TROOP•444

Old Hickory Council - Hanging Rock District

Troop 444: Drafting Merit Badge

 

Drafting

 

 

Requirements

  1. Format TWO sheets of drawing paper with proper borders and title blocks - one for your manual project (see requirement 2) and one for your lettering project (see requirement 5).
        A. Make a rough sketch of your project drawings to determine the correct size of paper to format.
        B. Using either single-stroke vertical or slant Gothic lettering, fill in all important information in the title
              block sections of the formatted paper.
  2. Using the formatted sheet of paper you prepared for your manual project, produce a pencil drawing as it would be used for manufacturing. Fill in all title block information. The manual drawing may be any one of the following drawing types:
        A. Architectural: Make a scale drawing of an architectural project. The architectural drawing may be a
              floor plan, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical service plan; elevation plan; or landscaping plan. Use
              an architect's scale and show dimensions to communicate the actual size if features. Include any
              important notes and considerations necessary for construction.
        B. Mechanical: Make a scale drawing of some mechanical device or interesting object. The
              mechanical drawing may be of the orthographic or isometric style. Use an engineer's scale and
              show dimensions to communicate the actual size of features. Include any important notes and
              considerations necessary for construction.
        C. Electrical: Draw a simple schematic of a radio or electronic circuit. Properly print a bill of materials
              including all of the major electrical components used in the circuit. Use standard drawing symbols
              for the electronic components.
  3. Produce a computer-aided design (CAD) drawing as it would be used in manufacturing. Fill in all title block information. The CAD drawing may be any one of the following drawing types:
        A. Architectural: Make a scale drawing of an architectural project. The architectural drawing may be a
              floor plan, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical service plan; elevation plan; or landscaping plan. Use
              an architect's scale and show dimensions to communicate the actual size if features. Include any
              important notes and considerations necessary for construction.
        B. Mechanical: Make a scale drawing of some mechanical device or interesting object. The
              mechanical drawing may be of the orthographic or isometric style. Use an engineer's scale and
              show dimensions to communicate the actual size of features. Include any important notes and
              considerations necessary for construction.
        C. Electrical: Draw a simple schematic of a radio or electronic circuit. Properly print a bill of materials
              including all of the major electrical components used in the circuit. Use standard drawing symbols
              for the electronic components.
  4. Discuss with your counselor how fulfilling requirements 2 and 3 differed from each other. Tell about the benefits derived from using CAD for requirement 3. Include in your discussion the software you used as well as other software options that are available.
  5. Using single-stroke slant or vertical Gothic lettering, (without the aid of a template or lettering guide) write a brief explanation of what you consider to be the most important benefit in using CAD in a particular industry (aerospace, electronics, manufacturing, architectural, or other). Use the experience gained in fulfilling requirements 2, 3, and 4 to support your opinion. Use the formatted sheet of paper you prepared in requirement 1 for your lettering project.
  6. Do ONE of the following (a or b):
        A. Visit a facility or industry workplace where drafting is part of the business. Ask to see an example of
              the work that is done there, the different drafting facilities, and the tools used.
            1. Find out how much of the drafting done there is manual, and how much is done using CAD. If CAD
                  is used, find out what software is used and how and why it was chosen.
            2. Ask about the drafting services provided. Ask who uses the designs produced and how those
                  designs are used. Discuss how the professionals who perform drafting cooperate with other
                  individuals in the drafting area and other areas of the business.
            3. Ask how important the role of drafting is to producing the end product or service that this business
                  supplies. Find out how drafting contributes to the company's end product or service
        B. Using resources you find on your own such as at the library and on the Internet (with your parent's
              permission), learn more about the drafting trade and discuss the following with your counselor.
            1. The drafting tools used in the past - why and how they were used. Explain which tools are still
                  used today and how their use has changed with the advent of new tools. Discuss which tools are
                  being made obsolete by newer tools in the industry.
            2. Tell what media types were used in the past and how drawings were used, stored, and
                  reproduced. Tell how the advent of CAD has changed the media used, and discuss how these
                  changes affect the storage or reproduction of drawings.
            3. Discuss whether the types of media have changed such that there are new uses for the drawings,
                  or other outputs, produced by designers. Briefly discuss how new media types are used in the
                  industry today.
  7. Find out about three career opportunities in drafting. Pick one and find out about the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.

Drafting Worksheets for use in working on these requirements

Boy Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Boy Scout Law

A Scout Is...

A Scout tells the truth.
He keeps his promises.
Honesty is part of his code of conduct.
People can depend on him.
TRUSTWORTHY
A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation.LOYAL
A Scout is concerned about other people. He does things willingly for others without pay or reward.HELPFUL
A Scout is a friend to all.
He is a brother to other Scouts.
He seeks to understand others.
He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own.
FRIENDLY
A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position.
He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.
COURTEOUS
A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle.
He treats others as he wants to be treated.
He does not hurt or kill harmless things without reason.
KIND
A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop.
He obeys the laws of his community and country.
If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them.
OBEDIENT
A Scout looks for the bright side of things.
He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
CHEERFUL
A Scout works to pay his way and to help others.
He saves for unforeseen needs.
He protects and conserves natural resources.
He carefully uses time and property.
THRIFTY
A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid.
He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten him.
BRAVE
A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean.
He goes around with those who believe in living by these same ideals.
He helps keep his home and community clean.
CLEAN
A Scout is reverent toward God.
He is faithful in his religious duties.
He respects the beliefs of others.
REVERENT