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Pebble Pups Club: Our youngest members
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 in these areas: 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)
For further information on the Pebble Pups Club please contact; Christine Hempley firstname.lastname@example.org
January 2015 Club Meeting Christine Hempley presented Pebble Pups awards to Lance Mazzrillo for his report on the Rose River field trip in 2014. Lance led a Rose River rock collecting field trip in June 2014. Raina Hempley was honored for her lapidary projects, and Seth Hempley for faceting. Both Raina and Seth learned their skills from club member Chuck Rodgers. The Pebble Pups Club activity focus for 2015 will be on miniature specimens and fluorescent minerals.
2014 Pebble Pups Awards and Classes The pictures below are Pebble Pup classes and activities, as well as awards that were giving in 2014.