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June 12, 2020

Summer Merit Badge Academy

Sign up for merit badge classes & 1-day high adventure courses at Summer Merit Badge Academy! Any Troop can register groups of 6 or more Scouts for one of the 6 Summer MBA Weekends in June and July at Worth Ranch, Camp Tahuaya, and Sid Richardson Scout Ranch.  10 a.m. Friday to Sunday Noon.  Any Troop or Crew can register for the High Adventure days.

Merit Badges available at Summer MBA are basic outdoor badges, normally earned at a summer camp, along with Trail to First Class (First Year Camper) programs. Click here or scroll down for dates and registration.

Troops will bring their own food, do their own cooking in their campsite, and manage their trip as normal unit weekend camping trip. Arrive Friday morning, leave Sunday noon.

Classes will be offered in a morning time block from 8:00 am to 12:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday, and an afternoon time block from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday and Saturday. Because of COVID-19 rules, each class can be reserved by only one Troop in any time block each weekend. Note that several Trail to First Class sections are available (only sign up for one AM or PM section).

Registration is a 2-Step process. Reserve a class by signing up a Team of 6 Scouts BSA youth for any of the Merit Badges on the list. Then tell us how many additional Scouts you would like in each class.. Then register the additional classes. Classes are first-come-First-served.

Scroll down for High Adventure 1-Day Class Schedule.

Merit Badge Academy Schedule
TIME FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
8-12 AM Check-In 10 a.m.-12 PM AM Class Block Day 1 AM Class Block Day 2
1-2 PM Break Break Depart
2-6 PM PM Class Block Day 1 PM Class Block Day 2

Each class listed below is offered twice: once in each time block

  • AM Merit Badge Block – 8 am-12 PM  (two mornings, Sat. and Sun.)
  • PM Merit Badge Block – 2 PM-6 PM  (two afternoons, Fri. and Sat.)

WORTH RANCH CLASSES – Register Now

  • Archery MB. Min 6.  Max 12.
  • Rifle MB. Min 6.  Max Max 10.
  • Shotgun MB. Min 6.  Max 10.
  • Swimming MB. Min 6,  Max 16.
  • Canoeing MB. Min 6.  Max 20.
  • Kayaking MB. Min 6.  Max 12.
  • Env.Science-Reptile St. MB. Min 6.  Max 20.
  • Snow Sports MB. Min 6.  Max 12.
  • Trail to First Class – Section 1. Min 6.  Max 20.
  • Trail to First Class – Section 2. Min 6.  Max 20.
  • Trail to First Class – Section 3. Min 6.  Max 20.

CAMP TAHUAYA CLASSES – Register Now

  • Archery MB. Min 6.  Max 12.
  • Rifle MB. Min 6.  Max Max 10.
  • Shotgun MB. Min 6.  Max 10.
  • Swimming MB. Min 6,  Max 16.
  • Canoeing MB. Min 6.  Max 20.
  • Kayaking MB. Min 6.  Max 12.
  • Env.Science-Reptile St. MB. Min 6.  Max 20.
  • Fishing & Fly Fishing MB. Min 6.  Max 12.
  • Horsemanship MB. Min 6.  Max 8.
  • Trail to First Class – Section 1. Min 6.  Max 20.
  • Trail to First Class – Section 2. Min 6.  Max 20.

SID RICHARDSON SCOUT RANCH CLASSES – Register Now

  • Rifle MB. Min 6.  Max Max 10.
  • Shotgun MB. Min 6.  Max 10.
  • Swimming MB. Min 6,  Max 16.
  • Canoeing MB. Min 6.  Max 20.
  • Climbing MB. Min 6.  Max 12.
  • Kayaking MB. Min 6.  Max 12.
  • Env.Science-Reptile St. MB. Min 6.  Max 20.
  • Aviation & Space Expl. MB. Min 6.  Max 12.
  • Metalwork MB. Min 6.  Max 12.
  • Trail to First Class – Section 1. Min 6.  Max 20.
  • Trail to First Class – Section 2. Min 6.  Max 20.
  • Trail to First Class – Section 3. Min 6.  Max 20.

COST. Youth $70.  Adults Free.

MB Classes.  Each class is offered twice: once in the morning time block, once on the afternoon time block. Only one Troop may sign up for and attend each class. Each class has a minimum and maximum group size. Each group of Scouts attending a class must be accompanied by Troop adults at all times.

Trail to First Class. Several sections of TFC are available so that any interested Troop will be able to sign up a group of Scouts. Minimum group size is 6 youth + 2 adults. There is no maximum # of groups (sections) for TFC. Each group of Scouts attending must be accompanied by at least 2 adults who will assist with instruction. TFC also includes kits for Basketry MB and Wood Carving MB (bring a pocketknife).

