Basketry

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Basketry merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1927
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 027
Requirements revision: 2004
Latest pamphlet revision: 2008

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Basketry requirements

  1. Describe precautions you should take to safely use 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:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 619576)

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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.


Requirement resources

Related awards

Art Awards Links - (Basketry is an applied art)

Art-related awards

See also

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Varsity Scout portal
Venturing portal
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