The Basketry Merit Badge is one that most any Scout will enjoy and find relatively easy to do however there is some cost involved with this one.   A great merit badge to do at Scout Camp or as a Patrol / Troop activity.

If you like the Basketry Merit Badge, consider also doing Art, Leatherwork, or Pottery


Scoutmaster Bucky offered this merit badge:

Saturday March 15, 2014

Maple Plain, MN


3 Scouts

Saturday March 10, 2012

Maple Plain, MN


3 Scouts

Saturday January 9, 2010

Richfield, MN


8 Scouts








Scoutmaster Bucky Class Prep Page:

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Scoutmaster Bucky Workbook:

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Basketry Merit Badge History Page:

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source: Boy Scout Requirements, 2015 Edition


1. Do the following:

a. Explain to your counselor the hazards you are most likely to encounter while using basketry tools and materials, and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, and respond to these hazards.

b. Discuss the prevention of and first aid treatment for injuries, including cuts, scratches, and scrapes, that could occur while working with basketry tools and materials.


2. Do the following:

a. Show your counselor that you are able to identify each of the following types of baskets: plaited, coiled, ribbed, and wicker.

b. Describe three different types of weaves to your counselor.


3. Plan and weave EACH of the following projects:

a. a square basket

b. a round basket

c. a campstool seat


this page last reviewed and updated - December 2015