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Galveston Railroad Museum
Merit Badge Program

Galveston Railroad Museum Scouts

Get On Board

The Galveston Island Railroad Museum is proud to announce our new certified Merit Badge instructor, Mr. Larry Highley. Larry has years of experience with the Boy Scout Association and is anxious to help your troop not only learn about the wonders of Railroading but also earn their Merit Badge!

Boy Scout Railroading Merit Badge Classes are available upon request. Attendance of ten or more are required for scheduling a class, however, your Scout’s name can be added to a “will call” list and you will be notified when a class has been scheduled.

The Boy Scout Railroading Merit Badge course is divided into sections. For example, one section is an “Operation Lifesaver” presentation concerning safety around railroads and rail cars. Another section allows the Scouts to visit the cab of a steam locomotive and in an operating diesel locomotive. Another section compares several different types of railcars in the Museum’s collection.

As with all Merit Badge classes, Scouts should have purchased the handbook and have read it before attending the class. To obtain the Merit Badge, Scouts must fulfill certain requirements listed in the back of the hand book. The blue card should be provided by the Scout’s Troop Leader to each Scout and brought to the class for a signature from our instructor upon completion of the class.

Contact Us

Classes cost $40 per Scout which includes a boxed lunch from our Whistle Stop Café. Chaperones admission is $17. Classes include a train ride aboard the “Harborside Express”. Classes are approximately 4 hours long with a break for lunch. To secure your reservation, please call Lauren at 409-765-5700.

For more information, please visit us online at Galveston Railroad Museum.

Galveston Railroad Museum
2602 Sante Fe Place
Galveston, TX 77550


Lower Colorado River Authority
Merit Badge Programs

Matagorday Bay Nature Center

LCRA doesn’t really stand for Learning, Camping, Rafting and Activities — but it could. With parks from the Highland Lakes to the Texas Coast and an array of education and nature programs, LCRA has a lot to offer scouts and the people who lead them.?

  • Environmental leadership Programs that help Scouts become environmental leaders
  • Education and recreation From wildlife through geology to confidence-building challenge course
  • River adventures Water safety and river guide for river trips and adventures
  • Teacher workshops A variety of workshops for both formal and informal educators
  • Energy education What kids can learn about electric power and power line safety
  • Interactive parks map 40 different parks and nature centers, over 1,000,000 visitors

Programs include Scouts exploring the wonders of the Gulf including examining water quality and identifying plankton as we dive into the exciting world of oceanography. Soil and Water conservation will entail us investigating the unique ecosystem found at the Matagorda Bay Nature Park. Using special charts and soil gauges Scouts will learn how to better protect and conserve our natural resources.

We offer Oceanography, Soil and Water Conservation, Kayaking, Fishing, Orienteering or can create a program based on your needs. We have a beautiful beach and RV park that allows tent camping and the Scouts can also clean the beach as a service project. Give us a call or email anytime for more information.

For more information, please contact:

Paige Leadford
Lower Colorado River Authority | Park Program Assistant


Moody Gardens Merit Badge Program

Moody Gardens Merit Badge Days

Merit Badge days at the gardens

Merit Badge Days offer Boy Scouts the opportunity to complete most or all of the requirements for a single badge in just one day! Please call 1-800-582-4673, ext. 4320 or e-mail us at for more information or to register. Registration begins at 9 a.m. on the listed registration dates.

Private Merit Badge Workshops are also available! Minimum of 10 Scouts required, along with at least two weeks notice. Contact us for more details! 

Contact Us

For more information, visit us online at Moody Gardens.

Moody Gardens
One Hope Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77554
1-800-582-4673 ext. 4320 or e-mail us at 


Ocean Star Museum Merit Badge Program

Need help fulfilling scout requirements?
Visit the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum!

We can help! The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum is a one-of-a-kind facility whose goal is to educate the public about the offshore oil and gas industry.  We can provide scouts the unique opportunity to earn requirements for various levels of scout recognition on board a retired drilling rig.    

Workshops are available on a case-by-case basis, as requested by scout troops.  We require a minimum of 10 scouts per workshop.  Our maximum is 25 scout participants.  Please call to discuss your options and make reservations.  Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.       

Each Scout Workshop will kick-off with a guided tour of the museum.  After the tour has concluded, scouts will get right down to business working on their requirements.  Participants will receive a certificate of participation.    

We can help meet requirements for the following levels of scout recognition:

  • Cadette/Senior From Shore to Sea Interest Project  
  • Cub Scout Geology Belt Loop & Academics Pin
  • Boy Scout Geology Merit Badge
  • Boy Scout Energy Merit Badge  

For more information, please contact:
Phone: 409-766-7827


Pleasure Pier Merit Badge Program

Pleasure Pier

















Spend the night on the pier

Experience a whole new world at night! Explore the wonderful attractions at the Pier while earning your next badge. The program includes interactive activities that fulfill badge requirements, crafts and our Rise 'n Shine breakfast. Bring your sleeping bag and snooze over the bay!

Cost: $65 per Scout; includes hot breakfast.

Boy Scouts


Meteorology is the study of Earth's atmosphere, its weather and the ways in which the elements work in the environment. In addition to learning how everyday weather is predicted, scouts will also learn about extreme climate conditions such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and how to stay safe.


Electricity is a powerful and fascinating force of nature. As early as 600 B.C., observers of the physical world suspected that electricity existed but did not have a name for it. In fact, real progress in unraveling the mystery of electricity has come only within the last 250 years. In this program, scouts will learn how to properly respond to electrical emergencies such as how to treat electrical burns and what to do in the case of an electrical fire.


Electronics is the science that controls the behavior of electrons so that some type of useful function is performed. Scouts will learn more about this fast-changing and exciting field as well as how to use safety precautions when using, building, altering, or repairing electronic devices.

Cub Scouts (Elective Adventures)

Tiger – Sky is the Limit

It’s a big world out there! In this program, scouts will take a journey to learn more about all the wonders in the sky.  From learning how to recognize constellations to getting familiar with astronauts, scouts will enjoy a day that is out of this world!

Wolf – Air of the Wolf

Air – it’s all around us! Scouts will explore how air impacts our everyday life, from simple actions like bouncing a ball to making a balloon swell.

Bear – A Bear Goes Fishing

Scouts gone fishin’! This nature program will take scouts for an adventure full of fish, including learning about multiple species, fishing equipment, and will even try their hand at catching real fish!

Webleos/Arrows of Light – Game Design

Scouts will put their thinking caps on for this fun and creative program. Scouts will hone their leadership skills as they create their own digital game and teach others to play along. This interactive program will keep your scout entertained long after they’ve left the Pier!

Contact Us

Earn your Boy Scout and Girl Scout Merit Badges at the Pleasure Pier! To start earning badges, call us and book now at 409-766-4920 or email

Scouting Group Registration Form

All programs are $29 per Scout and are three hours long with snack included (except with Overnight programs). Actual awards are excluded and each program is only open to scout divisions and their adult leaders.

Upgrade your program for $10 to include an All Day Ride Pass!

For more information, please visit the Pleasure Pier.

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
2501 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston Island, TX 77550


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