Old Hickory Council - Hanging Rock District

Troop 444: Electronics Merit Badge






  1. Describe the safety precautions you must exercise when using, building, altering, or repairing electronic devices.
  2. Do the following:
        A. Draw a simple schematic diagram. It must show resistors, capacitors, and transistors or integrated
              circuits, Use the correct symbols. Label all parts.
        B. Tell the purpose of each part.
  3. Do the following:
        A. Show the right way to solder and desolder.
        B. Show how to avoid heat damage to electronic components.
        C. Tell about the function of a printed circuit board. Tell what precautions should be observed when
              soldering printed circuit boards.
  4. Discuss each of the following with your merit badge counselor, and then choose ONE of the following and build a circuit to show the techniques used:
        A. Tell how you can use electronics for a control purpose, and then build a control device circuit.
        B. Tell about the basic principles of digital techniques, and then build a digital circuit. Show how to
              change three decimal numbers into binary numbers, and three binary numbers into decimal
        C. Tell about three audio applications of electronics, and then build an audio circuit.
  5. Show how to read the schematic diagram of the project you choose and, to the best of your ability, explain to your counselor how the circuit you built operates.

  6. Do the following:
        A. Show how to solve a simple problem involving current, voltage, and resistance using Ohm's law.
        B. Tell about the need for and the use of test equipment in electronics. Name three types of test
              equipment. Tell how they operate.
  7. Find out about three career opportunities in electronics that interest you. Discuss with and explain to your counselor what training and education are needed for each position.

Electronics 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.
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.
A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position.
He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.
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.
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.
A Scout looks for the bright side of things.
He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
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.
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.
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.
A Scout is reverent toward God.
He is faithful in his religious duties.
He respects the beliefs of others.