Boy Scout Programs

General Information

What can I do there?

  • Merit Badge Day it scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2016.
  • 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.

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

  • continental breakfast
  • 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 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 class(es) 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 2015. We plan to add new badges for the 2016 program.

Session Merit Badges Prerequisites
Full Day Animal Science No prerequisites.
Full Day Art No prerequisites.
Full Day Astronomy No prerequisites.
Full Day Chemistry No prerequisites.
Full Day Citizenship in the World
Come prepared to discuss Req. 3, 4c, and do 7
Full Day Climbing No prerequisites. Requirement 11 may not be able to be completed.
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 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 Geology No prerequisites.
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 sunscreen.
Full Day Graphic Arts Scouts should bring a T-shirt that they wish to silkscreen their design onto.
Full Day Horesemanship No prerequisites.
Full Day Nature No prerequisites.
Full Day Swimming No prerequisites. Bring necessary clothing (non-cotton swimwear), towel, etc.
Half Day A.M. Citizenship in the Community
Complete requirements 3, 7, and 8 before Scouts@Sam; bring to class ready to discuss.  Bring a map of your community.
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. Citizenship in the Nation
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 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?
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

When can I register for merit badge classes?
Online registration is currently closed. Please call for information. 936-294-2710

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

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   p:936.294.2710   f:936.294.4818