Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society

The Alabama Mineral and Lapidary Society is a non-profit organization
for people interested in geology, mineralogy, paleontology and lapidary arts.

AMLS Pup Scouts of Central Alabama!

We are excited to announce our Jr Rockhound program, AMLS Pup Scouts of Central Alabama!

The scout program is designed to encourage our youth to get outside and play in the dirt!!

The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies has laid a wonderful badge program much like the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. We have taken this concept and developed our own brand of Scouts!

All children ages 3 and up are welcome to join the Pup Scouts as long as they are an Alabama Mineral and Lapidary Society member in good standing. There is no extra fee beyond your annual AMLS membership to join the Pup Scouts, simply register your child at this page.

After doing so you will receive a confirmation email that your child is registered.

During their journey they will learn earth sciences, fossils, rocks, gems, lapidary, jewelry making and much more. Along the way they will earn 20 merit badges and graduate from Jr Rockhound to Rockhound. Extra badges for extra curricular activities such as helping at our festivals, workshops, etc.

You can learn more about some of the activities we will do along the way and the badges awarded thru the AFMS on this page or email us at

Scouts meet at our regular AMLS monthly meeting, the second Friday of each month except in June. Scouts usually meet a few minutes prior to the regular meeting.

PUP SCOUT LEADERS (PSL) are needed. Please consider becoming a leader for the troop. You do not have to be a rockhound to become a PSL, just a genuine desire to help encourage the Pup Scouts along their journey to Rockhound. Please contact Terri Wilson at for more information.

Troop #001 being sworn in

Page Links:
American Federation of Mineralogical Societies -
Pups registration page -  
Badge program -

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