Scouts Summer Program 2018

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June 4 to August 24, have fun during thematic weeks & gain New merit badges!

Members get a $5 discount on each class!** Become a member Now

 

Questions? Contact scouts@thehealthmuseum.org 

Citizen Weeks: June 4-6│ July 16-18 │Aug 6- 8 

Boy scouts

  • Mondays: Citizen in the Community 9:00am-1:30pm
  • Tuesdays: Citizen in the Nation 9:00am-12:00pm & Citizen in the World 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesdays: Public Health 9:00am-2:00pm

Register Now for one or more of the class above

 

Personal Management Weeks: June 18-22│ July 23-27 │Aug 13-17

Boy scouts

  • Mondays: Personal management 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Tuesdays: Communication 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Wednesdays: Cooking 9:00am-2:00pm 
  • Thursdays: Personal Fitness* 9:00am-12:00pm & Family Life 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Fridays: Disabilities Awareness 9am-1pm 

* Proof of completion of requirement 1 for the Personal Fitness class must be brought to class to begin this class : "Have your health-care practitioner give you a thorough examination using the Scout medical examination form".The Scout workbook can be upload at this link: http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Personal-Fitness.pdf

 

Register Now for one or more of the class above

 

Health Weeks: June 25-29│July 30-Aug 3│Aug 21-Aug 24

Boy scouts

  • Tuesdays: First Aid 9:00am-1:00pm & Dentistry 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • Wednesdays: Medicine 9:00am-1:00pm & Veterinary Medicine 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • Thursdays: Environmental Sciences 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Fridays: Wilderness Survival 9am-2:00pm 

Register Now for one or more of the class above

 

Detective Days: June 7-8 │July 19-20 │Aug 9-10

  • Thursdays: Fingerprinting 9am-12pm
  • Fridays: Crime Prevention 9am-1pm 

Register Now for one or more of the classes above

Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badges

Swimming Merit Badge

at the Gigglin’ Marlin Dive & Swim - 4502 Almeda Drive

  • Saturdays: June 2nd / June 23rd / July 7th / July 21st / August 4th / August 18th    10:30am-2:00 or 3:00pm *times for the course are subject to the number of students and abilities.

Lifesaving Merit Badge

at the Gigglin’ Marlin Dive & Swim - 4502 Almeda Drive

  • Saturdays: June 9th / June 30th / July 14th / July 28th / August 11th / August 25th     10:30am- 3:00pm or 4pm *times for the course are subject to the number of students and abilities.  

Register Now for one or more of the class above

 

What you need to know before you come:

  • Every classes take place at The Health Museum – 1515 Hermann Drive –Houston,  TX 77004. Except the Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badges taught at the Gigglin’ Marlin Dive & Swim - 4502 Almeda Drive, Houston TX 77004

  • All scouts are required to wear uniforms during class and field trips. 

  • To know more about requirements for each class, just scroll down this page.

  • Scouts must bring their own blue card(s) to class.

  • Scouts should bring a lunch that does not require refrigeration nor heating.

  • Advance registration is required for all scout classes.

Questions? 

  • Got a partial that you've started with The Health Museum and need requirements signed off? Simply mail the blue card to us with proofs of completion,  allow two weeks for our staff to review and sign off then we will return all materials sent to us via mail! Please make sure to fill in all sections of the blue card (except for the chart in the 'Applicant's Section' of the card) before you mail the card to us. 
  • **Want to become a member? Members get a $5 discount on each Scout class. To suscribe a membership go on www.thehealthmuseum.org/membership

  • For more information contact scouts@thehealthmuseum.org

 

Badges & Requirements Offered at The Health Museum 

Citizenship in the Community

A nation is a patchwork of communities that differ from each other and may be governed differently. But regardless of how local communities differ, they all have one point in common: In the United States, local government means self-government. Good citizens help to make decisions about their community through their elected local officials. This class covers all Citizenship in the Community* requirements except 3, 4, and 7.

All scouts registering for this class are required to bring a blue card with their unit leader's signature to start this class.

Citizenship in the Nation

As Scouts fulfill the requirements for this merit badge, they will learn how to become active citizens are aware of and grateful for their liberties and rights, to participate in their governments and protect their freedom, helping to defend their country and standing up for individual rights on behalf of all its citizens. This class covers all requirements for Citizenship in the Nation* except requirement numbers 2, 3, and 8.

All scouts registering for this class are required to bring a blue card with their unit leader's signature to start this class.

Citizenship of the World

We are all citizens of the world. Scouts can find out what it takes to be a good citizen of the world while learning more about different countries around the world. All requirements for the Citizenship In the World* badge will be covered in this class.

Communication

This badge gives participants the ability to learn more about effective communication skills. Communications prepares the participant to deliver their message across various cultures, contexts and media.This class covers all Communications* requirements except requirements 5, 7 and 8.

All scouts registering for this class are required to bring a blue card with their unit leader's signature to start this class.

Cooking

During this class all Scouts will learn the importance of cooking procedures. As a day to day self reliant routine we must eat. It all starts with the purchase, handling, storage and of course preparation of these items. They will also learn of all food-related illnesses and prevention. The following requirements must be covered outside of class #4, #5, and #6.

All scouts registering for this class are required to bring a blue card with their unit leader's signature to start this class.

