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BOY SCOUTS SCUBA MERIT BADGE Earn your Scuba Merit Badge

Earn your Boy Scouts of America Scuba Merit Badge with Sugar Land Dive Center.

BSA Scuba Merit Badge Booklet

We offer the PADI Open Water Diver Course specifically tailored to Boy Scout groups working towards the Scuba Merit Badge. Sugar Land Dive Center has two registered Merit Badge counselors on staff.

With group rates and flexible class schedules including day classes for all Boy Scout Troops, we make it easy to fit your PADI Openwater Certification into your schedule.

If you have a group that has already earned their Openwater Scuba Certification, we can help you complete the additional requirements to obtain the Merit Badge.

For more information on all the Boy Scout programs we offer please give us a call at 281-240-3483 or  email Chris@sugarlandscuba.com for more details.

Boy Scouts learning to scuba dive


VenturingScuba Venture Crew 1997

Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade and under 21 years of age. Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.



Sugar Land Dive Center proudly sponsers Scuba Venture Crew 1997.  The Venture Crew is open to all young men and women aged 14 - 21.  We host monthly activities including fun dives, scuba classes, camp-outs, educational seminars and much more.

Next Crew activity is Sunday, May 3, 2015.  We will be conducting a pool party and Discover Scuba Dives for non scuba certified Crew Members and friends.  The event will start at 3:00PM and run until 5:00PM.  Please call to to RSVP and you do not have to be a Crew member to attend this event.


Young adults involved in Venturing will:

  • Learn to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling the values in the Venturing Oath and Code.
  • Experience a program that is fun and full of challenge and adventure.
  • Become a skilled training and program resource for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and other groups.
  • Acquire skills in the areas of high adventure, sports, arts and hobbies, religious life, or Sea Scouting.
  • Experience positive leadership from adult and youth leaders and be given opportunities to take on leadership roles.
  • Have a chance to learn and grow in a supportive, caring, and fun environment.

The aims of the Boy Scouts of America are to build character, develop citizenship, and foster personal fitness. The Venturing methods listed below have been carefully designed to achieve the aims of the Boy Scouts of America and meet the needs of young adults.

  • Leadership. All Venturers are given opportunities to learn and apply proven leadership skills. A Venturing crew is led by elected crew officers. The Venturing Leadership Skills Course is designed for all Venturers and helps teach them in an active way to lead effectively.
  • Group Activities. Venturing activities are interdependent group experiences in which success is dependent on the cooperation of all. Learning by "doing" in a group setting provides opportunities for developing new skills.
  • Adult Association. The youth officers lead the crew. The officers and activity chairs work closely with adult Advisors and other adult leaders in a spirit of partnership. The adults serve in a "shadow" leader capacity.
  • Recognition. Recognition comes through the Venturing advancement program and through the acknowledgement of a youth's competence and ability by peers and adults.
  • The Ideals. Venturers are expected to know and live by the Venturing Oath and Code. They promise to be faithful in religious duties, treasure their American heritage, help others, and seek truth and fairness.
  • High Adventure. Venturing's emphasis on high adventure helps provide team-building opportunities, new meaningful experiences, practical leadership application, and lifelong memories to young adults.
  • Teaching Others. All of the Venturing awards require Venturers to teach what they have learned to others. When they teach others often, Venturers are better able to retain the skill or knowledge taught, they gain confidence in their ability to speak and relate to others, and they acquire skills that can benefit them for the rest of their lives as a hobby or occupation.
Ethics in Action

An important goal of Venturing is to help young adults be responsible and caring persons, both now and in the future. Venturing uses "ethical controversies" to help young adults develop the ability to make responsible choices that reflect their concern for what is a risk and how it will affect others involved. Because an ethical controversy is a problem-solving situation, leaders expect young adults to employ empathy, invention, and selection when they think through their position and work toward a solution.

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