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

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For summer 2018, Sugar Land Summer Scout classes will be held the weeks of June 11–15, July 2–3, 5–6, July 23–27, and August 13–17.

The 2018 Summer Scouts Catalog will be available in print and online here in January 2018.

Priority membership registration begins for Family level and above: Thursday, January 18, 2018

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


This page is for Boy Scout, Webelos, Cub Scouts, Brownies, and Juniors classes located at HMNS Sugar Land.

To register for classes at HMNS Sugar Land or check availability, click here.

HMNS brings the Summer Scouts’ most popular classes to Sugar Land. Merit badges for Boy Scouts,adventure badges for Webelos, badges for Cub Scouts, badges for Brownies,, and badges for Juniors are offered this summer in weeklong classes right in your neighborhood. Summer Scouts at HMNS Sugar Land will be held weekly during the following periods:

June 1115,2018

  • Boy Scouts – Citizen of the Nation and World (Citizenship in the Nation and Citizenship in the World) In these two Eagle-required merit badges, learn (i) the rights, duties, and obligations of a responsible and active American citizen, as well as the history and structure of our national government; and (ii) what it means to be a world citizen.
    A field trip to the county courthouse is included. There is outside work.
  • Boy Scouts – Be Prepared
    (Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, Fire Safety, and Safety)
    Scouts are often called upon for help because they know First Aid and are experienced with the discipline and planning needed to react to an emergency situation. Learn to be prepared for an emergency, including certification in First Aid and CPR. Learn how to prevent incidents and emergencies through proactive safety and fire safety practices.
    A field trip to the fire station is included (Field Trip Permission Form required).
    Prerequisites: Emergency Preparedness Requirement 7B
  • Cub Scouts – Wolf Tracks
    (Call of the Wild*, Council Fire (Duty to Country)*, Paws on the Path*, Digging in the Past, and Motor Away)* Required Wolf Adventures.
    Learn about the Outdoor Code, the community you live in, and how to “Be Prepared” for outdoor adventures. Explore the past in the Moran Hall of Paleontology and discover and the physical properties of propulsion.
    A field trip around the museum area is included (Field Trip Permission Form required).
  • Girl Scouts – Junior Journeys
    (Junior Agent of Change and Get Moving Journeys)
    Junior girls will lead these journeys in exploring energy usage and energy savings. Discover your own talents and learn about the women who have shaped the world you live in.

July 2–3, 5–6, 2018 (4 day classes)

  • Boy Scouts – Citizenship in the Community and American Heritage
    (Eagle)
    In this 4-day class, scouts will learn about the ways in which the past has led to our present nation and what it means to be an American. Explore your community and how your family and your local government interact, including how your local government works to provide services for its residents.
    A field trip to the county courthouse is included (Field Trip Permission Form required).
    Prerequisites: Citizenship in the Community Requirement 7
  • Boy Scouts – Digital World
    (Digital Technology and Programming)
    Discover the history and use of computers and digital technology and how the Museum uses both for preparing its exhibits. Learn how to program a computer in three computer languages. Write, debug, and play a programmed planetarium show. Scouts will also earn their Cyber Chip.
  • Webelos – Webelos World Pioneer
    (Aware & Care, Build a Better World*, Build It, First Responder**, and Webelos Walkabout**) * Arrow of Light requirement; ** Required Webelo Adventures.
    Become certified in First Aid; learn about challenges that other people face, how to be a good citizen, and how to prepare for a hike.
    A field trip around the museum area is included (Field Trip Permission Form required).
  • Girl Scouts – Cadette Journeys
    (Cadettes MEdia and Amaze Journeys)
    Cadette girls will explore the many roles available for women and girls. You’ll imagine, create, and try-out new roles for yourselves. Media is all the tools used to communicate with many people at once.

