At first thought, geology may seem too specialized a science for Webelos to study. But since Scouting is essentially an outdoor program, knowledge of basic geology is valuable to the Scout. Just about everything on earth, including living things, have a relationship to geology in one way or another. The Geologist activity badge is designed to increase the boys' awareness in the outdoors.
Geologist, Soil and Water Conservation worker, water treatment plant operator, inspector for air and water purity, jeweler, oil driller, miner, rock collection sales, travel guide, assayer.
Invite a housing contractor to come to your den meeting. Ask them to bring building materials such as slate, brick, limestone, marble, cement, etc. Where do they purchase these supplies? Where do they come from originally?
Visit a rock collectors club meeting. View the rocks on display. How did the people get interested in this hobby?
Other sources of assistance for this activity badge could be the college science department, museum, large industry concerned with mining or oil production, high school science teacher, or local rock shops.
Gather smooth flat stones. Wash them in
detergent and dry completely. Plan the creature you will make and
paint the rocks before assembling. Use acrylic paints.
Genealogy of your Rock Creature
Choose from the following classifications and print onto a fancy looking certificate to keep with your rock creature.
Make Your Own Fossils
The paleontologist uses this technique in
reconstructing the shells of long-dead animals. Casts are
especially useful in working with fossil footprints
Play this following quiz game, allowing the audience to vote on the correct answer. Emphasize that learning new information can be fun.1. The most abundant metal element in the earth's crust is:
Collect a quantity of "weather" rocks to pass out to every family at the pack meeting. Photocopy the following directions and sandwich between layers of clear contact paper. Give one with each rock. Make a big deal out of this wonderful present your den is giving away.
For best results, place your weather rock
Webelos leader has several large rocks on the
table, and pretends to hammer and chisel each one to remove the
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