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To be able to complete a merit badge during Pathways to Eagle the preparation work MUST be completed BEFORE and turned in at the START of the merit badge session.


Due to the shortness of the sessions, teaching is not possible. The Scout needs to have read the merit badge pamphlet BEFORE the session and be prepared for each of the requirements.


The availability of a Merit Badge session will be based on the actual availability of Merit Badge counselors on the day of the event.

Electronics   Electronics     Electronics

This Merit Badge requires 2 sessions to complete.

The Pathways to Eagle preparation work items for the Electronics merit badge are: 2a,  4

  • Items in RED - MUST be completed before the session starts to make it possible to complete the merit badge at Pathways to Eagle. Bring proof of completion (item, written work, note, photo, etc.)
  • Items in GREEN - Can be completed before the session starts or done during merit badge session.
  • Items in BLACK - MUST be ready to demonstrate your knowledge of these requirements during the merit badge session.
Scouts are strongly encouraged to use a Merit Badge worksheet to show that they have done the preparation work for the merit badge. Download the workbook for the Electronics Merit Badge in Adobe PDF format from the U.S. Scouting Service Project website.
Scouts MUST be able to discuss any items completed as preparation works or as written work. Note: Some requirements contain items that fall into more that one category and are listed as the higher category.
Describe the safety precautions you must exercise when using, building, altering, or repairing electronic devices.
Do the following:
a.  Draw a simple schematic diagram. It must show resistors, capacitors, and transistors or integrated circuits, Use correct symbols. Label all parts.
b.  Tell the purpose of each part.
Do the following:
a.  Show the right way to solder and desolder.
b.  Show how to avoid heat damage to electronic componets.
c.  Tell about the function of a printed circuit board. Tell what precautions should be observed when soldering printed circuit boards.
Do the following:
a.  Discuss each of the following with your merit badge counselor: (i) How to use electronics for a control purpose (ii) The basic principles of digital techniques (iii) How to use electronics for three different audio applications
b.  Show how to change three decimal numbers into binary numbers and three binary numbers into decimal numbers.
c.  Choose ONE of the following three projects. For your project, find or create a schematic diagram. To the best of your ability, explain to your counselor how the circuit you built operates. (i) A control device (ii) A digital circuit (iii) An audio circuit
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.
c.  Demonstrate to your counselor how to read the colored bands of a resistor to determine its resistance value.
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.
The requirements listed on this web site are believed to be correct.
The official requirements can be found in the current edition of
"Boy Scout Requirements Book 2024"

Download the workbook for the Electronics Merit Badge
in Adobe PDF format from, The U.S. Scouting Service Project website.

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