Scout Days

Scout Days are opportunities for Scouts and their families to receive discounts on events with our community partners. Many of our partners also offer merit badge classes and advancement workshops for Cub Scouts and Webelos.

November 20 - 28, 2015

Houston is proud to partner with the United States Olympic Committee and USA Weightlifting to host the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships, which will be held in the United States for the first time in over 40 years. For nine exciting days and nights, an estimated 600 competitors from over 188 affiliated National Federations from all five Olympic continents are expected to participate in this International Olympic Committee sanctioned qualifying event for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games.

The week of November 20 - 28, 2015 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Please click here for more information and to reserve your tickets now! Enter the code "SCOUT" to receive 10% off the normal ticket price. 

January 22-23, 2016

Cub Scouts can spend the night at the Houston Children's Museum.  Cub Scouts will have the museum all to themselves Friday night. They will explore the museum’s incredible interactive exhibits, have a late-night snack, sleep in one of the museum galleries, enjoy continental breakfast the following morning, and receive a voucher to return to the museum again during normal operating hours (the next day or another day of your choosing).

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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.


Saturday, January 23 

Monster Jam® is the perfect sports entertainment brand that mixes racing, showmanship, the ultimate fan connection and accessibility into one incredible show. Featuring the world's most famous 1,500 horse-power Monster Jam trucks, Monster Jam events are the only place where fans will see legendary behemoth machines, including Grave Digger, Max D, Man of Steel, El Toro Loco, Batman and many more, compete in jaw-dropping spectacles. 

The event is held at NRG Stadium at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $11and include a Monster Jam Scout Patch and Pit Party! The Pit Party is your opportunity to get an up-close look at the amazing trucks of Monster Jam and receive autographs from your favorite Monster Jam drivers. The Monster Jam Pit Party will take place from 2:30 pm-5:30 pm. No Pit Party admission after 5:00 pm.

Order tickets and use the password BSCOUT under "Offer Code". Note that service and handling fees will apply for online purchases. After purchasing tickets online, call Christina at 281-367-9717 or email at to request patches. Offer valid on Super Value Seats. Not available with any other offer. Deadline to order tickets is Friday, January 15, 2016.

January 31, 2016

The Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their most epic tour in history, as the world famous team celebrates its 90th anniversary world tour, with over 320 games in North America alone. A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. The Globetrotters will tip off their historic 90th year of smiles, sportsmanship and service in the fall of 2015.

The event is being held at the NRG Arena at 2:00 pm.  Tickets range from $17-$29 and includes a Harlem Globetrotters Scout Patch and an exclusive pre-game Meet and Greet for the first 100 Scout tickets purchased!

Order tickets here and use the password CBSCOUT under "Offer Code". Note that service and handling fees will apply for online purchases. After purchasing online, to receive your patches and opportunity to participate in the meet & greet, please call Christina at 281-367-9717 or email at Scout discount is valid on seats regularly priced $42/$33/$21. Not available with any other offer. Deadline to order tickets is Friday, January 22, 2016. Can't come on Scout Day? Get your discounted tickets and patch for one of our other games! Choose from Saturday, January 30 at 2:00pm or 7:00pm. Contact Christina for groups of ten or more or use the CBSCOUT code online.

February 27, 2016

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 typically 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. 

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science offers a variety of classes for Scouts.

  • Tigers, Wolves, and Bears can earn the Astronomy, Geology, Science, and Weather Belt Loops and Pins in 2-hour classes. Two classes can be taken in one day and entrance to the general exhibits is included. Classes are offered through the school year on Saturdays.
  • Engineer, Forester, Geologist, Naturalist and Scientist activity badges can be earned by Webelos in two-hour classes on Saturdays through the school year. The Engineer, Into the Woods, Earth Rocks, Into the Wild, and Science adventure badges will be introduced in the summer and fall of 2015 . Two classes can be taken in one day and entrance to the general exhibits is included.
  • Boy Scouts and Webelos can attend the museum's Summer Scout Academy! A total of 28 different merit badges are offered, including four Eagle Scout required badges during summer classes. Two or three badges with similar topics are grouped together in each week-long class. Registration opens in February.
  • 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 a special program in the Burke Baker Planetarium, where Scouts have a clear night adventure under the stars!

The Health Museum

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.


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!

Houston Zoo

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!  

Weather Center Houston

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

Armand Bayou Nature Center

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

Merit Badge University

Merit Badge University is 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  


Shane Burks
Marketing/Communications Director
(713) 756-3301