What do you get to do? Cub Scouts will have the opportunity to
learn and do the activities to fulfill their requirements for their Geology Belt
Loop and Cub Scout Academics Pin. Webelos Cub Scouts will have the opportunity
to learn and do the activities to fulfill their requirements for their Geology
Belt Loop and Geologist Activity Badge (Pin). It is also important that the
Scouts have fun and enjoy the event. Tiger Scouts have attended this event
before, but many had difficulties.
Cost? No additional costs above admission. Free for Scouts in
uniform (Class A).
Does your pack or den need to sign up? Yes, because we will
base the supplies and scheduling according to the number of scouts that have
registered. All scouts will have to be accompanied by appropriate adults at all
times. It is preferred that scouts are signed up by at least the Den
level. This will help to have all the scouts in the group be in the same
Why are we doing this? We are a non-profit
501(c)(3) educational society. We offer 3 monthly meetings open to the public
with informative topics. We have provided many educational scholarships over the
years. We offer lapidary classes to the public in both Donelson and Tullahoma.
We travel to schools and other youth events to share and educate. We have worked
with the Scouts in other events through the years. We would like to reach more
youth and offer them the opportunity to learn more about the wonders of the
world around them.
How long does it take? Expect to spend a minimum of 2 hours,
and most will probably want to spend at least 3 to 4 hours at the event.
Plan on being at the site at least 30 minutes early. Lines to get into the
building can get long at busy times. One of the Webelos requirements is to
visit a Rock Show, so they need some extra time for this requirement.
Can we stay longer? We would like for you to come early and stay late.
There is a lot to see and do.
How does the program work? Sessions start approximately every hour with
consecutive sessions actually overlapping. The session starts with the Cub
Scouts and Webelos Scouts doing their requirements for their belt loop in a
joint session. Next the scouts will split up into two groups, one for the
Cub Scout requirements, and another one for the Webelos requirements. We
provide guide leader for each group will briefly go through the requirements,
and then the scouts and will spend more time working on the individual
requirements. Each scout will have a workbook, and a check off sheet will
be provided for the scout's leader to check off the requirements for the scouts
in their group.
What do the Scouts need to bring? Each Scout should come in uniform.
Each Scout and adult leader should also have a writing surface, and pencils.
When will the scouts receive their achievement awards? We do not actually
sign off the requirements for each scout, or present the awards. These
will both be done by the Scout's Scouting Leaders and/or parents. The
actual belt loops, badges, and pins are not provided by Mid-Tennessee Gem &
Mineral Society, Inc.
For More Information: Email us at scoutsmtgms.org
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