- Visit a construction site or manufacturing or
processing plant. Discuss engineering design and
construction with the engineer in charge. Ask to see
engineering drawings and have them explained. Tell what
you learned about engineering and the day-to-day work
of an engineer from this visit.
- Visit another engineer (other than your counselor or
the person in requirement 1) in his office. Tell how
done there relates to the work done in the
- Explain the work of six of the following types of
engineers: civil, mechanical, chemical, electrical,
industrial, agricultural, aeronautical, mining,
astronautical, metallurgical, nuclear, biomedical,
- With your counselor's advice, select a subject for
research in engineering. Do research in publications
and interview experts. Tell what you learned and how
you got the facts. (Notes may be used.)
- Tell why measurements and calculations are important in
an engineer's work. Explain the difference between
accurate and precise measurements and calculations.
Explain the values of the metric system.
- Using an engineering college or university catalog,
learn what high school courses you could take to be
admitted into an accredited engineering college. Report
to counselor. Tell what "accredited college" means.
- Do ONE of the following:
- Show how the "engineering approach" to problems
works by laying out plans, step by step, for your
next campout. List alternative ideas on such items
as cost, campsites, and transportation. Tell why
decided as you did.
- Make an original piece of patrol equipment. Draw
plans for it. Show the plans to your counselor.
- Do TWO of the following:
- Transforming Motion. Show or tell how a car or
truck transmission transforms motion.
- Harnessing Electricity. Make a model of an
electrical device. A kit may be used. Or, make a
list all electrical appliances in your home and
find out approximately how much electricity each
uses in 1 month. Tell five ways to conserve
- Materials Science. Do experiments to show the
differences in strength and heat conductivity among
wood, plastic, and metal. Discuss with your
counselor what you have learned.
- Energy Conversion. Tell how a car or flashlight
battery converts chemical energy into electrical
energy. Do an experiment to show the value and
potential of solar energy. Explain your results.
Tell about one way to convert mechanical to
- Traffic Study. With the advice of your counselor.
Select a busy street or highway intersection in
your community. Make a study of the traffic flow
there in both heavy and light traffic period. Find
out your community's predicted population 5 years
from now. Using all the data, tell your counselor
what could be done to improve traffic flow 5 years
- Build an engineering project for entry into a
science-engineering fair. Show it to your
- Study "Faith of the Engineer." Tell how this is like
the Scout Oath.