|Composite Materials merit badge|
|Created:|| 2006 (premiered at the|
2005 National Scout Jamboree)
|BSA Advancement ID:||137|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2006|
|“||Composites can be found just about everywhere: in airplanes and sports cars, golf clubs and guitars, boats and baseball bats, bathtubs and circuit boards, and even bridges. Composites make bicycles and skis lighter, kayaks and canoes stronger, houses warmer, and helmets tougher.||”|
Composite Materials merit badge requirements
| A FREE workbook for Composite Materials is available here! |
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
|meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of|
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
- Per the BSA: "You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject." Pamphlets (books) are at local Scout Shops and online at ScoutStuff.org.
- "Get a signed Merit Badge application from your Scoutmaster." An online, printable Word doc file version is available.
- This merit badge was first shown at the 2005 National Scout Jamboree.
1a. Safety & Health: OSHA Health and Safety - Composites
1b. Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) List
2a. What are composites? - Wikipedia: Composite Materials
2b. Benefits of composites - Composites products examples by market - Composite Material Key Concepts
3. Overview of composites manufacturing processes
3. Overview of composite materials - SME Society of Manufacturing Engineers Composites
4. Resource of companies who make composites
5. Project ideas
- Group Projects
- Surf board
- Canoe or kayak
- Troop box
- Totem poles
- Snow shoes
- Lightweight troop/patrol kitchen
- Troop trailers
- Klondike derby sled
- Snow boards
- Camp signage
- Individual Projects
- Skate board
- Skim board
- Walking sticks
- Car or Boat Repair
- Tool Handle Repair
- Window flower box
- Camp fire bucket
- Small toy boat
- Modified pinewood derby cars
- Boy Scout Merit Badges: Animal Science - Archaeology - Astronomy - Architecture - Chemistry - Composite Materials - Computers - Electricity - Electronics - Energy - Environmental Science - Geology - Nuclear Science - Radio - Space Exploration - Weather
- Webelos Activity Badge: Engineer - Geologist - Scientist
- Cub Scout Belt Loops & Pins: Astronomy - Geography - Geology - Science - Weather
General Merit Badge information
- An Introduction to Merit Badges – how to get started, who chooses the counselor, etc.
- Merit Badge Worksheets & Requirements – with the revision dates, diagrams, charts, checklists, logs, and links you need.
- Merit Badge Application – offers online resources to let you print "Blue Cards," etc.
- Merit Badge FAQ – answers dozens of questions like: Who can be a counselor? Can requirements be added or removed?
- Merit Badges Requiring Prior Approval – Certain requirements need prior approval. Most do not. Here is the list.
- Also see: List of how many boys have earned each Merit Badge – Merit Badge policies – Merit badges required for the Eagle Scout rank – Merit Badge Days
- Additionally: List of Merit Badges by Field of Study – Merit Badge Pamphlets & Libraries
- Merit Badge Counselors must complete Youth Protection Training, file an Adult Application (and Merit Badge Counselor Information Form); and be approved by the local council. (See the Guide for Merit Badge Counselors for additional details.)