Mini Badge workshops (1 ½ – 2 hour programs) for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts. 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 use our nature sanctuary as a field laboratory for hands-on explorations!

Girl Scouts

Daisy: Forest Trek (1 hour hike) Daisy: Rosie’s Story Brownie: Bugs Brownie: WOW Journey (Love Water Award) Junior: Flowers Junior: Get Moving Cadette: Trees Cadette: Breathe Journey (Blare in the Air! and Scent Sense)

Boy Scouts

Bird Study Merit Badge

Cub Scouts

Tigers: Let’s Go Outdoors Wolf: Your Living World (Achievement #7) Bears: Sharing Your World With Wildlife (Achievement #5) Webelos: Naturalist Webelos: Forester Academic Pins: Wildlife Conservation and Map and Compass
Inquire on our website or to for more details or about combining mini-badge workshops or custom elective classes.

Eagle Scout Program

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is a frequent beneficiary of Eagle Scout Projects. Eagle Scout projects provide funding and manpower for improvement and conservation of our natural habitats and infrastructure. Previous projects have ranged from building boardwalks, to trail system improvement, to removal of invasive exotic plants and planting of native species.
Questions and candidate information forms should be directed towards Trevor Rubenstahl ( or 713-366-0428).