Boy Scouts of America Troop 448 of Lakewood, CO finished off a whirlwind tour of four mines with a visit to NMHFM. The troop, working on the Mining in Society Merit Badge, felt they had "learned everything about mining" after all the y had seen. Scoutmaster, Natalie Abbott commented, " The museum was a fantastic way to finish off our Mining in Society Merit Badge. the staff was so welcoming to our group. Of the places we visited and the people we met, the museum was the highlight for several of the boys."