July 23–27, 2018

  • Boy Scouts – Law and Order
    (Crime Prevention, Fingerprinting, and Law)
    Learn about crime prevention in your school and neighborhood, our laws and criminal justice system, and how to take a fingerprint.
    A field trip to the courthouse is included (Field Trip Permission Form required). There is outside work.
  • Cub Scouts – Bear Necessities
    (Fur, Feathers, and Ferns, Forensics, Marble Madness, Roaring Laughter, and Robotics)
    Investigate the world of animals, insects, and plants. Learn about laughter, play with marbles, and discover the science of robotics and crime investigation.
  • Webelos – Webelos Science Explorer
    (Adventures in Science, Earth Rocks, Engineer, Into the Wild, and Into the Woods)
    Learn the history of science, how to conduct experiments, and how to design and build devices such as a catapult. Experiment with the world around you, collect bugs, tour the museum’s halls, see a planetarium show, and make a rock and fossil collection as you earn adventure badges.
  • Girl Scouts – Designing Daisies
    (Think like an Engineer Journey, Model Car Design Challenge, Roller Coaster Design Challenge and Board Game Design Challenge)
    Daisies will design a model car, roller coaster and a board game. Earn their Think like an engineer journey and do their complete their Take Action project, while at the museum.

August 13–17, 2018

  • Boy Scouts – Citizen of the Nation and World
    (Citizenship in the Nation and Citizenship in the World)
    In these two Eagle-required merit badges, learn (i) the rights, duties, and obligations of a responsible and active American citizen, as well as the history and structure of our national government; and (ii) what it means to be a world citizen.
    A field trip to the county courthouse is included. There is outside work.
  • Boy Scouts – Strategy and Exploration
    (Chess, Game Design, and Geocaching)
    Learn about game design, including psychology and strategy, of familiar games. Design a game, Mystery in the Museum, to play with other Scouts and family members. Learn to play chess and how to “geocache”, the outdoor game of searching for hidden objects by using GPS coordinates.
    A geocache field trip is included (Field Trip Permission Form required). There is outside work.
  • Girl Scouts – Brownie Engineers
    (Think like an Engineer Journey, Race Car Challenge, Leap Bot Design Challenge and Fling Flyer Challenge)
    Brownies will explore what engineers do, while designing a race car, leap bot and a fling flyer. Girls will earn there Think like an Engineer journey and do their Take Action Project at the museum.
  • Girl Scouts – Program Your World
    (Think like a Programmer Journey, Programming Robots badge, Designing Robots badge and Showcasing Robots badge)
    Juniors will learn how to programmers solve problems, complete a Take Action Project at the museum and earn their Robotics badges.

Location
Summer Scouts classes in Sugar Land are held at HMNS at Sugar Land, 13016 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479.

Summer Scouts Camp Information
Each class meets from 9:30 AM–2:30 PM, Monday through Friday at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land. (Please note the week of July 2 is a 4 day week, July 2–3 and 5–6).  Class pricings are listed in the Summer Scouts Catalog and in the HMNS eBoxOffice. Classes are targeted to fulfill 100% of the requirements for all badges. If a class requires outside work, this will be listed under the class description. Merit Badge classes are taught by counselors registered with BSA.

Summer Scouts Before Class

  • Cost: $40
  • Time: 8:00–9:30 a.m., Monday–Friday
    Scouts must be checked-in inside the museum each morning.
    Scouts are supervised during Before Class. Scouts are escorted to their class room at 9:30 a.m.

Summer Scouts After Class

  • Cost:$60
  • Time: 2:30–5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday
    Scouts are escorted to the after class classrooms after 2:30 p.m. Scouts are supervised during After Class.
    Scouts must be picked up by 5:30 p.m., after which an extra charge of $1.00 per minute will be applied.

Scout Health Record Form
A completed Scout Health Record 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 Health Record Form must be submitted for the first class, but duplicate copies are not needed for the following classes.

Be sure to explore our entire Summer Scouts section, with information on How To Register, the required Scout Health Record Form, our Summer Scouts Policies, and Frequently Asked Questions.

Lunch
Scouts may bring a sack lunch or pre-order a lunch from Chick-fil-A to be delivered to the classroom. A Chick-fil-A representative will be at the Sugar Land museum until 10:15 a.m. the first day of each camp week. If interested, please complete the Chick-fil-A Lunch Order Form. Orders for the entire week must be placed with the representative. Cash only please.


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