*All scouts attending merit badge classes must be in Class A uniforms, with no exceptions granted. Scouts that fail to come to class in proper attire will not be allowed to remain in class and there will be no refunds provided.

Crime Prevention

Discover what you can do to prevent crime and raise awareness about crime prevention in your community. This class covers all requirements except requirements. 4, 5, and 7. 

Dentistry

Ever heard of a scaler? Want to learn the difference between orthodontics and periodontics? In Dentistry, scouts will learn about the history of this distinct field of medicine, view x-rays and more during this merit badge class. This class covers all requirements (except req. 3) for the Dentistry Merit Badge.*

Disabilities Awareness

Look around at the Scouts in your unit, the members of your sports teams, and the kids in your class-you will see that each person has their own personalities, distinct interests and ideas, different physical features, and different strengths and needs. All scouts registering for this class are required to bring blue card with their unit leaders signature to start the class.  This class covers all of the requirements for the Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge* except for requirements 2 and 4. 

Emergency Preparedness

Learn about precautions that should be taken to prevent a variety of emergency situations and techniques that can be used to deal with them, should they occur. This class covers all of the requirements for the Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge* except for the First Aid merit badge requirements along with 7b, 8b and 9.

Environmental Science

Learn about ecology, pollution, the greenhouse effect and more plus perform experiments that are hands on, interactive and fun! All requirements for this merit badge will be covered in class except 3g and #4.

Family Life

The family is the basic unit of society and is important to both individuals and communities. The world is rapidly changing, making today's society much more complex than ever before. As Scouts earn this merit badge, they will realize why it is important to know more about family life and how to strengthen their families. All requirements are covered for this badge except 3, 4, and 5.

All scouts registering for this class are required to bring a blue card with their unit leader's signature to start this class.

First Aid

Do you know first aid? You should! Learn basic and potentially life-saving techniques, including CPR, in this class. This class covers all of the requirements for the First Aid Merit Badge* except requirement 1.

Fingerprinting

Do you know the different types of fingerprint patterns? What about the difference between AFIS and biometric fingerprinting systems? Come learn the answers to these  questions and many more in the Fingerprinting merit badge class. This class covers all the requirements for the Fingerprinting Merit Badge. 

Lifesaving

No Boy Scout will ignore a plea for help. However, the desire to help is of little use unless one knows how to give the proper aid. The main purpose of the Lifesaving merit badge is to prepare Scouts to assist those involved in water accidents, teaching them the basic knowledge of rescue techniques, the skills to perform them, and the judgment to know when and how to act so that they can be prepared for emergencies. This class covers all requirements except requirement 1.Wear class A uniform, bring scout book if you are not at least First Class, blue card, bring swim suit, towel goggles, lunch, and money for vending machine.

All scouts registering for this class are required to bring a blue card with their unit leader's signature to start this class.

Prerequisites: Aquatics Section in the Scout Book: 5abcd & 6abcde

Prerequisites can be completed the day of the merit badge for $25

Medicine

Do you know what an opthalmoscope, otoscope, and stethoscope are? Are you interested in learning about careers in the medical field? Learn about some of the greatest people in the history of medicine and design an advertising campaign in the Medicine merit badge class. This class covers all of the requirements for the Medicine Merit Badge except requirement 10.*

Personal Fitness

How fit are you? Discover the importance of good nutrition and discover what being healthy really means. This class covers requirements 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9. This class does not cover requirements 1, 6, 7 and 8. Proof of completion of requirement 1 must be brought to class to begin this class.

* Proof of completion of requirement 1 for the Personal Fitness class must be brought to class to begin this class : "Have your health-care practitioner give you a thorough examination using the Scout medical examination form".The Scout workbook can be upload at this link: http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Personal-Fitness.pdf

All scouts registering for this class are required to bring a blue card with their unit leader's signature to start the Personal Fitness Merit Badge.

Personal Management

Personal management is about mapping a plan for your life that will involve setting short-range and long-range goals and investigating different ways to reach those goals. Education, training, and experience all help make your goals become a reality. To achieve your goals, you will choose the best path and make a commitment to it, while remaining flexible enough to deal with changes and new opportunities. This class covers all requirements for Personal Management* except requirements 2a, 8a-d. 

All scouts registering for this class are required to bring a blue card with their unit leader's signature to start this class.

Swimming

Swimming is a leisure activity, a competitive sport, and a basic survival skill. Scouts who earn this badge will learn about safety when swimming and diving, how swimming can contribute to overall fitness and health, and gain some basic competitive swimming skills. Wear class A uniform, bring scout book if you are not at least First Class, blue card, bring swim suit, towel goggles, lunch, and money for vending machine.

Prerequisites:   Aquatics Section in the Scout Book: 5abcd & 6abcde

Prerequisites can be completed the day of the merit badge for $25

All scouts registering for this class are required to bring a blue card with their unit leader's signature to start this class.

Wilderness Survival

In their outdoor activities, Scouts learn to bring the clothing and gear they need, to make good plans, and do their best to manage any risks. but now and then, something unexpected happens. When two things go wrong, the skills of wilderness survival can help make everything right again. This class covers all requirements excepts requirements 5, 6, and 8. 

 

All scouts registering for this class are required to bring a blue card with their unit leader's signature to start this class.

 

Questions or comments?

Contact the Scouts Office at scouts@thehealthmuseum.org