Rocks & Minerals

Kona Dolomite from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Image credit: Joan Stoker

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To earn this badge, the Juniors should learn how to identify some of the most common minerals and know the basic rock types. Other activities you might choose involve learning about crystals and growing crystals and your State Rock, State Mineral, or State Gemstone. This unit also helps Juniors start building and storing their own rock and mineral collections, including keeping accurate records of each specimen.

Badge 1 - Rocks and Minerals.pdf

The Rocks & Minerals Badge is basic to anyone who loves to collect rocks.

It is also one of the badges that may take more than one session to complete effectively depending on the length of your meetings.

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The materials below illustrate how some leaders taught this badge, using 3-4 requirements they chose for their groups. See the Badge manual for other requirement activities you may like better.

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Suggested Meeting Outlines

Worksheet Packets for Juniors & Leader Answer Keys

About the image on this page

Kona Dolomite is a unique Pre-Cambrian rock unit that outcrops in the Kona Hills/Marquette area of Michigan. The wavy layer is a fossil stromatolite, built up by mats of cyanobacteria. The dolomite has been tilted and metamorphosed, iron-stained and silicified, making it an attractive rock for landscaping and lapidary.

Image Credit: Joan Stoker