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Merit Badge Workshops

At LSFM, scouts can earn the Aviation, Electronics, Engineering, Weather, and American Heritage merit badges. Classes are held Saturdays and weekdays during spring break and summer.

General Information

  • Badge requirements are always completed within the workshop with no outside requirements.
  • Class time varies based on the badge. Please review each badge workshop for exact times.
  • Pricing varies per badge.
  • All supplies, including workbooks and blue cards are provided by LSFM.
  • Badge workshops are open to all Scouts BSA ages 11-17.
  • Class fees for scouts includes admission to the exhibits.
  • Parents can choose to drop-off scouts or purchase a $18 admission ticket to tour the museum exhibits during the class time.
  • Full day Saturday classes include a 30 minute lunch break. Scouts must bring their own lunch. Water and soda are available in the gift shop. Aviation MB has no lunch break. Summer class participants will be emailed options for ordering Subway for lunch.

Aviation Merit Badge​

This three hour workshop provides a hand-on learning experience including fundamentals of flight, aircraft design, and piloting. Scouts prepare a flight plan, map their flight, and conduct a pre-flight inspection in our Mooney Hangar with the Ovation small aircraft. Then fly the route in the flight simulators in real time over accurate landscape to land at Scholes Airport in Galveston. After a classroom preview, use the exhibits in the Flight Academy to demonstrate your knowledge of flight dynamics and tour the collection of air-worthy Warbirds.

Price: $35 per Scout.

Requirements fulfilled: 1a-e, 2bd, 3b, 4c, and 5.  Full completion of badge, no outside work required. 

Date / Time: Click on the date/time below to register.

Saturday, April 23. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Summer dates:

Wednesday, June 22. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wednesday, July 6, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tuesday, July 26. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Electronics Merit Badge

People skilled in electronics are vital to the aviation industry. Learn the nuts and bolts of electronic devices and how to build and repair them safely. Experiment with electronic components as you build circuits with different basic functions to see how they work, and learn how the same functions are done in microscopic chips.

Price: $45 per Scout.

Requirements fulfilled: 1, 2ab, 3abc, 4bc, 5ab, 6. Full completion of badge, no outside work required.

Date / Time: Click on the date/time below to register.

Saturday, May 14. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Summer dates:

Monday, June 20. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Friday, June 24. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Thursday, July 7. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Engineering Merit Badge

Get your hands on engineering! After exploring multiple types of engineering, pick a major achievement in the field of aviation to research in our exhibits. Study the properties of materials by performing heat conductivity and energy transfer experiments, disassemble an engine down to the piston to see how the components make it work, and talk to an engineer to learn about the career opportunities for you.

Price: $45 per Scout.

Requirements fulfilled: 1, 2, 3, 4a-e, 5a, 6de, 7, 8, 9.  Full completion of badge, no outside work required. 

Date / Time: Click on the date/time below to register.

April 2, 2022 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

May 28, 2022. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Summer dates:

Tuesday, June 21. 10:00 am – 3:00 p

Friday, July 8. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Monday, July 25. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Weather Merit Badge

For local recreational flyers to international commercial carrier pilots, the weather is a challenge, must be understood, and always respected. Learn how to be safe in severe weather, why weather patterns can affect flight dynamics, how different types of weather are formed and how it’s tracked to keep air travel moving. By knowing all the basics, you’ll be able to make your own forecast.

Price: $45 per Scout.

Requirements fulfilled: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 6, 7, 8, 9b, 10, 11. Full completion of badge, no outside work required.

Date / Time:

Summer dates:

Thursday, June 23. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wednesday, July 27. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


American Heritage Merit Badge

Our collection of warbirds represents the heritage of the American people that fought to protect the rights outlined in the Constitution. Meet veterans that fought for those rights and hear their stories, discuss how history is depicted in music of wartime eras, learn about local historic places and the events that happened there, and investigate the meaning of the Declaration of Independence and its importance to you and your family.

Price: $60 per Scout.

Requirements fulfilled: Completed in class: 1, 2ac, 3abc, 4ab, 5c, and 6. Requirement 3 will need some family discussion before the class. Instructions will be emailed.

Date / Time:

Thursday & Friday, July 28 and 29. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (attendance on both dates required)


Summer Scout Weeks

Sign up for the whole week of Summer Workshops!

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June 20June 21June 22 June 23 June 24
ElectronicsEngineeringAviationWeatherElectronics
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July 4July 5July 6 July 7 July 8
AviationElectronicsEngineering
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July 25July 26July 27 July 28 July 29
EngineeringAviationWeatherAmerican HeritageAmerican Heritage
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Troop Workshops 

If you have a group of more than 20 scouts that are interested in taking a merit badge workshop together, send an email to scouts@lonestarflight.org to arrange a date.

We Also Offer Scout Overnights 

It’s LITERALLY a night at the museum…under the wings of history! It’s a night filled with aviation exploration including plane tours, preflight inspection of a real plane, testing your pilot skills and the science of what it takes to fly.

Scouts BSA can earn the Aviation merit badge during an Overnight.

Visit our Scouts Overnight page for more information.