Scouting the Zoo: June 1-3, 2018

At the Milwaukee County Zoo

Scouting the Zoo showcases the Scouting program of Three Harbors Council. This program is open to every Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturer, Explorer, Scout leader, their families and the general public. The program will provide hands-on experiences for youth members that are exciting for all ages.

Participation Opportunities:

Lion, Tiger, Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts are invited to attend for the day on Saturday and can participate in all activities before and after regular zoo hours. Packs who are selected for the camping pilot program will be invited to camp Saturday night only.
Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts are encouraged to camp with a local troop during the weekend. This will help foster the Arrow of Light-to-Scout transition program. Coordination with a troop is required. Please arrange proper adult leadership with the troop you will accompany.
Boy Scouts, Venturers and Explorers are invited to camp Friday and Sunday or attend for the day on Saturday with their unit under the rules and regulations of the Boy Scouts of America.


New for 2018:

2018 Animal – The Fennec Fox: This year’s animals are Bonnye and Clyde, The Milwaukee County Zoo’s fennec foxes. Their exhibit is located in the Small Mammal Building and they are in the nocturnal wing. We are excited to showcase them on our 2018 event patch.
Cub Scout Camping Pilot Program: We are adding the opportunity for Cub Scout packs to camp at the event through an application process. Applications will be accepted between March 15 and March 30, 2018. The event leadership will make the selections the first week of April 2018. There is limited space for packs and those units chosen will be notified by April 6. Cub Scout packs will be allowed to camp Saturday night only.
Legendary Fitness: The Scouting the Zoo committee has partnered with an obstacle course racing and ninja training gym, Legendary Fitness, to offer a special new program feature. Located in the green space near the aviary, this local gym will provide several fun obstacles for event participants during the day program. They have also agreed to help sponsor the evening team challenge course.
Pinewood Derby: This year’s race will include two divisions. The championship division will include any car who placed in the top three in their local pack race and the exhibition division will be for all other Cub Scout racers. The championship division participants will be verified through pack records.
Event Carnival: For 2018 we will be replacing the Saturday evening movie with a carnival. Join us for fun games and activities to cap off the weekend. The carnival will immediately follow the event awards ceremony.
MAY 17: Event Rally
MAY 25: Registration Closes
MAY 31: Ticket Pickup Closes-Noon
JUNE 1-3: Scouting the Zoo

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