These were the REQUIREMENTS before the REVISIONS
which were made when a new merit badge pamphlet was issued during
2004 after the 2004 edition of BOY SCOUT REQUIREMENTS was issued.
To see the current requirements
- Do ONE of the following:
- From a set point (stake, nail, etc.), measure a range
line north 300 feet and south 300 feet. From the same point,
measure a baseline east 300 feet and west 300 feet. From
one or more points (stations) marked along the range and/or
baseline, take compass readings to trees, shrubs, and rocks.
Take measurements from the range or baseline to the located
features. Make the measurements using instruments, methods,
and accuracies consistent with current technology, as directed
by your counselor.
- Find and mark the corners of a five-sided lot that has
been laid out by your counselor to fit the land available.
Set an instrument over each of the corners and record the
angle turned between each line and the distance measured
between each corner, as directed by your counselor. With
the assistance of the counselor, compute the error of closure
from the recorded notes. The error of closure must not be
more than 5 feet. From the corners, take compass readings
or turn angles to trees, shrubs, and rocks and measure to
them. All measurements should be made using instruments,
methods, and accuracies consistent with current technology,
as directed by your counselor.
- From the field notes gathered for requirement 1, draw to
scale a map of your survey (as directed by your counselor).
Submit a neatly drawn copy.
- Use one of the corner markers from requirement 1 as a benchmark
with an assumed elevation of 100 feet. Using a level and rod,
determine the elevation of the other four corner markers.
- Without first measuring the distance, determine the length
between two points, then measure the length using a tape or
instruments consistent with current technology. The answer you
first determined must be within 5 percent of the length measured.
- Determine the height of a point (tree limb or the like)
that can be checked using a tape or level rod. Check the height
using instruments and methods consistent with current technology,
as directed by your counselor. Your original determination must
be within 5 percent of the measured height.
- Discuss the importance of surveying with a licensed surveyor
or another qualified individual. Also discuss the various types
of surveying and mapping, and applications of surveying technology
to other fields. Discuss career opportunities in surveying and
related fields. Discuss qualifications and preparation for such
BSA Advancement ID#: 109
Pamphlet Revision Date: 1992 (2004)
Requirements last revised in 1991 (2004)