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''Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)''
''Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)''
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== Help with these requirements ==
== Help with these requirements ==
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*'''3c''' is easily done while taking the field trip required in '''3a'''.
 
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[http://www.relia.net/~thedane/textile.html Mr. R's Textile Badge] An online module.
 
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== External links ==
 
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*[http://www.athm.org/ The American History Textile Museum] — offers this merit badge in one afternoon. [http://www.athm.org/scout_services.htm#boy See how they do it].
 
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*3b: [http://www.allfiberarts.com/library/aa01/aa040201.htm How to Make a Cardboard Box Loom]
*3b: [http://www.allfiberarts.com/library/aa01/aa040201.htm How to Make a Cardboard Box Loom]
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*3c: is can be done while taking the field trip required in '''3a'''.
*3d: [http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art34743.asp Use Old Wool Sweaters and Blankets to Make Felt]
*3d: [http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art34743.asp Use Old Wool Sweaters and Blankets to Make Felt]
*3e: [http://www.pioneerthinking.com/naturaldyes.html Making Natural Dyes from Plants] Works great with white cotton t-shirts. Rubber band clumps of the shirt in various places to make it tie-dye.
*3e: [http://www.pioneerthinking.com/naturaldyes.html Making Natural Dyes from Plants] Works great with white cotton t-shirts. Rubber band clumps of the shirt in various places to make it tie-dye.
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*5: [http://www.ilo.org/encyclopedia/?doc&nd=857200473&nh=0&ssect=0 The Textile Industry: History and Health and Safety] A good overall resource, with a substantial section on the environmental concerns.
*5: [http://www.ilo.org/encyclopedia/?doc&nd=857200473&nh=0&ssect=0 The Textile Industry: History and Health and Safety] A good overall resource, with a substantial section on the environmental concerns.
*6: [http://www.buffalostate.edu/offices/cdc/fas.html Careers in the Textile Industry] A nice listing from Buffalo State University.
*6: [http://www.buffalostate.edu/offices/cdc/fas.html Careers in the Textile Industry] A nice listing from Buffalo State University.
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== External links ==
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*[http://www.athm.org/ The American History Textile Museum] — offers this merit badge in one afternoon. [http://www.athm.org/scout_services.htm#boy See how they do it].
[[Category:Boy Scouts]] [[Category:Merit Badges]]
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Textile merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1973
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID:
Requirements revision: 2004
Latest pamphlet revision: 2003

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Merit badge requirements

1. Discuss with your merit badge counselor the importance of textiles. In your discussion define the terms fiber, fabric and textile. Give examples of textiles you use every day.
2. Do the following:
a. Get swatches of two natural fiber fabrics (100 percent cotton, linen, wool or silk; no blends) Get swatches of two synthetic fiber fabrics (nylon, polyester, acrylic, olefin, or spandex). Get a sample of one cellulosic fabric (rayon, acetate or lyocell).
b. Give the origin, major characteristics, and general content of each type of fiber obtained for 2(a). Explain the difference between a cellulosic manufactured fiber and a synthetic manufactured fiber.
c. Describe the main steps in making raw fiber into yarn, and yarn into fabric.
d. Assume you will soon buy a new garment or other textile item. Tell your counselor what fiber or blend of fibers you want the item to be, and give reasons for your choice.
3. Do TWO of the following:
a. Visit a textile plant, textile products manufacturer or textile school or college. Report on what you saw and learned.
b. Weave a belt, headband, place mat or wall hanging. Use a simple loom that you have made yourself.
c. With a magnifying glass, examine a woven fabric, a nonwoven fabric, and a knitted fabric. Sketch what you see. Explain how the three constructions are different.
d. Make a piece of felt.
e. Make two natural dyes and use them to dye a garment or a piece of fabric.
f. Waterproof a fabric.
g. Demonstrate how to identify fibers, using a microscope identification or the breaking test.
4. Explain the meaning of 10 of the following terms: warp, harness, heddle, shed, aramid, spandex, sliver, yarn, spindle, distaff, loom, cellulose, sericulture, extrusion, carbon fibers, spinneret, staple, worsted, nonwoven, greige goods.
5. List the advantages and disadvantages of natural plant fibers, natural animal fibers, cellulosic manufactured fibers, and synthetic manufactured fibers. Identify and discuss at least four ecological concerns regarding the production and care of textiles.
6. Explain to your merit badge counselor, either verbally or in a written report, five career possibilities in the textile industry. Tell about two positions that interest you the most and the education, cost of training and specific duties those positions require.

Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)

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

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