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* 2a. Enough clay for a life-sized head is very expensive. Instead, we had them sculpt at a local clay shop, took photos of their heads, and did not need to purchase the clay (only the studio time).
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*1: [http://www.virginia.edu/art/studio/safety/sculpture/sculptehs.htm Safety Procedures for Sculpture] University of Virginia's studio rules.
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*2a. Enough clay for a life-sized head is very expensive. Instead, we had them sculpt at a local clay shop, took photos of their heads, and did not need to purchase the clay (only the studio time).
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*2b: [http://www.victorialarsen.com/Decorating%20Projects/Pages/mold_plaster_how_to_cast_a_mold.htm It's So Easy to Cast Plaster!] How to make a plaster cast of almost anything.
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*3: [http://www.sculpture.org/documents/scmag05/april_05/webspecs/grant.shtml Careers for Sculptors] From Sculpture.org.
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*1: [http://www.virginia.edu/art/studio/safety/sculpture/sculptehs.htm Safety Procedures for Sculpture] University of Virginia's studio rules.
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*2b: [http://www.victorialarsen.com/Decorating%20Projects/Pages/mold_plaster_how_to_cast_a_mold.htm It's So Easy to Cast Plaster!] How to make a plaster cast of almost anything.
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*3: [http://www.sculpture.org/documents/scmag05/april_05/webspecs/grant.shtml Careers for Sculptors] From Sculpture.org.
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Resources include the Sculpture merit badge worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF, links, and cross-references to related badges and awards.  Prev  -  Next  

Sculpture requires prior counselor approval for requirement(s) #2c.

Sculpture merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1911
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 101
Requirements revision: 2008
Latest pamphlet revision: 2008

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This merit badge introduces Scouts to sculpture, an art form that allows an artist to express what he sees and feels by using these three dimensions by shaping materials such as clay, stone, metal, and wood.


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


Sculpture merit badge requirements

  1. Explain to your counselor the precautions that must be followed for the safe use and operation of a sculptor's tools, equipment, and other materials.
  2. Do TWO of the following:
    a. Model in clay a life-sized human head. Then sculpt in modeling clay (such as Plastine or Sculpey) or carve/rasp in wood or soft stone a small-scale model of an animal or person. Explain to your counselor the method and tools you used to sculpt the figure.
    b. Make a plaster mold of a fruit or vegetable. In this mold make a copy of the fruit or vegetable. Explain to your counselor the method and tools you used to make the copy.
    c. With your parent's permission and your counselor's approval, visit a museum, art exhibit, art gallery, artists' co-op, or artist's studio. After your visit, share with your counselor what you have learned. Discuss the importance of visual arts and how it strengthens social tolerance and helps stimulate cultural, intellectual, and personal development.
  3. Find out about career opportunities in sculpture. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.


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 Sculpture is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
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Or click here to print just the Sculpture requirements.
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Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
  1. The Sculpture Merit Badge requirements were updated in 2008.


Requirement resources


Related awards

Art-related awards


See also

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