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.


August 25, 2019 vs Angels

Join us at Minute Maid Park for Scout Day with the Houston Astros. The game begins at 1:10 pm. Ticket prices: View Deck is $20-$22; Mezzanine is $29; Field Boxes is $43-$68. Scouts in uniform can participate in the pre-game parade; line up at the right field gate at 10:30 am; specific instructions will be emailed about a week before the game. Scouts can also run the bases after the game; line up after the game by section 132 in the line towards the center field side and then after they go down the steps, pick them up by section 126. For more information and to purchase individual or group tickets, contact Brent Broussard at 713-259-8316 or broussard@astros.com.  Flier


July 20, 2019

Typhoon Texas Waterpark is home to the state of the art waterpark in Katy, Texas. The Scout Day package is $30 per person which includes admission, a hamburger meal, patch, and an unlimited drink pass. Units that can't attend on one of the Scout Days can participate in this program using the All Summer Long package for $35 per person. For both packages, the unit leader purchases the tickets and then emails Andrew.Boettcher@typhoontexas.com the unit number and the number of Scouts prior to the event. The patches will be available from the front gate specialists on the day of the event. Show the printed tickets at the will call window to pick up the wristbands and meal tickets.

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August 3, 2019, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday
August 4, 2019, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Sunday

The Bellaire Coin Club is holding a Coin, Stamp, and Collectible Convention. A Coin Collecting Merit Badge Workshop is being held on Saturday at 2:00 pm. There is a free children’s coin auction on Saturday at 1:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for Wolves (2nd graders) to work on part of the Collections and Hobbies Adventure (#1, 3A). Scouts can learn about US coins, ancient coins, gold bullion, paper money, stamps, historical documents, glass, comics, jewelry, stock and bond certificates, ceramics, military memorabilia, and supplies. Admission is $3. There's no admission fee for Scouts and Scouters in uniform, children under 12, military (active/veterans), police, and first responders. The event is being held at Arabia Shrine Center Houston (10510 Harwin Drive, Houston, Texas 77036).

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August 3, 2019

The Woodlands Township is holding a Merit Badge University, an opportunity for Scouts in troops, crews and ship to work on one or two merit badges. Classes sizes are limited. Registration is done on a first come, first serve basis. Each Scout is expected to prepare ahead of time (by reading the merit badge book and completing prerequisites), and to participate fully during the course in order to receive credit for the requirements completed. All Scouts are required to bring a blue card. Adult participation is required to offer this event.

The registration fee is $25 for full-day classes and $12.50 for half-day classes. Due to popularity, and availability of counselors, some classes will fill up quickly. Scouts who register early have the best chance of getting the classes they want. Class sizes are limited. Scout can sign up for two half-day classes or an all-day class. The event is being held at The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park (6464 Creekside Forest Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77389).

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Lone Star Flight Museum Overnights and Aviation Merit Badge

The Lone Star Flight Museum, located near Ellington Field, is an aerospace museum that displays more than 24 historically significant aircraft, and many artifacts related to the history of flight. The museum's collection is rare because most of the aircraft are flyable.

Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts can spend the night at the museum. Scouts spend the evening learning about the collection of rare air-worthy warbirds, conducting a preflight inspection of a real plane, testing their pilot skills in our flight simulators, and learning science with more hands-on aviation activities. Then, Scouts set up camp and sleep under the wings of the historic planes like the giant B-17 Bomber!

Scouts in troops, crews, and ships can earn the Aviation Merit Badge three ways:

  1. Attend an Aviation Overnight to work on the badge and then camp out in the hangars surrounded by the historic warbirds.
  2. Attend a merit badge three-hour workshop to earn the badge with staff and volunteers.
  3. Visit the museum and complete the independent merit badge work with your own counselor using museum planes, simulators, exhibits using the online museum guidebook.

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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. Scouts in troops, crews and ships 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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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.


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 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!

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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-serve basis.

  • Webelos Scouts and can work a variety of advancements.
  • Scouts in troops 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.
  • Scouts in troops can work on several 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 Scouts in troops, Webelos Scouts, 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 Scouts in troops to work on several merit badges. Classes are taught by adults with experience in the field. The following districts typically hold merit badge events:


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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Contact

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