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Merit Badge Workbook
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Inventing Merit Badge Workbook This workbook can help you but you still need to read the merit badge pamphlet. This Workbook can help you organize your thoughts as you prepare to meet with your merit badge counselor. You still must satisfy your counselor that you can demonstrate each skill and have learned the information. You should use the work space provided for each requirement to keep track of which requirements have been completed, and to make notes for discussing the item with your counselor, not for providing full and complete answers. If a requirement says that you must take an action using words such as "discuss", "show", "tell", "explain", "demonstrate", "identify", etc, that is what you must do. Merit Badge Counselors may not require the use of this or any similar workbooks. No one may add or subtract from the official requirements found in Scouts BSA Requirements (Pub. 33216 – SKU 653801). The requirements were last issued or revised in 2017 • This workbook was updated in June 2020. Scout’s Name: __________________________________________ Unit: __________________________________________ Counselor’s Name: ____________________ Phone No.: _______________________ Email: _________________________ Workbook © Copyright 2020 - U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. - All Rights Reserved Requirements © Copyright, Boy Scouts of America (Used with permission.) This workbook may be reproduced and used locally by Scouts and Scouters for purposes consistent with the programs of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) or other Scouting and Guiding Organizations. However it may NOT be used or reproduced for electronic redistribution or for commercial or other non-Scouting purposes without the express permission of the U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. (USSSP). http://www.USScouts.Org • http://www.MeritBadge.Org Please submit errors, omissions, comments or suggestions about this workbook to: Workbooks@USScouts.Org Comments or suggestions for changes to the requirements for the merit badge should be sent to: Merit.Badge@Scouting.Org ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1. In your own words, define inventing. Then do the following: a. Explain to your merit badge counselor the role of inventors and their inventions in the economic development of the United States. Inventing Scout'sName:________________________ Inventing-MeritBadgeWorkbook Page.2of1 b.Listthreeinventionsandhowtheyhavehelpedhumankind. 1. 2. 3. 2.DoONEofthefollowing: �F a.Identifyandinterviewwithabuddy(andwithyourparent’spermissionandmeritbadgecounselor’sapproval)an individualinyourcommunitywhohasinventedausefulitem.Reportwhatyoulearnedtoyourcounselor. �F b.Readaboutthreeinventors. �F 1. �F 2. �F 3. Selecttheoneyoufindmostinterestingandtellyourcounselorwhatyoulearned. Inventing Scout'sName:________________________ Inventing-MeritBadgeWorkbook Page.3of1 3.DoEACHofthefollowing: a.Definethetermintellectualproperty. Explainwhichgovernmentagencyoverseestheprotectionofintellectualproperty,thetypesofintellectual propertythatcanbeprotected, howsuchpropertyisprotected, andwhyprotectionisnecessary. Whichgovernmentagency: Thetypesofintellectualpropertythatcanbeprotected: Howsuchpropertyisprotected: Whyprotectionisnecessary: Inventing Scout'sName:________________________ Inventing-MeritBadgeWorkbook Page.4of1 b.Explainthecomponentsofapatentandthedifferenttypesofpatentsavailable. Components: Typesofpatentsavailable: c.ExamineyourScoutinggearandfindapatentnumberonacampitemyouhaveused. Withyourparent’spermission,usetheInternettofindoutmoreaboutthatpatent. InventingScout'sName:________________________Inventing-MeritBadgeWorkbookPage.5of1Comparethefinisheditemwiththeclaimsanddrawingsinthepatent.Reportwhatyoulearnedtoyourcounselor. d.Explainthetermpatentinfringement. 4.Discusswithyourcounselorthetypesofinventionsthatareappropriatetosharewithotherswithoutprotectingandexplainwhy. Tellyourcounseloraboutone Inventing Scout'sName:________________________ Inventing-MeritBadgeWorkbook Page.6of1 5.Chooseacommerciallyavailableproductthatyouhaveusedonanovernightcampingtripwithyourtroop. Makerecommendationsforimprovingtheproduct,makeasketchthatshowsyourrecommendations,anddiscussyour recommendationswithyourcounselor. Recommendations: Makeasketch: Discussyourrecommendations: Inventing Scout'sName:________________________ Inventing-MeritBadgeWorkbook Page.7of1 6.Thinkofanitemyouwouldliketoinventthatwouldsolveaproblemforyourfamily,troop,charteredorganization, community,oraspecial-interestgroup. ThendoEACHofthefollowing,whilekeepinganotebooktorecordyourprogress: a.Talktopotentialusersofyourinventionanddeterminetheirneeds. Then,basedonwhatyouhavelearned,writeaproposalabouttheinventionandhowitwouldhelpsolvea problem. Thisproposalshouldincludeadetailedsketchoftheinvention. Inventing Scout'sName:________________________ Inventing-MeritBadgeWorkbook Page.8of1 �F b.Createamodeloftheitemusingclay,cardboard,oranyotherreadilyavailablematerial. Listthematerialsnecessarytobuildaprototypeoftheitem. c.Sharetheideaandmodelwithyourcounselorandpotentialusersofyourinvention.Recordtheirfeedbackin yournotebook. �F 7.Buildaworkingprototypeoftheitemyouinventedforrequirement6*,thentestandevaluatetheinvention.Amongthe aspectstoconsiderinyourevaluationarecost,usefulness,marketability,appearance,andfunction. Cost: Usefulness: Marketability: Appearance: Function: Inventing Scout'sName:________________________ Inventing-MeritBadgeWorkbook Page.9of1 Describehowyourinitialvisionandexpectationsforyourideaandthefinalproductaresimilarordissimilar.Haveyour counselorevaluateandcritiqueyourprototype. *Beforeyoubeginbuildingtheprototype,youmustshareyourdesignandbuildingplanswithyourcounselorandhave yourcounselor’sapproval 8.DoONEofthefollowing: �F a.Participateinaninvention,science,engineering,orroboticscluborteamthatbuildsausefulitem.Shareyour experiencewithyourcounselor. �F b.Visitamuseumorexhibitdedicatedtoaninventororinvention,andcreateapresentationofyourvisittoshare withagroupsuchasyourtrooporpatrol. Inventing Scout's Name: ________________________ Inventing - Merit Badge Workbook Page. 10 of 10 9. Discuss with your counselor the diverse skills, education, training, and experience it takes to be an inventor. Discuss how you can prepare yourself to be creative and inventive to solve problems at home, in school, and in your community. Discuss three career fields that might utilize the skills of an inventor. 1. 2. 3. When working on merit badges, Scouts and Scouters should be aware of some vital information in the current edition of the Guide to Advancement (BSA publication 33088). Important excerpts from that publication can be downloaded from . You can download a complete copy of the Guide to Advancement from .

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