Girl Scout Programs

Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary offers two programs for Girl Scouts affiliated with the San Jacinto Council: one for Juniors, and one for Seniors. The programs are booked through the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not through SFWS.

Wolf Habitats (Animal Habitats Badge, grades 4-5)

During the session, Scouts will have an opportunity to learn about:

  • The wolves and wolfdogs of SFWS, and why they could not live in a wild habitat
  • Gray wolves (Canis lupus) and other wolf species
  • What habitats are suitable for wolves, focusing on the Yellowstone Wolf Project, the red wolves (Canis rufus) of North Carolina, and the Mexican gray wolf reintroduction project
  • How wolves help balance the ecosystems and habitats where they live, as demonstrated by the reintroduction of wolves to the Greater Yellowstone Area in 1995

While at SFWS, Scouts will also learn about the importance of enrichment for captive wild animals, and help us create enrichment items for our animals to enjoy.

How to schedule: Register through GSSJC to schedule a session.

When: Sessions are held on designated Saturdays at the sanctuary (see the calendar of available dates below), beginning promptly at 11:00 am (please arrive by 10:50) and ending at 12:30 pm. The program will be held even in case of inclement weather—we have a covered area within view of the animals.

Price: $22 per scout, $11 per accompanying family member, paid to GSSJC.

Additional information on visiting, and visitors guidelines, can be found on our visiting page. For driving directions and other help planning your visit, see our page on planning your visit.

A Voice for Wolves (Voices for Animals Badge, grades 9-10)

During the session, Scouts will have an opportunity to learn about:

  • The wolves and wolfdogs of SFWS
  • Gray wolves (Canis lupus) and other wolf species
  • The myths surrounding wolves which led to their endangerment and their continued vilification by many people around the world
  • The truth about wolf behavior and the benefits they provide to their environment
  • The ways in which people in areas with wild wolf populations are learning to coexist with them, and protect both themselves and wolves

While at SFWS, Scouts will also learn about the importance of enrichment for captive wild animals, and help us create enrichment items for our animals to enjoy.

How to schedule: Register through GSSJC to schedule a session.

When: Sessions are held on designated Saturdays at the sanctuary (see the calendar of available dates below), beginning promptly at 11:00 am (please arrive by 10:50) and ending at 12:30 pm. The program will be held even in case of inclement weather—we have a covered area within view of the animals.

Price: $22 per scout, $11 per accompanying family member, paid to GSSJC.

Additional information on visiting, and visitors guidelines, can be found on our visiting page. For driving directions and other help planning your visit, see our page on planning your visit.

Upcoming Calendar

  • April 1, 2017 – Wolf Habitats
  • April 15, 2017 – A Voice for Wolves
  • May 13, 2017 – Wolf Habitats
  • May 27, 2017 – A Voice for Wolves