Electronics Activity Badge
The Institute of Engineering and Technology sponsor the Scout Electronics activity badge. Some great resources will shortly be available to help Scouts gain their badge.
To gain this badge, Scouts must complete the requirements below:
Show an understanding of components by completing the following three tasks:
able to recognise common electronic components that are shown to you.
Explain, in simple terms, the functions they perform in electronic
the systems used for marking components with their values and be able
to identify the values of resistors and capacitors so marked.
Understand the importance of the rating of a component.
the symbols that are used to represent common components in circuit
diagrams. Show how to identify the polarity of a diode and a specific
pin number on an integrated circuit.
- Be able to recognise common electronic components that are shown to you. Explain, in simple terms, the functions they perform in electronic circuits.
knowledge of safe working practices to be followed when handling
electronic components, and circuit boards and when undertaking
Use a multimeter to measure voltage, current and resistance in a simple circuit. Discuss the relationship between these values.
Discuss the main differences in operation of digital and analogue circuits.
three simple circuits, one of which should be based mainly on digital
electronics. These may be from a book or magazine, or circuits that you
have designed yourself.
At least one of the circuits should be soldered using either strip-board or a custom made printed circuit board. Explain the principles behind the operation of each circuit and the typical values of voltage and current found in each.
If you need help designing alternatives to these requirements for those with special needs please contact the Special Needs Office at Gilwell Park.