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Plumbing merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1911
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 086
Requirements revision: 2005
Latest pamphlet revision: 2004

Contents

Plumbing, including pipe fitting, is an important and well-paid occupation. The industry is quite broad. It covers installations and repairs in homes, commercial properties, and factories. Plumbing pipelines are used for water supply, waste drainage, natural-gas heating, and many other purposes.

The Plumbing merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.


Plumbing requirements

  1. Do the following:
    a. Describe how a properly working plumbing system protects our family's health and safety.
    b. List five important local health regulations related to plumbing and tell how they protect health and safety.
    c. Describe the safety precautions you must take when making home plumbing repairs.
  2. Do the following:
    a. Make a drawing and explain how a home hot- and cold- water supply system works. Tell how you would make it safe from freezing.
    b. Make a drawing and explain the drainage system of the plumbing in a house. Show and explain the use of drains and vents.
  3. Show how to use five important plumber's tools.
  4. Identify and describe the use of each of the following: washer, retaining nut, plunger (rubber force cup), solder, flux, elbow, tee, nipple, coupling, plug, union, trap, drainpipe, and water meter.
  5. Name the kinds of pipe that are used most often in a plumbing system. Explain why these pipes are used.
  6. Cut, thread, and connect two pieces of steel pipe.
  7. Under the supervision of a knowledgeable adult, solder three copper tube connections using a gas torch. Include one tee, two straight pieces, and one coupling.
  8. Do the following:
    a. Replace a washer in a faucet.
    b. Clean out a sink or lavatory trap.


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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Notes

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

  • 2. Diagrams of House Hot & Cold and Drain systems:
http://www.inspectionassociates.com/residential/plumbing/Plumbing_intro.gif
http://www.hometips.com/images/content/plumbing_cat.jpg
http://cache.eb.com/eb/image?id=102384&rendTypeId=36


Related awards

Trade-related awards


See also

Boy Scout portal
Varsity Scout portal
Venturing portal
General Merit Badge information


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