| This is the Boy Scout Art merit badge.|
Boy Scouts can also earn the Graphic Arts merit badge.
Webelos Scouts can earn the Artist activity badge
Cub Scouts & Webelos Scouts can earn the Cub Scout Art belt loop and pin
Venturers can also earn the Arts and Hobbies Bronze Award
|Art requires prior counselor approval for requirement(s) ##2a, 2b, 4.|
|Art merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||021|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2008|
The Art merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.
|“||This merit badge concentrates on two-dimensional art, specifically drawing and painting in various media, including an introduction to design applications in the fields of graphic arts and industrial design, history and design principles, and how these fields relate to fine art.||”|
Art merit badge requirements
| A FREE workbook for Art is available here! |
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
|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." Pamphlets (books) are at local Scout Shops and online at ScoutStuff.org.
- "Get a signed Merit Badge application from your Scoutmaster." An online, printable Word doc file version is available.
1. Tell a story with a picture or pictures or using a 3-D rendering.
- Video Lesson: How to Make Clay Sculptures
- The Citizenship in the Community #8 public presentation...of your community
could be given as a Communications #3 five-minute speech
using the techniques from Photography #4b to produce a picture story
and Art #1 to tell a story with...pictures
which could be developed into the Computers #6e short presentation.
2a. Graph paper is provided in the Art Worksheet.
2b. Permanent marker is often used but also consider stenciling and silk screening.
- Silk Screen: How to Silk Screen - Lesson Videos: Wonder How To: Silkscreen print a t-shirt
- Stencil: How to Stencil - Lesson Videos: Wonder How To: Stencil
3a. Pen and ink: Pen and Ink Illustration - How to Use Pen and Ink to Draw a Cartoon Character
3b. Watercolors:Lesson Videos: Introduction to Watercolors - Lesson Videos: Watercolor Painting
3c. Pencil: Lesson Videos: How to Draw - Online Drawing lessons
3d. Pastels:Lesson Videos: How to Draw with Pastels
3e. Oil paints: Lesson Videos: Paint with Acrylics Oil Painting
3f. Tempera:Lesson Videos: Sample Tempera Painting Project
3g. Acrylics:Lesson Videos: Introduction to Acrylics - Lesson Videos: Paint with Acrylics
3h. Charcoal: Lesson Videos: Drawing with Charcoal
3i. Computer drawing or painting:
- National Gallery of Art: JUNGLE - Create an interactive imaginary landscape online
- National Gallery of Art: Flow - is a motion painting machine.
- National Gallery of Art: PixelFace - is an interactive portrait maker and drawing board.
- National Gallery of Art: PaintBox - Choose a background image or start with a blank slate, then draw something.
- Complete the Picture - Practice drawing using part of a picture from a magazine.
- Boy Scout Merit Badges: Architecture - Art - Basketry - Bugling - Cinematography - Cooking - Graphic Arts - Indian Lore - Leatherwork - Metalwork - Model Design and Building - Music - Photography - Pottery - Sculpture - Theater- Wood Carving - Woodwork
- Venturing: Arts and Hobbies Bronze Award - Outdoor Living History (Ranger Award elective)
- Webelos Activity Badges: Artist - Craftsman - Showman
- Cub Scout Belt Loops & Pins: Art - Music
- Boy Scout Merit Badges: Art - Chess - Coin Collecting - Collections - Computers - Dog Care - Fishing - Gardening - Genealogy - Golf - Horsemanship - Pets - Photography - Radio - Railroading - Reading - Stamp Collecting
- Venturing: Arts and Hobbies Bronze Award; Ranger Award electives: Cave Exploration - Cycling - Equestrian - Fishing
- Webelos Activity Badges: Artist - Traveler
- Cub Scout Belt Loops & Pins: Art - Chess - Collecting - Computers
Merit Badge information
- An Introduction to Merit Badges – how to get started, who chooses the counselor, etc.
- Merit Badge Worksheets & Requirements – with the revision dates, diagrams, charts, checklists, logs, and links you need.
- Merit Badge Application – offers online resources to let you print "Blue Cards," etc.
- Merit Badge FAQ – answers dozens of questions like: Who can be a counselor? Can requirements be added or removed?
- Merit Badges Requiring Prior Approval – Certain requirements need prior approval. Most do not. Here is the list.
- Also see: Most Popular Merit Badges – Merit Badge Policies – Eagle-Required Merit Badges – Merit Badge Days
- Additionally: List of Merit Badges by Field of Study – Merit Badge Pamphlets & Libraries
- Merit Badge Counselors must complete Youth Protection Training, file an Adult Application (and Merit Badge Counselor Information Form); and be approved by the local council. (See the Guide for Merit Badge Counselors for additional details.)
- A Timeline of Art History
- WWW Virtual Library: History of Art
- Arts of China Consortium