GemKids Program™ for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts



These free programs introduce kids to the world of gemology. Taught by experts at our headquarters in Carlsbad, California, each session is a hands-on experience that covers core requirements and lets kids discover the exciting possibilities in gems and jewelry.

  • Webelos/Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: Earth Rocks! (ages 8-11): 1.5 hours

  • Girl Scout Jewelry Merit Badge (ages 9 and up): 1.5 hours

As part of our responsibility to protect the health and safety of visitors, students and staff, GIA in Carlsbad will suspend the Cub Scout and Girl Scout programs until further notice. We regret any inconvenience. We hope that scouts will come visit us at another time. Please check back in the future for re-opening information, or email guestservices@gia.edu for more information.