Belt Loop Requirements:
Define geology. Collect* a sample of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Explain how each was formed. Explain the difference between a rock and a mineral.
Pin Requirements (5 additional activities):
Make a plaster cast of a fossil. Gather several different types of rocks. Compare them and put them in groups according to physical properties such as color, texture, luster, hardness, or crystals. Describe the effects of wind, water, and ice on the landscape. Make a collection* of five different fossils and identify them to the best of your ability. Cub Scouts make a collection of fossils from Aurora, NC to satisfy this requirement. Draw the inside of a cave showing the difference between stalactites and stalagmites.
Activities will take place in the museum and also outside on the fossil site. Scouts will collect rocks and fossils on the site, sort what they find, and learn about the connections between geology and paleontology. Our program focuses on hands-on activities and experiences that you can't get anywhere else!
Because our program offers so many hands-on activities including digging on the fossil site, space is limited to 15 scouts and a limited number of chaperones. We do not allow sibling or friend registration so that we will have enough room for cub scouts in this program!
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Sarah Mullersman: firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-439-3655. We hope to see you soon!
*Please be aware that anything collected on the fossil site remains on the site. This includes plants, rocks, and fossils!