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: As a facility providing educational programs, John Ball Zoo is required to follow the KCHD PHO mask mandate. Any pre-K through 6th grade school or community group participating in a program with John Ball Zoo is required to mask while in an indoor setting. The mask order includes staff, volunteer chaperones, and students. Groups visiting John Ball Zoo, regardless of county of origin, are required to follow the KCHD mandate.  


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.