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 18, 2018.

Registration for the General Public begins: Thursday, January 25, 2018. 

The 2018 Summer Scouts Catalog is available here.

The Museum offers week-long classes for scouts in the summer. This year’s Summer Scouts program is offering the following classes:

BOY SCOUT CLASSES: Death by Natural Causes (Medicine, Public Health and Reptile and Amphibians) Planes, Trains, and Submarines (Aviation, Railroading, and Oceanography badges) Citizenship (Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World badges), Citizenship in the Community and American Heritage (Eagle), Digital World (Digital Technology and Programming), Law and Order (Crime Prevention, Fingerprinting, and Law badges), The Environment (Environmental Science and Soil & Water Conservation badges), That’s Entertainment! (Animation, Movie Making, and Radio), Designing Your World (Architecture and Landscape Architecture), The Power of Engineering (Electricity, Engineering, and Nuclear Science badges), Strategy and Exploration (Chess, Game Design, and Geocaching), Robot Inventors (Robotics and Inventing badges), The Final Frontier (Astronomy and Space Exploration), Be Prepared (Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, Fire Safety, and Safety), Capture Light (Art, Graphics Arts, and Photography), Code Talkers (Communication and Signs, Signals, and Codes), and Your Community and Heritage (American Heritage, Citizenship in the Community, and Genealogy badges).

WEBELOS CLASSES: Webelos Science Explorer (Adventures in Science, Earth Rocks, Engineer, Into the Wild, and Into the Woods) and Webelos World Pioneer (Aware & Care, Build a Better World, Build It, First Responder, and Webelos Walkabout)

BEAR CUBS CLASS: Bear Necessities (Fur, Feathers, and Ferns, Forensics, Marble Madness, Roaring Laughter, and Robotics)

WOLF CUB CLASS: Wolf Tracks (Call of the Wild, Council Fire Duty to Country, Paws on the Path, Digging in the Past, and Motor Away)

GIRL SCOUTS CLASSES: Brownie Engineers (Think like an Engineer Journey, Race Car Challenge, Leap Bot Design Challenge and Fling Flyer Challenge), Junior Journeys (Junior Agent of Change and Get Moving Journeys), Program Your World (Think like a Programmer Journey, Programming Robots badge, Designing Robots badge and Showcasing Robots badge), Cadette Journeys (Cadettes MEdia and Amaze Journeys), Cadette Career Carousel (Comic book artist, First Aid, New Cuisines Badge, Screenwriter, and Special Agent), Designing Daisies (Think like an Engineer Journey, Model Car Design Challenge, Roller Coaster Design Challenge and Board Game Design Challenge) and Senior Journeys (Sow What? and GIRLtopia Journeys)

Scout Permission Form

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

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.

McDonald’s Lunch Order Form

Parents can order lunch for Scouts enrolled in Summer Scout Classes. Orders can be placed on Monday mornings before 10:30 am at the McDonalds in the Grand Hall of the Museum. Orders must be pre-paid by the parent. Scout’s will not be released to purchase lunch on their own. Lunch orders will be delivered to Scouts at 11:30 am. The order form for summer 2018 is available here.

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Needville, Texas 77461
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