Boy Scouts to award first Mining in Society badges at SME Annual Meeting

| Published on February 25, 2014

The new Mining in Society merit badge encourages boy scouts to learn about mining. (Photo via “Bryan on Scouting”)

The new Mining in Society merit badge encourages boy scouts to learn about mining. (Photo via “Bryan on Scouting”)

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will award the first Mining in Society merit badges Wednesday night at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) Awards Dinner during the society’s 2014 Annual Meeting.

BSA and SME jointly launched the badge this week at the meeting. The Mining in Society merit badge encourages Scouts to learn about mining.

Eligible Salt Lake City area Scouts will receive their badges during the dinner. Additionally, SME will present its Presidential Citation to three people for their Mining in Society merit badge leadership.

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