The Minerals Education Coalition’s (MEC) mission is to identify, produce and disseminate fact-based K-12 minerals education lessons and activities and to inform and educate the general public about the importance of mining in their everyday lives.
Click here to learn more about the Minerals Education Coalition.
Mining & Careers Resources
MEC has created a series of mining & minerals career resources to show students how an interest in STEM subjects can lead to a rewarding career in the mining industry.
Find Mining & Career bookmarks and interviews with mining professionals here.
Mining in Society Merit Badge
|SME volunteers and staff have worked long and hard with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to develop the requirements, pamphlet, badge design and other collateral materials so that Boy Scouts across the United States will be exposed to the mining industry as they earn this new merit badge.|
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 MyScouting.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.
Access virtual mine tours.
Find a mining exhibit near you.
The Mining In Society merit badge patch number is 619674.
SUPPORT THE MINING IN SOCIETY MERIT BADGE
Support the development of the Mining In Society merit badge.
MISmb success stories
SME members, sections and student chapters can send MISmb success stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.