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BADGE-IN-A-DAY AVAILABLE TOPICS

The table below lists what programs are available for each scout level, as well as what badges and requirements the programs aim to cover. Some Scout levels can be combined for the same program, while some others cannot even though they have the same program name. Additionally some programs may not be available off-season, please contact the zoo for more information. Below the table are complete program descriptions.  

Scout Level

Program

Badge: Requirements

Brownie Girl Scouts

Animal SENSE-ability!

Senses Badge: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

 

Wilderness Survival

Hiker Badge: #1, #2, #3, #5

 

Zoolympics

Making Games Badge: #1, #2, #3, #4

Junior Girl Scouts

Animals and Us

Animals Habitats Badge: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

 

ZSI-Zoo Scene Investigation

Detective Badge: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

Cadette Girl Scouts

Act Like the Animals

Public Speaker Badge: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

 

Animals and Us

Animal Helpers Badge: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

 

Wilderness Survival

Trailblazer Badge: #1, #4, #5

 

ZSI-Zoo Scene Investigation

Special Agent Badge: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

Senior Girl Scouts

Act Like the Animals

Troupe Performer Badge: #2, #3, #4, #5

 

Animals and Us

Voice for Animals Badge: #1, #2, #4, #5

 

Zoolympics

Game Visionary Badge: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

Tiger Cub Scouts

So You Want to be a Naturalist?

Let’s Go Outdoors! Achievement: 5F, 5G, Electives 21, 31, 35, and 42.

Wolf Cub Scouts

Birds of a Feather

 Birds (Elective 13): A, B, C, D, E

 

Going Green!

Your Living World Achievement: 7a, 7b, 7c, 7e, 7f

Bear Cub Scouts

So You Want to be a Naturalist?

Sharing Your World with Wildlife Achievement 5: 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e

Webelo Cub Scouts

Act Like the Animals

Showman Badge: #2, #3, #5, #9, #11

 

Animal SENSE-ability!

Communicator Badge: #1, #2, #3, #4, #8

 

Forestry

Forestry Badge: #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #9

 

So You Want to be a Naturalist?

Naturalist Merit Badge: #1b, #4, #7 #8, #9, #11

Cub Scout Packs

So You Want to be a Naturalist?

Various requirements will be met for each level of Cub Scouts.

 

Wildlife Adventure

Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop: #1, #2, #3 and Academics Pin #1, #3, #5, #7

Boy Scouts

Birds of a Feather

Bird Study Merit Badge: #1, #2, #4, #5, #6, #7a, #8a

 

Mammal Study

Mammal Study Merit Badge: #1, #2, #3a (partial), #4g

 

Reptiles and Amphibians

Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #7, #9a, #10

 

So You Want to be a Naturalist?

Nature Merit Badge: #1, #2, #3, #4a (#2), #4b (#1), #4c (1, 2, 3), #4g (#1)

 

Act like the Animals: Do you think people are the only ones able to put on a show?  Experience a one-of-a-kind program that gives groups a chance to write, design, and perform their own animal-themed play.  

Animals and Us: Learn about animals from all over the world while examining the human-animal connection.

Animal SENSE-ability!:  Ever wonder how a snake finds its prey?  Do you know how well a deer can hear?  Discover how our senses compare to our animal friends and how they use their senses to communicate.

Birds of a Feather:  Do you know why some birds leave in the fall, while others stay all winter?  Have you ever wondered what kinds of birds live around the world?  Discover the wondrous world of birds in this exciting adventure.

Forestry:  Can you name six trees found in Michigan forests?  Do you know why plants are important to animals?  Through exploration of Binder Park Zoo’s Swamp Adventure, discover the wonderful world of plants. 

Mammal Study:  Discover the intriguing world of mammals, and get a chance to learn some important identification techniques used by scientists. 

Reptiles and Amphibians:  Are snakes slimy?  What is the difference between toads and frogs?  Discover the under-appreciated, fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians. 

So You Want to Be a Naturalist?: Do you think you have what it takes to study the natural world?  Get down and dirty while discovering the exciting world of plants and animals, all while putting your own naturalist skills to the test.

Wildlife Adventure:  Do you know how animals protect themselves? Do you know how we can help them?  Groups will take a closer look into the world of animals, and discover some amazing facts along the way.

Wilderness Survival: Would you be able to survive a day out in the wild?  Put your skills to the test on this animal adventure, only the strong will survive! 

Zoolympics!: Test your competitive side by creating and competing in your very own Olympic activities!

ZSI-Zoo Scene Investigation!: Do you have what it takes to be a great investigator?  Learn about important investigative techniques, including the power of observation, teamwork skills, and the use of all senses, then put those skills to the test to solve a zoo mystery!

 
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