Boy Scout Welding Badge Clinic hosted by EWI and OSU’s Welding Engineering Program
By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
On Saturday, March 5th, EWI and OSU’s Welding Engineering program hosted an 8-hour Boys Scout Welding Merit Badge clinic. The participants received hands-on instruction in gas metal arc welding and were coached and evaluated on their welding skill using the Lincoln Electric RealWeld System. They also learned about thermal cutting and non-arc welding processes, first aid, accident prevention, mechanical testing, and careers in welding. All of the scouts finished the day with badge requirements completed. Everyone attending had a good time and came away with a better appreciation of welding—some were talking about becoming welders and/or welding engineers.
Many thanks to the EWI and OSU-WE staff and alumni who helped make the day a success!