As members of TAMU-ANS, an entirely student led organization at Texas A&M University, we seek to share our passion for nuclear science with the general public. In this program, Scouts get the chance to learn about that amazing power contained in the atom and its many uses to improve the quality of living for mankind and the environmental impact created in the process. Additionally, Scouts get the opportunity to see the world class research being conducted at Texas A&M in the field of Nuclear Science and Engineering.
In Fall of 2009, the TAMU-ANS held its first merit badge for Troop 743 of the local Arrowmoon district. The next spring, the program expanded to over 60 attendees from the Sam Houston and Alamo Area Council. Since our inagural year of this program, our organization hosts nearly 100 scouts each year to earn their Nuclear Science Merit Badge. We would like to continue this tradition and help you or your scouts earn their Nuclear Science Merit Badge!
Scouts at the TAMU Nuclear Science Center.
Spring 2013 Program Information:
We will be teaching the Nuclear Science Merit Badge for the following event for Spring 2013:
- January 26 - ANS Nuclear Science Merit Badge Program
- February 16 - ANS Nuclear Science Merit Badge Program
- April 6 - ANS Nuclear Science Patch Program (GIRL SCOUTS ONLY)
Since there is a lot of material to cover, there will be prerequisite material for the scouts. Prerequisite material can be found at bottom of page.
A Scout Leader or Legal Guardian will be required to be in attendance with a scout or group of scouts to provide assistance and to transport them to the Nuclear Science Center. Leaders will be able to tour the reactor facility with the scouts but will have to fill out an additional security form as they are not minors. This will be due a week in advance to the program.
Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 9am (be there by 8:45), ends by 3pm
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 9am (be there by 8:45), ends by 3pm
Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 9am (be there by 8:45), ends by 3pm
January 26th registration is CLOSED.
February 16th registation is CLOSED.
APRIL 6th registration is CLOSED.
Zachry Engineering Center - All Programs
Directions can be found under Directions and Itenerary below.
Scouts who have completed the sixth grade.
This rule is in effect to ensure attending Scouts will have most enjoyable and enriching experience possible. If there are special instances where a single Scout is being left out while other members of his troop or family are attending, please let me know. This rule was meant to help the Scouts, not hurt their feelings.
The cost of the event hosted by ANS will be $8.00 per participant.
Methods of Payment:
You can pay on the day of with cash or check.
All checks should be made out to TAMU ANS and in the memo please write "Nuclear MB" and the scout's name or troop number if paying for a group of scouts.
How to Register:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with scout name(s), scout age(s), name of adult(s) that will be in attendance, Troop number, email address, phone number, and a brief message saying which event you want to attend.
We have provided a small slide show to assist Scouts in the completion of the pre-requsite material worksheet. It can be found below under the file name "BasicsSlides.PDF". There are two ways for Scouts to complete the pre-requisite material for the Nuclear Science Merit Badge Program.
Complete the online worksheet. (Preferred method)
It can be found at the link:
Scouts may attempt the online worksheet as many times as they would like.
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Print and fill out the paper version of the worksheet, then bring it the day of the program. It can be found below under the file name "BasicsWorksheet.PDF"
Directions, Itenerary, and Pre-req Material: