About the Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge
By doing the requirements for the Automotive Maintenance merit badge, Scouts learn to maintain automobiles. Scouts specifically learn about the tires, engine, cooling system, fuel system, ignition, electrical systems, drive train, brakes, and dashboard. They also learn to read the various gauges and meters. Scouts explore career opportunities related to maintaining cars.
Resources and Related Achievements
The Nova Awards are for Scouts who go further in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) investigations. The Automotive Maintenance merit badge is one of the requirements for the Start Your Engines! Scouts BSA Nova Award (Technology)
These books will help you learn how to maintain your automobile. They also provide information on repair. Driving a car is a big responsibility. It is important to know how to care for it. This will help you if you ever find your car broken down. At a minimum, you should know how to talk to a mechanic and describe the problem. Almost every car owner will experience a problem at one time or another. By knowing about the various aspects of your car, you can “be prepared” to deal with any situation which arises.