TROOP•444

Old Hickory Council - Hanging Rock District

Troop 444: Landscape Architecture Merit Badge

 

Landscape Architecture

 

 

Requirements

  1. Go to a completed landscape project that a landscape architect has designed. Before you visit the site, obtain a plan of the design from the landscape architect if one is available.
  2. After completing requirement 1, discuss the following with your merit badge counselor:
        A. Tell whether the design had separate spaces, a clear path system, and sun and shade variety.
        B. Discuss how the designated seating, eating, or parking area suited the overall design.
        C. Explain how the design reflected consideration for the comfort, shelter, and security of the users.
        D. Discuss how the choice of trees, shrubs, and ground covers used in the project contributed to its
              appeal and function.
  3. Identify five shrubs, five trees, and one ground cover, being sure that you select examples of different shapes, sizes, and textures. With the help of your counselor or a local nursery, choose plants that will grow in your area. Bring pictures of the different planting materials or, if possible, examples of their branches, leaves, or flowers to a troop meeting. Be prepared to tell how you might use each in the design of a landscape.
  4. Look at and study a place of worship or school grounds to find the place where most people arrive by bus or car. Show you can do the following:
        A. Using a measuring tape, measure and draw the entry and its nearby area using a scale of 1/8 inch
              equal to 1 foot on an 11-by-17-inch piece of paper. Be sure to include the driveway and the wall and
              door where people enter the school or place of worship. Indicate any sidewalks, structures, trees,
              and plants within the study area. Make a copy of this plan to save the original. , then do 4b and 4c
              using the copies.
        B. On one copy, use directional arrows to indicate where the water drains across the site, where
              ditches occur, and where water stands for a longer period of time.
        C. Decide how you can make the place safer and more comfortable for those using it. Redesign the
              area on another copy of the plan. You may want to include new walks, covered waiting areas,
              benches, space-defining plantings of trees and shrubs, and drainage structures.
  5. Find out about three career opportunities in landscape architecture. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.

Landscape Architecture 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