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Wood Carving Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the 2021 Scouts BSA Requirements.
Type your work on this page or download the Wood Carving Workbook PDF.

Consider also using the Wood Carving 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 1a: Explain to our 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.
Requirement 1b: Show that you know first aid for injuries that could occur while wood carving, including minor cuts and scratches and splinters.
Requirement 2: Do the following:
Requirement 2a: Earn the Totin' Chip recognition.
Requirement 2b: Discuss with your merit badge counselor your understanding of the Safety Checklist for Carving.
Requirement 3: Do the following:
Requirement 3a: 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.
Requirement 3b: Tell your counselor how to care for and use several types of sharpening devices, then demonstrate that you know how to use these devices.
Requirement 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:
Requirement 4a: Paring cut
Requirement 4b: Push cut and levering cut
Requirement 4c: "V" cut
Requirement 4d: Stop cut or score line
Requirement 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.
Requirement 6: Plan your own or select a project from this merit badge pamphlet and complete a simple carving in the round.
Requirement 7: Complete a simple low-relief OR a chip carving project.