Landscape Architecture

From MeritBadgeDotOrg

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
Current revision (16:07, October 28, 2012) (edit) (undo)
(move quote, {{RareMeritBadge}} <br>)
 
(22 intermediate revisions not shown.)
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
{{Merit Badge header|Kayaking|Law}}
 +
{{Infobox_MeritBadge_Green
{{Infobox_MeritBadge_Green
|name= Landscape Architecture
|name= Landscape Architecture
Line 6: Line 8:
|status= Elective
|status= Elective
|created= 1967
|created= 1967
-
|discontinued= N/A
+
|source1= Replaced
-
|requirements revision= 2003
+
|source2= [[Landscaping]]
-
|pamphlet revision= 2002
+
|requirements revision= 2010
 +
|pamphlet revision= 2010
 +
|field= Professions
 +
|id= 067
 +
|quote=Landscape architects design and plan the various outdoor spaces in modern communities - neighborhood parks, soccer fields, school grounds, places of worship, office parks, shopping malls, cemeteries, and lakes - creating outdoor places that people will care about and want to visit.
}}
}}
 +
{{clear}}
 +
{{Merit Badge introduction}}
 +
{{Hornaday Merit Badge}}
-
== Merit badge requirements ==
+
<!-- ------------------------------------------------------ -->
 +
<!-- The text of the Requirements is on a locked subpage. -->
 +
<!-- Please offer comments or corrections -->
 +
<!-- under the Discussion tab at the top of this page. -->
 +
<!-- ------------------------------------------------------ -->
 +
{{reqs||merit badge }}
 +
<br>
-
:1. Explain the differences between a landscape architect and a horticulturist, a landscape contractor, an architect, an urban planner, and a civil engineer. Give an example of the work each might do that is unique to that vocation. How might people in these positions work with a landscape architect?
+
== Notes ==
-
:2. Do ONE of the following:
+
<!-- ---------------------------------------------------------- -->
-
::a. Visit a landscape architect's office or invite a landscape architect to your troop meeting to tell about his or her work. Find out about and discuss the following with your merit badge counselor:
+
<!-- Add general notes here, such as the link to the worksheet. -->
-
:::1. What a landscape architect's daily work is like.
+
<!-- ---------------------------------------------------------- -->
-
:::2. The education one must have to be a professional landscape architect.
+
{{Merit Badge Notes}}
-
:::3. The methods used in developing a design.
+
# The merit badge pamphlets for this merit badge and for Architecture were combined into a single pamphlet in 2008. However, there were NO changes to the requirements for this badge at that time.
-
:::4. The drawing tools and computer equipment used in design.
+
{{RareMeritBadge}}
-
::b. Log on to the American Society of Landscape Architects' Web site at http://www.ASLA.org and find out more about the landscape architecture profession and schools that educate landscape architects. Using documents printed from this Web site, report to your counselor what you have learned.
+
<br>
-
:3. Go to a completed landscape project that a landscape architect has designed. Before you visit the site, obtain a plan of the design from the landscape architect if one is available.
+
-
:4. Make a report in the form of a short talk to your Scout troop on what you found in requirement 3. Discuss the following:
+
-
::a. Tell whether the design had separate spaces, a clear path system, and sun and shade variety.
+
-
::b. Tell about the places to sit, eat, or park a car.
+
-
::c. Tell whether you were always comfortable and protected.
+
-
::d. Tell about some of the trees, shrubs, and ground covers used in the design.
+
-
:5. Identify five shrubs, five trees, and one ground cover, being sure that you select examples of different shapes, sizes, and textures. With the help of your counselor or a local nursery, choose plants that will grow in your area. Bring pictures of the different planting materials or, if possible, examples of their branches, leaves, or flowers to a troop meeting. Be prepared to tell how you might use each in the design of a landscape.
+
-
:6. Look at and study a place of worship or school grounds to find the place where most people arrive by bus or car. Show you can do the following:
+
-
::a. Using a measuring tape, measure and draw the entry and its nearby area using a scale of 1/8 inch equal to 1 foot on an 11-by-17-inch piece of paper. Be sure to include the driveway and the wall and door where people enter the school or place of worship. Indicate any sidewalks, structures, trees, and plants within the study area. Make a copy of this plan to save the original. Do the next two items on copies.
+
-
::b. On one copy, use directional arrows to indicate where the water drains across the site, where ditches occur, and where water stands for a longer period of time.
+
-
::c. Decide how you can make the place safer and more comfortable for those using it. Redesign the area on another copy of the plan. You may want to include new walks, covered waiting areas, benches, space-defining plantings of trees and shrubs, and drainage structures.
+
-
''Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)''
+
== Requirement resources ==
 +
<!-- ----------------------------------------------------------- -->
 +
<!-- Answers, cheatsheets, and answer keys will be removed. -->
 +
<!-- Add links as guidance for specific requirements such as: -->
 +
<!-- * [[Internal Link]] or [external link] description -->
 +
<!-- ----------------------------------------------------------- -->
 +
{{Merit Badge Requirement resources}}
 +
'''1'''. [http://www.asla.org/nonmembers/publicrelations/qanda.htm What is the difference between Landscape Architects and other design professionals?]<br>
-
== Notes ==
 
