Scouts learn about different aspects of the mining industry while working on the Mining in Society merit badge. They consider how to mine minerals and how to transport materials. They also explore careers related to mining.
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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.