Boy Scout Merit Badge
- 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.
Make a sketch of the building you most admire.
- Arrange to meet with an architect. Ask to see the architect's office and
to talk about the following:
- Careers in architecture
- Educational requirements
- Tools an architect uses
- Processes involved in a building project
- Arrange to visit a construction project with the project's architect. Ask
to see the construction drawings so that you can compare how the project is
drawn on paper to how it is actually built. Notice the different building
materials. Find out how they are to be used, why they were selected, and what
determines how they are being put together.
- Interview the owner or occupant of a home or other building (your
"client"). Find out what your client's requirements would be for designing a
new home or business facility. Write down all of your client's requirements
that you think would affect layout or design of the new facility.
- Measure your bedroom. Make an accurately scaled drawing of the floor plan
indicating walls, doors, windows, and furniture. Neatly label your drawing,
including your name and the date. (Drawing scale: 1/4 inch = 1 foot)
BSA Advancement ID#: 20
Source: Boy Scout
Requirements, #33215E, revised 2002