The Plumbing Merit Badge will help Scouts learn practical plumbing skills that will last you the rest of their life.  This hands on merit badge is for every Scout.

If you like the Plumbing Merit Badge, consider also doing Home Repairs.


Scoutmaster Bucky offered this merit badge:

Saturday February 14, 2014

Bloomington, MN


18 Scouts

Saturday February 8, 2014

Bloomington, MN


18 Scouts

Saturday March 9, 2013

Osseo, MN


1 Scout

Saturday January 19, 2013

Richfield, MN


25 Scouts

Saturday January 14, 2012

Richfield, MN


10 Scouts

Saturday April 18, 2009

Richfield, MN


4 Scouts








Scoutmaster Bucky Class Prep Page:

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Scoutmaster Bucky Workbook:

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Plumbing Merit Badge History Page:

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source: Boy Scout Requirements, 2015 Edition


1. Do the following:

a. Describe how a properly working plumbing system protects your family's health and safety

b. List five important local health regulations related to plumbing and tell how they protect health and safety

c. Describe the safety precautions you must take when making home plumbing repairs


2. Do the following:

a. Make a drawing and explain how a home hot- and cold-water supply system works. Tell how you would make it safe from freezing

b. Make a drawing and explain the drainage system of the plumbing in a house. Show and explain the use of drains and vents


3. Show how to use five important plumber's tools


4. Identify and describe the use of each of the following: washer, retaining nut, plunger (rubber force cup), solder, flux, elbow, tee, nipple, coupling, plug, union, trap, drainpipe, and water meter


5. Name the kinds of pipe that are used most often in a plumbing system. Explain why these pipes are used


6. Cut, thread, and connect two pieces of steel pipe


7. Under the supervision of a knowledgeable adult, solder three copper tube connections using a gas torch. Include one tee, two straight pieces, and one coupling

Do the following:

a. Replace a washer in a faucet

b. Clean out a sink or lavatory trap


this page last reviewed and updated - December 2015