Summer Merit Badge Academy and High Adventure Class Dates

Weekend Dates Fri-Sun Camp Tahuaya Worth Ranch SR2: Camps 8, 9, 10, Marina,
Fri.-Sun. June 12-14 open Summer MBA Classes Summer MBA & High Adv Classes
Fri.-Sun. June 19-21 Summer MBA Classes Summer MBA Classes Summer MBA & High Adv Classes
Fri.-Sun. June 26-28 Summer MBA Classes Summer MBA Classes Summer MBA, High Adv, & OA Ordeal
Fri.-Sun. July 3-5 open open Reserved
Fri.-Sun. July 10-12 Summer MBA Classes Summer Canoe Race Summer MBA  & High Adv Classes
Fri.-Sun. July 17-19 Summer MBA Classes open Summer MBA  & High Adv Classes
Fri.-Sun. July 24-26 open open NEW! MBA  & High Adv Classes

Weekend Camping availability and information.
Summer Activity and Camping Options Leader Guide.

High Adventure Classes: for Scouts BSA & Venturing YOUTH and ADULTS

Day of Sailing. Saturdays only at SR2. Arrive Friday evening or 7:30 am Saturday. Sail 8 a.m. – 6 PM. Minimum 10 youth, Max 20 per weekend from one Troop or Crew.  At least 2 adults required. COST: $30 per youth. Supervising adults free. Bring your lunch to the Sailing Base. Register NOW!

Day of Tubing & Wakeboarding. Three classes each weekend. Available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at SR2. Arrive the night before or make it an early day trip and arrive 7:30 a.m. Includes a pontoon boat (we train). Must be 14 or older – no exceptions. Minimum 5, maximum 10 youth or adults from one Troop or Crew.  At least 2 adults required (either registered for the class or just supervising). COST: $100 per participant. Bring your lunch to the Marina. Register NOW!

ATV Rider Course. Open to individual registrations by youth and adults. Take the ATV Safety Institute Rider Course. Do a hands-on, 2.5 hour drill course conducted by licensed Instructors. and take a long afternoon trail ride in the wilderness at SR2. Class starts 7:00 PM Friday evening and all day Saturday to 6:00 PM. Must be 16 or older. Min 4, max 8. COST: $100 per registered youth or Adult. Click here to register.. Register NOW!

Troops and Venture Crews can sign up for High Adventure Classes at the Chisholm Trail High Adventure Base at SR2. Units will bring their own food, do their own cooking in their campsite, and manage their trip as normal unit weekend camping trip. Units can also do High Adventure Classes as Day Trips.

Because of COVID-19 rules, Day of Sailing class and Tubing & Wakeboarding class can be reserved by only one Troop or Crew in each class.

2020 Summer Merit Badge Academy flyer.
Summer Activity and Camping Options Leader Guide.

NOTES: All Merit Badge Academy and High Adventure classes are first-come-First-served. Instructors will provide class instruction only (with some assistance by the adults who are required to accompany the youth to each class)

Current protocols for social distancing, hygiene and disinfecting will be enforced, as well as Youth Protection and the Buddy System. All participants must bring their own cloth masks to wear. Masks are required in the following areas:

  • anytime you are in a building
  • in class as directed
  • when approaching close to staff or Scouts/adults who are not from your Troop

NOTE 2: Governor Abbott reopened overnight camping in Texas to begin after May 31, with appropriate preventative social distancing and hygiene measures. All units, Scouts, Scouters, and families are expected to follow the social distancing and hygiene guidance from CDC and the Governor’s OpenTexas Checklists for Youth Club Participants and OpenTexas Checklists for Youth Clubs.

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June 12, 2020 June 14, 2020 Worth Ranch 10:00am-12:00pm Register
June 12, 2020 June 14, 2020 Sid Richardson Scout Ranch 10:00am-12:00pm Register
June 19, 2020 June 21, 2020 Worth Ranch 10:00am-12:00pm Register
June 19, 2020 June 21, 2020 Camp Tahuaya 10:00am-12:00pm Register
June 19, 2020 June 21, 2020 Sid Richardson Scout Ranch 10:00am-12:00pm Register
June 26, 2020 June 28, 2020 Worth Ranch 10:00am-12:00pm Register
June 26, 2020 June 28, 2020 Camp Tahuaya 10:00am-12:00pm Register
June 26, 2020 June 28, 2020 Sid Richardson Scout Ranch 10:00am-12:00pm Register
July 10, 2020 July 12, 2020 Camp Tahuaya 10:00am-12:00pm Register
July 10, 2020 July 12, 2020 Sid Richardson Scout Ranch 10:00am-12:00pm Register
July 17, 2020 July 19, 2020 Camp Tahuaya, 10:00am-12:00pm Register
July 17, 2020 July 19, 2020 Sid Richardson Scout Ranch 10:00am-12:00pm Register
July 24, 2020 July 26, 2020 Sid Richardson Scout Ranch 10:00am-12:00pm Register