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.


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


 

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. 
 


 

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 Expo & Spring Fling, you’ll play for a day but learn for a lifetime.  


 

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.


 


 

April 17-18, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Boy Scouts can sleepover at Rice University. After watching the Rice vs UTSA baseball game at Reckling Park (6100 Main st. Houston. TX 77005), Scouts will eat pizza and participate in a scavenger hunt and movie night. Scout will be recognized during the game. The event concludes with breakfast at 7:00am. The cost is $25 per person; the deadline to order tickets is April 13,2015. For more information, contact Perry King at 713-348-8251. Flyer

 


 

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm

In addition to a discounted Astros game, Scouts are invited to a special pre-game presentation featuring athletic trainers from Houston Methodist. Some Scouts might even be able to earn requirements for their sports merit badge and sport belt loops. Tickets start at $15.

The following topics will be discussed: importance of the physical exam, maintaining a healthy diet, warming up and cooling down, weight training, differences between amateur and professional athletes, sportsmanship, exhibiting Scout spirit on and off the field, and being a good team leader. For more information, contact Brent Broussard (713) 259-8316.


 

May 2, 2015

The Color Run is an untimed event where participants walk/run/skip along a 3K and/or 5K course while being splashed with colorful powder from head-to-toe. Come out and enjoy fun, fitness and fellowship while helping raise money for a great cause! 

Register for Color Run

  • $30 per person before April 20, 2015
  • $35 per person after April 21, 2015
  • $20 per person ages 6-17
  • Free for children 5 years and under and students with disabilities
  • Special Group Rate: $20 each for organization, groups, Boy Scout troops, Cub Scouts packs of ten or more people. Be creative and wear your own white t-shirt to be entered into a drawing!!!!!!!

All proceeds go to the Sam Houston Area Council Special Needs Program. If you have questions or concerns please contact Regina Gervin at 713-598-7571.


 

June 6, 2015

Boy Scouts can work on requirements for the Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge at a special Scout workshop at the George R Brown Convention Center from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. The presenter is a registered merit badge counselor who partners with several agencies including the National Weather Service. Flyer

Register for Hurricane Workshop

 


Houston Museum of Natural Science

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 four Eagle Scout required badges during week-long summer classes!
     

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!

  • 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.

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, Wolves and Bears can work on several outdoor advancements.
  • Webelos can work on the Naturalist and Forester badge.


For more information, contact:

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