SCOUTS - Be Prepared

Air Researcher

The Scout must complete the following:

  1. Know the safety rules relating to access to airfields as laid down in Policy, Organisation and Rules.
  2. Carry out research into one of the following areas of the history of flight, and share the findings with the assessor and other Scouts.
    1. The development of aviation or flight over a period agreed with the assessor.
    2. The development of a specific aircraft type, giving details of its history, role and achievements. Examples for study include the Spitfire, Boeing 747, BAe Harrier or the MacDonald Phantom.
    3. The development of balloons or airships from their first appearance to the present day.
    4. The development of rockets, including their role in space exploration.
    5. The development of a type of aero engine. Examples of study include jet or piston engines in general, or a specific engine such as the Rolls-Royce Merlin.
  3. In the course of their research, visit at least one place of interest which is directly relevant to the project, for example, a museum, an air display or a factory.
  4. Present the findings, including a model that was made to illustrate some aspect of their research. Other resource materials such as diagrams should be used wherever possible.