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Boy Scouts

Merit Badge Classes at Hogle Zoo

We will be hosting virtual and onsite merit badge classes this year, with virtual classes in March – May and onsite classes in July. We currently have the following virtual Merit Badge classes:

Virtual Merit Badge Classes

Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge – March 25

Some are slippery; some are slimy; few are scary. Learn about reptiles and amphibians and meet a few from the Zoo. We will finish requirements 1-7, 9B, and 10. We recommend that Scouts do requirement 8B when completing their badge.

  • Time: 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
  • Cost: $15 per scout
  • Capacity: 15 participants


Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge – April 8  **CANCELLED**

Fish, wildlife, and people all share this planet, and management of all their needs is a science and an art. Learn how wildlife managers help balance the needs of different species in this badge class. We will complete requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, 6B, and 8.

  • Time: 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
  • Cost: $15 per scout
  • Capacity: 15 participants

 


Insect Study Merit Badge – April 27

You’ll fly through all of the requirements except 5, 9, and 10. Meet a few “buggy” creatures along the way as you discover the fascinating world of insects.

    • Time: 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
    • Cost: $15 per scout
    • Capacity: 15 participants


Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge – May 6

Our buildings, farms, and quality of life all depend on having clean water and soil. What is soil and water conservation, and how are we a part of it? You’ll answer these questions as we finish requirements 1-6.

    • Time: 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
    • Cost: $15 per scout
    • Capacity: 15 participants


Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge – May 13

Some are slippery; some are slimy; few are scary. Learn about reptiles and amphibians and meet a few from the Zoo. We will finish requirements 1-7, 9B, and 10. We recommend that Scouts do requirement 8B when completing their badge.

  • Time: 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
  • Cost: $15 per scout
  • Capacity: 15 participants


Onsite Boy Scout Merit Badge Classes at Hogle Zoo

Environmental Science Merit Badge – July 6

Learn more about this important topic while you work on your merit badge. We will complete requirements 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3D, 3E, 4, and 6 in class.

  • Time: 9:00 AM-NOON
  • Cost: $15
  • Capacity: 8 scouts


Nature Merit Badge – July 7

Fun, hands-on activities will help you get back to nature (and a little bit dirty) during your visit to the Zoo. We will finish requirements 1, 2, 4C, and 3, plus get started on 4A, 4D, 4E, and 4G. Please note this class lasts for four hours.

  • Time: 8:00 AM-NOON
  • Cost: $20
  • Capacity: 8 scouts


Environmental Science Merit Badge – July 8

Learn more about this important topic while you work on your merit badge. We will complete requirements 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3D, 3E, 4, and 6 in class.

  • Time: 9:00 AM-NOON
  • Cost: $15
  • Capacity: 8 scouts


Bird Study Merit Badge – July 9

Get a hefty start on your bird study merit badge and observe some of the Zoo’s birds as part of your class. You will complete requirements 1, 2, 3, and 4. Please bring binoculars or a spotting scope.

  • Time: 9:00 AM-NOON
  • Cost: $15
  • Capacity: 8 scouts


Mammal Study Merit Badge – July 9

Learn more about your furry friends and work on your Mammal Study merit badge. We will complete requirements 1, 2, 3C, and 4G in class.

  • Time: 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
  • Cost: $15
  • Capacity: 8 scouts

Each Scout is $15 ($20 for Nature), and adults/leaders are free. No unregistered children. Adults may stay or drop off and pick up. Can’t make it to one of our regularly-scheduled workshops? Have a whole troop that needs a badge? Badge workshops can be arranged for groups of eight Scouts or more. Private merit badge classes must be arranged at least two weeks in advance. For questions, e-mail scouts@hoglezoo.org

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