Scouts BSA Geology Merit Badge Program (Blue Card) at the Herkimer Diamond Mines

Scouts BSA Geology (Blue Card) Weekend

Scouts BSA Geology Weekend will be October 22nd to October 24th, 2021.  The educational program will be held on Saturday, October 23rd .  Reservation forms for the program are due by 4:00 pm on October 16th .

Cost is $29.00 per Scout for the Saturday program including mining fee.  For any adult wishing to attend Saturday for mining only, a $10.00 per person mining fee will apply.  Reservations are required for both the Program attendees and Mining only attendees. 

Tentative Schedule  (schedule subject to change)

8:00 am to 8:45 amRegistration Process

9:00 am to 12:00 noonMorning Educational Modules

12:00 noon to 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm to 4:00 pmAfternoon Educational Modules

Modules will include geology, paleontology, gemology, sustainability, environmental issues, energy sources, earth processes, commercial application, water conservation and more.

All materials will be provided to Scouts for each module.  Scouts will have the opportunity to take home the following items:  all Diamonds found in the mines, all Fossils found in the mines or in the sluice, all Gemstones found in the sluice, and all jewelry and gift items made.  Prizes will be given at the afternoon awards ceremony following the educational modules.

KOA Accommodations

If you are traveling in for the program and would like to make camping reservations, please call our KOA Campground at 315.891.7355 for availability and pricing.  Please mention

code #BSA2021 when booking to receive a 15% discount off your stay.

Program subject to change.

Download 2021 Scouts BSA Registration Form