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.

Scout Days with the Houston Astros

July 9, 2023

Join us at Minute Maid Park for Scout Day with the Houston Astros. The game begins at 1:10 pm. The first 1,500 participants to purchase a ticket will get a patch. 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 or for group pricing, contact Jacob Padelski at

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The 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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Lone Star Flight Museum Overnights and Aviation Merit Badge

The Lone Star Flight Museum, located at the entrance to Ellington Airport, is home to over two dozen flightworthy aircraft including historic WWII era bombers and fighters, the Flight Academy explaining the science of flight, a bay of flight simulators, the Mooney Hangar for preflight inspections, and the history of aviation in the Heritage Gallery. Scouts can sign up for several merit badge workshops including AviationAmerican HeritageElectronicsEngineeringSpace Exploration, and Weather offered on Saturdays, spring break, and summer. The Aviation Merit Badge is also available for troops during overnight events. Cub Scout packs can do fun flying activities and spend the night under the wings of a warbird. For questions, email

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HMNS Scout Classes

The 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

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). Find upcoming classes.

District Merit Badge Days

District Merit Badge Days are hosted by several districts and are an opportunity for Scouts in troops or crews to work on several merit badges. Classes are taught by adults with experience in the field. The following districts typically hold merit badge events:
• Apollo Merit Badge Fair • Texas Skies Merit Badge Fair
• Orion Merit Badge University • Thunder Wolf Merit Badge Day
• Raven Merit Badge University • Twin Bayou Merit Badge Fair

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Merit Badge Days are an opportunity for Scouts in troops, crews or ships to work on requirements for one or more merit badges. Classes are taught by career professionals and Scouters with real-life experiences in the field. These are not give-away merit badges. In order to receive full credit, Scout are expected to read the merit badge book before the event, participate fully during the class, and complete prerequisites. The merit badge classes are interactive and require active participation by each Scout. 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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