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2017 Zoo & Gardens Merit Badge Opportunities

We offer an annual Scout day in August where we partner with the zoo to offer two different badges for all Cub Scouts, Webelos, and Boy scouts. Participants can obtain a badge at the zoo in the morning and then spend the afternoon at the gardens obtaining a different badge. This year’s event is on Saturday August 19th from 9am – 4pm, the gardens badges for the year are as follows:

  • Tigers - Plant a Seed- Elective 30
  • Wolves - Grow Something
  • Bears - Water & Soil Conservation- Elective 15
  • Webelos - Naturalist
  • Boy Scouts - Fish and Wildlife Management

The zoo is offering:

  • Bears - Fur, Feathers and Ferns 1-5
  • Tigers - Tigers in the Wild 2-4, 6, 7
  • Wolves - Paws on the Path 2-7
  • Webelo - Into the Wild
  • Boy Scouts - Mammal Study

The zoo handles registration, the cost is $15 per person and this includes your admission to each location. The registration contact is below for anyone who may be interested!

scouts@omahazoo.com 402.738.6908

Find a Merit Badge Counselor
Looking to complete a merit badge and need a counselor to sign off? Click here to visit the Mid-America Council's Merit Badge Counselor database. Search by badge and city to find a counselor in your area.
Earn the Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge
Disabilities Awareness Merit BadgeOutlook Nebraska, Inc. (ONI) is the premier provider of choice for exceptional employment, training, and experiences that allow the blind and visually impaired to realize their personal and career goals. Visiting ONI will bring Scouts one step closer to earning their Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge. You will be able to learn about what ONI does as an agency to provide employment and education opportunities for the blind and visually impaired. Learn more about Outlook Nebraska, Inc. 

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