IGG INTEREST BADGE Guide Engineering Option 02

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Investigate Engineering Principles in your Patrol (Force- Arm Cantilever-Plank)


 Lightweight bag per guide
 Items to put in the bag that are small and reasonably heavy
Examples Bottle of water/cans/anything heavy and small


Aim of Badge To take on an engineering project – everyone can be an engineer!

This Badge has 4 options of which 4 must be completed
Option 4 has 5 sub sections of which 1 must be completed using the engineering design process

Forces Arm Cantilever (Plank)

 The Guide Engineering Badge focuses on the practical approach to design: a primary engineering skill
 However, engineering design could be described as the practical application of scientific principles
 An understanding of these principles is critical for engineering design.
 This activity explores some of the basic principles in a fun way. Units can complete one or all activities (available on OGM) for this option.

Leaders’ Hints See additional information overleaf

1. Each Guide should have a lightweight bag with handles
2. Ask them to add an object to the bag
3. Give the following instruction (see overleaf)


Attachments/Template needed for activity? Yes 2 pages


  • Branch Weekend 2018
  • Engineering Principles
  • Forces
  • Interest Badge Guide Engineering

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