The engineering troop program feature helps a PLC plan a month’s worth of activities with an engineering theme.
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 and timber.
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.
Scouts today are familiar with many types of digital technology – the Internet, smart phones, tablets, computers. The Digital Technology merit badge teaches Boy Scouts how to use technology safely and responsibly.
Larry sent in this helpful suggestion for a site with lots of pioneering projects.
The Electronics merit badge introduces Boy Scouts to the concepts and devices which make a lot of the technology they use possible.
Engineers use their knowledge to solve a wide variety of problems. Boy Scouts can investigate this profession by earning the Engineering merit badge.
I took a drafting course in college and enjoyed it. Boy Scouts can learn more about this precise way of drawing a design by earning the Drafting merit badge.
Boy Scouts can learn all about circuits and energy while earning the Electricity merit badge.
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 open house or a just for a fun meeting.
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.
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.
Boy Scout program features let a troop to plan its meetings around a theme.