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.

October 2015

It's time for Houston Rockets basketball as they kick off the 2015-2016 season! Support the duo of James Harden and Dwight Howard and the rest of the Rockets as they move through the pre-season and into a brand new year.  

Wednesday, October 7th vs. Dallas Mavericks: Game time is 7:00pm at Toyota Center.

Saturday, October 17th vs. Miami Heat: Game time is 7:00pm at Toyota Center.

Monday, October 19th vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Game time is 7:00pm at Toyota Center.

All Scouts, as well as their family and friends will receive a special offer for all preseason games! Order your tickets online here, enter promo code: SCOUT or by contacting contact Melissa Barousse at 713-758-7231 or


Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18, 2015

Bike Around the Bay is the annual cycling event hosted by the Galveston Bay Foundation to help raise funds and awareness for Galveston Bay. Each year over 1,000 cyclists participate.  Scouts are asked to help lead recycling and waste management efforts are various sites around Galveston Bay. For more information please contact Emily Ford at

Saturday, October 17

The Open World Air Hockey Championships is inviting all Sam Houston Area Council Scouts to come play for fun and competition.  Special group rates to register. There will be trophies/prizes for the highest finishing members from each troop, highest finishing leaders and highest finishing members from the entire Houston area.  Air Hockey is fun for kids of all ages and grown-ups too!  To get enough trophies/prizes we will need to sign up soon.  For more information, please click here or contact Tim Weissman at (832) 444-9623 or

Saturday, October 24

Legends Sports Complex in The Woodlands,TX is hosting a 24 obstacle, 2+ mile adventure obstacle course race. This race is all about honoring our men and women in arms and, if registering as a team, working as a unit to overcome adversity and physical challenges. To register please visit here and include the discount code BOYSCOUTS50 to receive a $25 off per participant discount. This offer is also extended to any scout family members that would like to participate as well! For more information, please contact Aaron Stark (281) 907-4207 or visit

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Join us for Scout Day at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark on Saturday, October 31, 2015. All Scouts receive an exclusive use of the Wasserfest tower attractions from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. before it opens to the public on this special day, with all-day park admission (until 5:00 pm) and a Schlitterbahn Scout Day patch. You must be a member of a Scout unit to participate. Event admission is $17.00 + tax per person, all ages. SAVE $10.99 off the full gate price of $27.99 + tax. For more information, please click here.


October 31- November 1 and November 7 - November 8

Dewberry Farm, located at FM 362 and Morrison Road in Brookshire, TX, is family entertainment at its very best with 35+ attractions, 10 yummy eateries, Pumpkins galore and acres and acres of fun! It's a South Texas family tradition to visit Dewberry Farm each fall for pumpkin picking and to explore the giant cornfield maze. This would be a great unit activity for your Scouts this fall. Admission is $6.00 plus tax, for Scouts, leaders and immediate family. For more information, please click here.


Saturday, November 7

The Houston SPCA will hold its first Scout Day this Fall. We are excited to invite Cub Scouts seeking requirements for adventure pins as well as Boy Scouts seeking their Dog Care Merit Badge to join us on November 7, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. for a fun-filled day of working on activities required for advancement. There is limited space available for this program, pre-registration is required. Please e-mail for more details or to register for this program.

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. 

Sunday, November 15, 2015
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Buffalo Soldiers Museum has an exciting opportunity for Scouts on several days.  The Museum has offered to include guided tours and the opportunity to review advancement requirements for the Heritages Belt Loop and American Cultures Merit Badge. The Scout Days also include re-enactments of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. The cost is $3 for Scouts and $5 for adults. For more information and to purchase tickets Call (713) 942-8920. This program was conceived by the African American Committee on Scouting. 

November 21, 2015

Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center needs help planting trees to help with reforestation from the previous year’s drought.  Jesse Jones Park has a day set aside for Boy Scouts and Webelos to help. The service project will be held from 9:00 am - noon. Bring your own tools; trees will be provided. ​The park is located at 20634 Kenswick Dr, Humble, TX 77338. The is a great opportunity for Boy Scouts to work on services hours, and for Webelos to work on a part of the Cub Scout World Conservation Award. For more information, contact Ruth Bauer-Garcia at 281-446-8588, or visit ​ Reservations are required and open on November 11, 2015.

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).

More Information


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.


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