Insect Badge | Wilderness Explorers

Insect Badge | near the exit of It’s Tough to be a Bug

Wilderness Explorers and Scouts understand that every animal in the world has an important role. Insects are part of the animal kingdom and outnumber all other animals. Learn about the important role various insects play in the world.

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Let’s Explore! the Animal Kingdom. During your Walt Disney World vacation, earn Wilderness Explorer badges for your handbook by visiting the badge locations throughout the park and completing the instructions for each activity.

When you complete 5 badges, earn your Tadpole Badge. Complete 10 badges, earn the Minnow Badge. Complete 20 badges, earn your Fish Badge. Once all 30 badges have been completed, you’ll be a Senior Wilderness Explorer.

You do not need to complete all of the activities during one visit – save your handbook for your next trip.

Animal Find Badge | Wilderness Explorers

Animal Find Badge | all around the Animal Kingdom

Wilderness Explorers and Scouts pledge to be friends to all animals. Locate as many different kinds of animals as you can during your visit to Animal Kingdom Park. Circle the animals in your WE Handbook and show the pages to the WE Troop Leader.

Scouts may also want to

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Let’s Explore! the Animal Kingdom. During your Walt Disney World vacation, earn Wilderness Explorer badges for your handbook by visiting the badge locations throughout the park and completing the instructions for each activity.

When you complete 5 badges, earn your Tadpole Badge. Complete 10 badges, earn the Minnow Badge. Complete 20 badges, earn your Fish Badge. Once all 30 badges have been completed, you’ll be a Senior Wilderness Explorer.

You do not need to complete all of the activities during one visit – save your handbook for your next trip.

Flamingo Badge | Wilderness Explorers

Flamingo Badge | at the Flamingos on Discovery Island

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Wilderness Explorers and Scouts study many creatures in the wild. Flamingos live in large groups called colonies and it can be difficult to tell them apart. Ask the WE Troop Leader to show you some photos of the flamingos living at the Animal Kingdom, identify them for your badge.

Scouts may also want to

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Let’s Explore! the Animal Kingdom. During your Walt Disney World vacation, earn Wilderness Explorer badges for your handbook by visiting the badge locations throughout the park and completing the instructions for each activity.

When you complete 5 badges, earn your Tadpole Badge. Complete 10 badges, earn the Minnow Badge. Complete 20 badges, earn your Fish Badge. Once all 30 badges have been completed, you’ll be a Senior Wilderness Explorer.

You do not need to complete all of the activities during one visit – save your handbook for your next trip.

Wilderness Explorers Birding Badge



To earn the Wilderness Explorers Birding Badge, scouts explore Pangani Forest Exploration Trail’s chirping outdoor aviary in Africa.

As you enter the aviary, borrow a Bird Spotting Guide and begin searching for the colorful birds as they dash and dive all around you. Younger scouts may choose a spot off the path as a place to settle in and watch the variety of species in the area.

To complete the Wilderness Explorer Birding Badge, WE’s fill out a birding observation card in their WE handbook. On the card, they record the name of the birds they observe and how many they count.  Next, follow a clue in the handbook to find a secret code word and show you answer to a Birding Badge Guide to earn your badge.


Related Links:
Sharing Your World With Wildlife
Cub Scout Home

Earth Day – Party for the Planet at Animal Kingdom


WDW offers many ongoing activities where Scouts are able to earn requirement and electives.  On April 22 (Earth Day), in recognition of the Animal Kingdom’s 15th anniversary, Walt Disney World will offer even more natural magic!


Jackie Ogden recently shared some Party for the Planet details on DisneyParks Blog.


Here are some of tips for all of you who are able to visit Animal Kingdom for the party:
Party for the Planet activities: 
  • Asia (Maharajah Jungle Trek)—Families can play a supermarket game and learn how their purchases can make a big difference for wildlife and wild places.
  • Africa (Pangani Forest Exploration Trail)—Children can observe and identify chimpanzee tracks and clues left behind along trails as they move through the forest.
  • Rafiki’s Planet Watch, courtyard—Outside Conservation Station, guests will discover fun ways to spend time in nature with their families and find “Chimpanzee”-related merchandise, as well as face painters and caricature artists.
  • Rafiki’s Planet Watch, inside Conservation Station—Families can visit the Chimpanzee Research Station and participate in a variety of activities based on real conservation work. Guests also can talk with cast members who work on conservation projects around the world and learn about the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.
Guest artists and special merchandise: 
  • Speak with specialists from Elemental Nursery and Just Plumerias, who will be on hand to feature their beautiful plants and topiaries, along with special guest appearances. 
  • There will be face painting with a variety of animal images and the opportunity to pose for a fun portrait, plus special 15th anniversary merchandise (quantities limited). 
  • Find out more here:
Speciality snacks: 
  • A party wouldn’t be a party without snacks–enjoy an Earth Day cupcake.
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Upcoming 2013 events for connecting families with nature (as always, dates subject to change):


At Disney’s Animal Kingdom:
May 8: International Migratory Bird Day
May 23: World Turtle Day
June 5: Pollinator Day
July 25: Tiger Day
August 1: Primate Day
August: Cotton-Top Tamarin Month
September 5: International Vulture Awareness Day
September 26: Elephant Day
October 31: Bat Day
November 12: Rhino Day
At The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot:
May 18: Endangered Species Day
May 23: World Turtle Day
June 8: World Ocean Day
September 7: International Manatee Day

See Scout Related Requirements or Electives: