ARt Merit Badge Requirements
Scoutmaster Bucky Art
Scoutmaster Bucky offered this merit badge:
Thursday, April 18, 2019 online 6 Scouts
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Oakdale, MN 7 Scouts
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 online 5 Scouts
Saturday, March 18, 2017 Oakdale, MN 12 Scouts
Thursday, July 21, 2016 online 2 Scouts
Saturday, March 12, 2016 Maple Plain, MN 9 Scouts
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 online 6 Scouts
Saturday, March 7, 2015 Maple Plain, MN 15 Scouts
Saturday, March 15, 2014 Maple Plain, MN 8 Scouts
Saturday, March 16, 2013 Maple Plain, MN 7 Scouts
Saturday, March 10, 2012 Maple Plain, MN 3 Scouts
Saturday, February 7, 2009 Richfield, MN 5 Scouts
Art Merit Badge Pamphlet
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MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENTS source: 2019 Scouts BSA Requirements

1. Discuss the following with your counselor:

a. What art is and what some of the different forms of art are

b. The importance of art to humankind

c. What art means to you and how art can make you feel


2. Discuss with your counselor the following terms and elements of art: line, value, shape, form, space, color, and texture. Show examples of each element.


3. Discuss with your counselor the six principles of design: rhythm, balance, proportion, variety, emphasis, and unity.


4. Render a subject of your choice in FOUR of these ways:

a. Pen and ink,

b. Watercolors,

c. Pencil,

d. Pastels,

e. Oil paints,

f. Tempera,

g. Acrylics,

h. Charcoal

i. Computer drawing or painting


5. Do ONE of the following:

a. Design something useful. Make a sketch or model of your design. With your counselor's approval, create a promotional piece for the item using a picture or pictures.

b. Tell a story with a picture or pictures or using a 3-D rendering.

c. Design a logo. Share your design with your counselor and explain the significance of your logo. Then, with your parent's permission and your counselor's approval, put your logo on Scout equipment, furniture, ceramics, or fabric.


6. With your parent's permission and your counselor's approval, visit a museum, art exhibit, art gallery, artists' co-op, or artist's workshop. Find out about the art displayed or created there. Discuss what you learn with your counselor.


7. Find out about three career opportunities in art. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.

this page last reviewed / updated: April 2019