|Basketry merit badge
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- 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.
- 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.
- Plan and weave each of the following projects:
- a. a square basket;
- b. a round basket; and
- c. a campstool seat.
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Boy Scout Requirements, 2015 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #620714)
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- While Basketry is fun, it also teaches patience and the importance of reading the directions before you start.
- Note that in 2004, a third basket was added to the requirements. Allow 10-20 hours to complete the three baskets.
- Basketry may now be difficult to complete during summer camp. Consider starting the baskets ahead of time.
- 3a. Save the more difficult square basket for last. Buy a larger kit like the BSA Square Basket so you have more room to work.
- 3b. The Round basket is easier for many than the square basket. Still consider the larger BSA Round Basket kit.
- 3c. Camp Stool: Leave a gap between the reeds the thickness of two reeds so that you will have room for the cross-pieces.
- Consider the BSA Campstool Seat kit.
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