MTS Celebrates National Surveyors Week by Assisting Scouts in Earning Surveying Merit Badge

MTS helped celebrate National Surveyors Week on March 24, 2018 by assisting seven Boy Scouts to earn their Surveying Merit Badge. This Merit Badge is one of 57 original merit badges offered to boy scouts, 27 remain today. John Lilak, PLS and also Scoutmaster for a local Prairie Village, KS Scout Troop was the counselor for the necessary instruction of the eight requirements. The first requirement, is always knowing the required safety, how to identify safety concerns and the possible first aid necessary while performing surveying work in the field. The remaining requirements consisted of learning about the history of the surveying profession, key historic individuals who were Surveyors, the operation of surveying equipment (i.e. total station and automatic level) and then performing a closed traverse and level run utilizing this same equipment. The Scout’s did a great job and completed their requirements to earn the badge. Enlightening and assisting with youth and the scouting program is key for they are the future.

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