Visiting TFFC

Special Events - Texas Fin-Fur-Con

Fins, Feathers and Conservation
Merit Badge University and Trail to First Class Day
March 28, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
3-hour morning and 3-hour afternoon sessions

This Boy Scout Merit Badge University (MBU) with a focus on the outdoors, wildlife, and conservation, is a partnership between Circle Ten Council and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at TFFC. It's an all-day event with 3-hour sessions in the morning and afternoon. Tentative offering: Trail to First Class, 3-hour conservation project (for Life Scout requirement) and 22 merit badges!

$20 for Scouts
$10 for adult Scout leaders
BBQ lunch and a patch included

Instructor helps scouts with fly rods in hatchery pond.Make it a fun family event! Family members are invited to come and enjoy a visit to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, a world-class museum and 90-acre facility that combines visitation and outdoor education with a production fish hatchery. Its mission is to provide an educational, entertaining visitor experience that promotes freshwater sport fishing and the enhancement, conservation, and stewardship of aquatic resources in Texas.

Admission to the Center for family members is separate from Scout admission to the MBU event. However, families choosing to visit the TFFC while their Scout(s) attend the MBU may purchase meal tickets at $10 each and have lunch with their Scout. Meal tickets will be available for purchase on the MBU registration page on the Circle Ten Council website or on site at TFFC. Nearby tent camping is available.

Help Wanted: BSA registered adult merit badge counselors and other support staff are needed. Do you need a Wood Badge ticket or OA service hours? Contact Event Chair at