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Craftsman has been discontinued. (See Discontinued awards.)
Activity Badge


Craftsman requirements

Do these:

  1. Explain how to safely handle the tools that you will use for this activity badge.
  2. With adult supervision and using hand tools, construct two different wooden objects you and your Webelos den leader agree on, such as the items listed below. Use a coping saw or jigsaw for these projects. Put them together with glue, nails, or screws. Paint or stain them.
Book rack
Bulletin board
Weather vane
Tie rack
Letter holder
Notepad holder
Towel rack
Recipe holder
Lamp stand
Kitchen knife rack
Kitchen utensil rack
Napkin holder
Animal cutouts
Garden tool rack
Lid holder
Desk nameplate
Letter, bill, and pencil
Bread box
Key rack
Measuring cup rack
Measuring spoon rack
  1. Make a display stand or box to be used to display a model or an award. Or make a frame for a photo or painting. Use suitable material.
  2. Make four useful items using materials other than wood that you and your Webelos den leader agree on, such as clay, plastic, leather, metal, paper, rubber, or rope. These should be challenging items and must involve several operations.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Webelos Cub Scout Handbook, 2003 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #34754 (formerly #33452))

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Requirement resources

1. Hand tool safety. - pp.199-200

2. "...construct two different wooden objects... Use a coping saw or jigsaw...Put them together with glue, nails, or screws. Paint or stain them." - pp.200-205

  • One project might be a Pinewood Derby car or a Space Derby Rocket if you use a coping saw or jigsaw.
  • has many craft ideas but make sure that you pick wooden objects that require the use of a coping saw or jigsaw and other hand tools.
  • Other sites with help in making wooden objects using jigsaws, coping saws and hand tools: - Sawdust Making 101 - Woodworking Tips - - Popular Woodworking - American Woodworker - Absolutely Free Plans
Video Lessons:

3. Note that no material is specified. Heavy card stock or mat board board could be used to make picture frames. - pp.205-206
4. "Make four useful items using materials other than wood. - pp.206-210 "Useful" means "capable of being put to use." You are not requried to "decorate" the "useful" items you make.

General Resources

Related awards

  • The Webelos Craftsman Activity Badge can help prepare you for the Boy Scout Woodwork Merit Badge.
Trade-related awards

See also

Webelos Den Leader portal

External links

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