Scout Nuclear Science Week Badge Workshop

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Duke Energy Facility

1625 Village Road

Leland, North Carolina 28451

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Boy and Girl Scouting Merit/Activity Badge for Atomic Energy Workshop

There is no cost to this event.

Lunch Will be Provided for all registered attendees. If you have special dietary needs please provide your own meal.

Troops are requrested to provide a leader for every 5-10 scouts. Scouts will be divided into groups and will rotate through the activites. Leaders will be assigned to a group and will assist as necessary.

ALL Scouts are required to complete the following prior to attending (HOMEWORK).

  • Boy Scouts- Requirement 1 from the Nucler Science Merit Badge workbook
  • Girl Scouts- Prerequisites and Station A from the Get To Know Nuclear workbbok
  • (Requirements can be found in the FAQs)
  • Scouts will need to bring proof of completion of homework


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Only Boy, Girl and Explorer Scouts are able to participate. No Brownies/Cubs wil be admitted.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available on site. There is no parking for trailers.

What can I bring into the event?

Any special dietary or medical needs

Your compelted requirements (homework)

Lunch will be provided

DO NOT BRING: Knives, or other normally prohibited items.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact your Scouting Council

Mark Similey- 910-477-7334

Melanie Roberts- 910-617-4365

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


But every scout and leader will need to be registered to attend.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Your ticket may be transferred to another individual, but homework requirements must be completed by attendee for entry.

Boy Scout Requirement 1 (Homework)

Do the following:

  • Tell what radiation is.
  • Describe the hazards of radiation to humans, the environment, and wildlife. Explain the difference between radiation exposure and contamination. In your explanation, discuss the nature and magnitude of radiation risks to humans from nuclear power, medical radiation (e.g., chest or dental X-ray), and background radiation including radon. Explain the ALARA principle and measures required by law to minimize these risks.
  • Describe the radiation hazard symbol and explain where it should be used. Tell why and how people must use radiation or radioactive materials carefully.
  • Compare the amount of radiation exposure of a nuclear power plant worker to that of someone receiving a chest and dental X-ray.

Girl Scout Requirements (Homework)

Prerequisite: Describe the basics of nuclear science.

  • Discuss protons, neutrons, and electrons and how atoms are structured
  • Discuss fission
  • Discuss the difference between atoms and isotopes.
  • Discuss isotopes, stability, and decay chains.
  • Discuss ionizing –vs- non-ionizing radiation

Station A – Half-life / Do one of the following:

  1. m&m Half-Life Demonstration
  2. Licorice Activity
  3. Flip-Out (pennies)
  4. Half–Life of Paper
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Leland, North Carolina 28451

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