Achieving an Engineering Merit Badge is an incredible accomplishment and a great way to learn about the different engineering fields. In order to earn an Engineering Merit Badge, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts must complete a number of requirements in the areas of electronics, aerospace, and robotics. Here, we provide a worksheet and the requirements for earning an Engineering Merit Badge.
- Research and explain the educational requirements of at least three engineers in the fields of electronics, aerospace, and robotics.
- Research the design process of an engineering project and explain the steps involved.
- Create a plan for an engineering project, and explain how it would solve a problem.
- Construct at least one item from electronics, aerospace, and robotics.
- Explain the physics and mathematics behind the item constructed from the project.
- Explain the function of the item constructed from the project.
- Test the item constructed from the project and explain the results.
The worksheet is a document that must be completed and submitted with the other requirements upon completion. The worksheet may be downloaded here: Engineering Merit Badge Worksheet.
The worksheet must be filled out entirely in order for the Engineering Merit Badge to be awarded. In the worksheet, Scouts must provide details on their research, project design, the construction of items, their understanding of the physics and mathematics involved, the function of their items, and their test results.
Earning an Engineering Merit Badge is an amazing accomplishment. It is also an incredible opportunity to learn more about engineering in the fields of electronics, aerospace, and robotics. To earn the Engineering Merit Badge, Scouts must complete the worksheet and requirements as outlined above.