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Boy Scout “Mining in Society” Merit Badge

Ten Boy Scouts from southern Illinois and the St. Louis metro area spent two Saturdays in September 2014 earning the new Mining in Society merit badge. The workshop was sponsored by the Illinois Mining Institute and hosted by Rend Lake College’s Coal Mining Technology Department and Knight Hawk Coal Company. The workshop was organized by Dr. Joseph Hirschi, a member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration’s Content Development Team that established the merit badge requirements and wrote the handbook.

View the full article and pictures at Mining in Society Merit Badge Workshop – Southern IL Sept 2014.