What can I do there?
- Merit Badge Day will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015.
- 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
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 to be offered in 2015. Tentative badges may be offered after registration opens.
|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 (CLASS IS NOW FULL)||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 (CLASS IS NOW FULL)||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 (CLASS IS NOW FULL)||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 (CLASS IS NOW FULL)||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 now 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 HERE and pay for their class(es) online.
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
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