Sea Scouts Learn About Metalcasting
April 19, 2013
The American Foundry Society (AFS) recently donated the use of its Foundry in a Box kit to introduce metalcasting to a division of Boy Scouts of America.
Representatives from MAGMA Foundry Technologies Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., kicked off the Racine, Wis., Sea Scouts and Ship 5750 meeting with a metalcasting presentation. Each scout was then able to create a mold, melt and pour metal into the mold and clean their casting through the use of the Foundry in a Box kit. The kit showcases metalworking skills through welding, grinding, machining and plasma cutting.
Sea Scouts, a division of the Boy Scouts of America that includes girls and boys between the ages of 14 and 21, works to develop future leaders both on and off of the water through activities such as sailing in the summer and learning manufacturing skills in the winter.