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|field = Arts and Crafts
|status= Elective
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|created= 1927
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|quote=Basketry is a handy skill for a Scout. A basket can be a sturdy companion on campouts, carrying clothes snugly and efficiently, holding potatoes and corn for roasting over a campfire, or carrying the day's fishing catch back to camp for dinner. Baskets and basket-weaving projects also make great gifts for family and friends.
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== Merit badge requirements ==
 
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:1. Describe precautions you should take to safely use basketry tools and materials.
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:2. Do the following:
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::a. Show your counselor that you are able to identify each of the following types of baskets: plaited, coiled, ribbed, and wicker.
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::b. Describe three different types of weaves to your counselor.
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:3. Plan and weave each of the following projects:
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::a. a square basket;
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# While Basketry is fun, it also teaches patience and the importance of reading the directions before you start.
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::b. a round basket; and
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# Completing all three baskets could take 10-20 hours, so Basketry may be difficult to complete during [[summer camp]]. Consider starting the baskets ahead of time.
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::c. a campstool seat.
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''Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)''
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'''1.''' [[First-Aid Skills]]<br>
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'''2.''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baskets Baskets] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basket_weaving#Basketry_types Types of Baskets with photos] - [http://www.basketweaving.com/Basket%20Weaving%20Q&A.htm Basket Weaving FAQ]<br>
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'''3.''' General resources for basketry and basket weaving:
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* [http://www.basketweaving101.net/howto.htm Basket Weaving 101] shows color phots of each step of weaving a basket. &mdash; BasketWeaving101.net
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* [https://www.wikihow.com/Understand-Basic-Basket-Weaving-Techniques How to Understand Basic Basket Weaving Techniques] &mdash; WikiHow.com
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* [https://feltmagnet.com/crafts/1975-Basketwork Basic Beginner's Guide to Basket Weaving] &mdash; FeltMagnet.com
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvO5gQ-LT7w Basket Weavingt 101 video] &mdash; YouTube.com
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* Basketry kits for each project may be found at:
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** [http://www.scoutshop.org/storelocator Scout Shop Locator] &mdash; ScoutShop.org
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** [http://www.scoutshop.org ScoutShop.org] &mdash; ScoutShop.org
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** [http://www.countryseat.com Country Seat] &mdash; CountrySeat.com
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** [http://www.basketweaving101.net Basket Weaving 101] &mdash; BasketWeaving101.net
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** [http://BasketWeavingSupplies.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=86 KITS-Camps/Scouts] &mdash; BasketWeavingSupplies.com
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** [http://www.basketmakerscatalog.com The Basket Maker's Catalog] &mdash; BasketMakersCatalog.com
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** [http://www.basketsofjoy.com Baskets of Joy] &mdash; BasketsOfJoy.com
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* Allow 10-20 hours to complete the three baskets.
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* The round basket is easier for many than the square basket. Save the more difficult square basket for last.
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* Kits for small or mini baskets may be harder to complete by Scouts than for larger ones.
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'''3a.''' Square Baskets:
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* [http://www.scoutshop.org/square-flat-reed-basket-kit-646280.html BSA Square Flat Reed Basket Kit] &mdash; ScoutShop.org
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* [http://www.basketweaving101.net/Soap-Basket-Kit_p_10.html Soap Basket Kit] &mdash; BasketWeaving101.net
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* [http://catalog.countryseat.com/brmarketbasketkit.aspx Blue Ridge Market Basket Kit] &mdash; CountrySeat.com
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* [http://catalog.countryseat.com/bhmarketbasketkit.aspx Burgundy Hill Market Baset Kit] &mdash; CountrySeat.com
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'''3b.''' Round Baskets:
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* [http://www.scoutshop.org/small-round-reed-basket-kit-646281.html BSA Small Round Reed Basket Kit] &mdash; ScoutShop.org
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* [http://www.basketweaving101.net/Round-Berry-Basket-Kit_p_9.html Round Berry Basket Kit] &mdash; BasketWeaving101.net
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* [http://catalog.countryseat.com/bhapplebasketkit.aspx Burgundy Hill Apple Basket Kit] &mdash; CountrySeat.com
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'''3c.''' Campstool Seats:
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* [http://www.scoutshop.org/camp-stool-weaving-kit-17919.html BSA Camp Stool Weaving Kit] &mdash; ScoutShop.org
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: (Note: Leave a gap between the campstool reeds the thickness of three reeds so that you will have room for the cross-pieces.)
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* [http://catalog.countryseat.com/301oakrushstoolkitoutofstock.aspx 301 Oak Rush Stool Kit] &mdash; CountrySeat.com
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* [http://BasketWeavingSupplies.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=28 Footstool Kit] &mdash; BasketWeavingSupplies.com
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* [http://www.basketmakerscatalog.com/ps/45-footstool-kit Footstool Kit] &mdash; BasketMakersCatalog.com
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* Bastery kits for each project are available at your local [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/storeloc.aspx Scout Shop] or online at [http://www.scoutstuff.org/ ScoutStuff.org) and other sites.
 
