Merit Badge Workbook Merit Badge History

Home Repairs - In-Person Class Notes

Please be courteous and arrive early for registration and instructions PRIOR to your scheduled class start time. Remember that your Scout uniform is required to be worn when attending.

It is NOT acceptable to come unprepared to a Scoutmaster Bucky event. You can (and should) use the Scoutmaster Bucky Home Repairs Merit Badge Workbook to help organize your preparation work. Please note that the use of any workbook is merely for note taking and reference. Completion of any merit badge workbook does not warrant, guarantee, or confirm a Scout's completion of any merit badge requirements. Merit badge counselors may refuse to accept workbooks, but they are NEVER allowed to require their use.

The merit badge pamphlet has a wealth of information that provides valuable insight and clarification and can make earning any merit badge a lot easier. Doing preparation work and reviewing the merit badge pamphlet PRIOR to attending will ensure that Scouts get the most out of these class opportunities.

If you have any additional questions or need further clarification, please feel free to contact Brian Reiners (Scoutmaster Bucky) via email at scoutmasterbucky@yahoo.com or via cell phone at 612-483-0665.

Things to remember to bring for this merit badge class:

  • Your BSA ID # (not your Scoutbook ID #)
  • If you do not have your BSA ID # (or did not provide it with your online registration) you will need a Merit badge blue card properly filled out and signed off by your Scout Leader
  • Home Repairs Merit Badge Pamphlet
  • Scout uniform
  • Supporting documentation or project work pertinent to the Home Repairs merit badge, which may also include a merit badge workbook for reference with notes
  • A positive Scouting focus and attitude

If you are unfamiliar with the Blue Card Process, please read and understand the Scoutmaster Bucky Blue Card Process.

Home Repairs - Online Class Notes

Scoutmaster Bucky Online Class links will be sent out 12 to 24 hours prior to the class start time. Notification will be sent to the email address provided in the registration, so please make sure your email is correctly entered.

Please be courteous and arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled class start time. Ensure that your internet connection, camera, microphone, and broadcasting environment are working and optimal for class participation. Remember that your Scout uniform is required to be worn when attending.

It is NOT acceptable to come unprepared to a Scoutmaster Bucky event. You can (and should) use the Scoutmaster Bucky Home Repairs Merit Badge Workbook to help organize your preparation work. Please note that the use of any workbook is merely for note taking and reference. Completion of any merit badge workbook does not warrant, guarantee, or confirm a Scout's completion of any merit badge requirements. Merit badge counselors may refuse to accept workbooks, but they are NEVER allowed to require their use.

The merit badge pamphlet has a wealth of information that provides valuable insight and clarification and can make earning any merit badge a lot easier. Doing preparation work and reviewing the merit badge pamphlet PRIOR to attending will ensure that Scouts get the most out of these class opportunities.

If you have any additional questions or need further clarification, please feel free to contact Brian Reiners (Scoutmaster Bucky) via email at scoutmasterbucky@yahoo.com or via cell phone at 612-483-0665.

Home Repairs Merit Badge
Current Scouts BSA Requirements
as of January 25, 2023

Please make sure you read the top portion of this page for general participation expectations in a Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge class.

Pay careful attention to the action verbs within the requirements. An example to note:

"Tell", "explain", "describe", and "discuss" are commonly used and will require the Scout to perform these actions during the class. When these action verbs are a part of any requirement, Scouts are expected to be prepared to share. Reading responses is not acceptable since it does not fulfill the requirement of showing the Scout's knowledge and understanding.

Either a parent or the merit badge counselor may supervise the Scout’s work on any Home Repairs requirements.
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.