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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.


Sugar Land Summer Scouts

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

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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 12-16
    • 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 – Robot Inventor (Inventing and Robotics) Inventing involves finding technological solutions to real-world problems. Learn the importance of inventing to society, and think of creative ways to improve the lives of others through technology. Explore how robots move (actuators), sense the environment (sensors) and understand what to do (programming). Design and build a robot.
    • 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.
    • Juniors –.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 5-7 (3 day classes)
    • Boy Scouts – All About Cars (Auto Maintenance and Traffic Safety) Have your scout prepared for driving a car. This 3 day class will teach scouts preventative auto maintenance and traffic safety for driving a car, riding a bike or jogging across a busy street.
    • Boy Scouts – Citizenship in the Community (Sugar Land) (Eagle) Scouts will explore how our local governments work within their community and their part within the community. This 3 day class includes a trip to Fort Bend County Courthouse (Prerequisite 7) which must be completed with your Troop leaders’ approval.
    • Boy Scouts – Environmental Science (Eagle) In this 3 day class, explore the history of environmental science and the contributions of Boy Scouts of America. Conduct hands-on investigations on the environmental ecosystems of air, land, water and life and the human impact on each of them.
    • Boy Scouts – Space Exploration (STEM Nova) In this 3 day class, discover the robotics and physics used in space explorations. Create a planetary space station, and face the challenges of NASA’s engineers with an egg drop.
  • July 24 – 28
    • Boy Scouts –Code Talkers (Communication and Signs, Signals, and Codes) Discover how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. Develop effective communication skills and learn about signs and signals and the “secret language” of ciphers and codes, including their history and development. Prerequisites: Communications Requirement 5 & 8
    • 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 – 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 Burke Baker Planetarium and Giant Screen Theater shows, and make a rock and fossil collection as you earn adventure badges.
    • Cadettes – 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.
  • August 14-18
    • 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 – The Power of Engineering (HMNS) (Sugar Land) (Electricity, Engineering, and Nuclear Science) Unravel the mysteries of electricity, how science, technology, and mathematics turn ideas into reality, and how matter and forces interact on the subatomic level. Build electrical circuits and components, perform an electrical home safety inspection, and design and build a solar cooker. Nuclear Science is one of the elective merit badges for the BSA William T. Hornaday Award. There is outside work.
    • Cub Scouts – Wolf Pack (Adventures in Coins, Air of the Wolf, Code of the Wolf, Cubs Who Care, and Finding Your Way) Learn about the physical properties of the air we breathe and about coins and their markings. Discover how to read a map and its symbols, how we use math in our daily lives, and how people meet the challenge of a physical disability.
    • Brownies – Brownies on the Go! (HMNS) (Sugar Land) (Celebrating Community, My Family Story, Hiker, Computer Expert, and Letterboxer) Discover facts about your community and family. Create with computers, while learning on-line safety. Explore Hermann Park while hiking and hunting for letterboxes.

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.. 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.

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HMNS at Sugar Land

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

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