Volume 6 Issue 7
February 2000



Heart of America Council


Den Meeting

1. Have an engineer visit your den and tell about his profession. He might be able to bring a set of blueprints, and explain the symbols used, and show how he uses blueprints.

2. Demonstrate the basic principle of leverage by using a teeter-totter or a plank with a fulcrum made of bricks or blocks. Show how this principle is the same one used in block and tackles using a single pulley as a block and tackle.


Pack Meeting

Conduct a demonstration of the strength in different types of bridges.


Field Trips

1. Visit (with permission) a housing project or a commercial building construction site, possibly in conjunction with a visit by an engineer as a guest speaker at your meeting.

2. The Corps of Engineers office if you are near one.

3. Bridge tour


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