While my Webelos den was at Pine Ridge, the nature counselor worked with them on their Geologist activity badge and the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Geology belt loop. The counselor was clearly a rockhound (somebody who collects rocks) and she was extremely knowlegable about the subject.
If you know a rockhound, this belt loop would make a great activity for a Pack meeting. Have him be a guest speaker at your meeting. He can show off different types of rocks. I know my Webelos really enjoyed seeing all the different kinds of rocks and learning about them in the process.
Printable copy of Geology Belt Loop and Pin Requirements
Geology Belt Loop
Complete these three requirements:
- Explain to your den or an adult family member what geology means.
- Collect samples of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Explain how each was formed.
- Collect samples of three minerals. Explain to your family or den what a mineral is and show and tell about the minerals you collected.