What Is a Geology Merit Badge?

What Is a Geology Merit Badge?

What Is a Geology Merit Badge?

The geology merit badge is an award given by the Boy Scouts of America for meeting requirements in the study of Earth, its resources and the events that changed it. Earning the geology merit badge has five broad requirements and numerous sub-requirements that a scout can choose to complete.

A scout working toward this badge is required to define geology, discuss three resources that can be extracted from the Earth and review a geologic map. Additional options for the merit badge include interviewing a civil engineer, studying how sediments settle from water and collecting samples of rocks and minerals and identifying each one.