Scout Name: _________________________________________________ Unit #: _______________ Date: _______________
Requirements Last Revised: 1/1/01 Engineering - Page 1 of 8
Merit Badge Requirements
1) Select some manufactured item in your home (such as a toy or an appliance) and, under adult supervision and with the approval of
your counselor, investigate how and why it works as it does. Find out what sort of engineering activities were needed to create it.
Discuss with your counselor what you learned and how you got the information.
2) Select an engineering achievement that has had a major impact on society. Use the resources available to you to research it. Tell
your counselor about the engineer(s) who made it possible, the special obstacles they had to overcome, and how this achievement has
influenced the world today.
3) Explain the work of six types of engineers. Pick two of the six and explain how their work is related.
4) Visit with an engineer (who may be your counselor or parent) and do the following:
A) Discuss this engineer does and the tools the engineer uses.
B) Discuss with the engineer a current project and the engineer’s particular role in it.
C) Find out how the engineer’s work is done and how results are achieved.
D) Ask to see the reports that the engineer writes concerning the project.
E) Discuss with your counselor what you learned about engineering from this visit.
5) Do ONE of the following:
A) Use the engineering-systems approach to make step-by-step plans for your next campout. List alternative ideas on such
items as program schedule, campsites, transportation, and costs. Tell why you made the choices you did and what
improvements were made.
B) Make and original design for a piece of patrol equipment. Use the engineering systems approach to help you decide how
it should work and look. Draw plans f