ENGINEERING MERIT BADGE (VIRTUAL)


ENGINEERING MERIT BADGE (VIRTUAL)
Date/Time
Registration Begins
6/6/2020 10:00 AM
Last Day To Register
6/17/2020 2:00 PM
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Virtual Engineering Merit Badge

 

What: Engineering is an exciting field because engineers get to turn an idea into reality! In the engineering merit badge, scouts will learn about problem solving techniques and the job of engineers to find solutions to world problems. Scouts will explore how objects are made, why they work the way they do, learn about different types of engineering, study engineering achievements, and will even be given the opportunity to meet with an engineer and come up with their own design for a problem! Engineering is the application of science and math to solve problems. Simply, engineers study how things work and how to improve the design and efficiency of every day objects. The role of engineers in society will be explored.

 Meet your Counselor - Drew Robert is a current engineering student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute graduating this May 2020 with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelors of Science in Robotics Engineering. Drew’s work and research has focused on Robotics in society. Before attending engineering school, Drew worked as a counselor at Camp Cachalot in Massachusetts in the Ecology/Nature area for 2 years as staff before becoming the Ecology/Nature Director for 2 years. In addition, Drew is an Eagle Scout from Troop 53 Mattapoisett, MA and has been involved in the Scouting organization for over half of his life either attending camp, or working at camp. Outside of his interest in engineering and nature, Drew likes snowboarding, traveling, and video games.

WHO: Open to all Scouts BSA members

HOW:  The Engineering Merit Badge will be taught in a virtual classroom. The class has a capacity of 20 Scouts. Small classroom size provides all students with the opportunity to share and interact with the counselors and other Scouts. Scouts should be prepared to be challenged and to join the conversation! Participants who do not engage with the class may not receive credit for the badge. Scouts must be prompt for all badge sessions. Late participants may not receive credit for all requirements. Scouts must use a device with video to access this class.

Before beginning work on any merit badge, scouts are to have a discussion with their unit leader regarding the specific badge and counselor.

WHEN: This class will be held virtually over two sessions:

June 17, 2020 3:00PM-5:00PM 

June 24, 2020 3:00PM-5:00PM

Scouts must attend both sessions to complete the offered requirements.

After registering, Scouts will receive a link and login information via email the day the class is scheduled. Scouts will also receive instructor details that can be used to connect to the counselor on Scoutbook. This assures that completed requirements are easily recorded. 

PREREQUISITES:  Supplies: Any materials that can be found in your house, internet access to Google.

 

 

 

Cost
$20.00 per Participant

 

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