Boy Scouts of America hosts a National Jamboree event every four years, showcasing their program to more than 40,000 Scouts and Adults. Teenage boys are introduced to geology career opportunities through the BSA Merit Badge Program. AAPG Foundation has been the national sponsor of the Geology merit badge since the 1997 Jamboree.
The AAPG Foundation E. F. Reid Scouting Fund supports programs which teach geology to the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other youth organizations as determined by the Trustees of the Foundation. With support from the Foundation and input from AAPG members and Boy Scout staff, the current Boy Scout Geology Merit Badge requirements and instructive materials were developed. Donate now to the E.F. Reid Scouting Fund!