Cub Scouts

Introducing children to the wonders of wildlife and the places they call home is one of our great joys here at the Endangered Wolf Center. That’s why we’re excited to offer a number of programs to help Cub Scouts achieve their merit badges while enjoying the enriching experiences that come with them.

Programs are offered daily (except Monday and Tuesday) from 9am – 2pm, and reservations are required. Each program is offered at a rate of $8 per scout, parent and siblings, with up to 2 scout leaders for free. 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 leaders.  Please plan on bringing your own tents and food to cook over the fire.

For more information please contact:
Maggie McCoy, Youth Programs Coordinator
[email protected]
636-938-5900

Scout Program

A small processing fee will be added for online booking, or you may call 636-938-5900 to book directly. Learn more about booking options.

Tiger
TIGERS IN THE WILD
Requirements: 2, 4, 6, 7 (1, 3, and 5 can be completed before or during your visit)
Duration: 2 hours

Scouts will learn about our six canid species here at the center.  After viewing the animals, scouts will go on a short hike where they will have the opportunity to see a variety of native plants and animals.  Remember to bring your Tiger Handbook for this adventure!

 

Wolf
PAWS ON THE PATH
Requirements: 6, 7 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8 can be completed before or during your visit)
Duration: 2 hours

Scouts will learn about our six canid species here at the center.  After viewing the animals, scouts will go on a hike where they will have the opportunity to see a variety of birds, insects, and other animals.

 

Bear
FUR, FEATHERS, AND FERNS
Requirements: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Duration: 2 hours

Scouts will learn about and see two of the most endangered mammals in the world, the Mexican wolf and the red wolf.  After seeing the wolves, scouts will have the opportunity to hike on a trail looking for plants and signs of wildlife.  Make sure to bring binoculars so you can observe some of our shyer avian friends at the center.

 

Webelos/Arrow of Light
ELECTIVE ADVENTURE: INTO THE WILD
Requirements: 5, 6, 7, 9
Duration: 2 hours

Scouts will learn about our canids and the food webs to which they belong.  After seeing the animals, scouts will be able to walk along a trail and make observations about native wildlife, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.

Campfire Howls

$350 deposit ($10 per person)

2 hours

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 any Cub Scout

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, lead a campfire program, 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 per person.  Call to book this event for your Cub Scout troop!