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Science and Technology Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

To achieve this badge you need to choose from Options 1 to 5, then complete the all the tasks outlined under your chosen option. You should be aiming to work towards this badge over a period of 6 to 12 months.

Option 1: meteorology

  1. Regularly record weather observations and measurements over a period of time. You can break up the time if you like – you don’t have to keep continuous records.
  2. Demonstrate your skills in meteorological recording and observation to a group of young people.
  3. Give a detailed explanation of the formation of clouds and the weather associated with different clouds and fronts.
  4. Find out detailed information about how weather maps are produced. Show how you interpret them for use in Scouting activities.

Option 2: mechanic

  1. Regularly maintain a mechanical machine over a period of time. You
    should use the time to learn a variety of techniques.
  2. Demonstrate your mechanical knowledge. Explain the principles of operating an engine, gearbox and differential axle.
  3. Talk about the safety rules for machine maintenance and how you use the skills you’ve learned responsibly.

Option 3: radio communication

  1. Regularly take part in an activity involving in a method of radio communication. You should use the time to learn a variety of techniques and recording activity and develop your skills.
  2. Demonstrate a radio communication method to a group of young people.
  3. Talk about the rules or codes of practice for radio communication and how to use equipment responsibly.
  4. Share your knowledge of radio communication alphabets and internationally recognised call signs and signals.

Option 4: electronics

  1. Regularly take part in an activity involving electronics. Use the time to learn a variety of techniques and equipment and improve your skills.
  2. Show and explain your project work in electronics to a group of young people. You’re not expected to play the role of an instructor and an
    appropriate adult should supervise your group.
  3. Discuss the safe working practices of electronics and how to use equipment responsibly.
  4. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of circuits, components and the symbols used in electronics

Option 5: astronomy

  1. Regularly take part in an astronomy activity. Use a variety of instruments, record your observations over a period of time and show improvement in your skills.
  2. Demonstrate your skills in astronomy, including recording and observation, to a group of young people.
  3. Learn the meaning of technical astronomical terms. Give a detailed description of our galaxy and solar system, including planets and other bodies.
  4. Demonstrate a good knowledge of the history of space exploration  since 1969.
     

Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities.  For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility.


 

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