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Webelos Scout Engineer activity badge (pin) resources include the Engineer worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF
and cross-references for related Cub Scout belt loops & pins and Cub Scout awards.
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The Webelos Engineer activity badge helps prepare Webelos Scouts for the Boy Scout Engineering merit badge(s).

Activity Badge

The Webelos Engineer Activity Badge is one of 20 different Activity Badges that can be earned in the Webelos Scout Program. The requirements are typically worked on during den meetings or den activities while the skills are practiced at home, with the help of the Webelos Scout's family. The requirements are either completed with the den or at home with the den leader's approval. Projects are brought to meetings to share with the den and for Webelos Den Leader or Activity Badge Counselor approval.


Engineer requirements

Do both of these:

  1. Talk to an engineer, surveyor, or architect in your area about the different occupations in engineering. Create a list that tells what they do.
  2. Draw a floor plan of your house. Include doors, windows, and stairways.

And do four of these:

  1. Visit a construction job. Look at a set of plans used to build the facility or product. Tell your Webelos den leader about these. (Get permission before you visit.)
  2. Visit a civil engineer or surveyor to learn how to measure the length of a property line. Explain how property lines are determined.
  3. Tell about how electricity is generated and then gets to your home.
  4. Construct a simple working electrical circuit using a flashlight battery, a switch, and a light.
  5. Make drawings of three kinds of bridges and explain their differences. Construct a model bridge of your choice.
  6. Make a simple crane using a block and tackle and explain how the block and tackle is used in everyday life.
  7. Build a catapult and show how it works.
  8. While you are a Webelos Scout, and if you have not earned it for another activity badge, earn the Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Mathematics.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Webelos Cub Scout Handbook, 2003 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #34754 (formerly #33452))

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

Requirement resources

1. Careers in Engineering - Discover Engineering - Engineering Careers - Fields (Type) of Engineering - p. 213
2. Graph paper to draw your floor plan is in the Engineer Worksheet - How to draw a Scale Floor Plan - p. 214
3. Visit a construction job. Look at a set of plans - p. 215

How to Read Blueprints (with symbols) - How to Read Blueprints One-Page PDF - Video: How to Read Blueprints

4. Visit a civil engineer or surveyor to learn how to measure the length of a property line - p. 215

Video: How to Identify Property Lines - How to Determine your Property Lines (with sample land plats) - eHow: Understand Your Home's Property Survey [ Sample Plat of Survey -
See Surveying merit badge for more.

5. Electricity generation & transmission - p. 216

How Electricity Works - What is Electicity? - Fundamental Concepts of Electronics

6. Construct a simple working electrical circuit using a flashlight battery, a switch, and a light - p. 216

How to Make a Simple Electrical Circuit - Electrical Circuit Lesson Plan -

7. Graph paper to draw your bridges is in the Engineer Worksheet - p. 218-20

Nova: What Bridge To Build? - File Card Bridges - Bridge Building Links

8. Crane using a block and tackle - pp. 221-3

How Stuff Works - How a Block and Tackle Works (animated)

9. Build a catapult and show how it works - pp. 224-5

Simple Lego & Dowel Catapults - Video: How to Build a Catapult - How to Build a Simple Catapult - How does a catapult work?

10. Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Mathematics

Many Webelos Scouts may earn belt loops and pins a second time to qualify for Webelos Activity Badges. All boys may earn belt loops more than once; however, leaders should encourage boys to try different requirements and earn the pin. Packs should have a clear policy in place to determine whether the pack or the boy's family will be responsible for the cost of awards that are earned more than once.
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide #34299B, p.4 and Cub Scout Leader Book, p. 31-1.
General Resources

Related awards

Science Awards

Science-related awards

Profession Awards

Profession-related awards

See also

Webelos Den Leader portal

External links

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