-
{{Worksheet|merit badge}}
+
== Related awards ==
 +
<!-- --------------------------------------------------------------- -->
 +
<!-- Note similarities with other award requirements here such as: -->
 +
<!-- * [[other award]] requirement ## -->
 +
<!-- --------------------------------------------------------------- -->
 +
{{Professions Award Links}}
-
[http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges.aspx Per the BSA:] ''You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject.'' Merit badge pamplets are available at your local [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/storeloc.aspx Scout Shop] or online at [http://www.scoutstuff.org/ ScoutStuff.org].
 
-
1. This badge is one of the elective merit badges of the [[William T. Hornaday Awards (Boy Scouting)|William T. Hornaday Awards for Boy Scouts]].
+
== See also ==
 +
<!-- ----------------------------------------------------- -->
 +
<!-- Note similarities with other articles here such as: -->
 +
<!-- * [[other article]] -->
 +
<!-- ----------------------------------------------------- -->
 +
{{Merit Badge See also}}
-
== Help with these requirements ==
 
== External links ==
== External links ==
 +
<!-- ------------------------------------------------------- -->
 +
<!-- Add general information links here (no advertisements) -->
 +
<!-- use this format: * [http://somelink.com description] -->
 +
<!-- ------------------------------------------------------- -->
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
-
[[Category:Boy Scouts]] [[Category:Merit Badges]]
+
{{Merit Badge footer}}

Current revision

Resources include the Landscape Architecture merit badge worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF, links, and cross-references to related badges and awards.  Prev  -  Next  

Landscape Architecture merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1967
Replaced: Landscaping
BSA Advancement ID: 067
Requirements revision: 2010
Latest pamphlet revision: 2010

Contents

Landscape architects design and plan the various outdoor spaces in modern communities - neighborhood parks, soccer fields, school grounds, places of worship, office parks, shopping malls, cemeteries, and lakes - creating outdoor places that people will care about and want to visit.

Landscape Architecture is one of the elective merit badges for the William T. Hornaday awards for Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts.


Landscape Architecture merit badge requirements

  1. Go to a completed landscape project that a landscape architect has designed. Before you visit the site, obtain a plan of the design from the landscape architect if one is available.
  2. After completing requirement 1, discuss the following with your merit badge counselor:
    a. Tell whether the design had separate spaces, a clear path system, and sun and shade variety.
    b. Discuss how the designated seating, eating, or parking area suited the overall design.
    c. Explain how the design reflected consideration for the comfort, shelter, and security of the users.
    d. Discuss how the choice of trees, shrubs, and ground covers used in the project contributed to its appeal and function.
  3. Identify five shrubs, five trees, and one ground cover, being sure that you select examples of different shapes, sizes, and textures. With the help of your counselor or a local nursery, choose plants that will grow in your area. Bring pictures of the different planting materials or, if possible, examples of their branches, leaves, or flowers to a troop meeting. Be prepared to tell how you might use each in the design of a landscape.
  4. Look at and study a place of worship or school grounds to find the place where most people arrive by bus or car. Show you can do the following:
    a. Using a measuring tape, measure and draw the entry and its nearby area using a scale of 1/8 inch equal to 1 foot on an 11-by-17 inch piece of paper. Be sure to include the driveway and the wall and door where people enter the school or place of worship.
    b. Indicate any sidewalks, structures, trees, and plants within the study area. Make a copy of this plan to save the original, then do 4b and 4c using the copies.
    c. On one copy, use directional arrows to indicate where the water drains across the site, where ditches occur, and where water stands for a longer period of time.
  5. Decide how you can make the place safer and more comfortable for those using it. Redesign the area on another copy of the plan. You may want to include new walks, covered waiting areas, benches, space-defining plantings of trees and shrubs, and drainage structures.
  6. Find out about three career opportunities in landscape 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:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 619576)

The text of these requirements is locked and can only be edited
by an administrator.
Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.


Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Landscape Architecture is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Landscape Architecture requirements.
meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
  1. The merit badge pamphlets for this merit badge and for Architecture were combined into a single pamphlet in 2008. However, there were NO changes to the requirements for this badge at that time.
  2. Landscape Architecture is a rare merit badge!


Requirement resources

1. What is the difference between Landscape Architects and other design professionals?


Related awards

Profession-related awards


See also

Boy Scout portal
Varsity Scout portal
Venturing portal
General Merit Badge information


External links

Personal tools
language