Stoneco of Michigan, a subsidiary of CRH, hosted a Mining in Society and Geology Merit Badge event during the annual Scout-O-Rama weekend on May 12, 2018. More than 50 troops (160 scouts) attended the free event and went through the program to receive their blue cards at the end of the event.
Scouts went through four learning sessions — Mining: What and Why, Mining Planning and Locations, Geology Rocks and Minerals, and Safety and Environmental — went on a quarry tour, and had lunch. The Shelly Company, Stoneco’s sister company, helped present and plan the event, and Monroe Public Schools pitched in by providing buses for the quarry tours. The Scout committee helped finalize the planning and details. Many scouts expressed interest in getting into the industry when they get older.
“The quarry tour was the best part of the day!” said a scout while getting his Blue Cards signed, according to a Stoneco press release.
“Thank you for providing such a wonderful event,” said Louis Taylor, a scout leader from Troop 304 in Saginaw, according to the press release. “The planning and presentation was outstanding! We had a great time!”