The Blacksmithing merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.
Requirements at discontinuation in 1952
- Make an open link of 3/4-inch stock.
- Forge a chain hook out of 3/4 x 1/2-inch soft steel or 3/4-inch round iron.
- Make a bolt of 1/2-inch iron.
- Bend and weld three links and form them into a chain, these links to be fastened to the hook of Requirement 2 by a ring, and links and ring to be made out of 3/8-inch iron.
- Make a straight lap weld of 1/4 x 1-inch stock.
- Make a rock drill.
- Temper a rock drill.
- Explain how to harden and temper a cold chisel.
Original 1911 Requirements
- Upset and weld a one-inch iron rod.
- Make a horseshoe.
- Know how to tire a wheel, use a sledge-hammer and forge, shoe a horse correctly and roughshoe a horse.
- Be able to temper iron and steel.
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Boy Scout Handbook, 1911 Edition
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