We all had to touch them, rub them, and pass around the sparkly ones. He had a great slide show presentation, and the boys were really enthusiastic.
The best part was building a sample collection. Each scout took in an egg crate, and Mr. Rocky handed out samples of twelve kinds of rocks for them to keep. Each boy also got a special treasure -- a real garnet! They also got to choose a special souvenir from the "grab bucket". It was great fun.
Today we had to clean out a cabinet in the boys' room so they could set up their rock and mineral collection and start a display area for new treasures they hope to find in coming weeks. I promised to dig out the field guides so they could begin to classify their goods. Looks like the start of a fun new hobby. Rock on.