Mining in Society Merit Badge

SME and the MEC worked with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to develop the Mining in Society merit badge, including the requirements, pamphlet, badge design and other materials. In our ongoing efforts to help Scouts learn about the mining industry and its impact on their lives, we’re pleased to provide this resource page for those earning the badge, their merit badge counselors and others.  Have questions? Contact us at mec@smenet.org.

Latest News:

MEC and SME staff and volunteers hosted a Mining in Society merit badge booth at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve BSA facilities in West Virginia, July 19-28, 2017.  In all, 2270 Scouts visited the booth, and 618 completed the requirements to earn the merit badge during the Jamboree.

Above, Scouts check out the incredible size of the mining truck tire in a display provided by King Tire Service and Coronado Coal’s Toney Fork mine in Lorado, West Virginia.

MINING IN SOCIETY MERIT BADGE COUNSELORS:
Roll call!
 Sign up for more information and resources.

RESOURCES FOR EARNING THE MINING IN SOCIETY MERIT BADGE  

Access virtual mine tours.

Find a mining exhibit near you.

View mining education videos.

Download the MiS merit badge workbook.

Print posters to promote the Mining in Society merit badge.

Plan merit badge workshops involving a mine visit or using other options, including a virtual tour.

MINING PROFESSIONALS:  GET INVOLVED!

LEARN MORE

Find answers about the MiS merit badge in the Frequently Asked Questions document.

View a recording of the Mining in Society merit badge counselor webinar.

Learn more about Boy Scouts of America merit badges.

Read the Mining in Society merit badge requirements.

View the Mining in Society merit badge introduction video.

Review the BSA merit badge counselor resources.

Purchase the Mining in Society merit badge pamphlet.

BECOME A MINING IN SOCIETY MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR

Complete an adult application to become a Mining in Society Merit Badge counselor with Boy Scouts of America.
Position code: 42; Scouting position description: Merit Badge Counselor

Create an online account with BSA, then complete the BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT). From the My.Scouting.org portal, click on E-Learning. Print completed certificate.

Contact your local Boy Scouts of America council. Submit your completed adult application, merit badge counselor information form and YPT certificate.

Join the Roll Call!  Let us know you’re out there and sign up for more information and resources.

FYI:  The Mining in Society merit badge patch number is 619674.

SUPPORT THE MINING IN SOCIETY MERIT BADGE 

Support the experience of the Mining in Society merit badge for Scouts worldwide.

MISMB SUCCESS STORIES

Scouts, Scouters, parents, SME members, sections or student chapters:  Send us your MiS success stories!

Did you or your Scouts(s) learn or do something exceptional while earning the badge?  Did you host a special MiS event?  Want to recognize someone who provided outstanding assistance, or just share your thoughts on your experience?

Please drop us a note at mec@smenet.org – pictures are always welcome, too!