Science Engineering Fair of Houston
March 1, 2015
University of Houston Main Campus, Cullen Performance Hall (map)
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Science Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) provides a unique and beneficial science educational service to public and private junior and senior high school students in grades 7-12 from 22 surrounding counties.
Boy Scouts are invited to view the 2015 science fair projects on Sunday, March 1 from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm. This is a free event. Take advantage of the opportunity to interact with student researchers, ask questions, and experience STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) at its best.
Event Parking: Campus visitors may park in the surface lots 16B or 16D for free, in the TDECU stadium parking garage for visitors for a small fee. UH Campus Map.
SEFH Judges Needed: The fair needs Scouters to assist in judging the science projects on Saturday, February 28. It takes between 400-600 volunteer judges for this event! Judges are required to have a college degree and have knowledge in the category they judge. Please consider volunteering as a judge and helping to encourage this generation of students to continue their passion for scientific research. This is also an opportunity for Scouters to get project and/or program ideas for youth in their units. For more information on judging, please visit the SEFH website (in the application put Boy Scouts in the company/affiliation).
Scout Day at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
March 18, 2015
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is dedicated to benefiting youth, supporting education, and facilitates better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation, and was organized for charitable, educational and scientific purposes to encourage and promote the breeding, raising and marketing of better livestock and farm products at public fairs and to promote and maintain research and educational functions within the livestock industry.
March 18, 2015 is Scout Day. Tickets include admission to the Florida Georgia Line concert, NGR Park, carnival area, livestock and horse shows, shopping food, educational exhibits and the rodeo. Scouts can attend a special presentation from 2:00 - 3:00 pm to fulfill some of the requirements for the "Horsemanship" Merit Badge for Boy Scouts, and the "Sports Belt Loop and Pin" for Cub Scouts in the NRG Arena Sales Pavillion. NRG park opens at 8:00 am and RodeoHouston begins at 6:45 with the entertainment at 8:45 pm. If you order before February 21, you have the option to sit with other Scouts (subject to availability).
Register for Scout Day at the Rodeo
Beach and Bay: Come Out to Play
March 21, 2015
Galveston Island State Park
The Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) are hosting a day to play the beach at Galveston State Park from 10:00 am 4:00 pm. The fees for the park are waived. Planned activities include beach and bay explorations led by Galveston Bay Area Chapter Master Naturalists & FoGISP Volunteers, interpretative nature walks, raptor exhibition, kayaking experience, learning how to cast a fishing line, guided bird watching, nature learning center, sea turtle obstacle course, crafts, touching live sea creatures in the touch tank and more. http://fogisp.wordpress.com
Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo
Saturday, March 28, 2015
10 am to 4 pm
Lone Star College-Montgomery (3200 College Park Dr., Conroe, 77384)
Come learn eco-friendly tips that can help bring balance to your backyard -- and your life! Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo & Spring Fling is designed to help families learn a little about the land on which they live — and how to best take care of it — through hands-on clinics, live demonstrations and children’s activities. It doesn’t matter if you’re a nature lover or outdoor enthusiast. It doesn’t matter if you’re an urban homeowner or a rural landowner. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got just one tree in your yard or thousands of them. Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo & Spring Fling has got you covered.
We’ve got free, hands-on clinics and live demonstrations that will teach you how to nourish your plants, trees and wetlands, attract wildlife to your property and protect yourself from wildfire. And don’t forget to take your little ones to the Family Adventure Zone where they can climb a rock wall, take a peek at a live screech owl and learn how to kayak. At the expo, you’ll play for a day but learn for a lifetime.
Texas A&M Merit Badge University
April 11, 2015
Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity is hosting a Merit Badge University for Boy Scouts at Texas A&M in College Station. Over 30 merit badge classes are being offered, including some Eagle Scout required badges. This event is for SHAC registered Scouts; there is a cap of 300 Scouts. For more information, visit their website.
About Alpha Phi Omega
For over 70 years, Alpha Phi Omega has continued its commitment to the Boy Scouts of America, and was founded on the principles of Scouting. Even though a Scouting background is no longer required for membership into the fraternity; the fraternity maintains a rich Scouting membership which usually includes several Eagle Scouts.
The purpose of the MBU is to allow Scouts the opportunity to visit a college town, and to give Scouts the opportunity to earn merit badges in a college academic environment. Scouts also get access to resources that they would normally not have available to them on the local troop level. It is an opportunity for Scouts to work with university faculty and students.
National Weather Service Skywarn Classes
The National Weather Service Houston/Galveston office offers free Skywarn classroom and webinar training courses on how to spot and report severe weather. Scouters are invited to attend. Upcoming training sessions are posted here.
Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge
May 23, 2015
September 5, 2015
Soar to new heights this year in science, math, and history with the 1940 Air Terminal Museum's Aviation Merit Badge Workshop. Located at William P. Hobby Airport, these exciting one-day programs serve as an excellent introduction for youth to aviation while helping them earn their Aviation Merit Badge*. Scouts will learn about the forces of flight, types of engines, and functions of aircraft instruments and control surfaces. Guided tours of the 1940 Air Terminal Museum and presentations by career speakers will also inform participants of commercial aviation’s rapid growth and various job opportunities available in the Houston Area. Flyer. Registration Form.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science offers a variety of classes of Scouts.
- Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos can spend the night at the museum during the Scout Adventure Night! Scouts can all have an exclusive adventure through the Museum exhibit halls, with activities and late-night flashlight super safari through our giant new paleontology hall. Also included are special programs in the Burke Baker Planetarium, where Scouts have a clear night adventure under the stars!
- Tigers, Wolves and Bears can work on belt loops and pins during two-hour classes.
- Webelos can work on the Engineering, Forester, Geologist, Naturalist and Scientist during two-hour classes.
- Boy Scouts can attend the museum's Summer Scout Academy will offer 31 different merit badge- including 4 eagle-required badges - during week-long summer scout classes at HMNS!
The Health Museum offers a variety of classes for Scouts. Private classes can also be scheduled for groups of 10 or more Scouts on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Webelos can work on the Forester, Geologist, Traveler, Citizen, Readyman, Scientist, Fitness, and Aquanaut badges.
- Boy Scouts can work on 21 different merit badges.
The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center offers a variety of classes for Scouts. Scouts investigate the nature sanctuary with a naturalist and learn about the fascinating ecology of the forest. All of our Scout programs are conducted by staff naturalists and use our nature sanctuary as a field laboratory for hands-on explorations!
- Tigers, Wolves and Bears can work on some outdoor advancements during their Cub Scout Workshops.
- Webelos can work on the Naturalist and Forester badges
- Boy Scouts can work on the Bird Study merit badge and conduct Eagle Scout projects.
The Houston Zoo offers a spend the night at the zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, touchable animals, pizza dinner, Scout advancements on certain nights, and a continental breakfast!
The Armand Bayou Nature Center offers a variety of classes for Scouts.
- Tigers, Wolves and Bears can work on several outdoor advancements.
- Webelos can work on the Naturalist and Forester badge.
Watch for additional Scout Days to be announced soon:
- Scout Day at the Astros
- Scout Day at Schlitterbahn
- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
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