Earn Scout Merit Badges at LSFM!

Merit Badge Workshops

COVID-19 Information

We want to keep all our visitors safe, but as conditions improve in the community concerning the COVID pandemic, LSFM will start to relax restrictions for scout classes.

For summer classes: Maximum enrollment for each workshop to 15 scouts per class. Classroom desks and supplies will be disinfected between sessions. Scouts will be seated a minimum of 6 feet apart at desks, workstations, and simulators. Masks will not be required during summer classes.

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.
  • Parents or siblings must pay general admission fee if staying in the museum outside of assisting in the class.
  • All supplies, including blue cards are provided by LSFM.
  • All badge workshops are open to scouts ages 11-17.

This Year Scouts can earn the Aviation, Electronics, Weather, and American Heritage merit badges at LSFM – With more to come! 

Summer Scout Week is July 5th – 9th. Take a single class or sign up for the whole week!

Registration opening soon!


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: $30 per Scout. A $5 “Tag-a-long” ticket is available for parents who wish to participate in the class to assist the scout. (Saturdays only)

Date / Time: Click on a date to register.

Sat., May 15 – 10:00 am to 1 pm. SOLD OUT

Sat., May 15 – 2:00 pm – 5 pm. SOLD OUT

Mon. July 5 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Summer Scout Week. SOLD OUT

Mon. July 5 – 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Summer Scout Week

Fall Saturday dates coming soon.

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


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: $40 per Scout.

Date / Time: Click on a date to register.

Tues. July 6 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Summer Scout Week. SOLD OUT

Fall Saturday dates coming soon.

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


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, how weather patterns can affect flight dynamics, how different types of weather are formed and how weather is tracked to keep air travel moving.

Price: $40 per Scout.

Date / Time: Click on a date to register.

Wed. July 7 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Summer Scout Week

Fall Saturday dates coming soon.

Requirements fulfilled: 1, 2, 34, 5 6, 7, 8, 9b, 10, 11. Full completion of badge, no outside work required.


American Heritage Merit Badge

Our collection of warbirds represent 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 movies, 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: $50 per Scout.

Date / Time: Click on a date to register.

Thurs and Fri. July 8 & 9, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Summer Scout Week

Requirements fulfilled: Completed in class: 1, 2ac, 3ab, 4ab, and 6. Completed as a prerequisite: 3c


Troop Workshops 

If you have a group of more than 12 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.