Pebble Pups

Pebble Pups is a club within a club. There is no need to find a babysitter to attend meetings. Bring your youngster along. We have fun activities to keep the Pups engaged and hopefully foster an interest in rocks, minerals and fossils. Pebble Pups are welcome to join us on most of our field trips and activities and are only excluded when there is an age requirement. We hope that the Pups are the next generation of rock hounds and geologists.

The club explores the wonders of rock, mineral, and fossil collecting. Our program participates with the Future Rock Hounds of America under the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Our purpose is to train youth members to become skilled rock hounds. Each meeting offers an opportunity for earning credit towards merit badge. There are 20 merit badges that can be earned. The merit badge programs of guided activities are listed below.

For further information on the Pebble Pups Club please contact; Al Broussard

1. Rocks and Minerals

2. Earth Resources

3. Fossils

4. Lapidary Arts

5. Collecting

6. Showmanship

7. Communication

8. Field Trips

9. Leadership

10. Earth Process

11. Earth in Space

12. Gold Panning and Prospecting

13. Gemstone Lore & Legend

14. Stone Age Tools & Art

15. Rocking on the Computer (Electronic Cataloging, WWW Rock Sites)

16. The World of Miniature (Pssammophile, Micro/Thumbnail Fossils)

17. Special Effects (Mineral Magic, 'TV' Stone, Triboluminescence)

18. Flourescent Minerals (Flourescent Wavelenghts, Flouresent Mineral Localities)

19. Reaching Across Generations (6 Hour Senior Member Mentorship)

20. Maps (GPS, Geological Maps, Geo-Caching)