Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet Wood Carving Merit Badge

Wood Carving


Requirements were REVISED effective January 1, 2013.

To see the changes which were made, Click here.

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  1. Do the following:
    1. 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.
    2. 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:
    1. Earn the Totin' Chip recognition.
    2. Discuss with your merit badge counselor your understanding of the Safety Checklist for Carving.
  3. Do the following:
    1. 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.
    2. 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:
    1. Paring cut
    2. Basic cut and push cut
    3. Score line
    4. 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 this merit badge pamphlet and complete a simple carving in the round.
  7. Complete a simple low-relief OR a chip carving project.

BSA Advancement ID#: 118
Requirements last updated in: 2013
Pamphlet Publication Number: 33309B or 35967
Pamphlet Stock (SKU) Number: 35967
Pamphlet Revision Date: 2006

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Page updated on: August 14, 2013



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