Summer Scout Academy!
Scouts can earn an array of merit badges – including up to 4 eagle-required badges – during weeklong summer scout classes at HMNS!
Download the 2013 Summer Scouts Flyer
Each class meets from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Early drop-off and late pick-up is available. Summer Scout classes are also offered at HMNS in Sugar Land.
All classes are targeted to fulfill the requirements outlined by Boy Scouts of America for Merit Badges and Webelos Activity Pins. Merit Badge classes are taught by counselors registered with BSA.
Before registering for Scout classes, review the Important Information document for the class. Click on the class names in the list below.
These documents must be reviewed before registering for a scouts@HMNS class during the summer. Each document will include a class description, registration process, frequently asked questions, special instructions, field trip information & permission slips, and required health forms.
Class Name is followed by the Badges or Pins earned in the class:
By Air Sea and Rail -- Aviation, Oceanography, Railroading
Citizenship -- Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World - Eagle Required!
Computer Craft -- Computers, Photography, Graphic Arts
CSI Scouts -- Crime Prevention, Law, Fingerprinting
Lights! Sound! Action! -- Cinematography, Radio
Power Plus -- Nuclear Science, Electricity, Engineering
Safety First -- Safety, Fire Safety, Traffic Safety
Robot Inventors -- Inventors, Robotics
The Environment -- Environmental Science, Soil & Water Conservation
Webelos Super Science -- Scientist, Engineer, Naturalist, Forester, Geologist
What's Up -- Astronomy, Space Exploration, Weather
New! Your Community and Heritage -- Citizenship in the Community and American Heritage
Eagle Required Badges - Information for Leaders
HMNS offers three badges that are required for the rank of Eagle. The following documents explain how the classes will meet each of the requirements.
For more information:
Call 713-639-4727 for assistance with registration.
Registration for Summer Scouts at HMNS and HMNS Sugar Land is available now! To register, download the important information documents for instructions on how to proceed through the Online Box Office. Then click on the class description box below to jump to the Box Office.
To register, download the Important Information document for instructions on how to proceed through the Online Box Office. Then click on the class description box below to jump to the Box Office.
A full credit/refund will be issued if the class is cancelled up to 2 weeks before the date of the class. No refund/credit will be given for less than a 2 week notice. Reservations may be transferred to another scout within 2 weeks of the class.