Jan 09 Boy Scout Roundtable Handout

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					                      March 09 Boy Scout Roundtable Handout

 American Business               Engineering                       Photography

 American Cultures               Entrepreneurship                  Pioneering
 American Heritage               Environmental Science             Plant Science
 American Labor                  Family Life                       Plumbing
 Animal Science                  Farm Mechanics                    Pottery
 Archaeology                     Fingerprinting                    Public Health
 Archery                         Fire Safety                       Public Speaking
 Architecture                    First Aid                         Pulp and Paper
 Art                             Fish and Wildlife                 Radio
 Astronomy                       Management                        Railroading
 Athletics                       Fishing                           Reading
 Automotive Maintenance          Fly Fishing                       Reptile and Amphibian
 Aviation                        Forestry                          Study
 Backpacking                     Gardening                         Rifle Shooting
 Basketry                        Genealogy                         Rowing
 Bird Study                      Geology                           Safety
 Bugling                         Golf                              Salesmanship
 Camping                         Graphic Arts                      Scholarship
 Canoeing                        Hiking                            Sculpture
 Chemistry                       Home Repairs                      Shotgun Shooting
 Cinematography                  Horsemanship                      Skating
 Citizenship in the              Indian Lore                       Small-Boat Sailing
 Community                       Insect Study                      Snow Sports
 Citizenship in the Nation       Journalism                        Soil and Water
 Citizenship in the World        Landscape Architecture            Conservation
 Climbing                        Law                               Space Exploration
 Coin Collecting                 Leatherwork                       Sports
 Collections                     Lifesaving                        Stamp Collecting
 Communications                  Mammal Study                      Surveying
 Composite Materials             Medicine                          Swimming
 Computers                       Metalwork                         Textile
 Cooking                         Model Design and Building         Theater
 Crime Prevention                Motorboating                      Traffic Safety
 Cycling                         Music                             Truck Transportation
 Dentistry                       Nature                            Veterinary Medicine
 Disabilities Awareness          Nuclear Science                   Water Sports
 Dog Care                        Oceanography                      Weather
 Drafting                        Orienteering                      Whitewater
 Electricity                     Painting                          Wilderness Survival
 Electronics                     Personal Fitness                  Wood Carving
 Emergency Preparedness          Personal Management               Woodwork
 Energy                          Pets

Almost half of the Boy Scout Merit Badges require prior counselor approval for certain
requirements. The rest do not: " Any Boy Scout may earn any merit badge at any time...You are
expected to meet the requirements as they are stated—no more and no less." - Boy Scout
Requirements p. 22 - 23.
The Merit Badge Counselor Guide gives this instruction: "At the first meeting, the Scout and his
merit badge counselor review and start working on the requirements. In some cases, the Scout
may share with the merit badge counselor the work he has started or accomplished."
             Merit Badges Requiring Prior Approval for Certain Requirements

   American Heritage           American Labor           Architecture             Art
   #2b, 2c, 2d, 5a, 5            #2, 5c, 5d                 #3                #2a, 2b, 4

       Astronomy                  Athletics            Backpacking         Cinematography
           #9                       #6b                   #11b                  #3a

    Citizenship in the        Citizenship in the
                                                      Communications          Computers
       Community                    Nation
                                                          #5c                #6e, #7c, 7d
        #4b, 5, 7c                   #6

    Crime Prevention        Disabilities Awareness                            Engineering
          #7b                          #5a                                        #1
                                                          #8b, 9a

 Environmental Science            First Aid               Forestry             Geology
         #3e3                        #6c                    #5                 #4a, 5c

          Golf                  Graphic Arts           Home Repairs           Indian Lore
          #8                        #4a                 #2, 3, 4, 5, 6            #2b

       Journalism              Mammal Study              Medicine             Metalwork
         #3b, 3c                   #5                      #10                #5b, 3c3a

Model Design and Building      Oceanography               Painting         Personal Fitness
      #1, 3, 4a, 4c               #8a, 8c                   #3                   #7

          Pets                  Photography             Pioneering              Pottery
           #1                     #4a, 4b                  #10                    #7

      Public Health            Pulp and Paper              Radio                Safety
         #5, 7                       #7                     #7                   #2a

     Salesmanship                Scholarship             Sculpture
          #3                        #4b                    #2c

     Soil and Water
                                   Sports                Surveying             Weather
                                    #5                      #2                 #9a, 9b

Retrieved from ""
List of Merit Badges by Field of Study


Animal Science, Farm Mechanics

Arts and Crafts

Art, Basketry, Bugling, Leatherwork, Metalwork, Music, Pottery, Sculpture, Wood Carving

Business and Industry

American Business, Entrepreneurship, Pulp and Paper, Salesmanship, Textile


Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Management, Forestry, Soil and Water Conservation


Backpacking, Camping, Coin Collecting, Collections, Cooking, Dog Care, Gardening, Hiking,
Home Repairs, Indian Lore, Model Design and Building, Pets, Pioneering, Radio, Rowing, Stamp

Natural Science

Archaeology, Astronomy, Bird Study, Geology, Insect Study, Mammal Study, Nature,
Oceanography, Reptile and Amphibian Study, Weather


Cinematography, Journalism, Photography, Theater

Personal Development

American Cultures, American Heritage, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the
Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Disabilities Awareness, Family Life,
Genealogy, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Public Speaking, Reading, Scholarship,
Traffic Safety, Wilderness Survival

Physical Science

Chemistry, Computers, Electricity, Electronics, Energy, Nuclear Science (Formerly Atomic
Energy), Space Exploration


Architecture, Dentistry, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Law, Medicine, Surveying,
Veterinary Medicine
Public Service

Crime Prevention, Emergency Preparedness, Fingerprinting, Fire Safety, First Aid, Lifesaving,
Public Health, Safety


Archery, Athletics, Canoeing, Climbing, Cycling, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Golf, Horsemanship,
Motorboating, Orienteering, Rifle Shooting, Shotgun Shooting, Skating, Small-Boat Sailing, Snow
Sports, Sports, Swimming, Water Sports, Whitewater


American Labor, Auto Mechanics, Composite Materials, Drafting, Graphic Arts, Painting,
Plumbing, Woodwork


Aviation, Railroading, Truck Transportation

Note: Merit Badges shown in bold are Eagle-required.

