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Resources include the Wood Carving merit badge worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF, links, and cross-references to related badges and awards.  Prev  -  Next  

Wood Carving merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1923
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 118
Requirements revision: 2002
Latest pamphlet revision: 2006

Contents

As with any art, wood carving involves learning the basics of design, along with material selection and tools and techniques, as well as wood-carving safety. The requirements of the Wood Carving merit badge introduce Scouts to an enjoyable hobby and that can become a lifetime activity.


Wood Carving merit badge requirements

  1. Do the following:
    a. Explain to your counselor the hazards you are most likely to encounter while wood carving, and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, or lessen these hazards.
    b. Show that you know first aid for injuries or illnesses that could occur while wood carving, including minor cuts and scratches and splinters.
  2. Do the following:
    a. Earn the Totin' Chip recognition.
    b. Discuss with your merit badge counselor your understanding of the Safety Checklist for Carving.
  3. Do the following:
    a. Explain to your counselor, orally or in writing, the care and use of five types of tools that you may use in a carving project.
    b. Tell your counselor how to care for and use several types of sharpening devices, then demonstrate that you know how to use these devices.
  4. Using a piece of scrap wood or a project on which you are working, show your merit badge counselor that you know how to do the following:
    a. Paring cut
    b. Basic cut and push cut
    c. Score line
    d. Stop cut
  5. Tell why different woods are used for different projects. Explain why you chose the type of wood you did for your projects in requirements 6 and 7.
  6. Plan your own or select a project from the Wood Carving merit badge pamphlet and complete a simple carving in the round.
  7. Complete a simple low-relief OR a chip carving project.


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 Wood Carving is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Wood Carving requirements.
meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
  1. Per the BSA: "You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject." Pamphlets (books) are at local Scout Shops and online at ScoutStuff.org.
  2. "Get a signed Merit Badge application from your Scoutmaster." An online, printable Word doc file version is available.
  3. Wood Carving is a popular merit badge.


Requirement resources

1. First Aid: Cuts - Scratches - Splinters

Related awards

Art-related awards


See also

Boy Scout portal
Varsity Scout portal
Venturing portal

General Merit Badge information


External links

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