Merit Badge Opportunities
and click the SCOUT CLASSES
tab in the middle of the top menu bar for detailed information.
Classes are offered the 4th Saturday of each month. Requires a 2 week
Climbing Merit Badge
and scroll to the bottom of the page for additional
Badge Opportunities Nationwide
and sort table by City; scroll to Bellaire and Houston
and review list of opportunities.
for a list of Conservation programs including Merit
Badge programs offered by different organizations in the Houston and Central
Saturday @ Sam Houston State University
1803 Avenue I
February 23, 2008
Event Admin: Sandy Judson
Registration ends: February 14,
Merit Badge classes:
drop down list, select Boy Scouts of America and click the Submit button.
to see the classes, you have to sign up as a new user. During
registration you will be asked to select a Troop Number from a drop down
list. Our Troop is not listed, select "Out of District" instead.
have completed the
sign up process, you will be redirected back to the Log In window.
and then select "Scout Day at SAM" in the Regular Events box.
be directed to the Scout Day at SAM window. At this point you will need to
select "Personal Schedule > Register for Classes" in the left hand menu bar
to see class offerings.
want to check back on a regular schedule as it appears classes were added
between January 13 and January 18.
convenience, click here for a PDF of class offerings as of January 18, 2009.
The following was
taken from last year's published information:
One-day program where numerous merit badge classes are provided by
Sam Houston State University and the George Strake District.
A registered Boy Scout or Venturer, of any rank, may work on and
possibly complete one of the merit badges that are offered.
There is no cost for this event. Facilities are reserved and materials are
prepared based on the number of Scouts registered so please be considerate
of your fellow Scouts and be sure to attend if you have reserved a space in
Check-In 8:00 AM, in The Beto Criminal Justice Building.
All participants will gather in the Auditorium of the Criminal Justice
Building for an introduction at 8:30 AM followed by dismissal to classes
Instruction starts at 9:00AM and depending upon the Merit Badge will usually
end some time between 1:00 and 4:00 PM.
Be sure to bring a cell
phone or money for a pay phone to call a parent when classes are finished.
Pick Up: Scouts will report back to the
Criminal Justice Building when classes are finished to wait for pick up.
Dress: Full Field Uniform, also referred to as
Class A Uniforms, unless different requirements are identified for your
merit badge class
Lunch: You may bring a sack lunch or purchase
lunch in the Paw Print (campus food court)
Many of the merit badges require some work to be completed in advance. A
scout’s advance work must be neat, complete, and brought to Advancement Day
for the counselor to review. Poor efforts will be rejected!
Completion or Partial Credit Cards: Merit Badge Cards will be provided at
the end of Advancement Day to show total or partial completion of all
All merit badge perquisites are due at the beginning of class on Scout
Saturday. If the perquisites are not completed before hand the scout will go
home with an incomplete on the merit badge and must finish it with his
All merit badges may not be completed in one day.
All participants must be pre-registered. There will be NO walk-ins.
Please be considerate of your fellow Scouts--if you cannot attend, please
return to the registration site and select “edit personal schedule” in order
to remove yourself from classes and free the space for another Scout.
Please register for a rank and age appropriate merit badge.
Adult Training: There will be several training
classes offered for adults.
It is expected of the Scout to participate in the
class and behave in a Scout like manner. Failure to do so will result in
removal from the class or an incomplete on the merit badge.
Remember most of the
instructors are college professors and are not used to being with as many
youth in your age group. There will be an adult Scouter in each class to
help monitor the class.
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