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 Scouts.


October 13, October 27, November 11, December 9, 2018

The T.W. Davis Family YMCA (Richmond, TX) is offering Swimming or Lifesaving Merit Badge classes. Scouts must be able to pass the BSA Swim Test at the event in order to proceed with the class. The Swimming Merit Badge is a prerequisite for the Lifesaving Merit Badge. Classes are $40. For more information, contact steven.stout@ymcahouston.org.

 


Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Houston Gem and Mineral Society's Annual Show seeks to raise awareness of Earth Science Education activities in the Houston area and of the importance of Earth science education. Boy Scouts can work on the requirements for the Geology Merit Badge. Scouts will learn about general geology and basic rock types, properties of minerals and fossils, the economic uses of minerals, types of geoscience careers and requirements to enter this profession, and will provided five mineral specimens to begin their mineral/fossil. Scouts should read the Geology merit badge book before the event. For additional information, contact Scott Singleton (fossilwood@comcast.net, 832-524-8382). Admission tickets are available at the door for $8; children 10 and under are free. The event is being held at the Humble Civic Center (8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble, Texas 77338). Parking is free.

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Exploring

Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) or 15 to 21 years old. Exploring’s purpose is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.

Explorer posts can specialize in a variety of career skills. Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience. Fill out our career interest survey and we will notify you of open houses and when a new Exploring post is starting near you.

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Alamo Area Council Scout Nights

Scouts, Scouters and families from our council are invited to participate in Alamo Area Council (San Antonio, TX) Scout nights.

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iFly Scout Discounts

iFLY makes the dream of flight a reality with indoor skydiving in a safe and fun environment. 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. For more information, contact iFLY Houston at (281) 295-1761 or aburchett@iflyworld.com.


Sea Star Base - Galveston

Sea Star 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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Armand Bayou Nature Center Scout Classes

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

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

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Bricks4Kids

Bricks4Kidz Cypress offers various programs where children build and design simple machines, famous landmarks, catapults and robots using LEGO Bricks. While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Students will work in a lab-type setting using LEGO® bricks with an integrated curriculum based on math and science. For children to play and socialize with friends while learning fundamentals of engineering and architecture in a non-competitive setting. For more information, contact cypresstx@bricks4kidz.com.

Classes offered include STEM NOVA Awards - Science EverywhereTech Talk,  Swing!1-2-3 Go, Wolf Adventure Make it Move, Bear Adventure Robotics and Webelos Scout Adventure Movie Making

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Gigglin' Marlin Dive & Swim Merit Badge Classes

Gigglin' Marlin Dive & Swim offers a variety of merit badge classes for Boy Scouts taught by registered merit badge counselors throughout the year. Classes include the Lifesaving, Swimming, Scuba Diving Merit Badges and many more. These are not give-away merit badges, and this is not a merit badge factory. Each Scout is expected to fulfill all the requirements by reading the merit badge book ahead of time, attending classes and doing prerequisites. Scouts are expected to participate fully in the class in order to receive full credit for the requirements completed.

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Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Scout Classes

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center offers a variety of workshops for Scouts. Scouts investigate the nature sanctuary with a naturalist and learn about the fascinating ecology of the forest. All of the Scout programs are conducted by staff naturalists and use the nature sanctuary as a field laboratory for hands-on explorations!

  • Bears can work on the Fur, Feather, and Ferns adventure.
  • Webelos can work on the Webelos Into Wild adventure.
  • Boy Scouts can work on the Bird Study merit badge and conduct Eagle Scout projects.
  • Scout groups can take a one-hour guided hike through the woods called a Forest Trek. Along the way, Scouts look for wild animals and their habitats, and learn to identify signs of nature. 

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Health Museum Scout Classes

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 Scouts and can work a variety of advancements.
  • Boy Scouts can work on several different merit badges.

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HMNS Scout Classes

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

  • Tigers, Wolves, and Bears and Webelos Scouts 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 for the Scout and one parent/chaperone. Classes are offered throughout the school year on Saturdays.
  • Boy Scouts can work on 19 merit badges, including five Eagle Scout required badges. All classes use the resources at the museum’s disposal to help Scouts meet requirements.
  • Scout Overnight is an opportunity for Scouts to spend the night at the museum. Scouts 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!
  • Summer Scout Academy are week-long classes, held during the summer for Boy Scouts, Webelos, Bears, and Wolves. A total of 42 different merit badge class are being taught by registered merit badge counselors.
  • STEM/Nova Day is held annually in September. Scouts of all ages have access to the museum at a discounted rate while working towards requirements for Nova Awards. 

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Houston Zoo Overnighters

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!  

 

 


District Merit Badge Days

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 typically hold merit badge events:


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Battleship Texas State Historic Site (LaPorte, TX)

Battleship Texas took part in some of the most significant naval battles of the 20th century during both world wars. Now docked along the Houston Ship Channel, she serves as a memorial to those turbulent times. Come walk her decks, and imagine life as a sailor! Explore the battleship on your own or on a guided tours. Visit the ​San Jacinto Battleground, Monument Observation Floor and San Jacinto Museum of History. Groups can spend the night aboard the ship as part of the Battleship Texas Youth Overnight Education Program. Sleep in the crew quarters, tour parts of the ship closed to the public, and experience life as a sailor during World War II. 

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