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MERIT BADGES
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"A"
American Business
American Culture
American Heritage
American Labor
Animal Science
Archaeology
Archery
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Athletics
Atomic Energy
Auto Mechanics
Aviation

"B"
Backpacking
Basketry
Bird Study
Bugling

"C"
Camping
Canoeing
Chemistry
Cinematography
Citizenship Community*
Citizenship Nation*
Citizenship World*
Climbing
Coin Collecting
Collections
Communications*
Computers
Cooking
Crime Prevention
Cycling*

"D"
Dentistry
Disability Awareness
Dog Care
Drafting

"E"
Electricity
Electronics
Emergency Preparedness**
Energy
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science*

"F"
Family Life*
Farm Mechanics
Fingerprinting
Fire Safety
First Aid*
Fish & Wildlife Mgmt.
Fishing
Fly Fishing
Forestry

"G"
Gardening
Genealogy
Geology
Golf
Graphic Arts

"H"
Hiking
Home Repairs
Horsemanship

"I"
Indian Lore
Insect Studies

"J"
Journalism

"K"

"L"
Landscape Architecture
Law
Leatherwork
Lifesaving**

"M"
Mammal Study
Medicine
Metalwork
Model Design & Building
Motorboating
Music

"N"
Nature

"O"
Oceanography
Orienteering

"P"
Painting
Personal Fitness**
Personal Management*
Pets
Photography
Pioneering
Plant Science
Plumbing
Pottery
Public Health
Public Speaking
Pulp and Paper

"Q"

"R"
Radio
Railroading
Reading
Reptile & Amphibian Study
Rifle Shooting
Rowing

"S"
Safety
Salesmanship
Scholarship
Sculpture
Shotgun Shooting
Skating
Skiing
Small Boat Sailing
Soil & Water Conservation
Space Exploration
Sports**
Stamp Collecting
Surveying
Swimming**

"T"
Textile
Theatre
Traffic Safety
Truck Transportation

"U"

"V"
Veterinary Medicine

"W"
Water Skiing
Weather
Whitewater
Wilderness Survival
Wood Carving
Woodwork

"X"
"Y"
"Z"

 

computers.gif (8391 bytes)  Computers
Requirements 1993
  1. Give a short history of computers. Describe the major parts of a computer system. Give four different uses of computers.
  2. Do the following:
    1. Tell what a program is and how it is developed.
    2. Give three examples of programming languages and what types of programming they are used for.
    3. Describe a source program and an object program.
  3. Show how the following may be stored in computer memory: text, numbers, pictures, and sound.
  4. Do THREE of the following:
    1. Use a database manager to create a troop roster, providing name, rank, patrol, and telephone number of each Scout. Sort the register by rank, by patrol, and alphabetically by name.
    2. Use a spreadsheet program to develop a weekend campout food budget for your patrol.
    3. Use a word processor to write a letter to parents of your troop's Scouts, inviting them to a court of honor. Use the mail merge feature to make a personalized copy of the letter for each family.
    4. Use a computer graphics program to design and draw a campsite plan for your troop.
  5. Do TWO of the following:
    1. Visit a business or industry that uses computers. Study what the computer accomplishes and be prepared to discuss what you observed.
    2. Use a computer attached to a local area network or equipped with a modem to connect to a computer network or bulletin-board service such as Prodigy, CompuServe, or America Online. Send a message to someone on the network or download a program or file from the network.
    3. Use a general-purpose programming language to write a program application of your choice, subject to approval by your counselor.
  6. Be prepared to discuss several terms used in each of the following categories:
    1. Input/output devices
    2. Storage Media
    3. Memory
    4. Processors and coprocessors
    5. Modems
    6. Networks
    7. Electronic mail
    8. Robotics
  7. Be prepared to discuss various jobs in the computer field.
  8. Is it permissible to accept a free copy of a computer game or program from a friend? Why or why not?
  9. Describe several ways in which you and your family could use a personal computer other than for games and recreation.
 

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