Engineering Merit Badge Helps and Documents

Scouts who are working on the requirements for the Engineering merit badge learn about the process of building and creating products and structures. They investigate the variety of careers available in engineering. Scouts explore how engineers use a step-by-step approach to make improvements for society.

Get the Engineering Merit Badge pamphlet

Printable helps for requirements:

Printable requirements for Engineering Merit Badge

Printable checkoff sheet for Engineering Merit Badge

Printable note sheet for Engineering Merit Badge

Printable checkoff sheet for all Scouts BSA merit badges

Design your own approach to the Engineering merit badge with these ideas and related achievements:

Whoosh! Scouts BSA Nova Award (Engineering) Helps and Documents

Whoosh! is the Scouts BSA Nova Award for investigating engineering as it relates to motion. To earn this award, Scouts must complete one of their engineering or motion related merit badges and learn about related topics such as machines and forces Scouts also dream up their own design for an amusement park, piece of playground equipment, or new method of transportation.

Splash! Scouts BSA Nova Award (Science) Helps and Documents

Splash! is the Scouts BSA Nova Award for investigating water science. To earn this award, Scouts must complete one of their science related merit badges and learn about related topics such as pollution, health, water cycle, and waste treatment. Scouts also learn how water is processed and consumed.

Dr. Bernard Harris Supernova Helps and Documents

The Dr. Bernard Harris Supernova Award is the bronze (first) level Supernova Award for Scouts BSA. To earn this award, Scouts must earn three Nova awards, the Scholarship merit badge, and four Nova approved STEM related merit badges. They must also complete two Supernova activities.

Next Big Thing Scouts BSA Nova Award (Product Design) Helps and Documents

Next Big Thing is the Scouts BSA Nova Award for investigating astronomy and projectile science. To earn this award, Scouts must complete one of their design related merit badges and learn about topics such as prototypes, market research, brainstorming and painstorming. Scouts imagine a new product and create a 3D model or sketch of the design.

Egg Drop Challenge – An Engineering Project

In an egg drop challenge, Scouts try to design a container which can prevent an egg from breaking when dropped. This is an excellent project to get kids interested in science and engineering.

Thomas Edison Supernova Award Helps and Documents

The Thomas Alva Edison Supernova Award is the silver (second) level Supernova Award for Scouts BSA. To earn this award, Scouts must earn the Dr. Bernard Harris Supernova award, one additional Nova award, and four additional Nova approved STEM related merit badges. They must also complete two additional Supernova activities.

Engineering Troop Program Feature for Scouts BSA

The Engineering program feature teaches Scouts helps Scouts understand how problem solving and design can be used to help meet the challenges found in our society.

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 open house or a just for a fun meeting.

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