Support the Mining in Society Merit Badge

MEC Scouting

In our ongoing efforts to help Scouts learn about the mining industry and its impact on their lives, SME and the MEC have worked with the Scouting BSA to develop the Mining in Society merit badge, including the requirements, pamphlet, badge design and other materials.

Since it premiered in 2014, more than 41,600 Scouts have earned the BSA’s Mining in Society merit badge. Professionals in the mining industry are needed to help guide scouts as they earn this badge. You do not need to be involved in scouting to participate.

For more information on how you can become a Mining in Society Merit Badge Counselor, please email the Minerals Education Coalition at

For more information on the MEC’s Scouting outreach program, visit

MEC continues to support Scouting year round through the Mining in Society merit badge web page. On that page you can learn all your need to know about becoming a Mining in Society merit badge counselor. Then, by completing the Roll Call form, you will be added to our mailing list for MiS merit badge counselors for future communications regarding the merit badge, support materials and your role as a counselor.