NFPA Helps Scouts Learn Fluid Power Basics and Earn a Merit Badge

On January 27th the NFPA, Triton College, and the Illinois Pathway to Adventure Council (Portage Creek District, IL) introduced fluid power to 33 BSA Scouts through a hands-on robotics merit badge activity.  Scouts assembled a Hydraulic Robotic Arm Kit and learned key fluid power basics. The event offered a foundational understanding of robotics and demonstrated the role fluid power plays. In the end, participants earned a Robotics Merit Badge and gained a greater appreciation for fluid power.

If you would like to help students learn about fluid power and related careers, please contact James Foster (jfoster@nfpa.com) about speaking opportunities, volunteering at Fluid Power Action Challenge events, and helping educators design fluid power classroom projects. 

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