Mining in Society Merit Badge Day

A unique opportunity.  The Greater Alabama Council, in partnership with Vulcan Park and Museum and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark are pleased to present a unique opportunity for Scouts BSA members.  Through immersive tours, guided discussion, and curated exhibits, Scouts will begin work on the Mining in Society Merit Badge and will also complete select requirements for the American Labor and American Heritage Merit Badges as well.   

Mining in Society Day will take place this Spring on May 7th, and another session will take place this Fall on October 15th.  Both sessions will cover the same material.  It is suggested that prior to registering for the event, you read the Leader’s Guide for the event to learn more about the plan of the day and what you can expect.

Due to facility size-limitations, this event is open only to the first 50 Scouts BSA members that register.  We regret this inconvenience, but once the event has reached capacity, further registrations are not possible.

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Event Details and Information

The event cost is $30 for Scouts BSA members and $25 for chaperones.  This covers park admission, event insurance, program supplies, lunch, and participant recognition for the Scouts.

The day begins at Vulcan Park and Museum with check-in at 9:15am.  Classes and tours begin at 10am.  After lunch at Vulcan, the event shifts to Sloss Furnaces National historic Landmark with check-in at Sloss at 1:15pm.  Classes and Tours will begin at 1:30pm.

Weather Policy:
All Greater Alabama Council Events, unless specifically posted, are rain-or-shine.  Please monitor the weather and dress accordingly.  In the event of forecasted severe or inclement weather, participants will be notified ahead of time with information.

Be Prepared:
Scouts should familiarize themselves with the requirements for the Mining and Society Merit Badge as well as the American Labor and American Heritage Merit Badges.  Scouts should bring with them writing utensils including notepad and pens/pencils.

Lunch will be provided.  For dietary concerns, please review the information in the Leaders Guide.