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== Merit badge requirements ==
== Merit badge requirements ==
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: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.
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:2. Do TWO of the following:
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::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.
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::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.
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::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.
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: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.
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: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.
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''Source: '''Sculpture''' Merit Badge Pamphlet (33322B) © 2007''
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:2. DO the following:
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::a. Model in clay a life-sized human head.
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::b. Sculpt in modeling clay (such as plasteline or Sculpey) or carve/rasp in wood or soft stone a small scale model of an animal or person.
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:3. Do the following:
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::a. Make a plaster mold of a fruit or vegetable.
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::b. In this mold make a copy of the fruit or vegetable.
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: Explain to your counselor the method and tools you used to sculpt the figure.
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''Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)''
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== Worksheets ==
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Merit Badge Worksheets can help Scouts organize notes, listen actively, and document their work. Many worksheets also contain links to free, online video instruction.
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* [http://meritbadge.org/index.php?title=Merit_Badge_Worksheets Merit Badge Worksheets]
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* Backup copies: [http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/list.asp usscouts.org]
== Notes ==
== Notes ==
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A new version of the '''Sculpture''' Merit Badge pamphlet was issued sometime in early 2007, but after the publication of '''Boy Scout Requirements 2007'''.
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[http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges.aspx Per the BSA:] ''You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject.'' Merit badge pamplets are available at your local [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/storeloc.aspx Scout Shop] or online at [http://www.scoutstuff.org/ ScoutStuff.org].
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The new pamphlet has revised requirements as well. Although the requirements in '''Boy Scout Requirements 2007''' remain official until January 1, 2008, Scouts should also be able to use the new requirements in the pamphlet, which are as follows:
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1. Explain to your counselor the precautions that must be followed for the safe use and operation
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of a sculptor's tools, equipment, and other materials.
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2. Do TWO of the following:
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a. Model in clay a life-sized human head. Then sculpt in modeling clay (such as Plastine or
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Sculpey) or carve/rasp in wood or soft stone a small-scale model of an animal or person.
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Explain to your counselor the method and tools you used to sculpt the figure.
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b. Make a plaster mold of a fruit or vegetable. In this mold make a copy of the fruit or
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vegetable. Explain to your counselor the method and tools you used to make the copy.
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c. With your parent's permission and your counselor's approval, visit a museum, art exhibit,
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art gallery, artists' co-op, or artist's studio. After your visit, share with your
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counselor what you have learned. Discuss the importance of visual arts and how it
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strengthens social tolerance and helps stimulate cultural, intellectual, and personal
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development.
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3. Find out about career opportunities in sculpture. Pick one and find out the education, training,
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and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why
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this profession might interest you.
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''Source: '''Sculpture''' Merit Badge Pamphlet (33322B) © 2007''
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== Help with these requirements ==
== Help with these requirements ==
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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).
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).
== External links ==
== External links ==
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[[Category:Boy Scouts]] [[Category:Merit Badges]]
 
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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.
*1: [http://www.virginia.edu/art/studio/safety/sculpture/sculptehs.htm Safety Procedures for Sculpture] University of Virginia's studio rules.
*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.
*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.
*3: [http://www.sculpture.org/documents/scmag05/april_05/webspecs/grant.shtml Careers for Sculptors] From Sculpture.org.
*3: [http://www.sculpture.org/documents/scmag05/april_05/webspecs/grant.shtml Careers for Sculptors] From Sculpture.org.
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Revision as of 01:14, March 4, 2008

Sculpture merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1911
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID:
Requirements revision: 2007 (not effective until 2008)
Latest pamphlet revision: 2002

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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.

Source: Sculpture Merit Badge Pamphlet (33322B) © 2007

Worksheets

Merit Badge Worksheets can help Scouts organize notes, listen actively, and document their work. Many worksheets also contain links to free, online video instruction.

Notes

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.

Help with these requirements

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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