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Dewberry Hosts Fourth Survey Merit Badge Day Print E-mail
Written by Dewberry   
Friday, 21 July 2017

The firmís Mount Laurel office hosts its third annual survey merit badge day

Fairfax, VAóJuly 21, 2017 - Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, hosted its third annual survey merit badge day on May 6, 2017, in the firmís Mount Laurel, New Jersey, office. Fourth Survey Merit Badge Day 1This is the fourth time employees across the company have organized the required exercises for boy scouts to earn their survey merit badge.

Ten scouts participated in this session and earned their survey merit badges. The scouts discussed GPS, its importance and its effects on surveying, as well as other relevant topics such as the application of technology, different types of surveying, and career opportunities within the surveying profession.

The requirements for the badge include a knowledge of first aid for the types of injuries that can occur while surveying, and proper identification of poisonous plants and animals that inhabit the area. The scouts must also find and mark the corners of a five-sided lot, measure the angles and distance between each corner, and compute the error of closure. With their field notes gathered, scouts must draw a plat of the survey to scale and write a metes and bounds description. They use a corner marker as a benchmark with an assumed elevation of 100 feet and a level and rod to determine the elevation of the other four corners.

With more than 100 badges currently in existence, the surveying badge is one of the original badges that still remain available for scouts to obtain, dating back to 1911. It is historically one of the most difficult to receive as Fourth Survey Merit Badge Day 2merit badge counselors who are also professional land surveyors are in short supply.

About Dewberry
Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clientsí most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide. To learn more, visit www.dewberry.com.

 

 

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