Mining Badge

Mining in Society Merit Badge

Burpee is offering In-Person and Virtual Merit Badges

In this class, scouts will earn their Mining in Society Merit Badge.  Be prepared to learn all about minerals, rocks, and what's deep inside our Earth.  Mining has been an important part of our nation since the 19th century. Using the museums exhibits, and specimens from Collections, learn about the history of mining, mining careers, and safety.

Participants will be sent the homework requirements upon registration. .

Pre-registration & prepayment are required to attend.

To Register:

Call 815-965-3433 to register, or register online 


Scout Participant $15

Scout Leaders Attend FREE, extra adults/siblings $6.00 each. 

In-Person Class Dates:

April 29th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Virtual Class Dates:

January 31st, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Please Note:

Burpee does not provide patches/badges. In Person check-in starts 15 minutes before the program start time, please plan to be here early so we can start on time.  On-line check in starts 5 min before the program start time.  Please plan to log in early so we can start on time.

Cancellation/refund policy:

If cancellation is received 10 clear days ahead of the date a refund less 20% will be issued. Please be aware that we sometimes have to cancel a program because it did not reach the minimum registration requirement – Don’t wait until the last minute to sign up or your program may already be cancelled! Burpee Museum reserves the right to limit registrations and cancel any program for any reason. Every effort will be made to contact participants

All programs presented online and at Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61103