Volcano Scouting is proud to offer overnight programs and single-day events designed by scouts, for scouts! With support from adult Scouters and our partners, we provide high school students with the opportunity to organize schedules, plan menus, develop ceremonies, draft budgets, and lead education programs. Each year, we host upwards of 150 scouts and adult leaders from across the Pacific Northwest at Mount St. Helens. These participants engage in a variety of outdoor programs that focus on stewardship, education, adventure, and leadership. You can learn about this year's program below!
Virtual Merit Badge Courses
September 1, 2022-May 31, 2023
Registration Now Closed
Scouting families are looking for fun, innovative, and accessible merit badge advancement opportunities. Volcano Scouting hears you! This off-season, we will be offering virtual merit badge courses for ten (10) Eagle Scout-required and Distinguished Conservation Service Award (DCSA) merit badges. Each of the seven (7) courses will be offered al a carte (separately) for just $5.00/each. Scouts can also access all courses, and additional programming and a limited-edition gift package, through our Virtual Conservation Leaders Academy.
2023 Merit Badge Weekend
June 2-4, 2023
Registration Open February 1-April 30, 2023
Get ready for an outdoor learning experience like no other! Join Volcano Scouting for its first Merit Badge Weekend at Mount St. Helens in three years. Scouts will conduct real-world scientific inquiry, hear from outdoor professionals, and engage in ecological restoration at the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center on June 2-4. These unique experiential learning activities will provide scouts with an opportunity to earn the Geology and Soil & Water Conservation merit badges. Field camp accommodations, staff-prepared meals, learning materials, a t-shirt, and a patch are included with registration. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity at one of the most studied volcanoes in the world!