TROOP•444

Old Hickory Council - Hanging Rock District

Troop 444: Electricity Merit Badge

 

Electricity

 

 

Requirements

  1. Demonstrate that you know how to respond to electrical emergencies by doing the following:
        A. Show how to rescue a person touching a live wire in the home.
        B. Show how to render first aid to a person who is unconscious from electrical shock.
        C. Show how to treat an electrical burn.
        D. Explain what to do in an electrical storm.
        E. Explain what to do in the event of an electrical fire.
  2. Complete an electrical home safety inspection of your home, using the checklist found in this pamphlet or one approved by your counselor. Discuss what you find with your counselor.
  3. Make a simple electromagnet and use it to show magnetic attraction and repulsion.
  4. Explain the difference between direct current and alternating current.
  5. Make a simple drawing to show how a battery and an electric bell work.
  6. Explain why a fuse blows or a circuit breaker trips. Tell how to find a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker in your home. Show how to safely reset the circuit breaker.
  7. Explain what overloading an electric circuit means. Tell what you have done to make sure your home circuits are not overloaded.
  8. On a floor plan of a room in your home, make a wiring diagram of the lights, switches, and outlets. Show which fuse or circuit breaker protects each one.
  9. Do the following:
        A. Read an electric meter and, using your family's electric bill, determine the energy cost from the
              meter readings.
        B. Discuss with your counselor five ways in which your family can conserve energy.
  10. Explain the following electrical terms:
        volt
        ampere
        watt
        ohm
        resistance
        potential difference
        rectifier
        rheostat
        conductor
        ground
        circuit
        short circuit
  11. Do any TWO of the following:
        A. Connect a buzzer, bell, or light with a battery. Have a key or switch in the line.
        B. Make and run a simple electric motor (not from a kit).
        C. Build a simple rheostat. Show that it works.
        D. Build a single-pole, double-throw switch. Show that it works.
        E. Hook a model electric train layout to a house circuit. Tell how it works.

Electricity 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