Thousands of Scouts visit Zoo Atlanta each year because we share the belief that all children have the power to make the world a better place. From NightCrawler overnights to Scout Days, Zoo Atlanta offers Girl and Boy Scouts several opportunities to learn about animals, environmental issues and conservation.
While the wild things play, Zoo Atlanta welcomes you with an admission discount and special activities, private animal encounters and extra fun for Girl Scouts, Cub and Boy Scouts.
Upcoming Scout Days:
- Stay tuned for upcoming dates!
Scout NightCrawler Overnights
After the sun sets, your Scouts can go behind-the-scenes to see what really happens at the Zoo after dark! Spend the night in climate-controlled facilities and wake up to the sound of lions roaring! Join Zoo Atlanta and enjoy a unique Zoo sleepover, while working toward your Girl Scout Naturalist Legacy Badge. Come with a parent or with your troop. The night will be filled with crafts, entertaining activities and after-hours tours. Full payment is due at the time of reservation.
Each NightCrawler overnight includes:
"Thank you for an outstanding experience! The girls will remember this adventure forever. We will be sure to recommend this excursion to other Girl Scout Troops!"
- No minimum group size required!
- A fun themed program
- A night-time scavenger hunt in the World of Reptiles
- A tour of the Animal Nutrition Kitchen
- An animal encounter with several education animals
- Continental breakfast and private guided tour of the Zoo
- Unique Zoo Atlanta NightCrawler scout patches available for only $4 each!
Upcoming Scout NightCrawlers:
Girl Scout NightCrawler
February 28 or March 1
6 p.m. – 10:30 a.m.
$60 per participant
Can't attend one of these Scout NightCrawler events? Scout groups of 10 or more can attend a Group NightCrawlers program and work toward their badges/belt loops/etc!
Have a wild time exploring the Zoo, meeting animals up-close, and working on your scout requirements. Girl Scouts can work toward Petals or Badges, while Boy Scouts work toward Belt Loops, Activity Badges, or Merit Badges and Cub Scouts can earn either Achievements or Merit Badges. Come with a parent or bring your entire troop/pack. Designed specifically for scouts, these workshops are sure to be an adventure! Badges and belt loops not provided by Zoo Atlanta.
- Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
- Cost: $20 per scout; $15 per adult
- Participants may register as individual scouts or as a troop/pack/den
- All scouts must be accompanied by an adult
- Reservation and full payment are required prior to the program start date
- Scout badge/belt loop not provided by Zoo Atlanta
- Workshop cost includes admission to the Zoo after the program
Girl Scout Workshop
June 15 or 21
Daisies: It's Your World - Watering Can, Golden Honey Bee and Amazing Daisy badges
Brownies: It's Your World - Discover Key
Juniors: Geocachers badge
Cadettes: Animal Helper badge
Boy/Cub Scout Workshop
Elective 21 – The show must go on; craft – make an animal puppet
Elective 31 – Learn about animals
Elective 32 – Feed the birds; make a bird feeder
Elective 42 – Go to a zoo
Elective 43 – Pet care; animal encounter – learn how to care for these animals
Electives 13 and 14 – Birds and Pets b, c, d and e (encountering wild animals)
Electives 12 and 15 – Nature craft b, c, d and e; water and soil conservation a, b and d
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Field Trip Guides for Cub Scouts
Try out a Cub Scout field trip guide to support your Scout initiatives while visiting the Zoo! Bring the whole family and enjoy an exciting, educational experience while completing Cub Scout activities and electives. Download your Cub Scout field trip guide today!
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