Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the 2021 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 2a: Draw a simple schematic diagram. It must show resistors, capacitors, and transistors or integrated circuits. Use the correct symbols. Label all parts.
Requirement 2b: Tell the purpose of each part.
Requirement 3: Do the following:
Requirement 3a: Show the right way to solder and desolder.
Requirement 3b: Show how to avoid heat damage to electronic components.
Requirement 3c: Tell about the function of a printed circuit board. Tell what precautions should be observed when soldering printed circuit boards.
Requirement 4: Do the following:
Requirement 4a: Discuss each of the following with your merit badge counselor:
Requirement 4ai: How to use electronics for a control purpose
Requirement 4aii: The basic principles of digital techniques
Requirement 4aiii: How to use electronics for three different audio applications
Requirement 4b: Show how to change three decimal numbers into binary numbers and three binary numbers into decimal numbers.
Requirement 4c: 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.
Requirement 4ci: A control device
Requirement 4cii: A digital circuit
Requirement 4ciii: An audio circuit
Requirement 5: Do the following:
Requirement 5a: Show how to solve a simple problem involving current, voltage, and resistance using Ohm's law.
Requirement 5b: Tell about the need for and the use of test equipment in electronics. Name three types of test equipment. Tell how they operate.
Requirement 5c: 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.