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Free patterns are at: *[http://www.countryseat.com]].
 
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* The [http://catalog.countryseat.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1549 301 Rush kit] can be used for the campstool requirement.
 
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*[http://www.countryseat.com Basketry Information & Supplies]
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*[http://www.countryseat.com/freebasketpattern.htm Free Basket Patterns]
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*[http://www.beebes.net/basket/ Basketry Information]
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*[http://members.aol.com/basketry1/questions.html Basketry Questions and Basketry Answers!]
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*[http://www.kstrom.net/isk/art/basket/baskmenu.html Native Basketry: Survival, Beauty]
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* [http://www.countryseat.com The Country Seat] Basketry Information & Supplies &mdash; CountrySeat.com
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*[http://www.basketweaving101.net/ Basketweaving 101]
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* [http://www.countryseat.com/freebasketpattern.htm Free Basket Patterns] &mdash; CountrySeat.com
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* [http://www.beebes.net/basket/ A Collection of Basketry Information] &mdash; Beebes.net
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20080525213602/http://members.aol.com/basketry1/questions.html Basketry Questions and Basketry Answers! (archive link)] &mdash; Archive.org (was previously at AOL.com)
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* [http://www.kstrom.net/isk/art/basket/baskmenu.html Native Basketry: Survival, Beauty] &mdash; kstrom.net
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* [http://www.basketweaving101.net Basketweaving 101] &mdash; BasketWeaving101.net
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* [http://BasketWeavingSupplies.com Basket Weaving Supplies] &mdash; BasketWeavingSupplies.com
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* [http://www.basketmakerscatalog.com The Basket Maker's Catalog] &mdash; BasketMakersCatalog.com
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* [http://www.basketsofjoy.com Baskets of Joy] &mdash; BasketsOfJoy.com
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Basketry merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1927
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 027
Requirements revision: 2015
Latest pamphlet revision: 2014

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Basketry is a handy skill for a Scout. A basket can be a sturdy companion on campouts, carrying clothes snugly and efficiently, holding potatoes and corn for roasting over a campfire, or carrying the day's fishing catch back to camp for dinner. Baskets and basket-weaving projects also make great gifts for family and friends.


Basketry merit badge requirements

  1. Do the following:
    a. Explain to your counselor the hazards you are most likely to encounter while using basketry tools and materials, and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, and respond to these hazards.
    b. Discuss the prevention of and first-aid treatment for injuries, including cuts, scratches, and scrapes, that could occur while working with basketry tools and materials.
  2. Do the following:
    a. Show your counselor that you are able to identify each of the following types of baskets: plaited, coiled, ribbed, and wicker.
    b. Describe three different types of weaves to your counselor.
  3. Plan and weave each of the following projects:
    a. a square basket;
    b. a round basket; and
    c. a campstool seat.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
2018 Boy Scout Requirements, No. 33216, 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #641568)

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  1. While Basketry is fun, it also teaches patience and the importance of reading the directions before you start.
  2. Completing all three baskets could take 10-20 hours, so Basketry may be difficult to complete during summer camp. Consider starting the baskets ahead of time.
  3. Basketry is a popular summer camp merit badge.


Requirement resources

1. First-Aid Skills
2. Baskets - Types of Baskets with photos - Basket Weaving FAQ
3. General resources for basketry and basket weaving:

3a. Square Baskets:

3b. Round Baskets:

3c. Campstool Seats:

(Note: Leave a gap between the campstool reeds the thickness of three reeds so that you will have room for the cross-pieces.)

Related awards

Art-related awards


See also

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