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Earn Your Next Merit Badge at HMNS

Merit badges are for 5th Grade Arrow of Light and 6-12th Grade Boy Scouts

Saturday Merit Badge Classes

Why choose HMNS?

Scouts will use museum’s resources, explore exhibit halls and conduct hands on experiments in working to complete all BSA Merit badge requirements. Our classes are taught by are experts and professionals in their field. Our goal is for all Scouts to gain the greatest understanding possible of their badge subject upon full completion of the class. 

**All Saturday classes are completed for the spring season and will return in the fall. Please check back in mid-July for the fall schedule. 

Classes Offered:

Archeology (offsite)
Indian Lore
Insect Study
Geology (offsite)
Reptiles & Amphibians

Class Times:
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Except off site classes)
*All Classes are 5 hours including a 40 min lunch break

$25 per Scout
Archeology $35 per Scout

Those attending should bring a lunch or can arrange for McDonalds’s delivery (located in the museum). Scouts will not be able to leave to purchase lunch.

*Please be advised that several of the classes DO NOT meet at the Museum. Therefore McDonald’s orders will not be available for offsite classes.

Scouts@HMNS has an open door policy - parents and Troop leaders are welcomed to stay and sit in on any class. Parents or leaders are Required for all Outdoor Classes.

Scouts should wear their Class A uniforms to classes held at the Museum, but we strongly encourage the use of Class B uniforms for the outdoor classes.

Additional Information:
OUTSIDE REQUIREMENTS AND CLASS LOCATIONS. PLEASE READ! Merit badges may require additional activities before or after the class at the Museum, or the class may meet off site. Please review the document links below and select the one that matches the Badge you are seeking.

Insect Study
Indian Lore
Reptile & Amphibian Study

Archeology Merit Badge is also available at the Museum’s Sugar Land location.

For more information:
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To get to the online box office, click on the class date/time from the list below. Then click Purchase Ticket. In the Box Office, click sign in and create account or log in. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Class times that cannot be selected are sold out.

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