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Woodwork Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the current Scouts BSA Requirements.
Type your work on this page or download the Woodwork Workbook PDF.

Consider also using the Woodwork merit badge class preparation page for clarification and expections when participating in a Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge opportunity (online or in-person).

Scout's Name:
Requirement 1: Do the following:
Requirement 1 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.
Most likely hazards
Anticipate hazards
Prevent hazards
Mitigate hazards
Respond to hazards
Precautions to take for safely using your tools
Requirement 1 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.
Splinters, scratches, cuts
Severe bleeding

Requirement 1 c: Earn the <a href="/other-awards/totin-chip/">Totin’ Chip</a> recognition.

Adult Scout Leader Name
Adult Scout Leader Signature
Requirement 2: Do the following:
Requirement 2 a: Describe how timber is grown, harvested, and milled. Tell how lumber is cured, seasoned, graded, and sized.
How timber is grown, harvested, and milled.
How lumber is cured, seasoned, graded, and sized.
Requirement 2 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.
Type of wood
Best uses
Requirement 3: Do the following:
Requirement 3 a: Show the proper care, use, and storage of all working tools and equipment that you own or use at home or school.
Proper care
Requirement 3 b: Sharpen correctly the cutting edges of two different tools.
Tool Name
Sharpened correctly
Sharpened correctly
Requirement 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.
Used a saw
Used a plane
Used a hammer
Used a brace
Used a bit
Requirement 5: Create your own woodworking project. Begin by making working drawings, 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.
Time spent and cost of the materials
Requirement 6: Do any TWO of the following:
Requirement 6 a: Make working drawings of a project needing beveled or rounded edges and build it.
Requirement 6 b: Make working drawings of a project needing curved or incised cuttings and build it.
Requirement 6 c: Make working drawings of a project needing miter, dowel, or mortise and tenon joints and build it.
Requirement 6 d: Make a cabinet, box, or something else with a door or lid fastened with inset hinges.
Requirement 6 e: Help make wooden toys for underprivileged children; OR help carry out a woodworking service project approved by your counselor for a charitable organization.
Requirement 7: Talk with a cabinetmaker or finish carpenter. Learn about training, apprenticeships, career opportunities, work conditions, work hours, pay rates, and union organization that woodworking experts have in your area.