Boy Scouts of America (BSA) designated SME to lead the development of the new Mining in Society merit badge. According to the BSA website, earning a merit badge offers Boy Scouts the opportunity to “learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business and future careers.”
This opportunity aligns with the SME Foundation’s commitment to foster understanding about the positive impact mining and minerals make on quality of life. Establishing a Mining in Society merit badge ensures that for years to come, members of the next generation will be introduced to mining and minerals and have the opportunity to learn about careers in the industry.
SME members’ expertise created a compelling badge program that touches on mining’s key components of exploration, permitting, excavation, processing, production, safety and reclamation. SME members participated at the 2013 BSA National Jamboree by promoting the badge as they presented mining-related activities to spark interest with the Scouts and their leaders. SME members will be actively assisting scouts in earning their Mining in Society merit badge at the 2017 BSA Jamboree.
Interested in volunteering at the 2017 BSA Jamboree? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the mailing list.
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