Scouts

Cub Scout Presentation by Bob Pattie

I gave a talk to a cub scout den (Troop 714 Den 6) in Renton on September 18th. There were about 10 scouts and their leaders in attendance. We discussed the rock cycle and mountain building in the state of Washington. Then after a short discussion on the general geology of the state we looked at and handled rock samples. Most of the material was from Washington and some was polished other pieces of material not polished or finished in any manner. Both the scouts and leaders were very interested in all of the sample and also in attending our upcoming rock show in Puyallup.

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Scouts by Dick Morgan, Photos taken by Pat Morgan
On Saturday, March 21, 2007, after an earlier request for a presentation on rocks and geology, Pat and I showed up on the Fort Lewis Military Post to talk to the scouting group. The reason for this talk was prompted by the requirement to gain the Scouting Geology Badge. It was a large group which necessitated giving the presentation twice. When trying to instruct young minds for the purpose of learning the requirements, explaining how the rocks, minerals, and fossils were created is the focus.The interaction of the questioning during and after the talk from the leaders/parents and the youths was interesting as the leaders tried to focus on the subject that should be learned while the scouts were more interested in the individual items. The number of parents at this meeting was quite large and the interest was high and there were many questions, mainly to reinforce what I had just explained.No matter how many times you give these type of talks it always make you feel good when the young listener comes and says, “You showed me something that I didn’t know”.

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Updated: April 23, 2016 — 9:41 pm

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  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . . . . . I guess the biggest news since last May’s news bulletin is our Board voted to cancel our Gem Show in September. The Board has already reserved the dates for our show next year, September 17-19, 2021. By then we should all know the changes that will be required to put on a public event. A gem show is unique as a good portion of our vendors, visitors and volunteers fall into the high risk range for this virus. We will have to be fully cognizant of

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  • This is going to be our first meeting since February!! I am so looking forward to seeing everyone. We have reserved our regular spot at the Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Maple Valley, WA. It’s adjacent to Lake Wilderness Recreation and Beach Area. Setup is at 12 noon and lunch starts at 1 pm. It’s potluck so bring your favorite entree, side dish, rolls, desert or soda pop to share. There will an auction following lunch. Also bring your own silverware and plates. All Young Tumblers attending will get $10 in Rock Bucks to use at the auction. So add these Rock […]

  • Diamond Dan has generously given us permission to post or distribute Mini Miner’s Monthly, a publication for young rock hounds. Please go to the above tab “Young Tumblers” on our website and download your copy. It has a lot of good activities for our Young Tumblers. They will not only learned some interesting rock and mineral facts but also activities to keep them busy.

  • Please remember to renew your membership for 2020 if you have not done so. Even though we currently can not have club meetings we are making every effort to keep our club running smoothly. We are still providing you with our monthly club newsletter. Our field trips are continuing so check out our field trip link for May’s next adventure. On field trips we will require 6 ft distancing and no carpooling other than with your immediate family. Our “Young Tumblers” can continue to work on their badge of choice. All the badges you can earn is under the Young […]

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