Boy Scouts

The Endangered Wolf Center is a great place to bring your scouts and immerse them in a rare learning experience. We’re proud to offer fun, high-quality educational programs that help your young animal and nature lovers qualify for merit badges. There is a certified merit badge counselor on site for the Mammal Study, Fish and Wildlife Management, and Nature badges.

Programs are offered daily except Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are required. Each program is offered at a rate of $8 per scout, parent and siblings, and up to 2 troop leaders are free. Please note there is a minimum of 10 people or an $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 2 free troop leaders.  Please plan on bringing your own tents and food to cook over the fire.

For more information please contact:
Matt Fox, Program Manager
[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.

MAMMAL STUDY MERIT BADGE
Requirements: 1, 2 and 4g
Duration: 2 hours

Through a specialized education program and slide show, scouts will learn what distinguishes a mammal from all other animals, how the animal kingdom is classified and the stages of the food chain. A tour to see some of our endangered animals is included.

MAMMAL STUDY MERIT BADGE
Requirements: 3c
Duration: 2 hours

Learn all about the five endangered canids in our care here at the Endangered Wolf Center. Scouts will be given all the information needed to write a simple life history of one of these animals. A tour to get to see these animals is included. Each scout will need to bring paper and pen to take notes during presentation.

MAMMAL STUDY MERIT BADGE
Requirement: 5

Scouts will be given the opportunity to complete a conservation project for the Endangered Wolf Center that will directly impact our animals. Please call for ideas and more information.

FISH AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT MERIT BADGE
Requirement: 1, 3 and 6a
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about the wildlife management of the Endangered Wolf Center and hear how everyone can help conserve and care for wildlife and wild places, starting in your own backyard. While on a tour of the wolves and other animals here, scouts will have the opportunity to observe five of the most endangered and unique canids in the world.

NATURE MERIT BADGE
Requirements: 2 and 3
Duration: 2 hours

Scouts will discuss how plants are important to animals. They will also find out about food chain and build a 4-step land and 4-step water food chain. Tour of animals included.

NATURE MERIT BADGE
Requirement: 4b
Duration: 2 hours

Scouts will identify three of our wild canids. They will also make a plaster cast of a wild mammal. Tour of animals included.

Private 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. For more information, contact Brian Chrysler, Special Programs Coordinator, at [email protected]

Campout for any Boy 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 a person. For more information, contact Brian Chrysler, Special Programs Coordinator, at [email protected]