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'''1:''' [http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~twp/architecture/ Architectural Styles of America] Arranged by theme and time period. Also see: <span class=plainlinks>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture Wikipedia: Architecture]</span> <br />
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:The graph paper you need is in the workbook (<span class=plainlinks>[http://usscouts.org/usscouts/mb/worksheets/Architecture.pdf PDF {{PDF}}] or [http://usscouts.org/usscouts/mb/worksheets/Architecture.docx Word {{DOC}}]</span>).
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: <span class=plainlinks>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Building_materials Building Materials]</span>
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'''4:''' The graph paper you need is in the workbook (<span class=plainlinks>[http://usscouts.org/usscouts/mb/worksheets/Architecture.pdf PDF {{PDF}}] or [http://usscouts.org/usscouts/mb/worksheets/Architecture.docx Word {{DOC}}]</span>).<br />
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: [http://www.wikihow.com/Draw-a-Floor-Plan-to-Scale How to draw a Scale Floor Plan]
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'''5:''' <span class=plainlinks>[http://www.archcareers.org/ Careers in Architecture]</span><br />
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* [http://www.archfoundation.org Amer. Architectural Found.]
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* [http://www.aia.org/ American Institute of Architects]
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* [http://www.aiasnatl.org Amer. Institute of Arch. Students]
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* [http://www.acsa-arch.org Assn. of Collegiate Schools of Arch.]
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* [http://www.licensedarchitect.org Assn. of Licensed Architects]
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* [http://www.ncarb.org Nat. Council of Arch. Reg. Boards]
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* [http://www.noma.net Nat. Org. of Minority Architects]
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* [http://www.nysarch.com New York Society of Architects]
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* [http://www.sara-Nat..org Soc. of Amer. Registered Architects]
*[http://www.fengshuisociety.org.uk/ Feng Shui Society]
*[http://www.fengshuisociety.org.uk/ Feng Shui Society]
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**[http://www.paconserve.org/index-fw1.asp Falling Water] - Ohiopyle,Pa
**[http://www.paconserve.org/index-fw1.asp Falling Water] - Ohiopyle,Pa
**[http://www.kentuckknob.com/ Kentucky Knob] - Farmington,Pa.
**[http://www.kentuckknob.com/ Kentucky Knob] - Farmington,Pa.
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Resources include the Architecture merit badge worksheet in PDF format Adobe Acrobat PDF and Word format Microsoft Word DOC document, links, and cross-references to related badges and awards.
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Architecture merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1911
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 020
Requirements revision: 2015
Latest pamphlet revision: 2014

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Architecture is not just the special buildings like cathedrals, museums, or sports stadiums we read about or see on television; it is as normal as the homes, places of worship, schools, and shopping malls where we live, worship, work, learn, and play every day. However, architecture is more than just common shelter; building has always satisfied the human need to create something of meaning. Even the simplest form of architecture is a work of art that requires thought and planning.


Architecture merit badge requirements

  1. Do the following:
    1. Tour your community and list the different building types you see. Try to identify buildings that can be associated with a specific period of history or style of architecture. Make a sketch of the building you most admire.
    2. Select an architectural achievement that has had a major impact on society. Using resources such as the Internet (with your parent's permission), books, and magazines, find out how this achievement has influenced the world today. Tell your counselor what you learned.
  2. In the Outdoor Code, a Scout pledges to "be conservation-minded." Discuss the following with your counselor:
    1. The term sustainable architecture. Identify three features typical of green buildings.
    2. The difference between renewable building materials and recycled building materials, and how each can be used in construction.
    3. The relationship of architecture with its surrounding environment and the community.
    4. How entire buildings can be reused rather than torn down when they no longer serve their original purpose.
  3. Do ONE of the following:
    1. With your parent's and counselor's permission and approval, arrange to meet with an architect. Ask to see the scale model of a building and the drawings that a builder would use to construct this building. Discuss why the different building materials were selected. Look at the details in the drawings and the scale model to see how the materials and components are attached to each other during construction.
    2. With your parent's and counselor's permission and approval, arrange to meet with an architect at a construction site. Ask the architect to bring drawings that the builder uses to construct the building. While at the site, discuss why the different building materials being used were selected. Discuss how the different building materials and components are attached to each other during construction.
      Note: To visit a construction site will require advance planning. You will need permission from your parents, counselor, the architect, and the construction site manager. A construction site is a very dangerous place. While there, you will need to closely follow the site manager's directions and comply with all the safety procedures, including wearing a hard hat protective eyewear, and proper footwear. Be aware of the changing conditions at the site, and stay with the architect or site manager.
    3. Interview someone who might be your client (such as a prospective homeowner or business owner) if you were an architect. Find out what your client's requirements would be for designing a new home or business building. Write a short program including a list of requirements for the project, the functions of the building and site, how the functions relate to one another, and the goals of the project.
  4. Measure a room such as one where you live or where your troop meets. Make an accurately scaled drawing of the room's floor plan showing walls, doors, closets, windows, and any built-in furniture or cabinets. Neatly label your drawing with the following: your name, the date, what room you drew, and the scale of the drawing. (Drawing scale: ¼ inch = 1 foot)
  5. Find out about three career opportunities in architecture. 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.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Scouts BSA Requirements, 2019 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #648914)

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Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Architecture is available here! (PDF or Word) with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need! Or click here to print just the Architecture requirements. usscouts.org has PDF and Word versions of workbooks for Scouts BSA ranks and merit badges, Cub Scouting ranks and adventures, and STEM Nova awards.

Architecture merit badge requires prior counselor and/or parent approval for requirement(s) #3a, 3b.
The Architecture merit badge is an option for the Next Big Thing, Harris Bronze Supernova, and Edison Silver Supernova STEM Nova Awards.
  1. The Architecture merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.
  2. Architecture is a rare merit badge!

Requirement resources

1: Architectural Styles of America Arranged by theme and time period. Also see: Wikipedia: Architecture

The graph paper you need is in the workbook (PDF Adobe Acrobat PDF or Word Microsoft Word DOC document).

2: Outdoor Code
3: Find an architect in your area through the American Institute of Architects' "Architect Finder"

Building Materials

4: The graph paper you need is in the workbook (PDF Adobe Acrobat PDF or Word Microsoft Word DOC document).

How to draw a Scale Floor Plan

5: Careers in Architecture

Related awards

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