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Scout Programs

Here at John Ball Zoo we offer a variety of programs designed specifically for Scout Troops. We have the professional staff and resources available to provide one-of-a kind programming. Check us out.

Animal Outreach Programs

Bring the zoo to your next troop meeting! This hands-on learning experience will make a great addition to your regularly scheduled meeting, customize the program to complement a badge your troop is earning. Learn more here: Traveling Zoos

Badge Programs

Visit JBZ to get WILD and have fun earning your next Girl Scout Journey Badge!  We offer an assortment of programs for all Girl Scout levels (Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors). Learn more here: Badge Programs

Overnight Adventures

Want a fun way to earn your badges? Come after hours to the zoo and do activities to help earn your badge while learning about animals and zoo operations! These programs are available to scout and community groups of 12-40 individuals. Learn more here: Overnight Adventures for Scouts

Ropes Course & Teambuilding Rentals

Do you want to add some ADVENTURE to your next scout outing? JBZ is taking reservations for private rentals of our 2-level Ropes Course Challenge! This thrilling adventure is a unique way to earn various badges (e.g. Game Visionary) and is not one to pass up! Learn more here: Ropes Course & Teambuilding

Twilight Tours

Experience the zoo in a new 'light'. Bring your troop, flashlights and a sense of adventure for this guided tour of the zoo as the sun goes down. Learn how to use your senses at night and how animals are adapted to life in the dark. Learn more here: Twilight Tours