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.

March 31, April 14, and May 19, 2018

The Lone Star Light Museum has moved to 11551 Aerospace Ave, Houston, TX 77034 (near Ellington Field). They are having several Scout overnighters for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers. The cost is $55 for Scouts and $45 for parents. Check-in begins at 6:00 pm., followed by a briefing at 6:45 pm and dinner at 7:15 pm. Scouts rotate through four activity areas from 8:00 - 10:45 pm (paper glider/airplane building session/competition; local hero lesson, snack break, museum scavenger hunt and tour, and a mentorship session/character/integrity and manners role play session. Day 2 begins at 7:00 am, breakfast is at 7:30 and participants depart the museum at 8:15 am. Boy Scouts can work on the Aviation Merit Badge (#1a-e, #4c,#5). Video. For more information, contact

Saturday, April 7, 2018  |  2:00 pm

Watch the Rice baseball team take on the Old Dominion. General admission is $13. Uniformed Scouts receive a commemorative Rice Scout Day patch and can participate in a poster-making station, knot tying station, and other Scout activities. Use PROMO code: Scouts, or call Adriana Amaya at 713-348-8254 For more information, please contact Ari Bard at

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April 21, 2018

The Schlumberger Merit Badge Day is a Boy Scout advancement opportunity open to any registered Boy Scout. A Scout has the opportunity to work on requirements for several merit badges. 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 during the class in order to receive full credit for the requirements completed. For more information, contact Walter Luckett at or 713-553-0882 or Benny Poedjono at


Bayou Land Conservancy offers free workshop opportunities for Scouts to work on advancement requirements in a unique manner while having a hands-on experience outdoors. Scouts are invited to enjoy the prairie while providing stewardship! Contact Savannah Salazar at (281) 841-8582 or for more information and to register.

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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April 21, May 26, June 2, 2018

Boy Scouts can work on the Lifesaving and Swimming Merit Badges at the T.W. Davis Family YMCA (911 Thompson Hwy, Richmond, TX 77469). To register, contact at 281-341-0791 or

June 23, 2018

Participants of the 2018 Missions Scout Nights will have the special opportunity to show off their uniforms during the National Anthem as every Scout in uniform will have the opportunity to stand on the field. The $25 registration fee includes an all you can eat HEB tailgate party one-hour before the game, reserved seating for an exciting San Antonio Missions game, a newly designed commemorative Scout patch, and sleepover on Nelson Wolff Field. Children 2 and under are free. 

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The Alamo Area Council in San Antonio, Texas. Scouts and Scouters from our council are invited to participate in their Scout nights.

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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

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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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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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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!  

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Weather Center Houston Merit Badge Class

The Weather Center Houston offers the Boy Scout Weather Merit Badge.

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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: