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Art merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1911
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 021
Requirements revision: 2007
Latest pamphlet revision: 2006

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This article is about the Merit Badge for Boy Scouts
for the Belt Loop and Pin for Cub Scouts, see Cub Scout Art
for the Webelos Activity Pin, see Artist

Merit badge requirements

1. Tell a story with a picture or pictures or using a 3-D rendering. 2. Do ONE of the following.

a. Design something useful. Make a sketch or model of your design and get your counselor's approval before you proceed. Then create a promotional piece for the item using a picture or pictures.
b. Design a logo. Share your design with your counselor and explain the significance of your logo. Then, with your parent's permission and your counselor's approval, put your logo on Scout equipment, furniture, ceramics, or fabric.

3. Render a subject of your choice in FOUR of these ways:

a. Pen and ink,
b. Watercolors,
c. Pencil,
d. Pastels,
e. Oil paints,
f. Tempera,
g. Acrylics,
h. Charcoal
i. Computer drawing or painting
4. With your parent's permission and your counselor's approval, visit a museum, art exhibit, art gallery, artists' co-op, or artist's workshop. Find out about the art displayed or created there. Discuss what you learn with your counselor.
5. Find out about three career opportunities in art. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 619576)

Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Art is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Art requirements.
meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.

Per the BSA: You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject. Merit badge pamplets are available at your local Scout Shop or online at ScoutStuff.org.

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