Boy Scout Day: May Discovery Day
Boy Scout Day is an opportunity for Scouts at all levels to satisfy their geology requirements and earn pins, belt loops and badges. These awards are available through the Boy Scouts of America and not the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge. More than 60 earth scientists and other volunteers, including certified merit badge counselors, assist with the event.
Time and Place
Boy Scout Day is held on the second Saturday of May (click here for our calendar) and as such is the first Dinosaur Discovery Day of the season. Parking ($5) and check-in will be off-site in the field that surrounds the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center at 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465 (C-470 and Alameda). Parking is $5 per car paid as you enter. Please do not park along Rooney Road North or West Alameda Parkway.
The event is from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Scout groups are encouraged to pre-register. Cub Scouts and Webelos will be assigned check-in times (between 9:30 and 1:00) and should anticipate between two and four hours to complete their requirements, depending on their level of interest. Boy Scouts trying for the Geology Merit Badge meet with their merit badge counselor at 8:30AM, to be ready to start work at 9:00AM and usually complete their work in about six hours. Note that merit badge candidates will be assigned a merit badge counselor prior to the event, and some work with their Merit Badge Counselors will likely be necessary either before or after the event.
The general public is invited to attend between 10:00AM and 3:00PM.
Registration and fees for Scouts*
*The fees of late-registration or walk-in registration on the day of the program are higher than on-time registration.
A downloadable registration form PDF is available below. Check the registration form for fees and deadlines. Include a check payable to Dinosaur Ridge for the number of people planning to attend (scouts, non-scouts, and adults).
On-time registration dates: January 15th - April 11th (post mark) prior to the event.
Late-registration dates: April 12th - May 10th prior to the event. Same day registration is allowed but not encouraged.
Registration Form (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Merit Badge Requirements Summary (PDF)
Embroidered event day patches will be sold on the day at the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center for $3.00 per patch. They can also be pre-ordered when you register, to be picked up at the check-in station in the off-site parking lot on event day.
Boy Scout Day at Dinosaur Ridge cannot be rescheduled and will proceed rain or shine. Be prepared.
Hot lunches and snacks will be available on site.
For additional information:
303-697-3466 x 107
Girl Scout Day: Rocks and Roles
Girl Scouts of all ages can walk where dinosaurs once roamed while fulfilling badge requirements. Experienced geoscientists will explain fossil footprints, show dinosaur bones, and make Mesozoic Colorado come to life! The following groups will have booths for the day with activities to help meet badge requirements: Women in Mining, Legendary Ladies, National Park Service, USGS, Lookout Mountain Nature Center, Butterfly Pavilion, Society of Women Engineers, Colorado School of Mines’ Women in Science, Engineering, Math (WISEM), and Mr. Bones.
Food and drink will be available for purchase at the Stegosaurus Snack Shack.
Time and Place
Girl Scout Day, Rocks and Roles takes place on the second Saturday of October from 10am- 3pm (scouts and groups will be assigned check-in times). Off-site parking will be available for $5 in the field around the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center, 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465.
Registration and Fees for Scouts
Registrations are done online through the Girl Scouts of Colorado at: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/events/683
Event patches will be sold on the day at the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center for $3.00 per patch.