Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Robotics Merit Badge.

Essential Info

  • Capacity is limited and Scouts must register in advance to participate. Scouts may register for a maximum of two workshops during this weekend program.
  • Scouts should gather at 6th St. Admissions to meet their counselor before the workshop.
  • Parking fee for Discovery Place Science Parking Deck and Museum admission is not included.
  • Discovery Place is not able to offer a refund if a Scout is not able to attend. However, if a Scout is not able to attend, he may notify Discovery Place of his situation and either recruit a Scout to take his place or ask Discovery Place to apply his paid fee toward registration for a future merit badge program.
  • Food: For Scouts participating in all-day merit badge workshops, all Scouts must pack their own lunches, including food and drink, and eat them in the dining area at Discovery Place Science. Scouts will not have time to purchase food in Curio City Kitchen. Eating or drinking during the class sessions will not be allowed.
  • Partial or Full Completion: Full completion of any of these merit badges is possible IF Scouts complete above preparations before class. If a Scout does not finish all requirements, he can work with their counselor to list and initial requirements completed on their blue card for later completion with the counselor. Scouts should follow the buddy system with 2-deep adult leadership for all merit badge sessions and for all meetings with Counselors.
  • Clothing: Scouts are expected to wear their field uniform (“Class A” uniform) with Scouts pants and shirt to demonstrate participation as a Scout and to reinforce Scouting values and behavior during the course. Scouts must wear closed-toe shoes or boots (not sandals) with socks to classes for safety. Scouts must wear closed-toe shoes or boots (not sandals) with socks to classes for safety. Neckerchiefs and merit badge sashes and medals are not expected or required. 
  • Cell Phones: Scouts may have cell phones with them during the course, but cell phones should be turned completely off during all class sessions. If a Scout chooses to send text messages or talk on his cell phone during class, he will be expected to loan his cell phone to the instructor or to his parent or to a Scout leader for safe keeping during the rest of the day, to be returned when the class ends.

Be prepared! 

Scouts, before your workshop, print and read the Robotics Merit Badge requirements. Research requirements 3, 6b and 7. Bring your written information to class. Take photos or videos to illustrate three of the five major fields of robotics or find links to web pages that show these fields, and bring this information to class on a memory stick, smart phone or paper.

Be sure to bring your signed blue card to the workshop!

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