    1. Discuss with your counselor proper disability etiquette and person first language. Explain
       why these are important.
    2. Visit an agency that works with people with physical, mental, emotional, or educational
       disabilities. Collect and read information about the agency's activities. Learn about
       opportunities its members have for training, employment, and education.
    3. Do TWO of the following:

a. Talk to a Scout who has a disability and learn about his experiences taking part in Scouting
activities and earning different merit badges.

b. Talk to an individual who has a disability and learn about this person's experiences and the
activities in which this person likes to participate.

c. Learn how people with disabilities take part in a particular adaptive sport or recreational
activity. Discuss what you have learned with your counselor.

d. Learn about independent living aids such as service animals, canes, and teletypewriters
(TTYs). Discuss with your counselor how people use such aids.

    4. Visit TWO of the following locations and take notes about the accessibility to people with
       disabilities. In your notes, give examples of five things that could be done to improve
       upon the site and five things about the site that make it friendly to people with disabilities.
       Discuss your observations with your counselor.

a. Your school

b. Your place of worship

c. Your Scout camping site

d. A public exhibit or attraction (such as a theater, museum, or park)

    5. Explain what advocacy is. Do ONE of the following advocacy activities:

a. Present a counselor approved disabilities awareness program to a Cub Scout pack or other
group. During your presentation, explain and use person first language.

b. Find out about disability awareness education programs in your school or school system, or
contact a disability advocacy agency. Volunteer with a program or agency for eight hours.

c. Using resources such as disability advocacy agencies, government agencies, the Internet (with
your parent's permission), and news magazines, learn about myths and misconceptions that
influence the general public's understanding of people with disabilities. List 10 myths and
misconceptions about people with disabilities and learn the facts about each myth. Share your list
with your counselor, then use it to make a presentation to a Cub Scout pack or other group.
    6. Make a commitment to your merit badge counselor describing what you will do to show a
       positive attitude about people with disabilities and to encourage positive attitudes among
       others. Discuss how your awareness has changed as a result of what you have learned.
    7. Name five professions that provide services to people with disabilities. Pick one that
       interests you and find out the education, training, and experience required for this
       profession. Discuss what you learn with your counselor, and tell why this profession
       interests you.


    1. Do the following:

a. Explain the precautions that must be taken when handling, storing, and disposing of resins,
reinforcements, and other materials used in composites. Include in your discussion the
importance of health, safety, and environmental responsibility and awareness.

b. Describe what a material safety data sheet (MSDS) is and tell why it is used.

    2. Do the following:

a. Explain what are composite materials. Include a brief history of composites and how they have

b. Compare the similarities and differences between composites and wood, aluminum, copper,
and steel. Explain the physical, electrical, mechanical, corrosive, flammability, cost, and other
such properties. For each of these raw materials, give one example for how it can be shaped and
used for a specific application.

    3. Describe how composite materials are made. Then do the following:

a. Discuss three different composite reinforcement materials, their positive and negative
characteristics, and their uses. Obtain the MSDS for each one and discuss the toxicity, disposal,
and safe-handling sections for these materials.

b. Discuss three different resins used in composites, their positive and negative characteristics,
and their uses. Obtain the MSDS for each one and discuss the toxicity, disposal, and safe-
handling sections for these materials. Include thermoset resins and thermoplastic resins in your

c. For each of the three resins you chose for requirement 3b, think of a new application that might
be worth developing.

    4. With your parent's permission and your counselor's approval do ONE of the following:

a. Visit a company that manufactures or repairs products made with composites. Discuss what
you learn with your counselor.

b. Find three composites-related Web sites. Share and discuss what you learn with your

    5. Do the following:

a. Use composite materials to complete two projects, at least one of which must come from the
Composite Materials merit badge pamphlet. The second project may come from the pamphlet OR
may be one you select on your own that has been approved by your counselor in advance.

b. With your counselor's assistance, find an appropriate site where the projects can be safely
completed under your counselor's supervision and/or the supervision of an adult approved by
your counselor who is knowledgeable about composites.

c. With your counselor, determine how the finished projects will be evaluated. Using those
guidelines, evaluate the completed projects with your counselor.

    6. Find out about three career opportunities in composite materials. Pick one and find out
       the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your
       counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.

                                         Beam Me Aboard


One scout walks out and one hides with the "board".
The first scout acts like he is calling the "Star Trek" ship with the flip walky talky and says "Beam
me a board!"
Then the second scout tosses the board onto stage and the first Scout says "Thank you" and
carries the board away (or if at a campfire, adds it to the fire.)


2 scouts and one board or piece of wood



Scoutmaster Minute

Keep away from people who try to belittle
your ambitions. Small people always do
that, but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.

- Mark Twain

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