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. In addition to the districts events and merit badge universities, many of our partners offer merit badge classes and advancement workshops for Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts and Scouts BSA. The community partners listed have committed to follow National Council and Sam Houston Area Council policies with regard to youth protection, merit badge counselors and advancement requirements.

Scout Day with the Texans

November 5, 2023

TexansGet tickets for Scout Day with the Houston Texans as they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Scouts and their families can purchase a discounted ticket offer and will have the opportunity to sit in the front of field-level seats for pre-game warm-ups and take a post-game photo on the 50-yard line. 

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Geology Merit Badge at HGMS

November 11, 2023

Houston Gem and Mineral ShowThe Houston Gem and Mineral Society Annual Show is hosting the Geology Merit Badge being held at the Humble Civic Center. The HGMS makes good use their extensive earth science resources to teach the badge including geology and basic rock types, properties of minerals and fossils, economic uses of minerals, and types of geoscience careers and requirements to enter this profession. The Scouts will start acquiring their mineral/fossil collection. Requirements 3c, 4a, and 4b are not covered.

Webelos Scouts can work on the Earth Rocks Adventure. 

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Merit Badge Days

merit badge DaysMerit Badge Days are an opportunity for Scouts in troops, crews or ships to work on requirements for one or more merit badges.

Over 120 merit badges are offered at our events throughout the year.

Merit badge class sizes are limited so that each Scout has the opportunity to learn about future careers, trades, citizenship, hobbies, and life skills while working on merit badge requirements.

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Lone Star Flight Museum Overnights and Aviation Merit Badge

Lone Star Flight MuseumLone Star Flight Museum is an aviation museum and STEM learning center with a mission to celebrate flight and achievements in Texas aviation history. We educate and engage our youth through science, technology, engineering and math; and honor aviation heritage and history. In addition to the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame and a Flight Academy, the museum is home to a flying collection of rare and historic commercial, general aviation and military aircraft. Scouts can experience the wonder of flight through merit badge workshops, overnights with warbirds, and troop tours.

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HMNS Scout Classes

HMNSThe Houston Museum of Natural Science offers a variety of classes and programs for Scouts.

  • Merit badge to adventure classes are offered throughout the school year and may be taken in-person or virtually.
  • In-person classes include admission to all permanent exhibits for the Scout and one chaperone.
  • Badges on Demand are for dens or troops who want to schedule a private class to work on an adventure or merit badge.
  • Bring the museum to a pack or troop meeting with Outreach programs.
  • Packs can Spend the Night at the museum!
  • STEM Nova Day is held every October! 

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James B Harrison Foundation Merit Badge Classes

Harrison Foundation The James B Harrison Foundation focuses on nature-based education and conservation. They offer the Bird Study and Nature Merit Badge classes at JBH Long Point Ranch (8200 FM 1994, Whaley-Long Point Rd, Richmond, TX 77469). 

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Bay Area Rowing Club

Rowing ClubThe BARC (Bay Area Rowing Club of Houston) is offering the Rowing Merit Badge on a sliding-seat rowboat for Scouts age 14 years and older (size and weight restrictions due to boat limitations: at least 5 ft tall and less than 220 lbs) for a max of six Scouts per class. The class is held over two meetings, one off-the-water, and one-on-the water at the BARC boathouse in Clear Lake Park. The off-the-water meeting would be in the afternoon or evening (approx. 2 hrs) and the on-the-water on a Saturday or Sunday morning (approx. 3 hrs). Prior to the course, Scouts must have passed the BSA swim test with Swimmer classification, complete Safety Afloat training online, and know all knots through First Class. The Bay Area Rowing Club of Houston (BARC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of rowing in the Houston/Clear Lake area. 

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Service Projects

For over 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Find service opportunities throughout the Sam Houston Area Council for units, Scouts working on their Eagle Scout projects and Scouts working on the Distinguished Conservation Service Award.

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Shane Burks
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(713) 756-3301