- Scouting Merit Badge -

California Land Surveyors Association (CLSA) has a standing committee charged with promoting and facilitating participation in the Boy & Girl Scout's Surveying Merit Badge programs and other youth groups.

The committee's current goal is to assist in making qualified surveyors available for scheduling wherever participating scouts, an appropriate place, and a schedule may be coordinated. Toward this goal the committee chair seeks to:

  1. Continue providing Surveying Merit Badge classes at the College of the Canyons.
  2. Encourage other CLSA members to participate in this program.
  3. Maintain a data base of Chapter Chairs and contact information for surveyors willing to participate in this program.
  4. Monitor, encourage and assist the submission of required forms to get other surveyors qualified as Merit Badge Counselors, maintain a data base of the status of submitted forms and notify when annual renewals are required.
  5. Begin contacting leadership in the Girl Scouts and other youth groups, with a goal to expand this program.
  6. Update the current Scouting Merit Badge Guide.

Of the 130+ merit badges currently offered, the Surveying Merit Badge shares with only 26 others the distinction of being among those originally offered in the 1911 Scouting Handbook.

The Surveying Merit Badge is a perfect vehicle for exposing young people, future citizens and leaders, men and women, to what we know as the best kept career secret. Please contact us by email with your ideas, suggestions, or questions at [email protected].

Thank you,
Bryan Mundia, PLS, Chair

CLSA Resources:

Surveying Merit Badge Handbook
Scouting Merit Badge Help
Cal Surveyor Surveying Merit Badge Article

External Links:

Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scouts of America - Surveying Merit Badge
Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts History Project - Basic Land Surveying Badge
The American Surveyor - The BSA Surveying Merit Badge (2005)
Wikipedia - Boy Scouts of America - Original 57 Merit Badges
Wikipedia - Scouting in California