Boy Scout Programs

General Information

What can I do there?

  • Merit Badge Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 3, 2018.
  • Troops who participate in Merit Badge Day can also choose to spend the weekend at Huntsville State Park which has campsites and shelters that can meet any needs. All camping arrangements must be made by the Troop and should be done well in advance of the Merit Badge Day to secure a campsite.

How much does Scouts@SAM cost?  What do I get for that fee?
Registration for Merit Badge Day is tentatively set at $35 per Scout.  This includes:

  • merit badge classes
  • all-you-can-eat lunch at Old Main Market (off-campus courses will receive a box lunch)
  • commemorative patch

Merit Badge Day

What merit badges are available?  Our 2017 badges are listed below as an example of the types of courses to expect!

What is the difference between a half day class and a full day class?
Our Half day classes will consist of 2 sessions, a morning session before lunch and an afternoon session.

Do any of the classes have prerequisites?  Is there any additional information about the merit badge classes I want to take?
Prerequisite and other course information will be posted as they are announced by the instructors. Check back frequently for updates.

The following is a list of courses offered in 2017.

Session Merit Badges Prerequisites
Full Day Animal Science No prerequisites.
Full Day Animation No prerequisites.
Full Day Citizenship in the Community No prerequisites.
Full Day Communication No prerequisites.
Full Day Cooking No prerequisites.
Full Day Crime Prevention Complete requirements 2 and 4 before Scouts@Sam; bring to class ready to discuss. Requirement 7 will not be covered.
Full Day Digital Technology Must have up-to-date Cyber Chip.
Full Day Dog Care Req. 4 completed at home.
Full Day Emergency Preparedness Complete requirements 2c and 9a before Scouts@Sam; bring to class ready to discuss. Requirements 1, 7, and 8 will not be completed.
Full Day Engineering No prerequisites.
Full Day First Aid Bring a first aid kit in order for the requirement to be completed. May be completed later with Scout Master.
Full Day Golf No prerequisites. Bring your personal golf clubs, balls, and tees ready to play. Scouts must wear appropriate golf attire, bring a water bottle, and may want to bring a hat and proper rain gear.
Full Day Graphic Arts No Prerequisites.
Full Day Horesemanship No prerequisites.
Full Day Sustainability Water A, Food B, Energy A, Plastics (Discuss family use of plastics, impact on environment, and plan to reduce use.)
Half Day A.M. Orienteering No prerequisites.
Half Day A.M. Fingerprinting No prerequisites.
Half Day A.M. Fire Safety No prerequisites.
Half Day P.M. Wilderness Survival Scouts should be prepared to discuss Reqs. 2 and 3. Scouts must also complete Req. 5 and bring it with them. (Survival Kit should fit within a gallon sized ziplock)
Half Day P.M. Traffic Safety No prerequisites.

Is adult training available?
Yes, we will be offering a custom leadership program for any adults that would like to participate.

Do the classes last all day?
Scouts@Sam emphasizes quality of instruction, so most classes do last all day. 

What are the hours for the merit badge day?

Check in: 7:00am-8:00am
Opening Ceremony: 8:00am-8:30am
Class: 8:45am-11:45am
Lunch: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Class: 1:15pm-3:45pm

When can I register for merit badge classes?
Registration will open soon. Please check our website for updates.

Can I register and pay for classes at the event?
We cannot accept walk-in registrations. All Scouts must register via the online registration.

Can individual Scouts register?
Absolutely.  If your troop can’t come, you’re still welcome.

How will I know what merit badge requirements my Scout completed?
Blue Cards must be BROUGHT WITH EACH SCOUT to be filled out by each badge instructor.

 

 

For additional comments or inquiries please contact us at

e:scouts@shsu.edu   p:936.294.2561  f:936.294.4818