We’re proud to work with Girl Scouts of the USA to offer the Animal Habitats Badge for Junior Girl Scouts through programs here at the Endangered Wolf Center. But what really makes us proud isn’t just the badge they’ll take home, but a deeper connection with wildlife that will stay with them long after they leave.
Programs are offered daily (except Monday and Tuesday) from 9am – 3pm, and reservations are required. Each program is offered at a rate of $8 per scout, parent and siblings, with 2 troop leaders free of charge. Please note there is a minimum of 10 scouts or $80 fee required to schedule a program.
Campouts are offered Wednesday through Saturday evenings at a rate of $20 per scout, parent and sibling, with no charge for two leaders. Please plan on bringing your own tents and food to cook over the fire. Call to book this event for your Girl Scout troop!
For more information please contact:
Maggie McCoy, Youth Programs Coordinator
Animal Habitats Badge
Duration: 2 hours
Scouts will investigate what animals need in their habitats and how the Endangered Wolf Center provides natural habitats for our animals. Your private naturalist guide will provide in-depth information about the wild habitats of our canids. Scouts have the option to build a den at the end of the program.
Night Owl Badge
Scouts can attend a FrogWatch USA™ evening program to work towards this badge. Come learn more about local wildlife and how to help scientists learn about it. FrogWatch USA™ is a volunteer-based frog and toad monitoring program that allows citizens to help scientists gather information about how amphibians are doing in the wild. This exciting new program will teach you how to identify different frogs and toads based on their call and will end with making s’mores around the campfire. Check the calendar for program dates.
$350 deposit ($10 per person)
This popular evening program is a fun and educational opportunity to listen to unique, entertaining stories about wolves around an outdoor campfire. Then a half-mile (round trip) walk along Howl Road will lead you to an area near the animal enclosures, in which you and your group will howl like a wolf – and they may just talk back! The evening closes with delicious hot chocolate and cookies and an opportunity to browse our gift shop. This program is available Wednesday through Sunday evenings.
Campout for Girl Scouts
Come spend the night at the Endangered Wolf Center! While sleeping under the stars, scouts can fulfill the requirements for their camping badge. Scouts have the opportunity to set up a tent, build a fire, and cook their dinner outdoors. After sun down, they can howl with the wolves. Arrive between 5:30 and 6:30 – please have your tents set up by 6:45 pm. Departure time is at 9:00 am. The cost for the campout is $20 per person, with a $400 minimum for private groups. Your troop can add on a tour of the animals for only $8 a person. Call to book this event for your Girl Scout troop!