Scouting Program Archives: Engineering Troop Program Feature
Engineering covers a variety of fields as broad as all outdoors – or indoors, for that matter. Virtually everything we use in the course of a normal day has an engineer’s stamp on it. In Scouting, we specialize in “wilderness engineering” – the art of building useful things with rope andtimber.
For Scouts who enjoy making things, recommend that they try to earn the Engineering merit badge. It will expose them to various facets of engineering, and it may lead them to work on such other merit badges as Computers, Drafting, Electricity, and Electronics.
The big event will be a campout during which patrols can do some wilderness engineering and enjoy interpatrol competitions.
Find the complete plans for the Engineering Troop Program Feature on the BSA website.
Book Review: Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction My boys loved this book! It shows them how to make miniature catapults, bows, and other projectile machines out of common office supplies. This book would make a great basis for a troop open house or a just for a fun meeting. The projects in the book are perfect for 10 to 13 year old boys, which is usually the age group we target most heavily for recruiting. It could also be used with the Engineering merit badge or the Webelos Engineer activity badge.
Troop Program Features - Program Planning The Scoutmaster, Senior Patrol Leader, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader work together to develop long term plans for a Boy Scout troop. One thing which can help with this is the BSA troop program features.
Inventing Merit Badge for Boy Scouts This looks like an interesting badge which they could work on together, but without a counselor in the troop to give them a little nudge, I could picture this dragging on for months. I'll go ahead and pass the requirements on to the PLC in case they are interested in pursuing it though.
Troop Program Features for Meetings and Outings Boy Scout program features let a troop to plan its meetings around a theme.