Scout Days

Scout Days are awesome opportunities to get your Scouts, friends and family together for some exciting experiences around the area with other Scouting families. All Scout Days are offered at a discounted price of admission. Also, many of our partners offer merit badge classes and advancement workshops for Cub Scouts and Webelos.


October 8, 2016

Watch the Dynamo take on US Men's National Team Stars Tim Howard and Jermaine Jones. Each Scouting family will receive a special-edition Dynamo patch, discounted tickets, and a fireworks show immediately following the game. Scout night packages start at $25/person. To secure your participation and inquire about seat locations, please call Simone DiSalvo at (713) 276-7512.

 


October 29, 2016

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark is an excellent and thrilling destination. The 70,000 square-foot indoor waterpark offers more than a dozen heated water adventures including four tube slides, three-speed slides, three kids' activity areas containing a variety of children's water elements and pint-sized slides, a secluded beach, a heated pool, a man-made surfing wave, and the Torrent® tidal wave river. 

Scouts receive exclusive use of the Wasserfest tower attractions from 9:00 -10:00 a.m. before the park opens to the public, park admission until the park closes at 5:00 pm, and a 2016 Schlitterbahn Scout Day Patch. Admission is $17.00. Scout groups receive a free chaperone admission for every 10 tickets purchased. Scouts can bring their own lunch or order an optional meal for only $8.

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November 18-20, 2016

The annual Civil War Weekend at Liendo Plantation is an exciting, large scale living history event on the grounds of the beautiful Liendo Plantation in Hempstead, TX with several levels of participation for Scouts. True to the name of the event, Civil War Weekend is an opportunity for immersion in 19th-century American life.  Visit the lawn of the Liendo Plantation home for various period life demonstrations and exhibits including music, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, soap making, quilting and more! Troops can camp for the weekend and also earn service hours! 

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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.
 


 

Bayou Land Conservancy is now offering free workshop opportunities for Scouts to help you earn advancement requirements in a unique manner while having a hands-on experience outdoors. We would like to invite Scouts to come out and enjoy the prairie while providing stewardship! Please contact Savannah Salazar at (281) 841-8582 or ssalazar@bayouland.org for more information and to register.
 


iFLY offers special rates and programs for Scout outings! STEM summer camp programs are available for Scout groups of 20 or more and participants will receive a special iFLY patch.  All Scout programs that fly before June 30, 2016 will also receive a free video. To reserve your space or for more information, contact iFLY Houston at (281) 295-1761 or aburchett@iflyworld.com.


Main Event offers all-access passes to Scouts. The pass includes four hours of unlimited activities (e.g., bowling, laser tag), two slices of pizza, drink, $10 card, and patch for $20.95 per person. A private room is available.

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Sea Scout Base is a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art seaside facility in Galveston, Tx. Explore the diverse natural wonders of the Texas Gulf Coast marine environment. Master the maritime skills needed to navigate the open ocean. Discover the value of teamwork when working with your crew and meet old friends and new ones. ​Cub Scouts can attend Splash Weekends to earn requirements towards the new aquatics program and a variety of STEM / Nova classes. Boy Scouts can attend weekend adventures and summer high adventure activities. Adventures include a variety activities such as kayaking, small boat sailing, big boat sailing, beach volleyball. scuba diving, crew-to-crew competition, STEM/Nova courses and more.  

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Merit Badge Days are an opportunity for Boy Scouts or Venturers, of any rank, to work on several merit badges. Classes are taught by adults with experience in the field. The following districts hold merit badge events:

   Aldine Pathfinder Aquila Iron Horse Mustang Orion Phoenix
  Raven San Jacinto    Tall Timbers   Texas Skies   Thunder Wolf   Twin Bayou  

The Armand Bayou Nature Center offers a variety of classes for Scouts. 

  • Tigers: Tigers in the Wild,
  • Wolves: Paws on the Path
  • Bear: Fur, Feathers and Ferns.  
  • Webelos: Into the Wild and Into the Woods

The Weather Center Houston offers the Boy Scout Weather merit badge.

 

 


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!  

 


Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

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!


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 Museum of Natural Science offers a variety of classes for Scouts.​​

  • Tigers, Wolves, and Bears can work towards Adventures in two-hour classes. Up to two classes can be taken in one day and entrance to the general exhibits is included. Classes are offered throughout the school year on Saturdays.
  • Adventures can be earned by Webelos in two-hour classes on Saturdays through the school year. Up to two classes can be taken in one day and entrance to the general exhibits is included. Adventures in Science, Art Explosion, Earth Rocks, Engineer, Into the Wild, Into the Woods and First Responder (limited classes).
  • 13 merit badges are available for Boy Scouts at HMNS, including four Eagle Scout required badges: Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, and Communications. All classes will use the resources at the museum’s disposal to help Scouts meet requirements. For example, Citizenship in the Nation students will visit the special exhibition The Bill of Rights as part of the class, and the Astronomy class uses the state-of-the-art Burke Baker Planetarium to meet requirements. 
  • Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos can spend the night at the museum during the Scout Overnight! Scouts can all have an exclusive adventure through the museum exhibit halls, with activities and a special program in the Burke Baker Planetarium, where Scouts have a clear night adventure under the stars!
  • Questions? Contact us at scouts@hmns.org! ​

Contact

Shane Burks
Marketing/Communications Director
(713) 756-3301
 Shane.Burks@shac.org