Wood Carving Merit Badge Requirements
Scoutmaster Bucky Wood Carving
Scoutmaster Bucky offered this merit badge:
Saturday, January 6, 2018 Minneapolis, MN 3 Scouts
Saturday, December 17, 2016 Prior Lake, MN 12 Scouts
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Wayzata, MN 11 Scouts
Saturday, March 12, 2011 Richfield, MN 11 Scouts
Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet
Created: 1923
Scoutmaster Bucky Class Prep Page: click here
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Merit Badge History Page: click here
MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENTS source: 2020 Scouts BSA Requirements

1. Do the following:

a. Explain to your counselor the hazards you are most likely to encounter while wood carving, and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, or lessen these hazards.

b. Show that you know first aid for injuries that could occur while wood carving, including minor cuts and scratches and splinters.


2. Do the following:

a. Earn the Totin' Chip recognition.

b. Discuss with your merit badge counselor your understanding of the Safety Checklist for Carving.


3. Do the following:

a. Explain to your counselor, orally or in writing, the care and use of five types of tools that you may use in a carving project.

b. Tell your counselor how to care for and use several types of sharpening devices, then demonstrate that you know how to use these devices.


4. Using a piece of scrap wood or a project on which you are working, show your merit badge counselor that you know how to do the following:

a. Paring cut

b. Push cut and levering cut

c. "V" cut

d. Stop cut or score line


5. Tell why different woods are used for different projects. Explain why you chose the type of wood you did for your projects in requirements 6 and 7.


6. Plan your own or select a project from the Wood Carving merit badge pamphlet and complete a simple carving in the round.


7. Complete a simple low-relief OR a chip carving project.

this page last reviewed / updated: April 2020