Boy Scout Workshops

Boy Scout Workshops

Help scouts earn some or all of the requirements for a badge or achievement. Scouts investigate the nature sanctuary with a naturalist and learn about the fascinating ecology of the forest. All of our scout programs are conducted by staff naturalists and use our nature sanctuary as a field laboratory for hands-on explorations!

HMNS Boy Scouts – Bird Study Merit Badge
Saturday, September 26
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Discover “birding” in this offsite class taking place at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. You will learn the importance of birds, how to identify them by sight and call, and how to use resources to refine your skills. Requirements 1-4 will be completed. Requirements 5-8 will be partially completed. Participants will be sent an email the week of September 14th with additional information.

Registration for this class through: Houston Museum of Natural Science

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