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


 

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, 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 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!

  • 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