Electronics Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the current Scouts BSA Requirements.
Requirement 1: Describe the safety precautions you must exercise when using, building, altering, or repairing electronic devices.
Requirement 2: Do the following:
Requirement 2 a: Draw a simple schematic diagram. It must show resistors, capacitors, and transistors or integrated circuits. Use the correct symbols. Label all parts.
Requirement 2 b: Tell the purpose of each part.
Requirement 3: Do the following:
Requirement 3 a: Show the right way to solder and desolder.
Requirement 3 b: Show how to avoid heat damage to electronic components.
Requirement 3 c: Tell about the function of a printed circuit board. Tell what precautions should be observed when soldering printed circuit boards.
Function of a printed circuit board
What precautions should be observed when soldering printed circuit boards
Requirement 4: Do the following:
Requirement 4 a: Discuss each of the following with your merit badge counselor:
Requirement 4 a i: How to use electronics for a control purpose
Requirement 4 a ii: The basic principles of digital techniques
Requirement 4 a iii: How to use electronics for three different audio applications
Requirement 4 b: Show how to change three decimal numbers into binary numbers and three binary numbers into decimal numbers.
Requirement 4 c: Choose ONE of the following three projects. For your project, find or create a schematic diagram. To the best of your ability, explain to your counselor how the circuit you built operates.
i. A control device
ii. A digital circuit
iii. An audio circuit
|Found or created a schematic diagram|
How the circuit you built operates
Requirement 5: Do the following:
Requirement 5 a: Show how to solve a simple problem involving current, voltage, and resistance using Ohm’s law.
Requirement 5 b: Tell about the need for and the use of test equipment in electronics. Name three types of test equipment. Tell how they operate.
The need for and the use of test equipment in electronics
First type of test equipment and how it operates
Second type of test equipment and how it operates
Third type of test equipment and how it operates
Requirement 5 c: Demonstrate to your counselor how to read the colored bands of a resistor to determine its resistance value.
Requirement 6: Find out about three career opportunities in electronics that interest you. Discuss with and explain to your counselor what training and education are needed for each position.
Training and education needed for first career
Training and education needed for second career
Training and education needed for third career