Home Repairs

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Home Repairs merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1943
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID:
Requirements revision: 2003
Latest pamphlet revision: 2002

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Merit badge requirements

1. Discuss general precautions related to home repairs. Name at least 10 safe practices that every home repairer should exercise.
2. Under the supervision of your merit badge counselor, do FOUR of the following:
a. Maintain or recondition a garden tool and show that you know how to clean up and properly store it and other tools.
b. Install insulation in an attic, wall, or crawl space.
c. Caulk cracks or joints open to the weather.
d. Waterproof a basement.
e. Repair a break in a concrete or asphalt surface.
f. Repair the screen in a window or door.
g. Replace a pane of glass.
h. Solder a broken wire or metal object.
3. Under the supervision of your merit badge counselor, do THREE of the following:
a. Install or build equipment for storing tools.
b. Build a workbench
c. Repair a piece of furniture.
d. Paint or varnish a piece of furniture, a door, or trim on a house.
e. Repair a sagging door or gate.
f. Repair a loose step.
g. Repair a fence.
4. Under the supervision of your merit badge counselor, do TWO of the following:
a. Locate a main electrical switch box and know how to replace a fuse or reset a circuit breaker.
b. Replace an electrical cord or repair a plug or lamp socket.
c. Install a single-pole light switch.
d. Replace an electrical wall outlet.
5. Under the supervision of your merit badge counselor, do TWO of the following:
a. Clear a clogged drain or trap.
b. Repair a leaky water faucet.
c. Repair a flush toilet.
d. Repair a leaky hose or connector.
e. Clean or replace a sprinkler head.
6. Under the supervision of your merit badge counselor, do THREE of the following:
a. Paint a wall or ceiling.
b. Repair or replace damaged tile or linoleum.
c. Install drapery or curtain rods and then hang drapes or curtains.
d. Replace window blind cords.
e. Repair or replace a window sash cord.
f. Reinforce a picture frame.
g. Mend an object made of china, glass, or pottery.

Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)

Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Home Repairs is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Home Repairs requirements.
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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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