants and animals and so much more. Scouts will also do a service project and go hiking around Wildlife Safari Park. At the end of the camp, Scouts will receive a blue card for the Environmental Science Badge.
 
Fee: $110 for Wildlife Safari Park Members or $120 for nonmembers
Dates:     Thursday, July 29   9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
                & Friday, July 30   9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
 
 
 

Scout Badge "Fun"days

Wildlife Safari Park Scout Badge "Fun"days

Scout Badge "Fun"days are pre-arranged event days for Girl Scouts (Brownies, Daisies, Cadettes,and Juniors) and Scouts BSA (Cubs, Bears, and Wolves) that focus on merit badge completion and badge work. Classes are scheduled on Sundays each month from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. highlighting specific badge requirements and are held at the Wildife Safari Park near Ashland, NE. Each month a different program is featured.
 
All "Fun"day participants will meet their Education Instructor at the Education Building located in the middle of the Park in Wolf Woods. Driving throught the park to the meeting spot can take some time so we ask that all participants be at the parking lot by 1:45 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Scouts must have an adult chaperone with them.  
 
Contact scouts@OmahaZoo.com or (402) 738-2092 for more information. 
 
Fee: $15/Scout  $10/Adult/other (park admission included)
 
Upcoming Class Dates:
  • August 8             Girl Scouts (Juniors) - Gardner
  • September 12     BSA (Wolves) - Call of the Wild

 

Registration

 

Private Scout Classes

What better way to work toward a badge than to go on an adventure at the Park?  Join us on a quest to answer questions like: How do animals adapt to habitat loss?  How should I pack a day pack? And What can we do to help the environment?  Scout classes are two hours longs and can be booked on Saturday or Sunday at 10:00 a.m or 2:00 p.m.  
 
Scout classes are $15 per Scout (adults/others are $10/each). Fees covers Scout Class, supplies, tours, and admission to Wildlife Safari Park for the day. If booking with a campout, Scout classes are $12 per scout and adults/others are free. A three week's notice and a minimum of five scouts are required. (One adult is required with a 1/10 ratio minimum). 
 
Please contact the Education Department at (402) 738-2092 or scouts@OmahaZoo.com for more information.
 

Registration

Girl Scout Classes 
  • Daisies - Courageous and Strong, Make the World a Better Place, Use Resources Wisely
  • Brownies - Bugs, Hiker
  • Juniors - Animal Habitats, Flowers, Gardener
  • Cadettes - Trees
 
Cub Scout Classes 
  • Tiger - Backyard Jungle, Tigers in the Wild
  • Wolf - Call of the Wild, Paws on the Path
  • Bear - Bear Claws and Fur, Feathers and Fern
 
Webelos Classes 
  • Into the Wild
  • Into the Woods
  • Earth Rocks!
 
Scouts BSA Merit Badge Classes
  • Bird Study 
  • Mammal Study
  • Nature 
  • Insect Study
  • Hiking
  • Geology
 
American Heritage Girl Classes 
  • Zoology
  • Freshwater Biology
  • Nature and Wildlife 

Scout Campouts

Scouting is all about the "Great Outdoors". Join us for a Wildlife Safari Park Campout and experience Nebraska like you never have before. Scouts can sleep in canvas tents on cots, bring their own tents. or stay in our new education building with modern conveniences. Experienced Campout Leaders will guide your troop on an evening hike where they will learn about native Nebraska animals. Then gather around the campfire and see the stars away from the city lights.
 
The cost is $40.00 per camper and includes admission to Wildlife Safari Park for the following day. Food and drink (non-alcoholic) can be brought into the park during your overnight. A minimum of 15 campers is required for a private event. For smaller groups see our Group Campouts - click here.

Please contact the Education Department at (402) 738-2058 .

Eagle Scout Projects

                                                

Eagle Scout that are looking for a project are welcome to contact our Scout Coordinator to see about projects needed at the Wildlife Safari Park. Previous projects have been building work tables and benches, constructing tent platforms, creating rabbit hutches and nesting boxes. 

Get more information by calling (402) 738-2092 or contact scouts@omahazoo.com.

"Change the World" Workshops

      

Scouts that Change the World!

Wildlife Safari Park offers Citizen Science programs from monarch tagging to amphibian and water conservation. Programs can be reserved at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium or at the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari. Both locations offer classes and workshops. 
 
Citizen Science programs are where scouts and adults help make important discoveries. Take an epic journey with monarchs or leap and learn with frogs and toads! You and your troops can be a part of helping better understand the world around us. Reserve your workshop today by calling 402-738-2092 or contact educate@omahazoo.com.  More information can be found by clicking here.  
 
Open your scouts’ eyes to what they can do in their own backyards!