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by Web Master last modified Oct 25, 2015 10:52 PM
The mission of the Junior Rockhounds of Central New York is to foster friendships and a love of learning about geology, minerals, and fossils.

The mission of our Jr Rockhounds group is to foster friendships and a love of learning about geology, minerals, and fossils.To that end, GMSS is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies' Future Rockhounds of America program. One of the program's highlights is the AFMS/FRA Merit Badge Program, which promotes rewards-based education in Earth Science and "rockhound skill" development. When all 20 merit badges have been completed, a child will be listed on the AFMS/FRA Rock Stars page along with other "Rock Stars" from around the country.

Typical meetings of the GMSS group will consist of three parts: Introductions/icebreakers/membership activity; Brief lesson about the month’s badge requirements; and interactive learning stations with fun, engaging activities designed to fulfill the badge requirements. Activities are appropriate for school-aged children.

Members who cannot attend may request instructions for activities necessary to complete the monthly badge, which can be submitted to the club leaders at a subsequent meeting.

The group typically meets on the third Saturday of each month, except July and December.

If you have questions about Junior Rockhounds, you may contact the team at KidsRock.

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Upcoming Events
Feb 2 GMSS Board Meeting Feb 02, 2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Clubhouse - Liverpool
Feb 10 Newsletter Article Deadline Feb 10, 2018 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Feb 19 Jr Rockhounds 6:30 Meet - General Meeting 7:30 Feb 19, 2018 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Feb 19 Jr Rockhounds Meet 6:30 - General Group Meets 7:30 Feb 19, 2018 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM — Clubhouse - Liverpool
Feb 23 Show Committee Meeting Feb 23, 2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Gem Diner
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