I’ve had several requests lately for a newer version of the merit badge check off list, updated with the newest badges. So I’ve redone the list as a Google spreadsheet. This will make it easier to keep updated.
Mining in Society Merit Badge
We use the materials obtained by mining everyday. We find them in the pots and pans we use to cook breakfast, the toothpaste we put on our toothbrushes, the pencils we write with, our electronic devices, our automobiles, and all throughout our homes.
The Mining in Society merit badge encourages Boy Scouts to learn more about how materials are obtained, the different types of mining, safety and environmental concerns in the mining industry, and careers in mining.
A reader asks about how old a Scout should be to work on a merit badge. The Guide to Advancement provides some answers.
You can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers as you earn merit badges. There are more than 100 merit badges.