7:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boy Scout Merit Badge Fair is an opportunity for Boy Scouts or Venturers, of any rank, to work on one or two merit badges. Class sizes are limited; registration is done on a first come, first serve basis. These are not give-away merit badges, and this is not a merit badge factory. Each Scout is expected to prepare ahead of time (by reading the merit badge book), and to participate fully during the course in order to receive credit for the requirements completed. All Scouts are required to bring signed blue cards in order to work on merit badges.
Merit badges offered: • Citizenship of the Community • Citizenship of the Nation • Citizenship of the World • Environmental Science • Family Life • First Aid • Personal Fitness • Personal Management • Traffic Safety • Veterinary Medicine
There is no charge to attend. If a Scout cannot attend, please contact the event chair so the spot can be given to another Scout.
Important: Before registering check your Scout's school and troop calendar for conflicts. Check which merit badges your son has already completed. Have your son discuss which merit badges he should sign up for with his Scoutmaster or troop advancement chair. Scout's must be at least First Class rank to take the First Aid Merit Badge.
Check-in begins at 7:30 am. Each course lasts two hours with the exception of First Aid which is a four-hour course. Every Scout can take up to two classes with the exception of First Aid. The classes will be filled on a first come basis.
Registration opens in September.
What to Bring
Scouts should arrive early and must bring:
- Field uniform
- Blue card for each merit badge class (signed by his Scoutmaster).
- Note taking materials, pen or pencil, and water bottle
- Merit badge book for each class that has been read prior to the event
- BSA Health and Medical Record (Parts A & B for all Scouting events)
- Sack lunch
- Printed copy of the merit badge worksheet:
The BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them.
BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:
- Two-deep leadership on all outings required.
- One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited.
- The buddy system should be used at all times.
- Discipline must be constructive.
Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.
Youth Protection Guidelines Guide to Safe Scouting Sweet Sixteen Enterprise Risk Management
For questions, contact email@example.com or the district activities chair.