John Faunce Pre-Coursework

Automotive Maintenance

1a Think about and be prepared to discuss most hazards you are most likely to encounter and ways to prevent or lessen these hazards

1b What safety equipment, tools and clothing should be used and worn while preform routine checks and repairs of a motor vehicle

With your parents help learn where to check on your vehicle

  • Brake fluid
  • Engine oil
  • Coolant
  • Power steering fluid
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Transmission fluid
  • Battery condition
  • Location of fuse box and type of fuses

12 Complete this section find out about three career opportunities in the automotive industry. Pick one and look into the education, training and experience required. Why might this profession interest you.


Game Design

Complete 1, 4, 8B


Home Repair

Dear Scouts,

I’m glad that you will be joining me for the Home Repairs Merit Badge class. This is a fantastic Merit Badge that allows us to explore some of the more interesting systems in our homes, including the electrical and plumbing systems. It is ambitious of us to try to complete most of this Merit Badge in a single day.

Therefore, I am asking you to carefully prepare for this class to the best of your ability. In addition to reading the requirements for the badge (see following pages), I am asking you to make some other preparations as well:

1) If you have it available, read the entire Merit Badge Pamphlet for Home Repairs.

2) You need to have a basic toolbox. Please build a basic toolbox and have them with you for the class: (click the link to see the tool)

a. Hammer

b. Phillips screwdriver (#2 is the best all-around size, but you can use what you have)

c. Flat-tip screwdriver

d. Needle nose pliers

e. Adjustable crescent wrench

f. Channel-lock pliers

If you do not have one of these, they can be found inexpensively at hardware stores, often in the “bargain bin”. There is no need to go spend a large amount of money for the basic toolbox.

3) If you have them, the following would also be useful to you, but are OPTIONAL:

a. Wire Strippers

b. Utility or pocketknife

c. Ruler or tape measure

4) Print and complete a copy of the attached Home Repairs Workbook (see the following pages)

6) We will complete MOST of the badge at the class. If you wish to have the badge completely signed off, please complete the following before class: (note the special circumstance that parents ARE ALLOWED to supervise elements of THIS merit badge they will need to sign off on the workbook) Please remember a scout is trustworthy

two of (2) b, d, e, g or h

two of (3) a, b, c, d, f, or g

one of (5) b, c, or e

one of (6) a, b, d, e, or f

Be prepared to talk about the work you did and send photos, if you can.

If you have questions, you can email me before the class at: make sure in all communications for questions and sending your workbook and photos to copy a parent on the email

Yours in Scouting,

John Faunce