Whether above ground or below the Earth’s surface, REA goes deep into the science of underground cave formation and local geology. Explore the back country or delve the depths with guides trained by on-staff geologists!


River and Earth Adventures, Inc follows Boy Scouts of America guidelines for merit badge programs. All programs include qualified guides with an understanding of scouting ethics. Guides are also first-aid and CPR certified.
Expect to have all transportation made available. We make pick up at all local campgrounds.

Badges Offered


This day includes a comprehensive explanation and training of all basic whitewater safety philosophies as well as equipment. Expect to gain knowledge of navigating white water safely. This is a fun day, which includes learning, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, rescue, and challenge.


Learn the basics of canoe design as well as its history. Learn to control the canoe in a variety of situations and popular rescue techniques.


Learn the joys of hiking. Expect to learn different hiking techniques, route finding, map reading with compass and GPS, pacing supplies, safety and first aid.


Learn the basics of geology including 3 basic rock types, mineral formation, and cave formation. Learn what geologists study. Speak with a real geologist. Learn the most common careers for geologists in today’s society. This can be accomplished on a hike, cave trip, or rock climbing.