Stark Museum of Art Scout Programs

The Stark Museum of Art offers a number of badge and patch programs for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. During these programs, scouts will either earn or complete the majority of requirements for badges. Programs are $10.00 per scout and $5.00 per chaperone. A minimum of eight scouts per group is required to schedule a program along with two weeks advanced notice. Badge and patch programs are listed below. To learn more or schedule a program, please contact the SMA Education Department at 409.221.6685 or

Boy Scouts Merit Badge Programs: Stark Museum of Art Educators are certified merit badge counselors in Art, Textile, Pottery, and Communication. Merit Badge programs are day-long programs, and troops should pack a lunch for a half-hour lunch break. The Museum offers merit badge workshops for the following areas:

  • Art
  • Textile
  • Pottery
  • Communication (with The W.H. Stark House)

Girl Scouts Badges: The Stark Museum of Art offers a wide range of programs for Girl Scouts of all ages. Programs for Girl Scouts are approximately 3 hours. (Blended Girl Scout troops can participate in badge programs, but additional chaperones are required.) The Museum offers the following badge programs:

  • Brownie – Painting
  • Brownie – Potter
  • Junior – Jeweler
  • Junior – Drawing
  • Cadette – Book Artist
  • Senior – Textile Artist

Stark Museum of Art Patch During this two hour program, scout groups tour the Museum and participate in a studio art experience. For completing this program, all scouts are awarded a Stark Museum of Art patch. This program is ideal for elementary aged scouts.