Summer Scout Academy

The Museum’s Summer Scout Academy will offer 31 different merit badge– including 4 eagle-required badges – during weeklong summer scout classes at HMNS!

Download the 2014 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 Summer Scout Academy class. Each document will include a class description, registration process, frequently asked questions, special instructions, field trip information & permission slips, and required health forms.

Class NameBadges or Pins Earned
By Air Sea and RailAviation, Oceanography & Railroading
CitizenshipCitizenship in the Nation & Citizenship in the World
Computer CraftDigital Technology, Photography, & Graphic Arts
CSI ScoutsCrime Prevention, Law, & Fingerprinting
Program and Game DesignGame Design & Programming
Lights, Sound, Action!Moviemaking & Radio
Power PlusNuclear Science, Electricity & Engineering
Robot InventorsInventors & Robotics
Safety First!Safety, Fire Safety & Traffic Safety
The EnvironmentEnvironmental Science and Soil & Water Conservation
Webelos Super ScienceScientist, Engineer, Naturalist, Forester & Geologist Pins
What’s Up?Astronomy, Space Exploration & Weather
Your Community & HeritageCitizenship in the Community, American Heritage & Genealogy


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.

Citizenship in the Community Leaders Information
Citizenship in the Nation/World Leaders Information
Environmental Science Leaders Information

For more information or questions send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call 713-639-4727.



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. Classes that cannot be selected are sold out.

Webelos Super Science is appropriate for a Webelos Cub Scout in the fourth or fifth grade. All other Summer Scout merit badge classes are appropriate for a Boy Scout in the sixth grade or higher. Please ask your Pack or Troop Leaders if you are not sure which classes your child should take.  

2014 Summer Scout Academy Schedule

 TO REGISTER: Use the clickable interactive schedule below.
By Air Sea and RailJuly 7-11 and July 28-August 1
CitizenshipJune 9-13, June 30-July 2*, July 21-25 and July 28-August 1
Citizenship at Sugar LandJune 23-27 and July 14-18
Computer CraftJune 9-13, July 28- August 1 and August 11-15
Program and Game DesignJune 9-13, June 16-20, July 21-25 and August 11-15
Lights, Sound, Action!July 21-25 and August 11-15
Power PlusJune 16-20 and July 7-11
Robot InventorsJune 9-13,July 7-11 and July 28- August 1
Robot Inventors at Sugar LandJune 23-27 and August 4-8
Safety First!July 28- August 1
The EnvironmentJune 16-20, June 30-July 2*, July 21-25 and August 11-15
The Environment at Sugar LandJune 23-27 and July 14-18
Webelos Super ScienceJune 16-20, July 7-11, July 21-25 and August 11-15
Webelos at Sugar LandJuly 14-18 and August 4-8
What’s Up?June 16-20, July 7-11, July 21-25
Your Community & HeritageJune 9-13, June 16-20, June 30- July 2*, July 7-11
and July 28-August 1
CSI ScoutsJune 9-13 and July 21-25

*Special, 3-day sessions of Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation and Environmental Science merit badge classes will be offered on June 30th- July 2nd.



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