Three Harbors Council, BSA
330 South 84th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53214-1468
Scouting the Zoo Overview
Come see the Milwaukee County Zoo like never before! Scout troops are able to camp the weekend INSIDE the zoo walls.  Cub Scouts are able to camp with their pack and enjoy activities during the evening or attend Saturday.  Scouting the Zoo showcases the Milwaukee County Zoo and the integrated Scouting program of Three Harbors Council, Boy Scouts of America. This program is open to anyone registered in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing or Exploring, including adult leaders, family members and the general public. The program will provide hands-on experiences led by youth members that are exciting for all ages.
Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 West Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226
Participation Opportunities
Cub Scout Saturday Program
  • Pinewood Derby

  • Cubmobile Race

  • Raingutter Regata

  • Scavenger Hunt

  • Behind the Scenes Tours

  • Tiger Cub-annapolis

  • Visit Troop Activities

  • And More


Scouts BSA, Venture Scouts and Explorers Weekend Program

New for 2024 - Merit Badge Clinics!  Merit Badges will include staff from the Zoo.

  • Forestry
  • Fish & Wildlife Management
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Bird Study
  • More to come!

Other weekend programs will include:

  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Scouts BSA Pinewood Derby
  • Troop Activities
  • Campfire Program
  • And More
Merit Badge Opportunities

We are offering at least five merit badge clinics throughout the weekend.  Click the button below for more information and to signup.

Bird Study Fish & Wildlife Management Forestry Oceanography Veterinary Medicine 


$30 40 - Camping & Program Package | (includes patch, admission, program, camping, and parking)

$40 - Camping & Program Breakfast Package | (includes patch, admission, program, camping, Saturday breakfast, and parking)

$40 - Camping & Program Dinner Package | (includes patch, admission, program, camping, Saturday dinner, and parking)

$50 - Camping & Program Meals Package | (includes patch, admission, program, camping, Saturday breakfast, Saturday dinner, and parking)

$25 35 - Saturday Program Only Package | (includes patch, admission, and program) Parking IS NOT INCLUDED - Feel free to bring your own food (Zoo passes not recognized for this event)

Registration closes on 5/20/24.

Beginning 5/21/24 Camping & Program Package and Saturday Program Only Package will still be available to register, with a $10.00 late fee for each option per person (final registration closes 5/29/24 for these two packages).  Register early to get the lower registration cost!

Every registered adult and youth will receive a complimentary 2024 Scouting the Zoo limited edition patch!

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Scouting the Zoo Contacts:
Matt Stoffel - 414.443.2874 or


Three Harbors Council, Boy Scouts of America  I  330 South 84th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53214-1468