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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 Open Starting July 1, 2022

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.

Virtual Conservation Leaders Academy

September 1, 2022-May 31, 2023

Registration Open July 1-September 25, 2022

As the world continues to change, we need young leaders eager to bring people together to solve our most challenging problems. This is especially true for issues like wildfire, endangered species, and deforestation. Join us for a leadership training experience like no other! Scouts will explore topics including communication, consensus-building, project management, and collaboration as they relate to environmental conservation. In addition to personal DCSA counseling, guest speakers, and a limited-edition gift package, participants receive access to all virtual merit badge courses.

Virtual Merit Badge Extravaganza

June 15-August 15, 2022

Registration is Closed

Mount St. Helens evolved from a pristine mountain to an active volcano on May 18, 1980. Today, it continues to impact the world through scientific research and recreation. Join us as we explore the geologic, ecologic, and preservation significance of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument through virtual merit badge courses. Youth scout participants will engage in both synchronous (live) and asynchronous (passive) virtual instruction filled with at-home projects, short films, interactive models, and more!

Merit badges offered:

  • Geology: June 15-July 15

  • Citizenship in the Nation: July 1-31

  • Environmental Science: July 15-August 15