Boy Scout Programs

General Information

What can I do there? Merit Badge Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 3, 2018.

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

  • merit badge classes (one full-day or two half-day courses)
  • lunch at our campus dining hall(off-campus courses will receive a box lunch)
  • commemorative patch

Merit Badge Day

What merit badges are available?  Our 2018 badges are listed below.

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 is listed below.

The following is the list of badge offerings for 2018.

Session Merit Badges Prerequisites
Full Day Animal Science No prerequisites.
Full Day Animation No prerequisites.
Full Day 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.
Full Day Communication Req. 1a. Reqs 5 & 8 not covered.
Full Day Cooking Reqs. 5 d-g, 6 d&e not 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 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 Horsemanship 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. Fingerprinting No prerequisites.
Half Day A.M. Fire Safety No prerequisites.
Half Day A.M. Orienteering No prerequisites.
Half Day P.M. Dog Care Req. 4 completed at home.
Half Day P.M. Traffic 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).


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? TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

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 is now open.

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:936.294.1063  f:936.294.4818