Woodwork Merit Badge
CLASS PREPARATION PAGE
 
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
 
Please arrive with ample time prior to the start time of your class for registration.  Remember there will be others checking in as well and depending on the size of the class, and the event the class is being held in conjunction with, that registration may take a little time.

You should bring a blue card filled out properly for this class. - Scoutmaster Bucky Online participants - you will not be allowed to participate if you have not provided your signed blue card prior to the class - you should have forwarded your blue card to Scoutmaster Bucky prior to the class via email or postal mail:
Scoutmaster Bucky - 5724 Aldrich Avenue South  Minneapolis, Minnesota  55419.

If you are not familiar with how to fill out a blue card, you should familiarize yourself with Scoutmaster Bucky's "How To Fill Out A Blue Card" document. Click here for Scoutmaster Bucky's "How To Fill Out A Blue Card".  Remember it is a Scout's responsibility to take care of their own blue card from beginning to end.
 
 
 
Your Scout Uniform is required to be worn for attending this Merit Badge session.   If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Brian Reiners; Scoutmaster Bucky via email or on the phone at 612-483-0665.

Reviewing the merit badge pamphlet PRIOR to attending and doing preparation work will insure that Scouts get the most out of these class opportunities. The merit badge pamphlet is a wealth of information that can make earning a merit badge a lot easier. It contains many of the answers and solutions needed or can at least provide direction as to where one can find the answers.

It is NOT acceptable to come unprepared to a Scoutmaster Bucky event. You can (and should) use the Scoutmaster Bucky Woodwork Merit Badge Workbook to help get a head start and organize your preparation work. Please note that the use of any workbook is merely for note taking and reference and completion of any Merit Badge workbook does not warrant, guarantee, or confirm a Scouts completion of any merit badge requirement(s). You can download the Scoutmaster Bucky Woodwork Merit Badge Workbook by clicking here .   If this link is not working please check the internet for other merit badge workbook options.

It should be noted that this merit badge class is not meant for those who just want to come and see what they can get done. It is possible to complete this merit badge by being properly prepared and having done the preparation work prior to the class. Preparation is a MUST 
 
 
Other Woodwork MERIT BADGE PAGES
 
Woodwork Merit Badge Current Requirements
 
Scoutmaster Bucky's - Woodwork Merit Badge Workbook
 
Woodwork Merit Badge and Merit Badge History Page
 
Woodwork MERIT BADGE SPECIFICS
 

Woodwork Merit Badge Things to remember to bring for this Merit Badge Class:

1. Merit Badge Blue Card properly filled out and signed off by your Scoutmaster

2. Woodwork Merit Badge Pamphlet

3. Scout Uniform

4. Your Totin' Chip Card

5. Supporting documentation or project work pertinent to this merit badge which may also include a Merit Badge Workbook for reference with notes

6. A positive Scouting focus and attitude

 
REQUIREMENTS WITH SUGGESTED STUDY PREPARATION NOTES
 

IT MUST BE NOTED THAT DUE TO THE SAFETY LEVEL REQUIRED FOR THIS MERIT BADGE CLASS, SCOUTS NOT FOLLOWING DIRECTION OR FAILING TO ADHERE TO CLASS INSTRUCTIONS MAY BE REMOVED FROM THE CLASS AND FORFEIT PARTICIPATION FEES AND PRIVILEGE OF CONTINUING TO PARTICIPATE. PARENT OR GUARDIAN WILL BE ASKED TO COME AND REMOVE SCOUT FROM THE EVENT.

 

1. Do the following:

a. Explain to your counselor the most likely hazards you may encounter while participating in woodwork activities, and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, and respond to these hazards. Explain what precautions you should take to safely use your tools.

b. Show that you know first aid for injuries that could occur while woodworking, including splinters, scratches, cuts, severe bleeding, and shock. Tell what precautions must be taken to help prevent loss of eyesight or hearing, and explain why and when it is necessary to use a dust mask.

Scouts should review this requirement and its components and be prepared to discuss, demonstrate, explain, and show as necessary their recognition of potential hazards and first aid knowledge and proficiency as it applies to this merit badge.

c. Earn the Totin' Chip recognition.

It is strongly recommended and encouraged that Scouts complete ahead of time their Totin' Chip requirements and bring their Totin' Chip Card with them to class. It is not acceptable to just say you have your Totin' Chip, you must bing proof; bring your signed Totin' Chip card.  For those that are not able to complete this ahead of time, Scouts will have an opportunity to complete this as a part of the class, however, this may affect their ability to complete other requirements in the class.  Earning the Totin' Chip is required before doing any of the project requirements, so those not arriving at the class with their Totin' Chip Card may be delayed in getting to the project work and ultimately not affording them the allotted time to complete all requirements. Be prepared.

 

Check out the Totin Chip Requirements here.

 

2. Do the following:

a. Describe how timber is grown, harvested, and milled. Tell how lumber is cured, seasoned, graded, and sized.

b. Collect and label blocks of six kinds of wood useful in woodworking. Describe the chief qualities of each. Give the best uses of each.

The counselor will facilitate discussion for this requirement. Only Scouts that positively and actively participate in this requirements discussion will have an opportunity of completing this requirement. Obviously reviewing the merit badge pamphlet will yield much information needed for successful preparation and participation for completion of this requirement. The counselor will help with the collection of the different wood.

 

3. Do the following:

a. Show the proper care, use, and storage of all working tools and equipment that you own or use at home or school.

b. Sharpen correctly the cutting edges of two different tools.

While this requirement will be covered in the class, Scouts should still prepare by understanding the basics of each component in this requirement by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and being prepared to share their findings with the counselor.

 

4. Using a saw, plane, hammer, brace, and bit, make something useful of wood. Cut parts from lumber that you have squared and measured from working drawings.

The materials and tools for this requirement will be provided by the merit badge counselor and work on as a part of this class.

 

5. Create your own carpentry project. List the materials you will need to complete your project, and then build your project. Keep track of the time you spend and the cost of the materials.

The counselor will provide some project work along with the materials and tools to work on this requirement during the class.

 

6. Do any TWO of the following:

a. Make working drawings of a project needing (1) beveled or rounded edges OR curved or incised cuttings, OR (2) miter, dowel, or mortise and tenon joints. Build this project.

b. Make a cabinet, box or something else with a door or lid fastened with inset hinges.

c. Help make and repair wooden toys for underprivileged children; OR help carry out a carpentry service project approved by your counselor for a charitable organization.

The counselor has put together a plan including materials and tools for Scouts to use for working on this requirement in the class. A majority of time in the class will be spent working on the projects.

 

7. Talk with a cabinetmaker or carpenter. Find out about the training, apprenticeship, career opportunities, work conditions, work hours, pay rates, and union organization that woodworking experts have in your area.

Scouts should review this requirement and its components and be prepared to discuss. It is strongly recommended that Scouts bring any notes or supporting documents they may have to help show the counselor that they have prepared for completion of this requirement. The counselor is a carpenter and will help cover the component of this requirement for Scouts during the class.

 
this page last reviewed / updated: November 2018
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