John Ball Zoo

Scout Badge Programs

Start earning your next badge at the Zoo! These two hour programs will help complete requirements for a badge, journey, beltloop or pin. Each program includes an up-close animal encounter, zoo tour and hands-on activities.

2021 pricing: $10 per person and 1 leader admitted free with every 5 scouts. Minimum of 7 paid scouts/adults. Fee does not include zoo admission. 

COVID-19 Guidelines: John Ball Zoo requires all program participants, ages 5 and up, to wear a mask at all times for the duration of the program. All guests will also be asked to participate in a health screening and temperature check at the time of check-in.   


Girl Scouts

Daisies: 3 Cheers for Animals!

Brownies: Senses - Hiker

Junior: Animal Habitats

Cadette: Animal Helpers

Senior: Voice for Animals


Boy Scouts

Webelos: Naturalist - Complete requirement #'s 4, 7, 9, 10, 12

Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop - Complete requirement #'s 1, 2, 3

Wildlife Conservation Pin - Complete requirement #'s 2, 3, 5, 6, 7


To register for a Badge Program please complete the registration form below and email it to For any questions please contact our Education department at 616-336-4302.