Wood Carving

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

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Merit badge requirements

1. 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)

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.
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Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.

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.

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