In response to the cancellation of the 2020 Merit Badge Weekend and 2020 Hornaday Adventure Camp, Volcano Scouting has decided to develop a three-month Virtual Summer Experience to offer scouts merit badge and rank advancement, training opportunities, and special programming. We understand this program will not compare to our in-person events at the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center, however, we felt the need to offer a unique learning experience for scouts across the Pacific Northwest.
This Virtual Summer Experience will utilize a plethora of pre-existing online curriculum delivered through self-
paced reading, recorded lectures, live presentations and science experiments, hands-on activities, backyard
field studies, discussion boards, and meetings with merit badge counselors. We plan to provide programming for the completion of upwards of 16 merit badges and several conservation awards.
Starting Monday, May 11, Scouting families will be able to register their scouts for this virtual program that will last from June 1 to August 31. The $20.00/scout participant fee includes unlimited access to our online merit badge courses and a special Volcano Scouting gift mailed directly to your house. Our team is also looking into offering a Hornaday Academy and several training opportunities at little to no additional cost.