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!
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 Name||Badges or Pins Earned|
|By Air Sea and Rail||Aviation, Oceanography & Railroading|
|Citizenship||Citizenship in the Nation & Citizenship in the World|
|Computer Craft||Digital Technology, Photography, & Graphic Arts|
|CSI Scouts||Crime Prevention, Law, & Fingerprinting|
|Program and Game Design||Game Design & Programming|
|Lights, Sound, Action!||Moviemaking & Radio|
|Power Plus||Nuclear Science, Electricity & Engineering|
|Robot Inventors||Inventors & Robotics|
|Safety First!||Safety, Fire Safety & Traffic Safety|
|The Environment||Environmental Science and Soil & Water Conservation|
|Webelos Super Science||Scientist, Engineer, Naturalist, Forester & Geologist Pins|
|What’s Up?||Astronomy, Space Exploration & Weather|
|Your Community & Heritage||Citizenship 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.
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
|By Air Sea and Rail||July 7-11 and July 28-August 1|
|Citizenship||June 9-13, June 30-July 2*, July 21-25 and July 28-August 1|
|Citizenship at Sugar Land||June 23-27 and July 14-18|
|Computer Craft||June 9-13, July 28- August 1 and August 11-15|
|Program and Game Design||June 9-13, June 16-20, July 21-25 and August 11-15|
|Lights, Sound, Action!||July 21-25 and August 11-15|
|Power Plus||June 16-20 and July 7-11|
|Robot Inventors||June 9-13,July 7-11 and July 28- August 1|
|Robot Inventors at Sugar Land||June 23-27 and August 4-8|
|Safety First!||July 28- August 1|
|The Environment||June 16-20, June 30-July 2*, July 21-25 and August 11-15|
|The Environment at Sugar Land||June 23-27 and July 14-18|
|Webelos Super Science||June 16-20, July 7-11, July 21-25 and August 11-15|
|Webelos at Sugar Land||July 14-18 and August 4-8|
|What’s Up?||June 16-20, July 7-11, July 21-25|
|Your Community & Heritage||June 9-13, June 16-20, June 30- July 2*, July 7-11|
and July 28-August 1