Scout Day Programs

Scout Day Programs

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Our experienced educators will lead your group through activities in our education classrooms and on Zoo grounds that will fulfill requirements to earn scout badges and achievements.

We currently have programs for Webelo, Bear Cub, Daisy, and Brownie Scouts. Wolf Cub program coming Spring 2016.

 When are Scout Day Programs available?

  • Offered year-round, daily (some restrictions during June and July and event days)
  • 9:00am-11:30am or 1:00-3:30pm

How much are Scout Day Program?

  • $10 per scout; minimum of 8 scouts, maximum of 15
  • 1 free troop leader; additional non-member adults $8
  • siblings will not be admitted

Where do Scout Day Programs take place?

  • All Scout Day Programs take place in the Gertrude C. Ford Education Building.

How do I register my troop?

  • Call (601) 352-2580 ext 240
  • Programs are booked on a first come, first serve basis.
  • All programs must be booked at least one month in advance.

Want something different and “wild” for your group? Check out our Slumber Safari programs.

Need a fun den/scout meeting activity? See how a Zoo Mobile can spice it up.

Need to complete an Eagle Scout project? See our Volunteer Page for more information.


Naturalists have a great love for nature. They notice details that others may miss. They know that all life is interconnected. If you like watching wildlife, you’re already a naturalist!  When Scouts complete this program, they’ll have studied living creatures, great and small and the wild plants that surround us.

Sharing Your World with Wildlife

Every living creature has a place in this world and there is room for all of us. You can help protect wildlife many ways and in this Bear Cub Scout program, scouts will learn about wildlife, conservation, and how they can help.

Caring for Animals

Animals have a lot of needs to survive life in the wild. Learn about how wildlife is adapted for life in the wild, how zoo keepers care for the zoo animals, and how you can care for your pets.

Daisy scouts earn the Red Robin award. Brownie scouts earn the Pets Acheivement

Our Living World

Our Earth is the only one we have. In this program, scouts will learn about how to take care of the Earth and the plants and animals that call it home. This achievement is also part of the World Conservation Award and Leave no Trace Awareness Award