geologists are needed to teach Geology Merit Badge and to talk with
Scouts about careers in geology at the 2005 National Scout Jamboree,
to be held July 25-Aug. 3 at (U.S. Army) Fort A.P. Hill, near Fredericksburg,
offered every four years by the Boy Scouts of America, attracts
more than 40,000 Scouts and adult leaders. The AAPG Foundation sponsors
the geology program area on the Merit Badge Midway. In 2001, AAPG
volunteers helped nearly 300 Scouts earn the geology merit badge,
and more than 700 received career information.
program is open for Scouts to choose from sports, hobbies, history
and vocational areas.
Geology Merit Badge
will visit the Merit Badge Midway," said Ron Hart, who will coordinate
the program area under the sponsorship of the AAPG Foundation. "We
think we do well with our geology merit badge because a lot of kids
don't have access to a professional geologist as a badge counselor."
this summer will be the new, revised "Requirements" that were developed
over the past two years by a team of AAPG members and others.
the geology merit badge was all about rock collecting," Hart said.
"While a lot of mineralogy and collecting remains part of the new
badge requirements, the new requirements feature a discussion about
oil and gas -- and, for the first time since the 1950s, Scouts will
have an opportunity to make a structure map and work on other subsurface
and delivering materials to the Jamboree is funded through the AAPG
Foundation's E.F. Reid Scouting Fund. Some funds also may be available
to help volunteers attend the event.
men and women who like working with kids," Hart said. "We need some
people who are willing to spend the entire 10-day program on-site,
and we greatly depend on others who can only spend a weekend or
an extended weekend on-site as well. Any help is appreciated."
interested in volunteering either part-time or full-time can contact
Hart by e-mail at email@example.com,
or by telephone, (918) 560-6429.
who cannot attend, but who would like to help in their own way,
may consider a contribution to the E.F. Reid Scouting Fund. Contact
the AAPG Foundation ()