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. 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 ScoutsBSA. 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.


3/14/20, 4/11/20, 5/16/20, 6/20/20, 8/18/20, 9/19/20, 10/17/20, 11/14/20, 12/12/20

The TW Davis Family YMCA is offering half-day Swimming (8:00 - 11:30 am) and Lifesaving (1:00 - 4:30 pm) Merit Badge classes for Scouts in troops, crews and ships. Scouts only need to attend one class and 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 members and $45 for non-members. For more information, contact steven.stout@ymcahouston.org (281-341-0791).


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.


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