Plumbing Merit Badge Requirements
Scoutmaster Bucky Plumbing
Scoutmaster Bucky offered this merit badge:
Saturday, February 10, 2018 Bloomington, MN 8 Scouts
Saturday, February 11, 2017 Bloomington, MN 17 Scouts
Saturday, February 13, 2016 Bloomington, MN 16 Scouts
Saturday, February 14, 2015 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 6 Scouts
Plumbing Merit Badge Pamphlet
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MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENTS source: 2020 Scouts BSA Requirements

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 metal 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.


8. Do the following:

a. Replace a washer in a faucet.

b. Clean out a sink or lavatory trap.

this page last reviewed / updated: February 2020