• Capulin Volcano National Monument by J. Unruh

    Capulin Volcano

    National Monument New Mexico

Boy Scouts of America

Volunteers Troupe 640 Edgewood NM 012
Boy Scout from Troupe 640 helping transplant native prairie grass.
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Participate in the Scout Ranger Program

The National Park Service/Boy Scouts of America Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger Program has been developed to promote a better understanding of the NPS mission, educate young people about their responsibility in conserving our natural and cultural resources, encourage volunteer service and to promote good citizenship among young people. This NPS/BSA program is a component of the BSA Good Turn for America initiative. Earn a certificate for participating for a minimum of five hours in an organized educational program and/or volunteer service project at a national park unit. Or, earn a patch for participating for a minimum of 10 hours in an organized education program and/or volunteer service project at a national park unit. Check out the link below for more information or contact the park via e-mail or by calling (575) 278-2201.

Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger Program Brochure

Earn A Merit Badge Using Capulin Volcano's Resources

Capulin Volcano National Monument offers a unique opportunity to study geology. Rangers have developed a workbook and activities to help boy scouts earn their geology merit badge during their visit to our park. Some or all of the requirements for the geology merit badge can be fulfilled using the workbook; however, Scoutmasters must review the workbook and determine if scouts have completed their requirements.

This workbook and associated activities are designed to be done as a group. Remember, Capulin Volcano employees are not registered Merit Badge Councilors. Scouts should refer to the District Merit Badge Councilor list available from their Scoutmaster. Click the link below to download the workbook.

Geology Merit Badge Workbook

For more information about this opportunity contact the park via e-mail or by calling (575) 278-2201.

Fee Waiver for Volunteer Groups

According to NPS policy, Boy Scouts of America do not qualify for a fee waiver as an academic institution. However, entrance fees at Capulin Volcano can be waived should the group be willing to perform a volunteer service project.

For more information about this opportunity contact the park via e-mail or by calling (575) 278-2201.

Did You Know?

color photograph of tumuli or squeezeup

Tumuli or squeezeups usually develop when lava flows on level ground. A mound of lava is pushed up from the flow when the crust buckles, with additional pressure from the liquid lava of the flow.