HYDRO HYPE, a core module, teaches participants about fluid power, pneumatics and hydraulics. Each team designs and builds a hydraulic robot arm that moves a soda can. They explore different arrangements for the class 2 levered arm and then re-design their device to meet a timed Challenge

Boy Scouts of America Fluid Power Kits
Boy Scouts of America Model Kit

The hands-on component uses the BSA Fluids kit, the Hydraulics 4-in-1 kit and the Hydraulic Robot Arm kit. The information in the booklet is very comprehensive and very useful for anyone interested or involved with fluid power at the school level. As part of the program scouts are invited to participate in a competition, individually or as part of a team, that involves designing and building a project  to accomplish a task

Boy Scouts of America Hydraulics and Pneumatic Merit Badge