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HOME REPAIRS MERIT BADGE

 

 

The Home Repairs Merit Badge not only gives Scouts a sampling from many different disciplines, but applies practical everyday repair tasks that will be of use to individuals the rest of their life.  You will work hard on this merit badge but have fun at the same time.

If you like the Home Repairs Merit Badge, consider also doing Carpentry, Painting, Plumbing, or even Woodwork.

 

Scoutmaster Bucky offered this merit badge:

Saturday December 20, 2014

Base Camp
Fort Snelling, MN

 

11 Scouts

Saturday March 15, 2014

Plymouth, MN

 

12 Scouts

Saturday January 14, 2012

Richfield, MN

 

10 Scouts

Saturday January 9, 2010

Richfield, MN

 

10 Scouts

 

 

 

Created:

1943

 

 

Scoutmaster Bucky Class Prep Page:

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Scoutmaster Bucky Workbook:

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Home Repairs Merit Badge History Page:

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MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENTS

source: Boy Scout Requirements, 2015 Edition

 

1. Do the following:

a. Explain to your counselor the most likely hazards you may encounter while working on home repairs and what you should do to anticipate, mitigate and prevent, and respond to these hazards.  Describe the appropriate safety gear and clothing that should be used when working on home repairs.

b. Discuss general precautions related to home repairs. Name at least 10 safe practices that every home repairer should exercise.

 

2. Under the supervision of your merit badge counselor, do FOUR of the following:

a. Maintain or recondition a yard tool and show that you know how to clean up and properly store this equipment.

b. Weather-strip a window or door.

c. Caulk cracks or joints open to the weather.

d. Waterproof a basement.

e. Repair a break in a concrete or asphalt surface.

f. Repair the screen in a window or door.

g. Replace a pane of glass.

h. Solder a broken wire or metal object.

 

3. Under the supervision of your merit badge counselor, do THREE of the following:

a. Install or build equipment for storing tools.

b. Build a workbench.

c. Repair a piece of furniture.

d. Paint or varnish a piece of furniture, a door, or trim on a house.

e. Repair a sagging door or gate.

f. Repair a loose step or railing.

g. Repair a fence

 

4. Under the supervision of your merit badge counselor, do TWO of the following:

a. Locate a main electrical switch box and know how to replace a fuse or reset a circuit breaker.

b. Replace an electrical cord or repair a plug or lamp socket.

c. Install a single-pole light switch.

d. Replace an electrical wall outlet.

 

5. Under the supervision of your merit badge counselor, do TWO of the following:

a. Clear a clogged drain or trap.

b. Repair a leaky water faucet.

c. Repair a flush toilet.

d. Repair a leaky hose or connector.

e. Clean or replace a sprinkler head.

 

6. Under the supervision of your merit badge counselor, do THREE of the following:

a. Paint a wall or ceiling.

b. Repair or replace damaged tile, linoleum, or vinyl flooring.

c. Install drapery or curtain rods and then hang drapes or curtains.

d. Replace window blind cords.

e. Repair or replace a window sash cord.

f. Reinforce a picture frame.

g. Mend an object made of china, glass, or pottery.

 

this page last reviewed and updated - December 2015