One of the great
things about being a Webelos Leader is the opportunity to learn many things
along with the boys. Unless you are an engineer, there may be some knowledge
to pick up with this activity badge to pass on to your
boys. Recruit the
help of a father who is an engineer.
One of the purposes
of Cub Scouting is "fostering a sense of personal achievement by developing
new interests and skills" in boys. This activity badge probably does this
more than any of the other badges. Engineering is one of the most exacting of
the professions and the badge includes projects that will give a boy an
insight into some types of engineering.
Arrange for boys to
visit an engineer or surveyor in a municipal county office. Plan for the boys
to look through the surveyor's manual and read a rod.
Visit a construction
site and see the plans which are being followed.
Visit the County
water works, TV or radio station.
Have someone explain
how to read topographic maps.
Have a builder or
carpenter show and explain a floor plan of a house.
Make a block and
tackle. Be sure to explain its purpose.
Make catapults and
demonstrate them at pack meeting, shooting candies or marshmallows into the
audience for distance.
lines. Have a surveyor show how property lines are determined and measured.
types of engineers. If one can visit your den, let him describe briefly what
his duties are.
Have boys collect
pictures of bridges and note the differences in construction.
Take a field trip to
an operating draw bridge (ex. St Croix River), ship loading operation or
other large industrial operation involving large cranes or other lifting
Engineering: Deals with the whole field of design, manufacture,
maintenance, testing, and the use of aircraft both for civilian and military
Engineering: Closely related to aeronautics, but is concerned with the
flight of vehicles in space, beyond the earth's atmosphere, and includes the
study and development of rocket engines, artificial satellites, and spacecraft
for the exploration of outer space.
Engineering: Concerned with the design, construction, and management of
factories in which the essential processes consist of chemical reactions.
Engineering: Perhaps the broadest of the engineering fields; deals with
the creation, improvement, and protection of the communal environment;
providing facilities for living, industry, and transportation, including large
buildings, roads, bridges, canals, railroad lines, airports, harbors, and
Engineering/Computer Science: Divided broadly into the engineering of
electrical power distribution systems, electrical machinery, and
communication, information, and control systems.
Mining Engineering: Includes activities related to the discovery and
exploration of mineral deposits and the financing, construction, development,
operation, recovery, processing, purification, and marketing of crude minerals
and mineral products.
Management Engineering: Pertains to the efficient use of machinery,
labor, and raw materials in industrial production.
Engineering: Broadly speaking, covers the design and operation of all
types of machinery and small structures.
Engineering: Concerned with the prevention of accidents.
Engineering: A branch of civil engineering that has acquired the
importance of a specialized field due to its great importance for a healthy
environment, especially in dense urban population areas.
search for new scientific knowledge, with the objective of applying it to
Applied research which results in working model.
Conversion of developed ideas into economical, reliable, and producible plans
of manufacture, use or construction.
Plan and direct the methods of making the design and transforming it into a
Define and explain the application of the product and the sale of it.
Administrate any or all of the engineers which perform the functions listed
above and any other personnel required to perform the assigned task.
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