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

Presidents Message

  • We had another successful Rock & Gem Show under the leadership of Mark Hohn! As all of you have probably heard by now, Mark has resigned as Show Chairman so that he can spend more time traveling during the summer with his wife, Penny. I thank Mark for all his hard work these past two years. You have left us with huge shoes to fill. We are now on a search for a new Show Chairman or Assist. Show Chairman. If you would like to volunteer for either position please email from our website under the “Contact” page. This is

Meeting Announcements

  • Our Topic: Joan of Jerry’s Rock Shop (Kent) will be speaking on the Curses of Gemstones. Show ‘n Tell: A rock or mineral you have purchased.

  • Our Holiday Pot Luck Dinner is Sunday, December 15th. The club provides turkey and ham and you fill in the rest. You can bring a main dish, salad, bread, dessert or drinks. Setup is at  11:30 and lunch at 12:30 pm. Following the meal we will have an election of officers and our annual auction. Please mark your calendars now and plan on attending. We have had a very good turn out the past few years so be sure to join us. Happy Holidays!

  • The Young Tumblers (youth members) have their own door prize drawing at each meeting. We encourage our Young Tumblers to participate in Show ‘n Tell each month. We also have a section of our monthly newsletter for them only to earn Rock Bucks. Rock Bucks can be spent on the monthly raffle or the club auctions we have throughout the year. The website and newsletter now has your own section. Be sure to look at to see what’s new this month and any announcements.

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