Scouting Program Archives: Mechanics Troop Program Feature

Mechanics Troop Program Feature

Show a young man a piece of machinery, and he is sure to ask, “How does it work?” This month we will tap the inborn curiosity about mechanical operations for a program feature that is both fun and educational.

Virtually every object we use is a product of a machine. There is a tremendous variety of machines, but they all operate on the same principles. Your Scouts will have a chance to get some insight into those principles.

Arrange for the Scouts to meet mechanics who can explain how machines work and how they are maintained. If possible, have them work on such machines as lawn mowers, auto engines, and bicycles. Have them also put their mechanical knowledge into action with some pioneering projects during the campout this month.

Find the complete plans for the Mechanics Troop Program Feature on the BSA website.

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