MERIT BADGE WEEKEND

Volcano Scouting's fourth annual Merit Badge Weekend will occur at the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center on May 31 - June 2, 2019. This late-Spring event will offer a variety of classroom and outdoor learning activities, including presentations from outdoor professionals, service projects, science experiments, field studies, nature walks, and more, that align directly to two natural resources-themed merit badges. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in campfire programs, star gazing, board games, movie presentations, a polar bear swim, and chapel service. 

2020 DATE HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED

2020 DATE TO BE DETERMINED

Check-In: Date and Time TBD

Check-Out: Date and Time TBD

SCIENCE AND LEARNING CENTER

19000 Spirit Lake Highway, Toutle, WA 98649

46°17'50.225" N, 122°15'59.640" W, 3,100 Feet

COST TO BE DETERMINED

Includes five prepared meals, outdoor lodging, program materials, a patch, and a t-shirt.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Opens: 9:00 AM, Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Closes: 9:00 PM, Date TBD

PARTICIPANT RESTRICTIONS

Scouts, BSA (Ages 10+), Venturing (Ages 13+), and Adult Scouters (Ages 18+) Only

REQUIRED PAPERWORK

Valid BSA Part A and B Medical Forms and

MSHI Waiver Required

VENUE DESCRIPTION

The Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center is a 12,000 square-foot retired visitor center located in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The building and surrounding area is owned and managed by the USDA Forest Service. The Mount St. Helens Institute offers educational programs, community events, and overnight reservations through a special use permit with the Forest Service. The building includes two bathrooms with flush toilets and potable water, a full-service kitchen, dining hall, two indoor sleeping areas, a movie theater, and two interpretive rooms. Although there is no cell phone service or internet available within the Monument, there is an emergency telephone located inside the Science and Learning Center.

 

Located just minutes from the Science and Learning Center, a large primitive campsite offers approximately 35 bare-ground tent pads, several picnic tables, and a large vault toilet. A spectacular view of Mount St. Helens can be seen from every tent pad. There is no potable water or trash receptacles in the campsite. Campfires and dutch oven cooking is prohibited in the campsite.

RESOURCES​

Information Packet

Updated: January 1, 2019

BSA Medical Forms

Updated: January 1, 2019

MSHI Volunteer Waiver

Updated: January 1, 2019

Program Menu

Updated: January 1, 2019

Program Schedule

Updated: January 1, 2019

Vicinity Map

Updated: January 1, 2019

Campsite Map

Updated: January 1, 2019

Recreation Map

Updated: January 1, 2019

Monument Map

Updated: January 1, 2019

Promotional Flyer

Updated: Coming February 1, 2019

Advancement Report

Updated: Coming May 24, 2019

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP​

Quentin Comus

Camp Director

Email: quentincomus@gmail.com

Phone: (971) 264-4309

To Be Determined

Program Director

Email:

Phone:

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Volcano Scouting is proud to partner with USDA Forest Service and Mount St. Helens Institute. We are an equal opportunity, drug and alcohol free provider.