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Sugar Land Summer Scouts


The 2020 Summer Scouts Catalog is available here.

For summer 2020, Sugar Land Summer Scout classes will be held the weeks of;

  • June 8th-12th, 2020
  • June 29th-July 2nd, 2020 (Four day week)
  • July 20th-24th, 2020
  • August 10th-11th, 2020 (Two day week)

Priority membership registration begins for Family level and above: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Registration for the General Public begins: Thursday, January 23, 2020


This page is for Scouts BSA, Webelos, Cub Scouts, Daisy, Brownies, Juniors and Cadette classes located at HMNS Sugar Land.

To register for classes at HMNS Sugar Land or check availability, click here.

HMNS brings the Summer Scouts’ most popular classes to Sugar Land. Classes for Scouts BSA, Junior and Cadette are offered in five-day, two-day, and one-day sessions. Webelos, Cub Scouts, Daisy and Brownies are offered this summer in five-day classes right in your neighborhood. Summer Scouts at HMNS Sugar Land will be held during the following periods:


June 8-12, 2020 (Five-Day classes)

Be Prepared
(Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, Fire Safety, and Safety)
Scouts are often called upon for help because they know First Aid and are experienced with the discipline and planning needed to react to an emergency situation. Learn to be prepared for an emergency, including certification in First Aid and CPR. Learn how to prevent incidents and emergencies through proactive safety and fire safety practices.

A field trip to the fire station is included (Field Trip Permission Form required). 
Prerequisites: Emergency Preparedness Requirement 7B and First Aid Requirement 1, 5a & b.

Robot Inventors
(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.

Brownies Discovery
(First Aid, Inventor, Making Games, Outdoor Art Creator, and Painting)
Learn steps for first aid and making games. Design outdoor inspired art and paintings with different mediums. Investigate inventions while building a better mouse trap.

Webelos Science Explorers
(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.
A field trip around the museum area is included (Field Trip Permission Form required).


June 29-July 2, 2020

FOUR-DAY CLASSES (Monday-Thursday)
Law and Order (Four-day Class)
(Crime Prevention, Fingerprinting, and Law)
Learn about crime prevention in your school and neighborhood, our laws and criminal justice system, and how to take a fingerprint. 
A field trip to the courthouse is included (Field Trip Permission Form required).  There is outside work.

Designing Daisies
(Think like an Engineer Journey, Model Car Design Challenge, Roller Coaster Design Challenge and Board Game Design Challenge)
Daisies will design a model car, roller coaster and a board game. Earn their Think like an Engineer Journey and complete their Take Action project, while at the museum.

Bear Sleuths
(Fur, Feathers, and Ferns, Forensics, Marble Madness, Critter Care, 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.
A field trip around the museum area is included (Field Trip Permission Form required).

TWO-DAY CLASSES: 

June 29-30, 2020
Environmental Science
(Hermann Park) (Sugar Land)
(Eagle)
(Herman Park-June 15-16 and July 27-28) (Sugar Land-June 29-30)
This is a 2 day course to complete the merit badge. Investigate the interactions between air, land, water

ONE-DAY CLASSES: 

July 1, 2020
Citizenship in the Nation
(Eagle)
Scouts will learn the rights, liberties and responsibilities of being a citizen of the nation.
(Prerequisite 2, 3 & 8)

July 2, 2020
Citizenship in the World
(Eagle)
How do different countries get along? Do events affect a country’s economy, security and health of its citizens? Scouts will discuss international relations, the various political systems and what it means to be a world citizen.


 July 20-24, 2020

FIVE DAY CLASSES

The Final Frontier
(Astronomy and Space Exploration)
Discover how activities in space affect our planet, and bear witness to the wonders of the night sky including nebulae, exploding stars, meteor showers, and the Sun, Moon, and other planets in our solar system. Learn about man’s efforts to explore the solar system and beyond.
A visit to the Burke Baker Planetarium is included.  There is outside work.

Innovative Juniors
(Animal Habitats, Detective, Flowers, Jewelry and Photography)
Juniors will explore wild animals and their habitats, and the science in detection and forensics. Be creative with jewelry mediums, flower designing, and digital photography.

All about Webelos
(Art Explosion, Aware & Care, Build a Better World*, Looking Back, Looking Forward and Moviemaking)
Learn about challenges that other people face, how to be a good citizen, and explore movie making and scouting history.
* Arrow of Light requirement.

TWO DAY CLASSES

July 20-21
Citizenship in the Community
Scouts will explore how our local governments work within their community and their part within the community.
This 2 day class, will include a trip to County Courthouse,
Prerequisite 7a, b & c must be completed with your Troop leaders’ approval.

ONE DAY CLASSES:

July 22, 2020
Personal Management
(Eagle)
Scouts will explore budgets, finance and investment strategies. (Prerequisites 2 & 8 a-d) 

July 23, 2020
Family Life
(Eagle)
Scouts will learn the roles families play within the community, the importance of family life, and how to strengthen their own families. (Prerequisites 3, 4, 5 and 6b)

July 24, 2020
Communications
(Eagle)
We use communication skills throughout our lives. Scouts will prepare and participate in effective communication skills from public speaking to digital communication.
(Prerequisite 4, 5 & 8)


August 10-11, 2020

TWO DAY CLASSES

Get Moving Juniors
(Get Moving Journey)
This is a two day course to complete the journey. Juniors will explore energy usage and savings while completing their Take Action Project at the museum.

ONE DAY CLASSES

August 10, 2020
Citizenship in the Nation
(Eagle)
Scouts will learn the rights, liberties and responsibilities of being a citizen of the nation.
(Prerequisite 2, 3 & 8)

Personal Management
(Eagle)
Scouts will explore budgets, finance and investment strategies. (Prerequisites 2 & 8 a-d)

Cadette Breathe Journey
(Breathe Journey)
Girls will work on their Breathe Journey awards and create a take-action project to share with others.
Bring a sack lunch, Chick-fil-a will not be offered.

August 11, 2020
Citizenship in the World
(Eagle)
How do different countries get along? Do events affect a country’s economy, security and health of its citizens? Scouts will discuss international relations, the various political systems and what it means to be a world citizen.

Family Life
(Eagle)
Scouts will learn the roles families play within the community, the importance of family life, and how to strengthen their own families. (Prerequisites 3, 4, 5 and 6b)


Location
Summer Scouts classes in Sugar Land are held at HMNS at Sugar Land, 13016 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479.

Summer Scouts Camp Information
Summer Scout Classes hours are 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM on scheduled days. Class pricings are listed in the Summer Scouts Catalog and in the HMNS online Box Office. 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 and After Class
SUMMER SCOUTS BEFORE AND AFTER CLASS SERVICES WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE IN SUGAR LAND IN SUMMER 2019.

Scout Permission Form
Scouts going on a field trip stated in the class description, will need a completed and signed permission slip.

PLEASE NOTE – Scouts will not be allowed to participate in field trips without a completed Permission Slip.  

NO REFUNDS will be processed for activities missed due to a missing Permission Slip.  

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 and the required Scout Health Record Form.

Lunch
Scouts may bring a sack lunch or pre-order a lunch from Chick-fil-A to be delivered to the classroom. A Chick-fil-A representative will be at the Sugar Land museum until 10:15 a.m. the first day of each camp week. If interested, please complete the Chick-fil-A Lunch Order Form. Orders for the entire week must be placed with the representative. Cash only please.


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