Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Electricity Merit Badge

Troop 1305 started the Electricity Merit Badge tonight. 

A few items we learned about tonight included: 
Volts - Force behind electricity
Amps - Amount
Watt - Volts x Amps = Watts
ohm - Resistance or the amount of opposition to voltage
Rectifier - changes AC voltage to DC voltage
Rheostat - changes voltage output (raises or lowers)
Conductor - anything that allows the flow of electricity


  • Home electricity checklist
  • Electricity project using batteries: create a circuit using a switch and some sort of light or buzzer (no A/C voltage - batteries only for power)

Thanks Mark for helping us with this fun merit badge.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Summer Camp at Bear Lake

Bear Lake 2013 - Great turn out and lots of fun.

The 2013 Summer Scout Camp was held this year at the Bear Lake Aquatics Base, July 8th-13th. The scouts had a great time and completed nearly 85 merit badges. Merit badges included Swimming, Lifesaving, Environmental Science and more. You can check out all our photos online on our Facebook page under our photos. You won't want to miss them.