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Summer Scout Program Catalog

Explore the wide variety of merit badges and adventure badges available during weeklong summer scout classes at HMNS.



Priority membership registration begins for Family level and above, Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Registration for the General Public begins: Thursday, January 23, 2020. 

The 2020 Summer Scouts Catalog!

The 2020 Summer Scouts Registration form!

Summer Scouts will be offered in five-day, two-day, and one-day sessions. Classes begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m.

There will be three weeks of classes at HMNS at Hermann Park and three weeks of classes at HMNS at Sugar Land.

Note: the week of the Fourth of July in Sugar Land will shortened to four  days of classes (Monday-Thursday, June 29-July 2). Also, we are offering two-day and one-day classes on August 10-11, 2020 at the Sugar Land Museum.

This year’s Summer Scouts program is offering the following classes:


Be Prepared (Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, Fire Safety, and Safety)
Capture Light (Art, Graphics Art, and Photography)
Citizenship in the Community (Eagle)
Citizen of the Nation (Eagle)
Citizen of the World (Eagle)
Communications (Eagle)
Death by Natural Causes (Medicine, Public Health, and Reptile and Amphibians)
Designing Your World (Architecture and Landscape Architecture)
Digital World (Digital Technology and Programming)
Environmental Science (Eagle)
Family Life (Eagle)
The Final Frontier (Astronomy and Space Exploration)
Law and Order (Crime Prevention, Fingerprinting, and Law)
Personal Management (Eagle)
Planes, Trains, and Submarines (Aviation, Oceanography, and Railroading)
The Power of Engineering (Electricity, Engineering, and Nuclear Science)
Robot Inventors (Inventing and Robotics)
Strategy and Exploration (Chess, Game Design, and Geocaching)
That’s Entertainment (Animation, Movie Making, and Radio)


Wayfaring Webelos (Build It, First Responder, Game Design, Tech Talk Nova Award and Webelos Walkabout)
All About Webelos (Art Explosion, Aware & Care, Build a Better World, Looking Back, Looking Forward, and Moviemaking)
Webelos Science Explorer (Adventures in Science, Earth Rocks, Engineer, Into the Wild, and Into the Woods)


Bear Facts (Paws for Action, A World of Sound, Beat of the Drum, Make it Move and Super Science)
Bear Sleuths (Fur, Feathers, and Ferns, Forensics, Marble Madness, Roaring Laughter, and Robotics)


Terrific Tigers (Tigers in the Wild, Good Knight, Stories in Shapes, Sky is the Limit, and Tiger Tales)


Wolf Pack (Adventures in Coins, Air of the Wolf, Code of the Wolf, Cubs Who Care, and Finding Your Way)
Wolf Tracks (Call of the Wild, Council Fire Duty to Country, Paws on the Path, Digging in the Past, and Motor Away)


Brownies Discovery (First Aid, Inventor, Making Games, Outdoor Art Creator, and Painting)
Brownies on the Go! (Celebrating Community, My Family Story, Hiker, Space Science Adventurer, and Letterboxer)
Amaze ME Cadettes (Cadettes MEdia and Amaze Journeys)
Designing Daisies (Think like an Engineer Journey, Model Car Design Challenge, Roller Coaster Design Challenge, and Board Game Design Challenge)
Innovative Juniors (Animal Habitats, Detective, Flowers, Jewelry and Photography)
Get Moving Juniors (Get Moving Journey),
Cadettes Breathe Journey (Breathe Journey)

Scout Permission Form

Scouts going on a field trip stated in the class description, will need a completed and signed permission slip.

PLEASE NOTE – Scouts will not be allowed to participate in field trips without a completed Permission Slip.  

NO REFUNDS will be processed for activities missed due to a missing Permission Slip.  

Health Form


A completed HMNS Scout Health Record Form or a BSA Part B Health form must be on file with the Scout Office prior to each scout beginning class. If a scout is participating in more than one week of class, the Scout Health Record Form must be submitted for the first class, but duplicate copies are not needed for the following classes.

  • Complete the Scout Health Record Form, available here and within the information document for each class.
  • Completed Scout Health Record Forms must be brought on the first day of class, faxed to 713-639-4681, emailed as an attachment to, OR mailed or dropped off to:
    • Scouts@HMNS
      Houston Museum of Natural Science
      5555 Hermann Park Drive
      Houston, TX 77030-1799

PLEASE NOTE – Scouts will not be allowed to participate in class activities without a completed Scout Health Record Form on file on the first day of class

NO REFUNDS will be processed for activities missed due to a missing or incomplete Scout Health Record Form.

Summer Scouts Lunch Options

Houston Museum of Natural Science – Hermann Park:

For Scouts attending classes at the Hermann Park location, you can order a lunch with Catering by Periodic Table or bring a lunch from home. • To order a lunch for your child from Catering by Periodic Table at the Hermann Park location, please visit and place the order online by 5pm the day before the lunch is to be delivered.
For questions, please call Catering by Periodic Table at 713-639-4699.

Houston Museum of Natural Science – Sugar Land:

For Scouts attending the HMNS Sugar Land location you can order a lunch with Chick-Fil-A™ or bring a lunch from home. All Chick-Fil-A™ Orders for the entire week must be placed in person on Monday before 10:15 a.m. with the Chick-Fil-A™ representative at HMNS Sugar Land.

  • Due to safety precautions involving the current health concerns in our area, we are unable to offer Chick-fil-A™ lunches in Sugar Land for Summer Camps at HMNS. Please plan to bring a sack lunch from home for your campers every day. We are sorry for the inconvenience, and we appreciate your understanding at this time.
  • Scouts are not permitted to purchase a lunch during supervised lunchtime at either location.
HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629

Get Directions Offering varies by location
HMNS at Sugar Land

13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 313-2277

Get Directions Offering varies by location
George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055

Tuesday - Saturday By Reservation
Saturdays 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
DST = Daylight Savings Time.
Please call for holiday hours. Entry to Brazos Bend State Park ends at 9:30 p.m. daily
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