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Weather Merit Badge

Go to: http://www.wxresearch.org/ 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 advance registration.

Rock Climbing Merit Badge

Go to: http://www.stonemoves.com/classes/ and scroll to the bottom of the page for additional information.

Merit Badge Opportunities Nationwide

Go to: http://www.meritbadge.info/mbn/showeventsummary.aspx and sort table by City; scroll to Bellaire and Houston and review list of opportunities.

2008 Conservation Activities

Go to: http://www.conservationbsa.com/conservation/cons_schedule.htm for a list of Conservation programs including Merit Badge programs offered by different organizations in the Houston and Central Texas area.

Scout Saturday @ Sam Houston State University

1803 Avenue I
Huntsville, Texas
February 23, 2008
Cost: free
Event Admin: Sandy Judson
Phone: 936-294-1111

Registration ends: February 14, 2009

Click this link https://ww2.shsu.edu/greg01wp/home.php for Merit Badge classes:

  • From the drop down list, select Boy Scouts of America and click the Submit button.

  • In order 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.

  • Once you have completed the sign up process, you will be redirected back to the Log In window.

  • Log in and then select "Scout Day at SAM" in  the Regular Events box.

  • You will 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.

You may want to check back on a regular schedule as it appears classes were added between January 13 and January 18.

For your convenience, click here for a PDF of class offerings as of January 18, 2009.

The following was taken from last year's published information:

What: One-day program where numerous merit badge classes are provided by Sam Houston State University and the George Strake District.

Who: A registered Boy Scout or Venturer, of any rank, may work on and possibly complete one of the merit badges that are offered.

Cost: 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 a class.


  • 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 with instructors.

  • Instruction starts at 9:00AM and depending upon the Merit Badge will usually end some time between 1:00 and 4:00 PM.

NOTE: 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 requirements.

  • 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 troop.

  • All merit badges may not be completed in one day.


  • See above.

  • 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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