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Mining in Society Merit Badge Booth by SME for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) 2017 Jamboree

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BENEFITING: SME FOUNDATION

EVENT DATE: Jul 15, 2017

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THE STORY:

Educating the public and especially youth about how mining plays a positive role in society is very important. The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose more than 15,000 membership represents all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 100 countries. SME has a fantastic opportunity to continue supporting education through the Mining in Society merit badge for the Boy Scouts of America. This merit badge was successfully launched in 2014 and 8,132 scouts earned it within the first 22 months. 

BSA is world-wide organization, as is SME which supports the mining, related industries and education. Understanding not only mining, but the processing of minerals and finally the reclamation of the land is vital. The Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia where the Jamboree operates, is on reclaimed mining land and is a great example of the progression of mining from start to finish. 

This merit badge introduces Scouts to the industry and teaches them about minerals and rocks, how to explore for minerals, mine planning and operations, mineral processing, mining potential for the future, health and safety in mines, stay out of abandoned mines and stay alive, sustainability in mining, careers, mining resources, and reclamation. As you know, there are many aspects to mining and surrounding industries. Being able to open a scout’s eyes to the many careers options and how mining affects their everyday lives is quite an honor.

Please consider donating to help us expand the education of scouts, venturers and leaders through this activity which only happens once every four years. Over 40,000 participants are expected to attend this year's Jamboree to experience camping, activities and earn merit badges.

Large donors, $5,000 or more will be recognized with signage at the booth and if possible on staff apparel as a thank you.

Want more info? www.smenet.org --> About -->SME Foundation and www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/overview

or send an e-mail to ginger.h@att.net

Thank you for your time and support. 

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To This Fundraiser

$925

MONEY RAISED
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  • Stefan H.

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Roger J.

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • DONALD MOE

    $100

  • Owen-Ames-Kimball Company

    $250

  • Tom Wujek-Flexco

    $250

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2% Raised of $40,000 Goal

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The Team: $925 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Tom Wujek-Flexco

Tom Wujek-Flexco

DONATION: $250

A tribute to the tireless support of Ginger and Andrew Hustrulid 1 month ago

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company

DONATION: $250

Exciting to see this collaboration between SME and BSA! 3 months ago

DONALD MOE

DONALD MOE

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Roger J.

Roger J.

DONATION: $100

I support the Boy Scouts and all mining, timbering, fishing, gas extraction and their uses. 4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Stefan H.

Stefan H.

DONATION: $25

5 months ago